Shanny and Yzerman Stay, Foote Gone?

According to reports on The Fourth Period, it looks like both Shanahan and Yzerman are going to be staying with the Red Wings. Yzerman was offered a 1 year deal and Shanahan picked up his player option. It was rumoured that Shanny would not exercise the option and head to boston where his wife is from. Though a huge boost to the club, the most important two guys to lock up are Zetterberg and Datsyuk both RFAs. That may take them the entire rest of the offseason to figure out and may hurt their chances at acquiring players as they will need to fit those two young stars under the cap.

Add Adam Foote to the list of players on the Maple Leaf Train. In a report from the Toronto Sun, it states that Foote has several reasons for wanting to play in Toronto. He was a former teammate of Mats Sundin, He has played for Pat Quinn internationally and he is from nearby Whitby with long time ties in that community dating back to his lacrosse days. The leafs also have a need for a top notch blueliner as it looks like Leetch is a goner. but the big question is the cap room or lack of it. it may simply be too pricy to add foote to a team with several big ticket players.

25 Responses to Shanny and Yzerman Stay, Foote Gone?

  1. NemiNA says:

    I still doubt that Foote will go to Toronto. Foote will probably sign with an east coast team like Boston, NY, or Philly. But then again I’m never right at things like this.

  2. Aetherial says:

    If I am the Leafs, Foote is, unfortunately, not the player I want. He will want a multi-year contract at big bucks. At his age, he is EXACTLY what the Leafs don’t need.

  3. habswinthecup-again says:

    Wow, another player that wants to play for the Leafs, did you know that Howie Morenz & auriel Joliet also want to play for the Leafs?, maybe Doug Harvey and Brad Park do too, hey why not Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe or Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull, I bet they all want to play for Toronto. On another note, I have friends that are Leaf fans, away from hockey they are great guys, but when it comes to your Leafs you are all the same, dreaming- misinformed- crazy- and just plain nuts.

  4. PayUpSucka says:

    And the award for originality goes to……………this clown. He’s quoting the Sun bro, not his personal opinion.

  5. habswinthecup-again says:

    WTF you talking about “bro”? Quoting the Sun, I do not read the Sun( isn’t that a girls magazine?) This is my personal opinion, if it is similar to an article from the Sun I apoligize but it is purely coincidence. And the award for Stupidity goes to……..obviously a Leaf fan, PayUpSucka. Get a life buddy.

  6. PayUpSucka says:

    Maybe if you read the article you would see where he clearly mentions the Sun as his source. Girls magazine???? What are you like 8???

  7. bender says:

    I’m hoping that the Wings are able to re-sign Zetter and Dats and keep them in the league. Both are exciting players to watch and will benefit if the NHL sticks to the ideal of opening up the game.

    It’ll be really interesting to see where Adam Foote does end up. I’m sure he’ll garner a lot of interest.

    It’ll be really interesting to see what everyone’s lineup’s are going to look like when the puck drops in October. I’m sure everyone’s bellies will be a little fatter. Can’t wait.

  8. superman1 says:


    PayUpSucka made your retort look stupid and you ended up proving your “originality” at the end of your post.



    can we ban idiots like these from posting please? the “[insert some random person here] is interested in going to leafs” sarcasm joke is getting old.

  9. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Foote and Lindros are the only two UFA’s I can really believe will be Leafs.

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  11. Marky2Fresh says:

    The Sun is just like one of the biggest newspapers in Canada…and a section about Adam Foote was on the front page. So I think it is credible.

  12. rise_against says:

    maybe Oneill? Lindros maybe if Nuey dosnt come back.

  13. Aetherial says:

    O’neill is the only FA I see with the Leafs.

    *Maybe* one other D-man.

  14. Freeze says:

    It will be interesting to see how the Rangers and Leafs will corner the market on signing every top notch free agent available, as is typically rumored, and still stay under the cap.

  15. habs_punk says:

    Does saying “OWNED” make you feel cool?

    Sure we can ban “idiots like these from posting”, but only if we can ban the idiots that post the absolutely ridiculous Leafs rumors ever 20 minutes. This one has a halfway credible source, so it’s fine, but 90% of the rumors posted here, that involve the Leafs, are crazy.

  16. 92-93 says:

    Just as predictable as Leaf fans supposedly are in speculating which players may be in a Leaf uniform (and this is different from everyone else how?) is the even more predictable response from Leaf bashers who typically and uncreatively start their sarcastic sentences with “gee, i think rocket richard, howie morenz, and ted lindsay might lace up their skates to play for the leafs … ha ha ha.”

    be somewhat original and unpredictable for once. at least leaf fans make sure their speculations are entertaining and somewhat unpredictable.

    if you don’t like the speculations, then don’t read them.

  17. Ace_Bailey says:

    Hm, it’s funny, people were even *****ing about the rumors on Jeff O’Neill…

    This isn’t a crazy rumor, this is actually somewhat credible. Give me one hockey player who is from the GTA and didn’t want to play for the Leafs as a kid.

    But, I agree, he’s not the man for the job. He’s already reached the pinnacle of his career.

  18. Ace_Bailey says:

    Not only that, the fans aren’t pulling these names out of a magicians hat. This is from the media. The media isn’t always correct, but they’re the ones that start these rumors. I don’t understand why people always shoot the messenger.

    Oh, and I can also think back to last year when the leafs acquired Leetch. No one believed he would end up in a Leafs uniform, but it happened. And please don’t give me any garbage about his age or play, because anyone can criticize in retrospect.

  19. Ace_Bailey says:

    well, we already have O’Neill and that cost us a 4th round pick. Face it, the Leafs have holes in their roster, and they have some money left. They will pick up a couple players at least, so why not two Canadian kids who may have had the dream of playing for the Leafs one day?

    And not only that, did some of you even read the article? He even questions these rumors. What does he have to do, spell it out for you? Oh wait, he has, and some of you still don’t understand what speculation means!

  20. Ace_Bailey says:

    *But I do believe they are to expensive for the Leafs.

  21. masarume says:

    ONeill was cheaper than I thought. 2 years at 1.5 per year.

    I can’t see Foote taking a paycut to come. I’m guessing he would want around 3 mil.

    If we were to resign everybody and have Joe and Gary w/ a paycut, we are still tight on salary assuming we sign either Allison or Lindros.

    I don’t get why ppl are bashing our posts. I can understand Neidermaiyer, Thornton, Naslund, Forsberg, and Pronger… but Foote, Rathjie, Lindros, Allison, and Oneill are legitimate rumours.

    I still predict that from those four, at least one more is going to come. I have no idea who, but I’m praying its Rathjie.

  22. GretzNYR99 says:

    The Rangers rank high up in cap space in the NHL. I wouldn’t be surprised if they make 1 or 2 big UFA signings. As long as Jagr’s around, it won’t be a full-blown youth movement.

    Who says it has to be that way anyway? A star or two to help the kids along would be great.

  23. ranger_fan says:

    Since the website is going through changes, I have a recommendation…

    It is very tough to see where we have posted on really large article turnouts, like Miksters bashing the draft. There was over 200 comments, and finding what you have typed and who has responded has taken awhile. Why not do a yellow highligh next to what we have done, or something like that?

  24. mikeribeiro says:

    His this is a leaf fan site or what ?? Because I hate the leafs ! And you guys are right about the leafs posts… Each time there’s a player available there’s a post saying the leafs wants him….

  25. Pucked says:

    Rumour has it that the Sharks are interested in Foote. Rathje out, Foote in. Might be a good fit….

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