The Most We Could Get For McCabe And Who We Should Sign in the Off-Season

These rumors about Bryan McCabe, although seem unlikely, could very well happen. People on this website are saying that the Leafs would just get a draft pick and a prospect but other teams could not afford him unless we take at least 2 million from them. Perhaps a trade could look something like this:
Toronto:

Witt, Dubie

New York:
McCabe

Toronto:
Hunter, Okposo

New York:
McCabe, White

or something along the lines of that

After that they will free up enough cap room to get someone like Kariya or Forsberg(maybe). I would like to get Smyth but he is too old(younger than Kariya but will ask for far more) and the Leafs have enough heart with Tucker and Sundin and such to last a life time. Kariya would help with the shootout and also add a bit of flash which with out Wellwood and Kaberle we would have none of. Kariya would do a good job at making sure that his linemates can get a good shot. He can get 40 goals if he can stay healthy and get 85 points easy. Forsberg can get 80 points but that is a big if when it comes to staying healthy. Although Forsberg is a natural centre he could play on the wing and get Sundin the puck easy. They would both ask for about 4.5 mil. This would leave a very good amount of money if they did the McCabe trade. If we got Witt for McCabe the lines would look like this.

Kaberle-Kubina
Witt-Colaiacovo
Stralman-Gill

The Second Trade would look like this

Kaberle-Kubina
Colaiacovo-Stralman
Gill-Wozniewski

The forward lines for the second trade would look something like this:
Kariya or Forsberg-Sundin-Tucker
Poni-Wellwood-Antro
Hunter-Peca-Steen
Kilger-Stajan-Pohl

The forwards of the first trade would be:

Kariya or Forsberg-Sundin-Tucker
Poni-Wellwood-Antro
Kilger-Peca-Steen
Battaglia-Stajan-Pohl

This would make us a playoff team easily and with Forsberg they could get far in the playoffs.

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