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08-06-2009, 10:46 PM
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I've always liked Brad Richards.

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Burkes kind of Euro.

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D-U-S-T-I-N.B-R-O-W-N...he would make Burke cream his pants

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08-06-2009, 11:53 PM
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One of the Blues young forwards? Like Backes.

Kessel, Colborne?

UFA
Kovalchuk? Savard? Frolov? Lombardi? Armstrong? Bourque?

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08-07-2009, 01:23 AM
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D-U-S-T-I-N.B-R-O-W-N...he would make Burke cream his pants
I'm with you on this, but I don't think he's a realistic target. The Kings love him.

As for Marc Savard, he's a good option, but how much would he cost? If we don't have that super star forward this year why not wait? We're rebuilding, why not give the young guys a chance to prove themselves, Then if its necessary we can make a trade. I just think its better to just go for another bad season and try to draft a franchise player. Next year we can look at the UFA market and address our needs.

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08-07-2009, 01:27 AM
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How about Jonathan Toews? Mattias Tedenby?

I don't think we're one player away from the playoffs. We need a TOP line.

It'll be interesting to see what Chicago does next off-season with Keith, Kane & Toews reaching RFA status. Would Maple Leaf fans be willing to give up a Top-10 pick in 2010 for Toews?
If New Jersey inquires about Kaberle at the deadline then Tedenby could be a piece coming back. He would still be fairly raw and probaby another year away from the bigs but would at least be further on in his development than the 2010 first round pick!

Other options could be Simon Gagne? Patrick Marleau?


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08-07-2009, 01:34 AM
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Marleau or Briere. There are many better players but both these guys would bring a top line skill level that the club doesn't currently have. And unlike many others mentioned in this thread, they could actually be moving from their current clubs.

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08-07-2009, 01:58 AM
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Marleau or Briere. There are many better players but both these guys would bring a top line skill level that the club doesn't currently have. And unlike many others mentioned in this thread, they could actually be moving from their current clubs.
I never thought I'd say this, but I'm on the Marleau bandwagon. I'd like to see him and Poni together. Maybe something like this, based on what San Jose needs (cheaper depth)

To Toronto: Marleau

to San jose:
Stempniak, to play with JT
White (cheap and versatile)
Mayers (cheap role player, SJ only has 9 or 10 forwards signed)
Flames 2nd in 2011

Why toronto does it:
They get a 1st line center, on a tryout basis, for 1 valuable asset, 2 useless assets and a future 2nd round pick

Why San Jose does this:
They save $2 million dollars while having 3 guys for 1. It gives them some cap room and depth to make the Heatley trade. They don't worsen their cap for next year.

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08-07-2009, 01:59 AM
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If they are only allowed to bring in 1 player, it has to be a center who makes one or both of Stempniak and Poni better.

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Sidney Crosby?

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08-07-2009, 02:12 AM
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Zherdev!

Lets just get this guy on a trial basis
He cant be worse than what we already have!

Aussie...there is no way you will ever see Crosby anywhere but with the Pens
Same goes for Ovie or any other superstar

The Leafs will have to grow or draft a superstar...thats life in the salary cap era
Gone are the days that a team could just buy a mess of UFA and rental players and take a run at the cup
In the new NHL you either draft success and sign them to a forever contract or you trade for it
Or you sacrifice a future asset for a now player to meet the salary cap demands

Or you get a mid range player who pots 20-30 goals at 3-5 million per year and hope for the best


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Lets just get this guy on a trial basis
He cant be worse than what we already have!
He's too European for Mr. Burke.

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08-07-2009, 03:08 AM
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Kovy 5 years at 8 mil ++ he will be the best fwd leafs will c for a long time so they better go after him hard...

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08-07-2009, 03:21 AM
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How about we keep our d-man and salary space and all we need to do is bring up Tlusty from the minors and give him a damn chance not on the third or fourth line! When the leafs sent him back down he was the best player in the AHL. If I could try to aquire one player though I would go after Filatov or sign Zherdev and get Wilson to ride his ass all season until he becomes what every one believes he should be.

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Kovalchuk will Resign with ATL. Book It.

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08-07-2009, 04:25 AM
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Lets just get this guy on a trial basis
He cant be worse than what we already have!

Aussie...there is no way you will ever see Crosby anywhere but with the Pens
Same goes for Ovie or any other superstar


The Leafs will have to grow or draft a superstar...thats life in the salary cap era
Gone are the days that a team could just buy a mess of UFA and rental players and take a run at the cup
In the new NHL you either draft success and sign them to a forever contract or you trade for it
Or you sacrifice a future asset for a now player to meet the salary cap demands

Or you get a mid range player who pots 20-30 goals at 3-5 million per year and hope for the best
Yeh I know, most real franchise players stay with one club forever, so thats why we need to draft very high next year

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08-07-2009, 05:08 AM
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How about Jonathan Toews? Mattias Tedenby?

