Sundin, Raycroft and More

Well.. I have heard a lot about trading Sundin and I have to disagree, look at Edmonton, they are a train wreck, Sundin is the center of the team and he can not be traded, i saw a topic earlier about him being the only guy to stand Torontos media and be able to lead the team and I totally agree…

…Sundin should finish off with the leafs, so he goes on a little cold streak at the end of the season, so what? He is the heart of the team and basically the same for Tucker, he will do fine. (I know LeafyMcLeaf wont like this)


As for JFJ, just recently i saw a topic about him talking to Bob McWhatever his name is and he addmitted some of his mistakes and that he would make some moves this off season, it seems as if he finally decided not to be to flabby to take a risk and this is really good for the leafs.


Raycroft, ahh, were can I start, ok, well he is not what luongo did for the ‘nucks but he is playing what he is getting payed, waaay to much hate on him, he is a good guy, doing what he is payed to do, he is young too remember, he comes and gets booed by tons of fans, that ain’t right, what do they expect, Broduer. And all you people who think that they are gonna trade rayzor during the offseason are being VERY unrealistic. Rayzor is doing fine, give him another season, he will improve over time and do very well. He’s pretty good right now anyway (take a look at the record book for leaf goalie wins.)

Now, for the offseason, CHANGE, no flabby O’niell, no Aubin, byebye Peca and Perrault, I like you guys, but its just something that has to happen, and other who have to go are Green, possibly antropov, battaglia unless he signes for cheap and possibly a few others. Sign a Free agent, make some trades nothing more said on that. Just.. make changes.

Goalie Positions:
2.Trade for Norronen or Backstrom
3. Pogge (Minors)

Keep Ur Stick on the Ice 🙂

10 Responses to Sundin, Raycroft and More

  1. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Raycroft was not Expected to be an all star goaltender, but an average one. When I can name 40 odd goaltenders of the top of my head that played better than him this season, I know we need something better between the pipes. Halak, Doube, Mason, Tosala, Fernandez, Bryzgalov, Gerber, are 7 backups who played better than raycroft. 7 teams in the nhl have 2 goaltenders better than any goaltender on the leafs. Combine that with most man games lost to injury, its a wonder we even finished 9th.

  2. leafmeister says:

    The Leafs should spend some extra money and get Biron to split the time with Rayzor. Give them each around 40 games and give pogge complete starters role with the marlies. Let Biron go after next season and get Pogge to split with Raycroft. Then slowly until the end of Raycrofts contract let him take over full time. Also sign someone who can put up at least 80 points like Gomez or Forsberg(only for one year though). Drury would be my Favorite but Gomez is probably cheaper.

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Biron is locked up for 2 years in philly, but i get the idea. I like the idea of getting a good AHL goalie to compete with Pogge.

  4. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Sundin's a piece of shit.

  5. Go_Leafs_14 says:

    Leafy, your an asshole, you don't know anything about hockey and your a disgrace to the leafs.

  6. Benson15 says:

    The leafs should sign Cujo to be Raycrofts backup. He would give the Leafs an experienced goaltender to take some of the pressure off of Raycroft and he would be able to teach Raycroft and help him develop into a solid #1.

  7. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    no leafy, sundin is a future hal of fame hockey layer. you are a piece of shit.

  8. Aetherial says:

    That was just an idiotic thing to say.

  9. Hoondog2 says:

    Sundin will remain a Leaf.  JFJ got the go ahead with the league to waive the team option on Sundin's contract, and negotiate a new one.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Mats take some kind of 2 year contract for 3.5., although 4.5-5.0 would be more realistic.  He is worth every penny and more. 

    I watched the end of the season pressers with Sundin, Maurice and JFJ on, and i must admit that i like the good working environment between Maurice and JFJ.  After i watched, i felt like i had a little more insight to where this organization is headed.  Maurice explained why he played Raycroft so much, he felt he had to do it, not for this year, but for next year, and that he was trying to put Raycroft in the mindset in the offseason that he would be a starter next year. 

    Sundin said a lot of things in his presser that shows his commitment to the Leafs and one of the things that stood out was that he would consider taking a little bit of a pay cut for the team.  He also said T.O. is his home (he has been living in Canada as long as he lived in Sweden).

    JFJ acknowledged that he would be making some moves in the offseason to aquire a 1st/2nd line winger and a competent back-up goalie, as well as some retooling of the current line-up.

    The pressers are a little long, but definitely worth watching for any Leaf fan.

  10. polastem says:

    Ok. You wanna see Sundin do some "good" to the Leafs, as everyone seems to believe heis some of of damn angle, this is what should happen.

    Ferguson elects not to pick up the option. Negotiation commence on a new contract, in which Sundin is willing to play for two more years before he retires. That being said, he is offered a contract worth 4 to 5.5 million per season, but the contact will not be for 2 years, it will be for three. Since the salary capped is based on the average, he should sign his two year contract how he wants to, but include a third year, not as an option for either side, but simply make it a three year deal, in which the last year, he would play for the league minimum.

    Year 1 – 5 Mil
    Year 2 – 5 Mil
    Year 3 – 500K

    Total – 10.5Million

    Cap hit per year: 3.5 Million (Not bad!)

    But he won't play the third year, he's only signed on for a third year in order to keep the cap hit down. Sundin retires after his two years, and the Leafs are able to keep their salary cap down, while still paying their number one player at the money he now deserves. That's the way to do it!

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