What JFJ Should Do!!!!

Well all you Leafs fans or even hockey fans in general all know about the leafs and their struggles these past few games. the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost 6 straight being outscored 29-15 over that spand and have lost 7 of their last 8 and even the game that they HAVE won in that 8 game period they shuld have lost if it wasnt for Tellqvist making 43 saves as the Leafs were outshot 45-21. If you ask me the Leafs have to do something about this and John Ferguson Jr. needs to pull off some deals because this D will NOT get the Leafs into the post-season simply because its basically Kaberle and McCabe thats running this Defence. Klee is having a shit year, Khavanov i dont even wanna get into him, he cant shoot, pass and even hit if his life depended on it, this guy is getting thrown around each night and Aki Berg..i dont know what JFJ was thinking signing this guy for a 1.2 million dollar deal!!!…I know the Leafs are hurting right now with guys like Lindros, McCabe and Tucker, their 3 top scorers but guys have to step up like we’ve seen in the past. Guys like O’niell, Allison, Sundin, Kaberle and even guys like Wellwood and Antropov. If the Leafs are gonna get out of this slump they need to make some changes, not firing Quinn he’s done a awesome job in Toronto but when i say make changes i mean TRADES!!…first of all Sundin 6 million for what? 10 Goals, 30 Points..c’mon 2 goals in the Leafs past 10 games…horrible especially when you of all people needs to step it up!!! Trade guys like Antropov, Khavanov, Klee, Sundin, Allison and just throw Berg on waivers!!…Heres some trades that i think would help out the Leafs.

To Vancouver: Sundin, Belfour

To Toronto: Jovanovski, Morrison, Salo and Ruutu or a 2nd round pick

To Boston: Allison, Czerkawski, Berg and a 3rd round pick

To Toronto: Leetch, Tanabe

To Pittsburgh: Antropov

To Toronto: Malone

To Chicago: Klee, Khavanov and a 4th round pick

To Toronto: Barnaby, Vandermeer

To Pittsburgh: Domi, Wilm, Kronwall

To Toronto: Recchi, Boguniecki

To Toronto: Roloson

To Minnisota: White, 6th round pick


Go out and sign Roman Checkmanic or make a trade with St.Louis involving ex-Senator Patrick Lalime since he is struggling in St.Louis and in the minors BUT dont forget this guy had an outstanding 5 years with Ottawa and great in the playoff’s but the team couldnt score to actually get by the Toronto Maple Leafs

I know some of these deals sound a bit harsh and weird BUT they make sense because all the teams i picked accept Vancouver are struggling. That trade sounds best too…Sundin going to Vanvouver, think of that line

Bertuzzi-Sundin-Naslund…Dave Nonis wuld defiently make that deal because Sundin and Naslund are teammates in the Olympics and Morrison wants out ALSO Belfour isnt sitting in Toronto, he isnt having his year with this defence PLUS Vancouver needs a goalie since Cloutier is out. For the Boston trade, rumors are going around that Boston is sending Leetch back to Toronto and Allison is going back to Boston but i thot throw Tanabe in there because he’s physical and throw czerkawski in the deal because he wont stick in Toronto..they wont give him a chance to get back to his 20 goal seasons. and as for the other trades they make sense…Malone wants in Toronto, the Leafs are tired of waiting for Antropov to become a point per game player. The Chicago trade is good because Chicago wants to unload $$ because they arnt making the playoffs and the Leafs get a guy like Tucker who can hit and score at times and Vandermeer for a 7th Defenceman. As for the Pittsburgh trade…whoever is reading this…your thinking that will never happen rite?…well we all know Pittsburgh defiently will not make the playoffs…and Recchi is a UFA at the end of this year and Boguniecki can hit and score…these trades gives the leafs solid defence down the middle and good scoring!!

Heres the lines with these trades!!

Tucker Morrison Recchi

Steen Wellwood O’niell

Malone Lindros Barnaby

Boguniecki Stajan Ponakarovski

McCabe Kaberle

Leetch Jovanovski

Salo Tanabe




I believe this lineup is WAY better then what the leafs have as of right now..especially the Defence…that Defence can win a stanley cup by itself, its solid right down the middle and it gives guys like Coliacovo to stay in the minors for one more year because they arnt ready to play in the NHL….i know all of these deals wouldnt go down in one year but they all make sense…PLUS the salary is actually better PLUS the cap is going up…Heres the amount of $$$ these guys make this season

Morrison:————- 3.2 Million

Tucker:————— 1.5 Million

Lindros:————— 1.5 Million

Recchi:————— 2.2 Million

O’niell:—————- 1.5 Million

Wellwood:———— 600, 000

Malone:————— 750, 000

Stajan:—————- 800, 000

Steen:—————– 720, 000

Ponikarovski:——— 700, 000

Boguniecki:———– 500, 000

Barnaby:————- 1.2 Million

McCabe:———— 3.5 Million

Kaberle:————- 2.2 Million

Jovanovski:————- 3.9 Million

Leetch:————– 4 Million

Tanabe:———— 800, 000

Vandermeer——– 500, 000

Salo:—————- 1.5 Million

Roloson:———— 1.6 Million

Tellqvist:————- 500, 000

TOTAL TEAM CAP: 27.4 Million Dollars of cap space

With only 27.4Million in cap space this gives the Leafs ALOT of room considering their salary right now is at 36 Million. Plus with the addition of the cap actually going up from 40 to 45 million this gives the Leafs more room. So with all this room the Leafs can go out next season and sign big name free agents such as: Roenick, LeClair, Jovanovski, Daze, Lidstrom, Peca, Jokinen, Straka, Chara or Redden, Mara, Morris, Weight, Kubina, Friesen or even Kolzig!!…In The next few weeks before the deadline it will be interesting to see who goes where and how JFJ uses his “plan”…we shall see wont we.