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Interactif 07-02-2011 11:17 AM

What Now?
 
Richards signing with The Rangers was the last chance the Leafs had to acquire a #1C for the season. Where does Burke go from here?

A trade would be costly, after years of not having any prospects in the system does he bankrupt the franchise to get that number #1 C? Or does he sit tight and wait for Kadri or Colborne to develop?

Seems to me there isn't much out there, TB will match any offer sheet Leafs fwd to Stamkos, Connelly and Arnott are not the answer. The 2011-12 season looks challenging now that all the eastern teams are upgraded.

A high pick in a superb draft class is the only viable solution. Fact is the Leafs are exactly the team they were at the end of the 2010-11 season minus Brent and Giguere. Liles is a nice add but this was a minor move.

Look for a difficult season ahead, unless Burke mortages draft picks and prospects for immediate help.

dubey 07-02-2011 11:17 AM

Stamkos was the real target all along :D

stakesishigh 07-02-2011 11:18 AM

Lottery pick perhaps, one that hopefully we'll hold onto.

dredeye 07-02-2011 11:18 AM

lottery pick?

hackm 07-02-2011 11:18 AM

Tim Connolly and enough duct tape to hold him together.

jmart21 07-02-2011 11:18 AM

how is this the "last chance"?

Suntouchable13 07-02-2011 11:19 AM

He has to do something. He can't miss the playoffs for the 4th straight year as GM.

Stan Dupcomic 07-02-2011 11:19 AM

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he will be better than Richards :naughty:

Schenn 07-02-2011 11:19 AM

Gagne for 2 years.
Connolly for 1 year.
Maybe Drury for 1 year.


Hopefully.

Stephen23 07-02-2011 11:19 AM

Stamkos is my guess.

Stan Dupcomic 07-02-2011 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubey (Post 34525973)
Stamkos was the real target all along :D

I like how quickly you change your avatar.

Phion Keneuf 07-02-2011 11:20 AM

Nail !!!!!

blasted_Sabre 07-02-2011 11:20 AM

Offer sheet Stamkos. I'd rather do that then trade for a player. I liuke the assets we have vs the picks we'd have to give up.

Now the question is, do we ahve the piucks necassary to offer sheet him?

Erza Scarlet 07-02-2011 11:20 AM

Looking forward to 2014 and new management.

InShannyWeTrust 07-02-2011 11:20 AM

We All Take A Deep Breath And Hope Tml Management Has Another Trade To Pull Out Of Their Butts That Doesnt Cost Us Schenn Or Kulemin.. I Could Care Less About Anyone Else

ThreeHundred 07-02-2011 11:22 AM

Max offer sheet for Stamkos. Burke get your *** to Toronto and do something before you get crucified

dubplatepressure 07-02-2011 11:22 AM

Not even close to the "last chance".

Just the last UFA chance. I think Connolly could in fact provide a solid 1st line C role for us, and work well with Kessel.

Interactif 07-02-2011 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen23 (Post 34526173)
Stamkos is my guess.

4 1st round picks, is he worth it? Can he get us to the promised land? Burke and his rules said he doesn't do offer sheets, unless he tells the GM out of curteousy can we make a deal, whatever he and Yzerman come up with, it will be costly.

jaateloauto 07-02-2011 11:22 AM

We still have Kadri and Colborne as our top prospects. Grabovski is just as good a #1C as a guy like Weiss would be. Leafs are not any further away from getting a center for Kessel than they were yesterday.

And we're not getting Stamkos, just give it up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Interactif (Post 34526451)
4 1st round picks, is he worth it? Can he get us to the promised land? Burke and his rules said he doesn't do offer sheets, unless he tells the GM out of curteousy can we make a deal, whatever he and Yzerman come up with, it will be costly.

Myth: Burke doesn't do offer sheets

mooseOAK* 07-02-2011 11:23 AM

Every thread seems to be populated with the tank morons today. Why is that?

I've heard rumblings that there is a Plan B so we will have to wait and see.

jmart21 07-02-2011 11:23 AM

People need to stop talking about offersheeting. Tampa will match and that will eliminate any chance at us getting Stamkos. If Burke is serious about getting Stamkos, he'll look to go via trade.

Interactif 07-02-2011 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaateloauto (Post 34526459)
We still have Kadri and Colborne as our top prospects. Grabovski is just as good a #1C as a guy like Weiss would be. Leafs are not any further away from getting a center for Kessel than they were yesterday.

And we're not getting Stamkos, just give it up.

Your kidding me?

dubplatepressure 07-02-2011 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thetruth99 (Post 34526377)
Max offer sheet for Stamkos. Burke get your *** to Toronto and do something before you get crucified

This silly win-right-now sentiment is exactly what got us into all this trouble in the first place.

take a freaking breath and relax

Suntouchable13 07-02-2011 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mooseOAK (Post 34526491)
Every thread seems to be populated with the tank morons today. Why is that?

I've heard rumblings that there is a Plan B so we will have to wait and see.

Yea, you know the people with their tank posts are really ruining a great message board to a lot of people. It is NOT ok to lose and miss the playoffs.

Fabs 07-02-2011 11:25 AM

Leave the team as it is and hope we suck enough for a lottery pick.


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