Will Bryan McCabe return to the Maple Leafs lineup just in time to be traded?
The Leafs highest paid defenceman has been a target of boo birds in Toronto for his play. Should the Leafs try and trade McCabe?
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Following right behind should be Hal Gil and Pavel Kubina.
The Leafs defence is brutal. Dump salaries now and go after good, proven players. Redden will be a free agent, thats a good start.
Trade Sundin at the deadline also. If they can trade all these players they will free up around 17 - 18 million to sign free agents in the summer.
I dont see any hope in the future with any good, young kids in junior or the AHL.
Jimmy, 2007-10-17 12:00:56
This being said, I think TO management has attempted to improve the situation in net the last two years, so they are at least trying. Gone are the days where they could just bring a supporting cast of overpaid fossils in to ensure they make the playoffs but fall a few rounds short. In this environment, I would trade McCabe, Sundin and Tucker to get some young talent that might be ready in a few years to go along with their other young players. It's not going to beat a team filled with Crosbys, Malkins and Fleurys, but they should gradually improve and give them cap room to boot.
That and lay off the goalies. The last few games I've noticed Raycroft especially has been left out to dry and has played well despite some losses. Give him a break. The 40 years without a cup are not his fault.
Rick W., 2007-10-17 10:57:40