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What should the Leafs do?
Tue, January 8, 2008

The Maple Leafs felt like throwing a hockey stick through the television following last night's 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, preferably at the big HD screen at National Hockey League headquarters in Toronto.

But angry Nik Antropov took the team's anger at a costly overtime penalty and three video replay reversals the hardest, hurling his stick towards referees Mike Leggo and Don Koharski after Rod Brind'Amour netted the game-winner.

Forget about throwing hockey sticks. What about throwing in the towel on the season? What should the Leafs do before the trade deadline? Have your say in our forum.

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who knows which way the wind will blow tommorow?, or which leaf defence men will show up!!

time for maurice to weed a couple out..out..!!!
nels skaalid, 2007-11-03 13:24:40

I understand that, Bob. But what I was trying to relate in those two long posts was that, when they DID pick - even late in the draft - it has to be assumed that the choices were based upon scouting recommendations. Just look at the names bypassed. And it wasn't one or two isolated drafts. It was year after year after year. So you have to wonder who, exactly, they would have picked had they retained those high choices they traded away.
George O'Leary, 2007-11-03 11:05:17

This reminds me of something I read a few months ago on a canoe site.

"Jason Blake is a better choice than Ryan Smyth"

With a mindset like that, it's a no win situation for the Toilet Paper Leafs!
Stevie Harper, 2007-11-03 08:12:05

Hey George, I was simply responding to a comment that the Leafs have very little youth in their organization. Apparently the scouting staff were shaking their heads this year, as again, high picks were traded for Toskala.In the last five years, Toronto has had 2 first round picks, one of which, Rask, is already gone. It's hard to build through the draft with few high picks. Thanks for the history lesson though.
Bob Ashdown, 2007-11-03 07:13:44

Yeah right !!!! The LOSERS are gonna miss the playoffs again!
Scott, 2007-11-03 01:19:21

The only way the maple laffs are going to get any better is to get rid of Abbot and Castello.You know who i meen.They are on the way to being the lauging stock again this year.Ferguson find another job.
Bob, 2007-11-03 01:18:35

Whoa

Watchootalkinbout Willis? Everything you said doesn't make sense.

Pat Quinn making the team better? I'd say Tucker had a career year last year and McCabe and Kaberle were no better under him.

Yes Quinn did manage to rally the troops to beat the Sens, but that was a bad thing. This caused Leaf Nation to actually think the team was better than it actually was and now, they are looking for scapegoats to account for the lack of parades around here.

Quinn is a fossil and would be lost in the new NHL. BUT, they might have pulled a Philadelphia last year, gotten so desperate to make the required changes and actually have improved like the Flyers, so maybe it wouldn't have been all bad.
Rick W., 2007-11-02 16:20:40

George

I am sure you have heard Gord Stellick tell the story about Ballard telling the scouts to stay in the local area. According to Stellick that is why they drafted the 3 Belleville Bulls with there top 3 picks. LOL Scott Thorton, Steve Bancroft and Rob Pearson were the 3 I believe.
Jimmy, 2007-11-02 07:18:37

Funny you should mention Wendel Clark, Jimmy. He was picked 1st overall in the 1985 draft. 2nd was Craig Simpson. Toronto then picked Ken Spangler 22nd and thereby missed out on Joe Nieuwendyk (27) and Mike Richter (28).

In 1986 they took Vincent Damphousse 6th, having passed on Brian Leetch (9), Adam Graves (22) and Teppo Numminen (29);

1987's pick was Luke Richardson (7th), passing on Keith Osborne (12), Joe Sakic (15), and Bryan Marchment (16).

In 1988 they took Scott Pearson 6th. After that Martin Gelinas went 7th, Jeremy Roenick 8th, Tod Brind'Amour 9th, Teemu Selanne 10th.

In 1989 they must have fallen in love with the name Pearson, as Rob Pearson was their choice at 12th pick. Olaf Kolzig went 19th, Adam Foote 22nd, Kent Manderville 24th, and Rob Zamuner 45th.

Drake Berehowsky was their first choice, 10th over all, in 1990 - passing up Brad May (14), Keith Tkachuk (19) and Martin Brodeur (20).

In 1991 they didn't pick until 47th, taking Yanic Perreault. Michael Nylander went 54th.

In 1992 they took Brandon Convery 8th. Sergei Gonchar went 14th, Jason Smith 18th, and Martin Straka 19th. The Leafs then took Grant Marshall 23rd, with Valeri Bure going 33rd, and Michael Peca 40th.

1993's pick was Kenny Jonsson (12th), with Rodd Bertuzzi going 23rd.

Eric Fichaud at 16th was their first pick in 1994, while a guy named Patrik Elias went 61st.

Look at this list, and the previous one, and sum up their picks and then tell me how many games those picks played for the Leafs in total. Dismal doesn't do their scouting staff justice!


George O'Leary, 2007-11-01 18:20:11

Bob,

The scouting department is the back bone of any organization. That is why the Leafs are in such a mess. Its been a long time since any of their first rounders has made any impact. Only one I can think of was Wendel Clark, and he was drafted in the mid 80's.

Detroit has built their team from great drafting.
Jimmy, 2007-11-01 10:55:55

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