The Maple Leafs have traded Carlo Colaicovo and Alex Steen to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Lee Stempniak.
Stempniak, 25, a native of West Seneca, N.Y., scored 27 goals two seasons ago.
This season, he has three goals and 10 assists through 14 games.
Is this a good move for the Leafs? Have your say in our forum.
Colaiacovo, Steen dealt to Blues
McCabe is still a good offensive defenceman and hopefully under coach Wilson will improve defensively.
You can't just buy out players - you have to look at how it affects the cap.
gordholio, 2008-06-24 05:18:17
As for Kubina, Toronto will trade him this summer.
gordholio, 2008-06-24 05:16:21
He had a shot at Schenn or Filatov, but instead traded down to get a lesser player (but more lower picks).
Then he traded down again to pick up another lower pick.
Having all these lower picks are fine, but I'd rather have one star than a bunch of third line players.
gordholio, 2008-06-23 19:30:03
Cut the fat, by the deadline Tucker and McCabe will hopefully have enough desire to win that another season on the outside looking in will convince these guys to move on.
Load up on 1st rounders, Kubina, Poni, Antropov, Steen and Carlo need to go 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounders packaged with a few of these guys should land a couple. The Leafs will be near the bottom this year which is actually a good thing. Take the time to do it right, a couple more bad years will bring the type of players desperatly needed.
Wayne, 2008-06-23 18:52:53
Next, find players who would rather win than exercise their no-trade contracts and comfortably remain with a loser. Oh heck, just read the MacLean's article, it had the problem pegged.
Thomas, 2008-06-23 16:20:13
Is JFJ in jail yet? What a mess he left with Sundin. If he leaves Laffs get a big fat zero. Peddie was responsible for the idiot but was never held accountable. Incredible.
So far there has been very little change in the roster. Waiting for the shake up but thanks to JFJ it might not amount to much.
Ron, 2008-06-23 13:01:20