I don't think we're one player away from the playoffs. We need a TOP line.

It'll be interesting to see what Chicago does next off-season with Keith, Kane & Toews reaching RFA status. Would Maple Leaf fans be willing to give up a Top-10 pick in 2010 for Toews?
If New Jersey inquires about Kaberle at the deadline then Tedenby could be a piece coming back. He would still be fairly raw and probaby another year away from the bigs but would at least be further on in his development than the 2010 first round pick!

Other options could be Simon Gagne? Patrick Marleau?
You've made some very interesting points here.

Normally I would be loathe to give up a potentially high 1st rndr, but if it could get me J. Toews then I would happily do it in a nanosecond as Toews would likely be far better than anyone I would otherwise use the pick to draft. As to the "Kaberle to NJ for Tedenby ++", I would probably do it, provided that a good young NHL-caliber PMD and a good draft pick came back with Tedenby.

I would not, however, go after Marleau as he and Ron Wilson apparently don't know how to "play nice" with each other (or so I've heard/read). It's best not to do things that could upset the apple-cart, especially when you're in "re-build" mode having to deal with impressionable young players who you want to see turn out well.

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08-07-2009, 05:50 AM
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This thread is crap since one forward won't make a difference. If all the forwards develop into what many believe they can, a speedy goal scorer (like a Selanne type) is all we need.
I swear, i havent seen a positive post from this kid in the last week... someone really is trolling our boards lately.

I'd like to see kadri/bozak/hanson/tlusty make the team. Could be interesting to see what our youth brings us.

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08-07-2009, 06:42 AM
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Some interesting suggestions here....

Savard - One problem with him is that I don't think there's any way Boston trades him, and he's problably a bit too one-dimensional in terms of being a playmaker. We have guys who are more snipers than they are playmakers, but not ones who are high end goalscorers.

Briere - That cap hit is UGLY and I feel that adding him in would make us too small up front.

Marleau - This is problably the best suggestion, the problem is that I'm not sure we have what it takes.

Kessel - He's a winger (which we need less than a centre) and isn't going to produce like he did in Boston without Savard.

St. Louis forwards - Boyes isn't available. Backes is less than ideal because he's like another version of Jason Blake/Lee Stempniak/Niklas Hagman. Perron, Oshie & Berglund problably aren't good enough yet. They may also not be available.

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08-07-2009, 06:58 AM
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How exactly will one good forward make our so called sucky forwards better?
Sundin did it for years.

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08-07-2009, 07:43 AM
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Dude if the Leafs could land Ovechkin or Iginla, that would be siiiiiick.

Actually I think anyone (Kessel, Savard, Sharp, etc.) would be a good addition right now. What the Leafs need is someone that is expected to score a lot to take the pressure off of the youngens. If we're all complaining about how crap the new star-player is, it'll take some edge off of the youngsters like Kulemin and Tlusty so they can keep progressing.

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08-07-2009, 08:01 AM
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Dude if the Leafs could land Ovechkin or Iginla, that would be siiiiiick.

Actually I think anyone (Kessel, Savard, Sharp, etc.) would be a good addition right now. What the Leafs need is someone that is expected to score a lot to take the pressure off of the youngens. If we're all complaining about how crap the new star-player is, it'll take some edge off of the youngsters like Kulemin and Tlusty so they can keep progressing.
You only have to wait one year for Savard and there's a very good chance he goes to UFA.

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Alexander Ovechkin.

But seriously, One of Hall, McFarland, Fowler, Gormley or Connolly will be a huge addition.

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08-07-2009, 08:19 AM
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I never thought I'd say this, but I'm on the Marleau bandwagon. I'd like to see him and Poni together. Maybe something like this, based on what San Jose needs (cheaper depth)

To Toronto: Marleau

to San jose:
Stempniak, to play with JT
White (cheap and versatile)
Mayers (cheap role player, SJ only has 9 or 10 forwards signed)
Flames 2nd in 2011

Why toronto does it:
They get a 1st line center, on a tryout basis, for 1 valuable asset, 2 useless assets and a future 2nd round pick

Why San Jose does this:
They save $2 million dollars while having 3 guys for 1. It gives them some cap room and depth to make the Heatley trade. They don't worsen their cap for next year.
Done. Right now. I would love it. I'm bout that.

We need White and Mayers. Mayers would rule the west again, and play that solid PK-game. He a PK-killa y'all heard me.

Also Stinkyak would score-a-lot with JT. I mean my dawg JT.

White would only be our second best d-man, after Boyle.

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Burkes kind of Euro.
He costs too, almost like euros mane. He an expensive sucka. But he cool aalright.

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