Problem gone when they dont make the playoffs?

Sounds weird but i think it would be nice to see the leafs not make the playoffs and here is why…I am truly a hardcore dedicated fan, but if the leafs wouldn’t make the playoffs i wouldn’t mind. JFJ would most likely be gone and well he IS the problem in Toronto, look how much he ruined the team.

Look at how much money he wasted on McCabe, he doesn’t even play that good anymore, he turns it over almost 1 every game, if not even more than that.

The defense, he overpaid the defense that he got, like Kubina who is just getting starters with like 30 games left and still inst playing what he is worth. I don’t think Gill is worth the money he paid him, although he isn’t that bad of a player. Yes he is VERY slow but his long reach comes in handy.

Re-signing injury prone slowpoke Antropov, although under maurice, he is doing better.But still if we wanted to get rid of him we couldn’t no one wants him.

And now we all know its coming he is going to overpay Tucker and give him a no trade clause, which is really going to effect the team’s cap and give us no breathing room.


7 Responses to Problem gone when they dont make the playoffs?

  1. polastem says:

    Couple of things. First of all, Raycroft only has to play average, because that's what he is, and that's his wages 2M, average. Before January, heplayed below average, now, he's playing decent. The full defense core of Toronto is REALLY *****ing good now that they have all of their players together. Playing Kubina with Kaberle was the best thing they did for Kaberly, and McCabe plays way better with Coliaicovo, this kid is a dream for the Leafs, it's nice to finally see him shining. But in all honesty, I really don't mind watching the Leafs lose, I want a solid draft pick this year, and as 92-93 pointed out a few days ago, it's a much deeper draft than I even dreamed to anticipate. I would love it if someone made a pitch for Gill, probably won't happen, but it would be nice. Antropov is playing great right now, and who knows, he could be some great trade bait.

    But here's one thing I don't understand.

    Why is it that no matter who it is, if Toronto is interested in him, it's automatically disqualified and you never really hear about teams interested in anyone on Toronto unless it's Sundin or Tucker? Is Toronto's players that terrible to interest any team? I don't get it.

  2. Kraut182 says:

    "like Kubina who is just getting starters with like 30 games left and still inst playing what he is worth."

    What does this even mean?  I have no idea.

    " Re-signing injury prone slowpoke Antropov, although under maurice, he is doing better.But still if we wanted to get rid of him we couldn't no one wants him."

    Antropov is injury prone, but he comes cheap and is part of a pretty decent 1st Line the last month.  I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of teams who wouldn't mind an Antropov.

  3. Canuckspwn says:

    I agree today against the pens i saw Antropov for the 1st time he looked really good, even if he is injury prone if hes around 1.1m i wouldn't mind having him play for my 3rd line.I'd sign him at 1.1m, in my mind hes much better then Chouinard.

  4. 92-93 says:

    people are starting to come around to Antropov. Some Leaf fans are still stuck on the 1998 draft. the guy makes 1 million, plays have the season, and puts up 20-40 pts. sounds like a good deal to me. and he is FINALLY using his size. but no, a lot of people will just give all the credit to Sundin – or before him Allison – or before him Niewendyk.

  5. Hoondog2 says:

    i’m liking that Sundin, Poni, Antro line, teams just can’t handle these guys. I’ve supported Antropov all along, and have taken a lot of heat for it.

  6. Hoondog2 says:

    I think the Leafs should stand pat at the deadline, or at the very most maybe trade Tucker (not really sure how I feel about that).  I think in the off season the Leafs need to retool their budget and somehow move 1 of McCabe, or Kubina.  I'd love to see McCabe go to the Islanders for Satan who is a UFA in 08/09.  Try Satan on for a year and decide on him then. Most important in this trade would be to free us from that McCabe contract.  I like McCabe, but you can't have 3 top 2 defenceman.  This should be first priority in the offseason.

  7. mojo19 says:

    Antropov is the best player on the team after Sundin and Kaberle.

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