Raycroft The Work Horse- But can he bring it Home?

So As well as Raycroft (and the buds as a whole) has been playing of late
(11-5-?)I am worried that if the plan is to ride that wave into the playoff’s is he going to have the gas in the tank to push through some gruelling playoff rounds for us? He’s played 19 in a row and played only 25 all of last year! How is his game conditioning?

If we hope to be playing in the real season in a couple months we are going to need a rested, but hot goalie. I agree playing him is the best way to get us there but are we just being set up for a let down in net?

I am not about to suggest how, nor Do I even know if its possible or feasible but can someone like Biron be had and what would be a suitable cost? Our current tandem doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling and I would think a tandem with Razor and Biron would be pretty formidable. I welcome feasible suggestions to biron. This is not a fantasy post where you say we get Kipper from the flames for 7 used pucks and 4 new pucks and one half full water bottle carried to them by Brendan Bell and JS Aubin. Let’s get real here.

Like last year with the Oil, we could sneak in on the last weekend and from there anything can happen. I have faith, Am I dreaming? Maybe, But I’m a leaf fan and thats what we do. Deal with it.

Like I always say,
“Don’t be a Bandwagon Member, Be The SOB sitting up front Steering and whipping the damn horses!”

Go Leafs Go Etc, etc..


10 Responses to Raycroft The Work Horse- But can he bring it Home?

  1. PaulK123 says:

    We need a winger more than we need a goalie, why not get both in one deal? So i suggest:

    To Toronto:
    Gary Roberts
    Ed Belfour

    To Ottawa:
    Nik Antropov
    Brendan Bell
    2nd Round Pick

  2. LEAFSLEAFSLEAFS1967 says:

    so wait you are saying we need a winger but you suggest we trade a winger to get one, that makes zero sense. and we do NOT need to bring back the eagle his time has been served here.

  3. DJTOKid says:

    Raycroft will be fine, he's a pro athlete and has trained hard for this chance. As I see it he is taking advantage of his chance and proving once again that he is a better then average goalie.

  4. lukeleim says:

    Nik Antropov has been one of our best forwards this year when healthy. It wouldn't make sense to trade him right now. Nathan Horton has apparently asked for a trade. A trade that involves Florida that I'd like to see is:

    Brendan Bell, John Pohl, Jeremy Williams & the Leafs' 2nd round pick of 2007 for Nathan Horton & Gary Roberts.

  5. lukeleim says:

    Brendan Bell, John Pohl, Jeremy Williams & the Leafs’ 2nd round pick of 2007 to the Florida Panthers for Gary Roberts & Nathan Horton.

    Darcy Tucker & Andy Wozniewski to the Minnesota Wild for Benoit Pouliot & Brent Burns.

    Hal Gill to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Kristopher Letang.
    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Mats Sundin – Nik Antropov
    Alexander Steen – Matt Stajan – Jeff O’Neill
    Gary Roberts – Travis Green – Nathan Horton
    Bates Battaglia – Chad Kilger – Boyd Devereaux
    —————————————————–
    Benoit Pouliot – Wade Belak
    inj: Kyle Wellwood, Kris Newbury & Michael Peca

    Tomas Kaberle – Pavel Kubina
    Bryan McCabe – Carlo Colaiacovo
    Brent Burns – Ian White
    —————————————
    Kristopher Letang – Staffan Kronwall
    Jay Harrison

    Andrew Raycroft
    Jean-Sabastien Aubin
    Playoffs:

    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Mats Sundin – Nik Antropov
    Alexander Steen – Kyle Wellwood – Nathan Horton
    Gary Roberts – Matt Stajan – Jeff O’Neill
    Bates Battaglia – Michael Peca – Chad Kilger
    ——————————————————
    Boyd Devereaux – Travis Green – Wade Belak
    Beniot Pouliot – Kris Newbury
    Tomas Kaberle – Pavel Kubina
    Bryan McCabe – Carlo Colaiacovo
    Brent Burns – Ian White
    ————————————-
    Kristopher Letang – Staffan Kronwall
    Jay Harrison

    Andrew Raycroft
    Jean-Sabastien Aubin

    Offseason:

    Let Jeff O’Neill, Travis Green, Michael Peca & Jean-Sabastien Aubin test UFA

    Sign Brendan Shanahan, Vitaly Vishnevski & Curtis Joseph

    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Mats Sundin – Nik Antropov
    Brendan Shanahan – Kyle Wellwood – Nathan Horton
    Alexander Steen – Matt Stajan – Brent Burns
    Bates Battaglia – Chad Kilger – Boyd Devereaux
    ——————————————————–
    Benoit Pouliot – Kris Newbury – Wade Belak
    Jiri Tlusty – Jeremy Williams – Aleksander Suglobov

    Tomas Kaberle – Pavel Kubina
    Carlo Colaiacovo – Bryan McCabe
    Vitaly Vishnevski – Ian White
    ————————————-
    Kristopher Letang – Staffan Kronwall
    Jay Harrison

    Andrew Raycroft
    Curtis Joseph
    —————–
    Justin Pogge

  6. MogilnyFan1990 says:

    wow.. you want belfour back?  kill yourself!  I agree that we should rest Raycroft more often for the same reasons you said, but I dont think that we should get Biron or any other goalie.  Raycroft is our #1 goalie as of right now and should be for the next few years.  Another reason why we shouldn't get another goalie is because maybe next year Pogge might be ready to play(even if its a backup role)  

  7. MogilnyFan1990 says:

    ""Don't be a Bandwagon Member, Be The SOB sitting up front Steering and whipping the damn horses!""         i totally agree

  8. Aetherial says:

    To what purpose would you make a trade like that. It is exactly the kind of diasterous thinking that will ensure another decade of futility.

    You don't do a move like that unless you are a serious cup contender and you need a little depth.

  9. inurface says:

    Dude toronto has too many young second and third line players like stagan,steen,pohl,kilger just about every player except Sundin .What they should do is:                  (if they wanna do somethin in playoffs)

    To Toronto

    Alexander Semin

    To Washington

    Steen
    1st or 2 rounder

    or
    To Toronto

    Aleksander Frolov

    To L .A.

    Brandon Bell
    Matt Stagan
    1st rounder

    Hey i am trading 1st pick coz even if toronto keeps it they wont get a terrific player.so trading the high pick is good for a impact future player.

  10. inurface says:

    hey i agree that we need a winger but whats the point of getting roberts back and trading 2nd pick and antropov.Antropov plays well.Besides even if they do this trade they will not go far in playoffs……..

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