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 is time to stop rewarding failing franchises and mediocrity by allowing them to remain in the top league in the world. Why not follow the example of most of the football leagues in Europe. Bottom 4 teams in the "elite" league are dropped and the top 4 in the "minors" are brought up.
Accepting this type of policy would ensure that each team would ensure that it is in their best interest to actually compete for a playoff spot, instead of worrying about providing hefty contracts to "fan favourites" and those that have enteched themselves in their respective communities. Read Sundin, McCabe, Tucker, Blake, Kubina, Bell, Raycroft, and Colaiacovo.
Voice of Reason, 2008-05-29 11:26:04
Their new Genernal manager nees to grow a set of balls and not listen to the Whiny players. Perhaps the new GM should watch the movie Eddie with Whoppie Goldberg. It's a good movie. It may be baskerball but it can defiently help the GM for Toronto
The Toronto Hockey Club needs to grow a set of balls and start playing actual Candian hockey again.
Wow what a cospect.
A hockey Fan, 2008-05-29 10:26:41
New blood, new coach and GM. Why are they looking at failures coming thru the old revolving door? If you owned a biz, would you keep hiring previously unsuccessful fired personnel? Why not look for those who bring a winning and successful philosophy with them ... not excuses.
Coach Gary, 2008-05-28 12:53:15
2. Do Not sign Sundin. The leafs need to be bad next year, and get a top pick.
3. get rid of as many of their players as they can - they need young players (and more Canadian players)
TML1967, 2008-05-28 12:35:44
Fletch gave John Pohl his walking papers. Only JFJ and the Laffs could have thought a plumber like Pohl was a hockey player. So far the biggest problem remains the lack of people in the Laffs organization who can tell a good hockey player from a bad one. Fletch start hiring a scout or two. The Laffs need talent assessors desperately.
When Peddie was told Armstrong was being considered for the GM position, he thought George "Armie" "The Chief" was just the man for the job. Thats right, Peddie had to be told it was the other Armstrong not The Chief.
Ron Bollman, 2008-05-28 11:48:28
They should join the AHL or ECHL where they would be competitive. With the Leafs out of the NHL maybe you writers can find something else to talk about besides your pathetic hockey team, managers and owners. They can take Bob Cole with them that way we would not have to put up with him on HNIC.
It is a sad day when that mess is all you see on the Net when there are good organizations out West like the Oilers and Flames. If Leaf management what to learn how to run an organization come out west.
Let start the chant "Go Leafs Go - Go the the AHL"
Dave, 2008-05-28 10:14:08
Lets talk about the good Canadian teams that make the playoffs not these losers that only care about how many millions they made this past year.
John, 2008-05-21 12:52:09