Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And the beat goes on...

Well, it looks as though the Toronto Maple Leafs will continue to suck for the foreseeable future. Thanks to the refusal of veterans like Mats Sundin and Bryan McCabe to waive their no-trade clauses, the Leafs weren't significant players on the NHL's trade deadline today.

The Leafs did make a trio of minor (salary dump) moves:

  • Winger Wade Belak to the Florida Panthers for a 5th round pick (2008)
  • Defenceman Hal Gill to Pittsburgh for a 2nd round pick (2008) and a 5th rounder (2009)
  • Forward Chad Kilger to Florida for a 3rd round pick (2008)

Woo-hoo! Better start mapping out the parade route along Yonge Street - the Cup's ours! Meantime, players like McCabe, Kaberle, Tucker and Raycroft (and their ridiculous contracts) will continue to keep the franchise mired in mediocrity (or worse). Time to start shopping around for a playoff team to cheer for. For the next few years, probably.

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