What could happen at the deadline/off-season

There are rumors and speculation every where, here’s some stuff I’ve heardGoing into the trade deadline, Glenn Murray is apparently available, the first rumor I heard was the Toronto Maple Leafs, but then Los Angeles and Might Ducks apparently jumped into the race.

Roberto Luongo could be headed to Vancouver or Colorado. Colorado seems to be a likely choice. Pierre Lacroix seems to like French players. Dave Nonis probabley realizes he could get a cheaper goalie like Biron, or Weekes, and then there’s the Bertuzzi-Belfour rumors. But Biron seems to be the best cjoice, because he’s the hottest of those goalies, he is cheapest paycheck wise, and he’d cost less then Luongo or Belfour.

The Bruins may be looking at a blockbuster deal with Florida, according to someone at the Hockeyleaks.com board. The deal would send Murray, Raycroft, and Samsonov for Luongo, Roberts, Bouwmeester and a pick or a prospect. This deal is a little stupid for Boston, if they get rid of Raycroft trade him to Vancouver, Edmonton, or Colorado, and then they wouldn’t need to take a goalie in return. Toivonen can get the job done, and really, would you rather two capable starters, or a starter, a backup, and a decent forward or defenseman.

More Leaf rumors, Belfour for Bertuzzi. That’s pretty dumb… but hey, It’s a Leaf rumor, aren’t they all? The Canucks need a goalie but what happens when Cloutiers back? And who’s our starter? Tellqvist? Ok then, who’s our backup? Do we go out and sign Checkmanek or Potvin? It doesn’t make sense.

This summers free agent pool is deep, could Joe Sakic decide to go home to BC? Imagine Naslund-Sakic-Bertuzzi? Three of the top 5 players in hockey all on one line… Just amazing.

The Leafs will likely look to get Brian Leetch back, he’s having a decent year, and their defense core is pretty pitiful. He’s actually on pace for more points then last year, imagine Leetch feeding McCabe for a hole season, and with the Leafs having possibley $45 000 000 as a cap, and only $11 500 000 tied down to Steen, Stajan, Sundin, Domi, and O’neill.

Speaking of the Leafs, McCabe, Tucker, and Kaberle are all having great seasons and are all UFAs. With $34 million they have to re-sign them and add whoever they wanna add at an average of a little more then two million each. If the Sens end up losing Chara or Redden via free agency, Kaberle and McCabe are cheaper then those guys, and the Sens could easily add one of them.

The last Leaf rumor, I promise. Jeremy Roenick suggested in the Toronto Star that he’d like to sign with the Leafs this summer.

And the Ducks are possibley looking to add Bertuzzi this summer, some people are saying he’s a free agent this summer, and some say, he has one more year, if someone can clear this up it would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the mass of Leaf rumors, it’s just kinda the news I get.


183 Responses to What could happen at the deadline/off-season

  1. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    thats fine every team has there losing years look at ottawa used to be the worst team 10 years ago now there the best look at Edmonton they were a shit team before Gretzky and Messier and Coffey then they won 5 cups even tampa bay last year if you build with youth you will end up winning a cup

  2. intothevoid001 says:

    heh the only thing i don’t agree with there is trading away tucker. i think hes been a staple on the wings for us since he came over from TB.. Allison has more points but i think i would rather see him traded for a quality defensive defensman rather than lindros, although i think we could get more for lindros as hes been for the most part healthy for the last few seasons. i’m not too fond of kronvall, but he is better than berg and khavanov… colaiacovo should have gotten this chance way earlier in the season

  3. mojo19 says:

    why would you not like Czerkawski, joe? He’s a hot and cold guy, and when he’s hot, enjoy the goals he scores.

  4. mojo19 says:

    The Leetch coming back rumor isn’t so crazy.

    The JR coming to town is pretty crazy though. But I’m assuming The Leafs resign Allison.

    Then the only way JR plays in toronto is if JFJ decides not to resign Lindros

  5. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    britney spears, dre, the game, eminem, keibler, tsn, linkin park.

    and just out of curiosty as a joke who as let more rubber between there legs?

    David Aebischer

    Jessica alba

    Paris Hilton

    Evgeni Nabokov

  6. 92-93 says:

    i don’t like hot-and-cold players – just like i hate baseball powerhitters who hit .240 and 30 home runs but strike out every second at bat. just not my type of player.

    Czerkawski is going to have to do a lot more over a longer period of time before i get behind him. otherwise, i’d rather see a younger or more dynamic RW play for the leafs. he’s OK as an extra forward, but not an everyday player. i hope he proves me wrong for the rest of this year. but i am not going to jump on his bandwagon after he scores a few goals. why would i ignore his history?

    lets see what he can do from here on in.

  7. neilios says:

    The rumor is heating up with Tampa Bay and Vancouver now that Tampa Bay is in 9th place in the Eastern Conference.I think it will be a blockbuster of a trade that would send.

