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
Heres hopeing !
Johnny, 2008-04-23 08:40:22
However, I will wait and see how they expect this guy to be able to find takers for the likes of McCabe, Blake, Tucker, Kubina when no one else could accomplish that. Or do they believe that, because Burke is on the scene, somehow these guys will turn their careers around?
With or without Burke, they are a good 2 to 3 years aways from even remotely becoming a contender for a title, never mind make the Top 8!
I suppose the re-building has to start somewhere, but I don't see anything in his career that suggests he is capable of building a consistent winner.
Vancouver never won anything, and although the Ducks did win a Cup, he inherited that team pretty much from someone else, and one year later his brilliant moves got them bounced in the 2st round.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-04-22 20:27:55
If he gets hired by the Leafs, it will not be too long before they will want to turf him out.
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-04-22 19:58:11
I am shocked this is such a big story, I would be embarrassed if I was an employee of the Leafs organization to come out and say they have formed a search committee.
Knowing how the Leafs run there organization all 3 will probably want someone different than the other 2 and meddling Peddie will be the tie breaker lol.
Robert, 2008-04-22 19:09:56
Kenny Holland is a better GM I believe, he has put a very good scouting department together in Detroit that has found quite a few late round draft picks that have been solid players in Detroit.
Even Jim Nil ( Hollands right hand man for many years ) would be just as good as Burke. There are more considerations than just Burke as the be all and end all GM of the Leafs.
Gary, 2008-04-22 18:55:28
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Kevin, 2008-04-19 11:57:50
I guess Peddie the meddler picked this 3 panel group to hire the new GM so in a round a bout way Peddie was still involved.
Go figure lol
John, 2008-04-17 11:02:00
Burke doesnt get along with a lot of people, its just his nature. It doesnt change the fact that he is a very viable GM for many teams, including Vancouver. Sometimes hatchets can be buried in the name of success.
Norbit, 2008-04-16 13:36:46