Sundin's line

Who do you think is going to be on Sundin’s line?I was also listening to the game against buffalo yesterday and i noticed that they are trying to find a 1st line.So far its been Sundin and Ponikorovsky but the anoncer said that they have been switching the other wing wich means there trying to find Sundin’s guy.Now I think its gonne be like last year and its gonna be Antropov but you never know.

16 Responses to Sundin's line

  1. wingedim says:

    I know it’s pre-season and only game one, but, c’mon…the whole team stunk up the ACC last night. They were flat, didn’t play with seemingly any heart and passed when there wasn’t a lane and took shots when they should’ve passed.

    I realize that not all of the ‘regulars’ were playing last night, but, there was seemingly NO motivation last night other than seeing how many penalties they can get.

    The only player who seemed to show up was Raycroft. He played well, even though he gave up 4 goals. The weren’t really his fault, as the team left him high and dry with so many penalties.

  2. Aetherial says:

    I would not mind seeing Antropov there, but I think Maurice wants to be up tempo and so they need someone fast…

    I would say that Suglabov is going to spend some time there. Also Tucker and O’Neill.

  3. 92-93 says:

    it was just a preseason game so no worries. at least Raycroft looked solid for most of the night. however, i was surprised at how bad Harrison looked – a guy who I have picked to make the squad.

    as for the Sundin line, its hard to argue with having Steen play with Sundin, but Steen might also benefit from playing with Wellwood too. My early pick is


    I think inevitably Antropov will play the right side and i dont necessarily think that is a bad idea. Tucker might also replace Poni. other than that, there’s not much left. Others have suggested O’Neill on the right side but only if he proves to Maurice that he has improved from last year’s disastrous year.

  4. kbosahan says:

    I think that Sundin and Poni will be the solid two on that line. The third could be Pohl or Suglabov; they could learn a lot from Sundin (and maybe even Poni). I know that they will not be able to recreate their great offensive skills from the AHL, but even half of that is what the Leafs need.

    I was a little shocked to see Tucker and Sundin playing on the same line in Monday’s preseason game. I think that an Ondrus-Stajan-Tucker line would be better suited. Perhaps not Stajan, but at least Ondrus and Tucker. A solid line with a lot of grit. I was impressed by Ondrus as well.

    This may be too soon, but I think that Raycroft is a needless worry. If he continues to play the way he did last night, the Leafs will be solid between the pipes. Very impressed.

    Does anyone know if Tlusky is eligible for the NHL? I don’t think that it is a wise move to bring him in right now. I would say to spend some time with the Marlies and then bring him up mid-season.

  5. Aetherial says:

    I have to wonder if a demotion to the Marlies is in order for O’Neill. It will hinge on how he looks in training camp, and how some of the young guys look obviously…

    I just would not be surprised to see him sent down a la Alexander Mogilny… and see him get picked up by another team off of waivers.

  6. Aetherial says:

    I would be shocked to see Tlusty on the team.

    I think the Marlies for the entire season (except maybe as a late call-up) and maybe next year also.

    He has the offensive talent, but like most kids he really needs to fill out and bulk up a bit before he is ready for the NHL.

  7. leaflova says:

    This is gonna sound crazy but i think Erik Westrum should get a shot on Sundin’s line, in the blue and white game he got 2 goals and 1 in the shoo out.Though i did not watch the game last night but i did watch the high lights and listened a lil of the game on the radio and well it sounded like he was really trying and putting some shots on net and well doing pretty well.

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  9. toronto77 says:

    i like the idea of suglobov

  10. 92-93 says:

    you could be right there. i am hoping he’ll work out but he’s one of those guys who will always be on the minus side of the +/- ledger and the Leafs dont need that right now. they need quick, effective, productive wingers.

  11. leebrien21 says:


    that would work best in my mind

  12. goleafsgo16 says:

    Here are afew possible 1st line ideas I would like to see tried in the next 7 games of the pre-season.

    Steen – Sundin – O’neill

    Steen – Sundin – Stajan

    Ponikarovsky – Sundin – Steen

  13. 92-93 says:

    i have all the respect for Pat Quinn and his laid back style (and offensive style that was exciting to watch). but it was also very frustrating to watch – especially last year.

    on the other hand, i dont have much respect for Al Strachan. however, there is a passage in his article today that pretty much sums up my view of the Pat Quinn era in toronto:

    “That era has ended. Former Leaf Gary Roberts, who now plays for the Florida Panthers, was recently quoted as saying that under Pat Quinn, the Leafs were never held accountable.

    They were an undisciplined group, Roberts said, that won only when they got great goaltending. As a result, said Roberts, when the Leafs got into playoff series against disciplined teams like the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers, they came out second-best.”

    this is probably the most accurate statement about the leafs i have ever heard. they had great talent, they were fun to watch (especially beating a *****y Sens team), they were fun to read about.

    but when push came to shove in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, they met their match with teams who were better coached and more consistent – Maurice’s Hurricanes, Hitch*****’s Flyers, and the Devils too.

    hopefully Maurice will change that. i love the reaction he had to the 4-0 loss yesterday. just in total shock about the lack of effort – even in a preaseason game. as Strachan astutely says, the doors to the country club have been boarded up for good.

    no more nights off.

  14. mojo19 says:

    Maybe Johnny Pohl, who scored a couple goals while playing with Sundin last year, and he can skate.

    Pohl reminds me of when Lonny Bohonos used to get called up and scored goals every time he was brought up but still was considered a minor leaguer

  15. mojo19 says:

    How could you pick Jay Harrison over Kronvall and White. In my mind the rightful 5th and 6th guys. Then I’d say Carlo in 7th, then Woz/Bell/Harrison, it doesn’t matter, all are not quite there.

  16. mojo19 says:

    I think at 18 he’ll actually be playing in the OHL next year with the Soo greyhounds. I think I read that somewhere, but I could be wrong.

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