dude are you aki berg????? or his dad or his kid... aki berg was a pylon on the leaf blueline... i dont know who was worst him or hal gill
He made a lot of bonehead plays, but he was definitely not a pylon. He was pretty fast, and mobile for a big guy. He just couldn't get past the mental part of the game. Always had the skill to be a top pairing guy. There's a reason he was drafted 3rd overall. He topped out at a #4, but was a bottom pairing guy for much of his career.
Boyes+McCauley+1st for Owen Nolan is ahead of the Raycroft trade
One thing that is really dumb, is why were the Leafs so trigger happy to make a trade when they had a top 5 pick in the past.
Yes the Nolan trade is right up there. That was brutal. Boyes a probable 40 goal scorer over the next few years and McCauley was a solid 2 way player when healthy and great team guy. I love Nolan but he was done when he came here.
Aki starred in 52 playoff games. +2 career. aki was there for the brutal series with the islanders. aki took out mike peca that series.
Adam Mair only had one decent playoff run with Buffalo, but he was scrub 4th liner. aki played in the top 4 during toronto's runs.
one of pat quinn's best trade in this poster's ppinion. shame on u.
Correction, it was Roberts who finished off Peca with the knee hit. Berg did do a decent job we just hated him because he was a 3rd overall bust and had high expectations. However, he wasn't a bad stay at home guy. Cory Cross on the other hand jesus christ.
Honestly the Aki Berg trade wasn't bad. Mair and Cammalleri for Berg would be bad, but Mair and a 2nd for Berg wasn't bad at all. No one could predict that our 2nd rounder would become anything special.
I'm pretty the next generation of Toronto kids are gonna follow the Habs and Sens instead of the Leafs.
HockeyAustralia, shame on you !!!!!
Not a snowballs chance in hell of that happening. Besides do you actually think either Ottawa or Montreal has been run better the past 10 years? I will take the current Leaf roster and prospect list over the Habs or Sens in a heart-beat!!!
losing Colaiacovo and Steen was the worst trade imo
The team he played for was bad yes but Kubina was a player they had to move. Did you really think this guy can help groom Luke Schenn into a top notch player when all Kubina did was shy away from contact all year and not stick up for his teammates? Kubina is NOT the kinda player you want logging 20mins a night from. Kubina was the worst leaf dman last season no question. You think we shoulda kept this guy ?
Kubina for Francois Beauchemin and Exelby is a no contest win for the leafs. One of he best trades made in years.
I'm willing to bet that you will be raving about how amazing the leafs defence is this season and Kubina will be quickly forgotten. If you want your dman to be picking their teeth outta the glass all season and allowing teams to punish them on the fore check by all means sign Kubina. I prefer dman that play the position looking to intimidate wingers during puck pursuits.