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
It seems sort of backwards to hire a coach first, but they probably just signed him for one year and will let a new GM decide whether to keep Wilson after a year or not.
At least he's a decent, qualified coach who has had some success. I really don't know much about his style except that San Jose always did very well during the regular season, but choked in the playoffs.
gordholio, 2008-06-02 17:40:48
First Fletcher says he wouldn't be firing Maurice. Then he does a turnabout, and justifies it by saying it's only fair to Maurice to give him more time to find a new job since any new GM coming in will likely want to hire his own coach.
Now it's reported they are looking at Ron Wilson as the next coach even before they decide on a GM! So, in effect, if whoever comes in as the next GM doesn't like Wilson for whatever reason, he winds up firing the guy brought in by the interim management "team" and paying him for the balance of whatever contract he signs!
Talk about circling the wagons and firing inwards.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-06-02 12:26:18
gordholio, 2008-06-01 20:28:24
Good job this search committee is doing, by the time they finally target someone they will be gone.
Still have to laugh at this organization having to form a search committee to find a gm, thats too frigging funny lol.
Have to also say what a top notch this search committee is, Kirke a sports lawyer ( no front office experience running an NHL team ) and Peddie he Buttinski lmao, a business man again no hockey knowledge and the 1 man that has tons of experience Fletcher is on the outside looking in lmao. Is it really a wonder why this organization is such a mess, they cant do anything right lol.
Kevin, 2008-05-29 22:55:20
If you hate the Leafs so much why get your panties in a knot over them? Oh and if you think "Eddie" was a good movie you have no taste what so ever and your judgement of ANYTHING is really tainted.
ps...whats a cospect?????
GO LEAFS GO!
just trying to help, 2008-05-29 21:06:32
That idea remains me of the game Blitz the League. ((Don't really care for the game though... Too easy for me
A hockey fan, 2008-05-29 11:53:06