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
Tucker, it seems, is destined never to see the playoffs.
Gary O., 2009-03-31 13:36:49
Ron Wilson holds his players accountable, unlike Paul Maurice, who just kept playing them no matter what.
gordholio, 2009-03-23 05:18:44
Jason Blake will remain a Maple Leaf for the duration of his contract. He's a decent player, but nobody is going to trade for him for the salary he makes.
Burke is doing a decent job; you can't rebuild overnight.
The big thing about the Leafs is that Antropov and Moore (2 of their best players) were traded, yet the team is still doing well.
I think the scenario was to trade these guys and let the team sort of decline a bit and get a higher pick, but that hasn't happened.
It says a lot about the character of the remaining players, doesn't it?
The Leafs will probably get a top 7 or 8 pick and will get a pretty decent player, but not the type of guy that can step in right away like Luke Schenn did.
Also, Kaberle may be moved either to go up in the draft (top 5 spot) or for a 1st rounder and a good, young player.
Give it time. We are all tired of squeaking into the playoffs and going nowhere.
gordholio, 2009-03-23 05:17:29
Also, cap space is one thing. Attracting players with that money is something else. The really good ones want to go where they have a chance of winning the cup - which leaves the Leafs out for at least 3 more years. Those just chasing the big bucks might sign with Toronto - but they rarely make any team better with that attitude.
And finally, Burke is not necessarily looked upon with much friendliness by most of the rest of the league's GMs - in fact many hate his guts - so don't expect him to make any canoe for Cadillac deals.
He is not the genius the wishful-thinkers like to believe he is.
Gary O., 2009-03-20 15:27:12
Looks good on you TO (by the way they are not Canada's team).
Dave, 2009-03-17 20:30:22