So what now?

This post is not for the main page, but if it finds itself there, lets try and keep it objective or just don’t respond.

Well as I sit here, the Ilses have defeated the Devils in a shootout to claim 8th spot in the East. A shootout to decide the fate of both teams seasons is not a scenario that i looked forward to, but it happened, and thats how it goes in the “new NHL”.

So one thing that Leaf fans can agree on is that JFJ will probably lose his job. The question is who will replace him? I don’t want to turn this into a “JFJ sucks” type of article, and i would rather hear some educated and realistic responses.

In my personal opinion JFJ has done some good things which we may not see for a few years yet. Why couldn’t we keep JFJ in some capacity, asst. G.M. possibly. JFJ has a knack of finding filler players who have been left for dead, and resurrecting them (Pohl, Battaglia, Devereaux) just to name a few and you always hear about these minor league players he is signing and taking chances on. JFJ could do a good job of running the scouting staff and taking care of the organization at the minor league level. We could get a new G.M. who could run the big club and work with Fergie in terms of who is movable, and who we should keep regarding our prospects. We need a G.M. who has a better vision of the now to work with Fergie who has a solid vision of tomorrow.

Another thing i would change is the coaching staff around Maurice. Top notch goaltending, and special teams coaches. The Leafs have the money, so why not spend it on getting the best staff possible in here. I have to believe that our poor penalty killing is a result of coaching.

I’d like to hear any ideas of available G.M. candidates who might fit this type of a position.

4 Responses to So what now?

  1. leafs_will22 says:

    I agree if you look at it hard enough jfj did do alot of good in getting those small players but he does not really know all that much about somehow obtaining those star players say trade. I'm not fully sure but wasn't he the one that got us leetch but gave up so much and as for Yanic Perreault that 2nd rounder was too much. I believe he has a vision still and that is to wait till the leafs have more youth but what about tlutly and kuleminen will they be their next year anyone ?

  2. Hoondog2 says:

    From what i've heard, Kulemin is ready to make the jump from the Russian Elite League probably right to the big club, and Tlusty could be another season away.

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Two Words.

    MIKE PENNY, he is the guy who brought in devereaux, Pohl, Battaglia, Aubin. He is also the guy responsible for the leafs much improved scouting staff. If it were my decision, I would hire Mike Penny and fire JFJ and the scout that told him Raycroft can still play. We need a GM with a future first philosophy. So no trading a prospect and a high pick for a rental player in a season where you wont win the cup.

  4. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I heard someone bring up Kariya, and he'd be a great addition.

    I'm not a GM, just a critic, I won't really chirp in until a few moves have been made.

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