He's got another year on his contract, I wouldn't want him taking a spot from one of the young guys next year
We have a lot holes at forward, and while we can pencil in youngsters to compete for those spots next year, more competition is a good thing. I think Stewart is well worth it given we can waive him down the road ourselves if need be. Certainly wouldn't want to give up an asset for him, but ours is a team that can definitely give some ictime to him this season to see whether he can be a fit. Big and tough doesn't hurt either.
Kevin Allen of USA Today says Ottawa is pushing hard to get Tuomo.. but the price is high.. Im really curious if we get this done.
First let me admit I haven't seen him play much over his time in Carolina so take my post with a grain of salt. What I wonder is if this acquisition makes any sense for this team. Looking at his stats and reading only tells a small part of the story but he sort of looks like Brenden Morrow lite on paper. Fair comparison?
Definitely doesn't look like someone we'd pick up for offense... assuming he's playing with Staal already I don't think playing with Spezza is going to change his numbers much.
If the price is as steep as people are saying it doesn't sound like a good move. Is this guy a game changer in disguise?
It might just be the tie's the Ruutu's have with the Sens organization that have some speculating that he is on our radar, and he very well could be, but I'm not willing to give up the farm for him, I'd sooner just try and sign him July 1st where all your giving up is cap space.
How is Colborne more attractive? DaCosta is a better bet to be a good player in the NHL and has shown flashes of brilliance in the NHL early this season ans is ppg in the AHL and is only 21.
You think Colborne is more attractive only cuz the Leafs system is so damn weak compared to the Sens prospect pool where DaCosta might not even be in the top 4 or 5 prospects??
DaCosta is one hell of a skilled slick player who can skate.
Colborne is tall awkward weak and uncoordinated still
You do realize that that Colborne has as many NHL points in less then half the games, is 6 months younger and is close to a PPG player in the AHL as well, right? Not to mention, he has NHL size, unlike Da Costa.
There are plenty of reasons to like both players, no need to be flabbergasted that someone likes a leafs prospect better then one of ours.