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
jamey grundy, 2008-06-11 17:59:05
If they really are waiting for Saint Burke, that is another year down the tubes for someone who is really no better than a lot of others who are available.
Tom Veil, 2008-06-11 17:09:36
And when you say "dump those contracts" I assume you're referring to Blake $15 mil with 4 years to go), Tucker ($9 mil with 3 years left), McCabe $14,450,000 with 3 years left) and Kubina ($10 mil over 2 years). Dump them how? If he buys them out it will cost the cap two-thirds of their salaries, or something in the area of $32 million over several years.
If you mean trade them, exactly who do you see not only taking on the very albatross salaries the Leafs are trying desperately to get rid of, but also give up draft picks in exchange?
Any such GM would have to be brain-dead.
And if Saint Burke rides to the rescue on his white steed, how will he be able to do any more to get rid of those salaries than Fletcher? He's less popular around the league than a skunk and you know other GMs will love watching him twist on the rope.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-06-04 19:42:36