View Single Post
Old
11-14-2012, 09:09 PM
  #526
Vankiller Whale
Maybe HE can score
 
Vankiller Whale's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 24,251
vCash: 5555
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
Yeah, and that was with a playoff team to put them over the top. Toronto's one of the worst teams in the league.
Their goals for were above average. Their goals against was abysmal. I'm guessing that going from argubly the worst starter in the league to a 3x Vezina nominated goaltender would drastically change that.

Not to mention that free agents this year(Getzlaf, Weiss, Zajac, etc) would be far more inclined to sign with a team looking to contend now.

How does:

JVR-Getzlaf/Weiss-Kessel
Kadri-Grabovski-Kulemin

As a top-6 look?(Possibly sub in Lupul if a different package is used)

along with a D core of Phaneuf/Gardiner/Liles/Gunnarsson with Holzer and Rielly pushing for roster spots?

And of course, Luongo in net.

Of course, if Burke decides to stick it out for another couple of years trying to rebuild, Lupul would likely walk and try to find a cup ring somewhere. The year after Phaneuf an Kessel are UFAs. With no signs of on ice improvement or stable goaltending, they'd also be looking to find a cup ring. Lupul and Phaneuf would be almost 30, and Kessel likely wouldn't want to stick around wasting prime years.

Keeping with a losing atmosphere would be a huge mistake.


Last edited by Vankiller Whale: 11-14-2012 at 09:18 PM.
Vankiller Whale is online now