SUNDIN- Yzerman type player (without the cups). Great Leader. Keep him to show the young guys what class looks like. Will always produce and his contract gets smaller each year.
LINDROS- his injury made it hard to gauge his year- could probably get him cheap for 1 more year, and might do better with more ice time as a #2 center
TUCKER- future captain
PONIKAROVSKY- good young power forward
KILGER- good young power forward
O’NEILL- give him regular line mates and see what he does.
ANTROPOV- This year was his last chance- I dont think he has looked bad- is still tradeable
STEEN – the future
WELLWOOD- ” “
STAJAN – ” “
KABERLE- good defenseman are hard to come by.
McCABE- sign him on- good team player and leader, he is still young and will mature defensively.
COLAIACOVO- I haven’t seen a Leaf throw an open ice hit like this guy in a long time, huge upside
PILAR- could be back next season
HARRISON – ready for the NHL
KRONWALL – ” “
WOZNIEWSKI- ” “
POGGE – Goaltending future looks good
Fill in roster with good free-agents (plenty available).
players to lose
Berg, Khavanov, Klee, Czerkawski, Belak, Domi, Allison, Belfour- trade them for whatever you can get for them, because they’re all free agents at seasons end anyways.
Fire Quinn, bring up Maurice from farm- he knows the young guys and Quinn is’nt good with young guys.]]>
I’d like a deal with Calgary because they have been reportedly looking for a #1 blueliner and PPQB, which McCabe has been. Plus the have Defensive depth so we could get good solid prospects in return. I have been is disarray the last couple of days since the olympics, hoping for some changes to come but are now reportedly not going to happen. I for one am on the side of rebuilding, look what happened last time, we signed a top coach (quinn, at the time) made a lot of splashes in the market and rebuilt fairly quickly cause we had the will. Now the Quinn era looks to be over (hopefully) and we can get some fresh legs under us.
But the fact remains, not many people are interested right now, and not much is going to happen until the summer. As for tanking the season and going forward to the draft heres a little statistical observation. the leafs are 3pts out of 8th, yes, but they are also only 5pts out of 13th, which does put them in the top 10 draft picks for the year, maybe even a shot at top 5 or higher come draft day deals. They can get some value added to kick off the guarenteed retooling that will happen this summer.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but something tells me come deadline day I amy be right, and most definitely heartbroken, again.]]>