The Toronto Maple Leafs future
According to thefourthperiod.com the most resent team interested in Sundin are the Ducks. The Ducks are supposedly very interested in Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin, who has a no-trade clause, although the price tag would be high. Sources tell TFP if the Leafs agree to a deal, which Sundin would have to approve, they would want top-prospect Bobby Ryan and Edmonton’s 1st round draft pick as part of a package.Therefore if this happened the leafs would more than likely be a bottom 5 team as well as the oilers(now that horcoff is injuried for the season) leaving the leafs with two top 5 picks this coming draft.
Other than that tsn.ca is reporting that the leafs are one of the front running teams for Sweden elite league player Fabian Brunnstrom. In 41 games with Boras in Sweden’s second-tier league last season; he potted 37 goals and 73 points in just 41 games. This season, he’s continued his stellar play with Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League, scoring 33 points in 42 games. The Flyers, Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks also have all been rumored as possible destinations for next season for the rising young star. J.P. Barry, who represents Brunnstrom, is also the agent for Mats Sundin. This is a huge plus for the leafs.
They than should get rid of players like Blake, Tucker, Bell, Kubina, Raycroft, and upcoming UFA’s Pohl, Moore, Belak and Wozniewski. Therefore with all that said IF these moves are made by the Maple Leafs their future is looking very good. Also, you never know, If Sundin is traded and when July comes around he very well might sign back with the leafs.
The leafs top young players and prospects will than look like this: Stajan, Steen, Wellwood, Colaiacovo, White, Ryan, Pogge, Stralman, Tlusty, Earl, Brunnstrom, Russian winger Kulemin(07/08 stats: 49GP 19G 9A 28Pts in Russian super league), Didomenico(leads the Q with 77 pts at 18 years old), and Russian defenseman Vorobiev(0708 stats: 47GP 15G 9A 24Pts in Russian super league) and also the player selected with the two top 5 pick in this up coming draft. This than looks like an excellent future for this organization.