    To Vancouver-Richards,Boyle,Burke,and a 1st round pick

    To Tampa Bay-Morrison and Jovo

    This would be a great trade for both team it would be a major shake up and thats what both teams need.Another trade would be trade Jovo to Montreal for Theodore and Souray or Rivet.

  8. habs79 says:

    The Habs are pretty much where I expect them to be. However I have to admit Buffalo and Toronto are doing alot better then I expected. Not living in Quebec I don’t get to see many Habs games.

    I didn’t like the trade to get Bonk, it’s good to have his size but to give up a player of Garon’s potential. Huet was a waste, I believe he is planning to head back to france after this season. They only traded Garon to show Theo he is their number one guy so he would re-sign. I honestly don’t know what is wrong with him. He puts up strong numbers and makes amazing saves. However the goals he lets in look like “soft” goals.

    Ribiero has got to go. Alot of people say he dives alot. I don’t think he does. I think it is just that easy to knock him over. He has alot of playmaking talent but he seems so lazy especially in his own end and spends about 15% of his ice time with his ass on the ice. If they name him Captain I’m turning in my jersey. Some Habs fans call Sundin a bad captain and turn around and say Ribiero should be captain over Koivu. I’ll admit there are some situations I would say Sundin maybe is alittle soft-spoken but that is just the kind of guy he is. However he plays his heart out everytime he is on the ice and it shows. Everytime I see Ribiero play he spends quite abit of his time on the ice. I’ll give him credit he has talent, but he doesn’t play like a captain should.

    Kovalev was the best pick-up they had in years. If it wasn’t for him and Koivu they would not be where they are.

    As far as what they need the most is patience. Especially when it comes to Latendresse, they better not listen to the fans and rush him or he could turn out to be another Zuburus. Price, we will all get a good look at him at next year’s World Jrs. Chipchura (spelling?) I say will be a solid leader for them, he won’t be among the leading scorers, but he will be a very good second line guy. They have a couple of young guys who are having solid seasons in Hamilton on the farm, now I know that doesn’t mean automatic NHL players. However it is a good sign. Guys like Corey Locke, Francis Lemieux, Maxim Lapierre. I have seen them and other players on the team play however I was most impressed with those three. I know they share the team with the Oilers, but the programs say they were Montreal players.

    As far as what they need now, is size up front, but size that comes with some talent. Their biggest problem like the Leafs is defense, I’ve seen Streit play and I honestly don’t see why some fans rave about him, everytime he is on the powerplay he is always bobbling the puck. Boullion is another one I don’t understand what is all the hype is about. I watch him play and it’s like “what’s the big deal?”.

    Habs I would like to see go

    Radek Bonk

    Mike Ribiero

    Pierre Dagenais

    Francis Bouillon

    Mark Streit

    They shouldn’t make any major deals if they want to make a small trade for some size or some defensive help. They are still a ways away from Cup contenders, they should stay on the road they are on it will lead them there. Play through this year and if they want to do something big, sign a free agent or two in the off-season. They could also use more right handed shots up front, I think Ryder is like the only one that shots right.

  9. Enigma says:

    Paris Hilton…definitaly.

  10. Enigma says:

    agreed with your choices.

  11. habs79 says:

    Not always. He has got to be one of the slowest players in the NHL. Watching him the shootout was alittle sad, was he trying to lull Hasek to sleep? It seriously effects he’s defensive play, he can’t get back which leads to odd man rushes, he has trouble staying with his guy all that puts pressure on the defense. I’m sure his lack of speed lead to most of his PIMs. They need to put him with Poni cause he can get back and he is capable in his own end. If they want a younger center I’m sure there would be one on the market this off-season.

  12. habs79 says:

    Congrats, that has to be one of the dumbest trades I have ever heard on this site. Richards is 10 times better then Morrison, and Boyle is as good as Jovo. Now Tampa has to give up Burke and a 1st rounder? Dude what did you smoke before you posted that? Before you say Richards is a free agent. First the Cap is going up so they could have room to resign him. Second even though he is a free agent that is no reason to make a deal that would make the Thronton trade look like a steal for Boston.

  13. 92-93 says:

    well, either way, i’d rather have a Bob Gainey as my GM then JFJ, lol.

    i think that habs will be fine this year and i would love to see a Leafs-Habs match-up (preferably in the 2nd or 3rd round).

  14. habs79 says:

    I have stated before I think JFJ is just Pat Quinn’s puppet.

    As for your perferably in the second or third round. Like they have a chance to meet in the first? LOL. I doubt they will finish 4-5, maybe one of them will get 4-5 but not both.

    I’m watching the Sweden-Finland game at the WJC, are you watching this crap? What a snoozer.

