What's wrong with the way they are?
As a leafs fan I always seem to find myself thinking, what’s the next move for the leafs? But today I ask, what’s wrong with the way they are?Whats wrong with leaving the leafs roster alone until the quarter mark of the season? They are about 1.25million under the cap and have a 24man roster. They have one healthy scratch at forward, two if you can’t Belak, and they have three healthy scratches at defense including Belak. They have healthy internal competition at all there positions and have alot of backup if the injury bug gets ahold of this team again, which it won’t. All they can do is increase there assets by keeping this team together, if the team does well then values go up.
As for the goalies, why trade Raycroft? Why give up on a guy who has just turned 27 years old and has a good 6 years left in him. They gave up a first round pick for the guy and he did win them 37 games last year. He can play very well, he’s just not made to play 72 games in a year. Plus their is no guarantee on Toskala, well I think Toskala will be much better then Raycroft, he could unfortunetly flop. Then what? We traded away the guy we gave up a first round pick for what? To free up cap space for a goof like Yashin? Nope, I don’t like it, the safer route is to just keep Raycroft until someone is desperate and you get as good of or better return.
They have a solid team now is what i’m saying and unless something great comes along, I don’t see the need to do anymore. And you know what? I give Mr. Ferguson Jr. alot of props for what he acomplished this summer, despite working for the most messed up front office in hockey. He addressed his goaltending need, added forward depth(one of whom is a 40 goal scorer), added a player who although only went 1-6 in the shoot out last year should be better then that and should help the leafs in that department. They already have a solid core of defensemen, which is wierd to say about the leafs, but is very true.
Blake Sundin Wellwood
Antropov Bell Ponikarovsky
Tucker Stajan Steen
Kilger Pohl Deveroux/Battaglia
Kronwall, Belak, Woznewski
Just like that boys and girls, why mess with it? Unless it’s a A+ of a trade then I would leave this team alone. They are good enough to fight for there division title. They should finally get away from being a bubble team and should finish in the 2-6 spot of ther Eastern conferance and have a fun playoffs.
Til training camp….