Things Leaf fans believe that I do not agree with…
1) Seriously, their are many talks about the Leafs going for number one getting John Tavares with the number one talk. Why wouldn’t they be talking about it? He’s the best player in the draft, the hometown boy, and his favorite team are the Leafs. Heck, its similar to when everyone believed Sydney Crosby should play for the Habs a few years back.
Now, I know he could be the Leafs saviour, but their are many risks than rewards in drafting him. The package for him could be tremendous, and would really set the team back another 20 years.
Now, I do believe the Leafs should draft up, but maybe not that high. Matt Duchene is a great forward that some people might consider better than Tavares. So why not and go after one of the biggest dark horses in the draft? There would be a price, but not as deep as John Tavares. Or how about Brayden Schenn? Some Leaf fans criticize him and say we just like him because if Luke, but, he can score, is a really big body, and has decent speed. And once again the price would not be as deep
2) What’s with the love and desire for Michael Cammalleri? Okay, I know he can consistently put up 80 points ina year, but he is also a total of -30 in his career, not to mention -2 on a good Calgary team. Yup, thats what the Leafs need…A good point getter whose defensively incapable.
I know he’s the hometown boy…But is it really necessary the time to throw 5+ million dollars at a player. Shouldn’t the Leafs get a good base of talent before deciding what free agents they need, and which they do not. I would rather wait until next year for that to happen.
3) Getting another top 10 pick. I think its impossible for this to happen, even if we include Kaberle. Rebuilding teams will not throw away their future for Kaberle, no matter how great the price, and the play of Kaberle is. I do not care who you offer? Colorado, Ottawa, Dallas, Atlanta, New York Islanders, and even Toronto need all the help they could get…So theres those suitors. And I doubt LA, Phoenix will trade their top pick because they can add to the plethora of talent they all have.
SERIOUSLY!!!! All Leaf fans criticized this trade for Kaberle when the Bruins made this offer. The Bruins would of traded their first rounder, 6 foot 5 top prospect Joe Colborne, and a third round pick for Kaberle. Are you guys demented? I would of taken that trade anyday. Joe Colborne is an amazing talent, the first rounder is in the top 30(Mike Green went 30th) and another pick to stock the Leafs. All because Leaf fans, and even Brian Burke, said they wanted something higher than 30? If this trade is available when his NTA is up, I would take it.
Well, heres my current fustrations.