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
The Sundin thing is unfathomable. By not sanctioning a trade he definitely hurt the Laffs and himself. Still the best player on the Laffs who makes the others look bad in comparison but he should have allowed the trade to happen.
I repeat: change most of the scouting and coaching staff and basically let younger players who haven't been awarded a million dollar contract have a go. It will take a couple of years but I am absolutely fed up with the current cast who keep repeating "we should have done this, we should have done that." Point is they can't do it. There are only a few players worth keeping but if a good offer (a high draft pick) comes along, there isn't one player on the roster who should be untouchable.
Clean house, Fletch!
PS. Get a few lawyers onto JFJ to sue for the return of 90% of his salary which he stole under false pretenses.
Ron, 2008-03-28 13:11:10
Second, get rid of those not willing to pay the price. Fancy soft playing doesn't cut it, they need some grit.
Third, new leadership, management, coaching and players. Quite obvious there was motivation problem until desparation mode kicked in.
Gary, 2008-03-28 12:25:24
Thanks to the Frozen Five it will be a real challenge, given the lack of cap room created, to make serious changes in the near future. Fans, unite and don't fill the ACC every game to send a strong messege to management-hit them in the pocket book!
Ward Moroz, 2008-03-28 11:27:32
evilJaze, 2008-03-28 11:14:41
Then add in Kaberle (4,250,000), Toskala (4,000,000) Ponikarovsky (2,240,000), Antropoc (2.150,000) and Steen (1,700,000) and that's $37,990,000 for 10 players.
Doesn't leave a whole lot with which to flesh out the rest of the 20-man roster.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-28 10:50:12