Why the Leafs WON'T make the playoffs

I still contend that had Allison, Lindros, Sundin,Belfour, and the ilk not had their injury troubles, they would have placed 5th or so, well that, and they coulda used O’neill on the top line… can’t score really when Domi and Kilger are your line mates… unless you’re Eric Lindros. Anyways, This years team, on paper, is much better then last years team, and now my prediction is 6 spots lower then last years prediction, and 1 spot lower then where they placed last year. Why do I not be-Leaf? Why do I, the person renound across the internet for being the biggest Leaf homer around, not beleaf the Leafs can even get into the playoffs?John Ferguson has ruined this team.

First of all, Paul Maurice. He’s not a new-NHL coach. Does anyone remember the Pre-Laviolette Hurricanes? They hooked, they grabbed, and they had incredible problems, other then O’neill and Francis, producing offense. Now O’neill is Francis-less, and he can’t produce the way he used to.

The defense…… wow………. McCabe is certainly the most over rated and over paid defenseman in the league. Even moreso then Zdeno Chara… the Leafs signed McCabe for five years at 5.75, eating up a huge ammount of cap space. Then there’s Pavel Kubina at a huge 5 million for a -16 defenseman, and Gill, the 2.1 million dollar pilon. The only deal for a defenseman I’d even possibley do over is Tomas Kaberle at 4.25.

The acquisition of Mike Peca is also questionable. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Peca fan, I was excited to see he’d be a Leaf, but people forgot about his terrible regular season, because of his great playoffs, it rose his stock, and his price.

Jeff O’neill can score 20-30 goals IF he plays with Sundin, but you gotta figure, Steen, Ponikarovsky, Antropov, Tucker, and O’neill are all dependant on Sundin, and only produce with Sundin, with the exception of Tucker, who just only produces 30 goals with Sundin. Yes, he didn’t score 30 this year, but he was hurt a bunch of games, he easily woulda had thirty had he played the hole year.

I’m not even gonna touch on Raycroft, the most rediculous acquisition all summer, when Manny Legace could be had at 1.6

What will the Leafs lines be next year?










Theonly thing I can really see the Leafs have going for them are their defensive prospects. If Kubina, McCabe, and Gill weren’t so expensive, I’d suggest we keep up Bell, Harrison, White, Colaiacovo, and Wozniewsky. I’d rather those five then a team of McCabe, Gill, Kubina, and two of them.


54 Responses to Why the Leafs WON'T make the playoffs

  1. oop007 says:

    Something the leafs won’t ever do again, cause all the sucky leafs fans are too stupid to see that they’re just mindless drones of the sports entertainment industry. The owners of the leafs KNOW that they don’t have to win to fill that stadium, they don’t give a shit so they keep giving your team second-rate hasbeens like lindros to shut you guys up. Personally I wouldn’t be happy with a fag like Domi on my team, or a ***** like Lindros either.

  2. oop007 says:

    Take your own advise. Too bad there are some leaf fans out there with an IQ above 89, who can accept the fact that their team hasn’t won in nearly 40 years and nor will they. Quit *****ing cause one of your own has the balls to admit the truth, has the downright intellect to tell the truth. He stated fact, TO is a shit team this season and will not make the playoffs, I’ll repost here May-June 2007 when TO doesn’t make it so I can tell all of you Leaf enthusiast who simply love the team to ***** off. Just loving a team doesn’t get them in the playoffs retards, they have to have talent and chemistry. Your team has like 8 centers for *****s sakes.

  3. oop007 says:

    L M A O! THE MOST IMPROVED? Noooo. Teams that only came into the NHL in the 90’s etc are improved. The leafs haven’t improved for shit, infact I guarantee you this season, not only do they not improve, they will regress.

  4. oop007 says:

    40 years of no cup for the leafs soon! can’t wait! technically if they don’t win this season it’s a done deal. Since they won’t be making the play offs though, indirectly they haven’t won it in 40 years 🙂

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