What are your thoughts on how the Leafs' roster is shaping up? Who should stay and who should go before the trade deadline? Have your say in our forum.
Pogge gets little support from Leafs
Keep Kaberle, dump Fingers and Toskala. Why Toskala? Vesa just isn't a 1st string goalie and he is too overpaid to be pushed into a back up role. As for Fingers, he prefers to poke check rather than be physical and that isn't the style of play that wins hockey games. White and Ponikarovsky are also expendable but cheap in the case of White and not exhorbitant in the case of Ponikarovsky.
Burke has earned his pay this week. Another week like this and I will have to stop Laffing at the Laffs!
Laffing at the Laffs, 2009-07-07 15:35:13
Its amazing the way the TO scribes hang on Burke's every word "We're going after Tavares and little Schenn" he said. Nobody asked how when he clearly wasn't going to part with Schenn the Elder. Maybe now Burke realizes how few assets he has at his disposal, thanks of course to JFJ, Dave Morisson and Mike Penney.
His draft picks have been rated the best of any Cdn team. But at this point when not one draft pick has played an NHL game who is to tell what the future will hold?
For certain at this point the Laffs roster is horrible and Burke's addition of Brad May and 2 college kids is really not much progress. If he is trying for the first pick next year, not a bad strategy by the way, he is doing a fine job. That 7th pick is just not high enough to get a guaranteed winner.
Laffing at the Laffs, 2009-06-29 09:22:00
My answer to that is I think the talent was absolutely drained out of the entire system as soon as JFJ arrived and efforts to date to turn things around are a long way from showing any results.
Burke has brought in Brad May and a couple of college kids. Its going to be real hard to build this roster around one good potential star defenceman (Schenn) and nothing else.
I can see the Laffs in the playoffs maybe in 2 years but building a team like Detroit's isn't going to happen with the likes of Dave Morrison and Mike Penny as Directors of Amateur and Pro Scouting calling out the names of the future Laffs.
Laffing at the Laffs, 2009-05-22 11:48:46
Using your logic gordholio, Wilson is also a subpar coach when coaching a subpar team (the Lefs had a better record last year under Maurice) and a good coach when coaching a good team (i.e., San Jose).
Pretty much applies to ALL coaches I would think.
Gary O., 2009-05-14 14:28:00
I didn't say Toronto would want them back. Merely pointed out that each is probably happier to be where they are. Including Wellwood and Sundin who at least got to be part of a team that went 10 games deep into the playoffs. Something no Leaf has experienced in four years!
Gary O., 2009-05-12 20:07:13
Kyle Wellwood and Mats Sundin were disappointments in the playoffs. Wellwood was scratched quite a bit.
Hal Gill is on a good team in Pittsburgh, but he is a less than average and slow defenceman.
We wouldn't take ANY of them back in Toronto.
gordholio, 2009-05-12 04:33:11
Do you think ANY of them would trade that to be back in Toronto?
Gary O., 2009-04-30 22:57:19