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New Leafs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2010 by davepoleck

Brian Burke has definitely had enough. It has been a long, long time since a Leafs actually made me excited for the future. Sure, they are giving up a lot of players, but Phaneuf is still very young and has a lot of potential, as does 6′ 6″ Keith Aulie. So in total:

Coming

  • Dion Phaneuf
  • Keith Aulie
  • Fredrik Sjostrom
  • JS Giguere

Going

  • Matt Stajan
  • Niklas Hagman
  • Jamal Mayers
  • Ian White
  • Vesa Toskala
  • JASON BLAKE

Jason Blake has now been added to the Giguere deal. Wow…..they just moved six players in one day. When was the last time that happened? The only player I will miss is White; he is a RFA at the end of the season. Hagman was good, but one of the only bargaining chips the team has, so he had to go. Stajan was just on the Leafs at the wrong time. On any other team (like Calgary), he would be a valuable second line centre. On the Leafs, he was pushed into the number one centre role and expected to perform at that pace. Not going to happen with him. Thank god Jason Blake is gone. What a waste of cap room!

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