Well, it's another Peca thread, but it's a new rumour.
Source: Mojo 640
Apparentely the price for Michael Peca would be Matthew Stajan.
Without taking into account the VALUE of the players exchanged; this is not a good deal from a Leafs standpoint.
Stajan is one the few good prospects/young forwards that the Leafs have. He has played very well for the Maple Leafs in all situations and at 19 is looking like a fixture on the squad.
The Leafs do not need to add another forward, even if it someone of Peca's calibre.
IF the Leafs are to make any moves, then a trade for a #1 defenseman (doubtful if whether the Leafs have the assets to make such a deal, or if they can afford to part with the assets needed to make such a deal) or a top #4 defenseman.
i didn't see it as a cheap shot. referees construed it as kneeing.
Bad call by the refs as Lundmark moved at the very last minute to cause a thigh on thigh situation, Peca didn't move his legs at all and what can i say, just plain bad luck for him.
Oh by the way, the way Peca played tonight the Leafs will have to add more to the deal if they want him.
all the interviews with nieuwendyk and nolan about the kid matt stajan as a feel good thing. how he learns from them etc.
matt stajan is the love child of the toronto maple leafs
Aren't Nieuwendyk and Stajan roommates this year? That bodes very very well for Stajan's development in my eyes considering how hard he pushed Langenbrunner and Friesen to be better players on a game to game basis last season. Friesen ended up turning around his career in a big way while Langenbrunner emerged as one of the Devils most important players in short order. Joe is a great team player.
TSN: "Milbury wanted Stajan included in any deal."
Does that say Stajan straight up? Nope. It says Stajan as part of a deal. What part of that don't you understand?
Not trying to flame you dude, but you are dreaming if you really believe you are getting Peca straight up for Stajan. And, I still say, it is reasonably likely Steen will be an Islander when this is all over.