Top Ten Off-Season Surprises and Busts
Alot of a deal was made about guys like Gonchar, and guys like Curtis Joseph were made an after thought. Who won? Who lost?Busts.
10. John Leclair
-It doesn’t matter how much he’s making, because he could be playing for free and he’d be making what he’s currently worth.
8. Zigmond Palffy
-Did Pittsburgh actually think they could win with this bunch of has-beens? It didn’t work in Toronto.
7. Joe Nieuwendyk
-I love Nieuwendyk but he’s making 4.5 over two years, too much for a guy around for nastalgia.
6. Gary Roberts
-He’s a perfect example of someone who’s stats were inflated by Sundin, the difference between him and Hoglund? Roberts was once good.
5. Mark Recchi
-Naming these quality veterans really hurts me, but it’s true, Recchi is worth next to nothing right now.
4. Glenn Murray
-The Bruins should’ve known, the guy can’t play without Thornton. and they traded Thornton, so what’s he worth?
3. Nikolai Khabibulen
-The guy got hot last year, he’s good, but not elite, the Black Hawks should’ve known that.
2. Brett Hull
-Hahahaha… Brett Hull…
1. Sergei Gonchar
-I’m a real Gonchar hater, this guy was never any good, Pittbsurgh handed him a huge contract and he plays like Berezin…. EXCEPT HE’S A DEFENSEMAN.
10. Anson Carter
-Vancouver didn’t really have to fight away any teams other then Toronto, to get this guy, and he’s having a good year with the Sedins.
9. Brendan Shanahan
-Wasn’t really a huge re-signing and he’s having a year like he did in the 90’s. Holy shit this guys been on fire.
8. Teemu Selanne
-Dead eh? He’s having a great year, and to think people thought he was done.
-Leaf fans though the Devils were crazy for throwing out 7 mil over two years, but the only Leaf with more goals then him is Tucker.
6. Sean Burke
-Having a decent year and he got rejected by the Penguins, hahaa wow… I hate Pittsburgh.
5. Brian Leetch
-People thought this guy was done, he’s making less then last season and is on pace for more points.
4. Pavol Demitra
-No one really cared when the Kings got this guy, but I was real pissed the Leafs didn’t try harder to get him cuz this guys a beauty.
3. Craig Conroy
-This guy was a great signing, a nice little pickup, the only people who cared were Flames and Kings fans, and look what he’s doing with Frolov and Demitra.
2. Pierre Turgeon
-I don’t think he ever was washed up, he was just not fitting in with Dallas, but jeese, he’s fitting in with the Avs, 32 points in 34 games.
1. Curtis Joseph
-Look at what he’s doing, anyone could’ve had him and it cost less then a million. Olzyuk wanted him, and because he didn’t get him he got fired! Olcyuk should be given a promotion to GM!
That’s the word from Leafy!