Waive Andrew Raycroft
trade Kyle Wellwood, Jason Blake and Hal Gill to the Atlanta Thrashers for Bryan Little, Boris Valabik and the Thrashers' second-round draft pick of 2008.
trade Alexei Ponikarovsky to the Chicago Blackhawks for Tuomu Ruutu.
trade Ian White and Chad Kilger to the San Jose Sharks for Steve Bernier.
buyout Bates Battaglia
sign Barret Jackman three-year contract 9 million
sign Curtis Joseph one-year contract 800,000
Tuomu Ruutu – Mats Sundin – Nik Antropov
Alexander Steen – Matt Stajan – Steve Bernier
Nikolai Kulemin – Bryan Little – Darcy Tucker
Jiri Tlusty – Mark Bell – Boyd Devereaux
Robbie Earl – Dominic Moore – Wade Belak
Tomas Kaberle – Bryan McCabe
Carlo Colaiacovo – Pavel Kubina
Barret Jackman – Anton Stralman
Boris Valabik – Staffan Kronwall
This version of the Toronto Maple Leafs would likely stuggle to make the playoffs but rebuilding the Leafs is going to take more time than just one offseason. Buying out Tucker and Kubina contracts are options to consider.]]>