Leafs should tank this season
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02-05-2006, 11:06 PM
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I absolutely agree that the team needs to tank like no tomorrow. in my opinion, there is a short list of players that should remain untouchable and they are:
-> Tucker (hardest worker on the team)
-> Carlo (young and showing promise)
-> Lindros ( somethiing like 22 points in 30 games, not bad for third liner)
-> Steen (young and showing promise)
-> Welly (young and showing promise)
-> Stajan (young and showing promise)
-> Poni (tough and physical, and somewhat fast too)
-> Sundin (no matter what many say, I believe that he is a great balance of skill and leadership and is still worth keeping)
(by untouchable, I mean we should not think about trading at all)
I think McCabe and/or Kaberle should stay as well, just because we need reliable defense, more than anything. Everyone else can be used as leverage (except probably Antropov) for more picks/ prospects.
Just my opinion though.
Those are great picks. I would add all of the other young leafs dmen Kronwall, Harrison and maybe Woz. I would keep Kaberle instead of McCabe. Why? Have you ever seen a more smooth skating dman in the NHL that can carry the puck as well as he can from his own end to the oppostions end. Man that is sure nice to watch.
Nothing bad to say about McCabe, but I think he may fetch us more if we trade him. He will be hard to replace because of his booming one timers, but the Leafs have enough two way defencemen.
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