  15. 92-93 says:

    naw, i should be because of Rask but i’ve got to get back to work here – man alive i spend way too much time on this site!

  16. NemiNA says:

    Gaborik Fernandez 1st rounder and a 2nd rounder



    I can do it too!

  17. wingedim says:

    Hey Leafy…I’ll agree with the comments about this being a rumours site. You are posting what you’ve found. Most of it is conjecture with little or no fact to follow it up. Hence it being a rumour. You’re scouring the various boards and sites looking for this stuff, while some of the others just want to jump all over who posts what they find because they aren’t willing to take the time to go digging. Good job digging these up.

  18. EmptyNetter says:

    Now that’s funny.

  19. elnero says:

    You obviously don’t follow the team or prospects. Earl is a winger playing in the NCAA and if I remember correctly he has at least a year of University left.

    There are also other dmen ahead of D’Amour on the depth chart most notably Kronwall who is playing on the Leafs right now.

    There’s no way Pogge would be playing in the big show next year, the more likely situation would be his playing on the Marlies with Tellqvist starting and either Aubin or Racine backing up. That is assuming the Leafs don’t “buy” another starter and Belfour isn’t back.

  20. elnero says:

    Even if the Leafs don’t resign both Allison and Lindros they don’t really need to go looking elsewhere for help at center, that’s their deepest position with guys like Steen, Wellwood, Stajan, Antropov, Wilm, Pohl. I’m not saying they shouldn’t resign those two but if they don’t it’s not really necessary for them to run out and sign someone like Roenick.

  21. neilios says:

    You guys are idiots dont you morons know that the 2 teams I metioned are both just barely hanging in there for a playoff spot and they are like the best 2 teams in there divisions,so they are in need of a major shake up and I think they might just trade with eachother since there in different conferences.Well I hope the Canucks make a major trade soon Iam tired of watching there sorry ass team for the past 5 years same players same results every year I think Luongo would turn that around.Please Canucks go out and get the guy he would bring the Cup home.This is how I think the deal would go down.

    To Canucks-Luongo,Bauwmeester

    To Panthers-Jovo,Auld,and a 1st round pick

    Now this would be a great trade for both teams keenan gets his Dman and the Canucks get 1 of thee best goalies in the world,and Bauwmeester just needs to play under a different coach maybe he would turn his shit around.

  22. SensfanVone says:

    Anyone else on here think as highly of Alex Steen as I do?? Man I really like this kid…..his whole demeanor….I mean man wish he was a Sen, Leafs

    are lucky to have him!!

  23. steviewonder says:

    You sound like a hab fan, and they have won a stanley cup since you have. Live in the now not the past. Maybe your crappy oil might make the playoffs. MAYBE. They still suck ass.

  24. habs79 says:

    Hey what would any guy rather do, work or talk hockey?

  25. habs79 says:

    Yeah that doesn’t mean Feaster is going to make a trade that would make his team MUCH WORSE!

    As for Luongo, he is probably not going to get traded. As for your trade alot better then your so-called Tampa-Canuck rumor. Still never going to happen.

  26. NemiNA says:

    YOU calling ME an idiot is laughable. JUST TO THINK of your SUGGESTION gives me a brain tumor.

  27. Flyaz says:

    Is it just me or should Czerkawski only ever play for the Islanders. It seems like that’s where he does anything worthwhile, as proven with the Habs and now the Leafs. I thought that guy would kiss the ice on Long Island when he left the Habs, but then he signed with the Leafs and same old story.

  28. Flyaz says:

    That’s money. If I was him I would take that number just for the humour in it. I bet there would be a lot more Commodore jersey’s out there if he made that switch. I wouldn’t buy one but if he got traded to the Flyers I would really have to fight the urge.

  29. nova_scotia123 says:

    HAHAHAHAHA. It makes so much sense. I like the rumors. Did I mention “hahhahahaha”

  30. da_Kings says:

    who would toronto give up for jr? allison he was injured the whole time he was in la… okay domi? kings already have avery they dont need him. belfoe?? tuker?? there isnt anyone the kings need from the toronto lineup

  31. mojo19 says:

    were talking about a free agent signing not a trade dummy.

  32. Senatorsfan78 says:

    The only guy I see the Ottawa Senators getting at the trade deadeline is Garry Roberts and that is a gut feeling!!!!!!

  33. Chriswick26 says:

    I would be very suprised if the leafs made any drastic moves. With the exception being McCabe. he is going to walk at the end of the season and I wouldn’t be suprised if they trade him to get something in return. Also Pat Quinn seems to sound like a man who is thinking about not coaching anymore after this season. It sounded to me after the Devils game that he was saying the team has stopped listening to him. if that is the case, it would be rational to assume that no major roster moves are going to get done between now and thurs.

    I have heard for a while that the Rangers are looking into the possiblility of bringing Leetch back, I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about this.

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