The new look Maple Leafs lineup?

I have been waiting for someone to take a stab at what the leafs lineup looks like as of now…and Globesports has done just that….I am adding in the players age, which I think is pretty important:

Jason Blake 35 ($4-million), Mikhail Grabovski 25 (unsigned), Nik Antropov 29 ($2.05-million).

Alex Steen 25 ($1.7-million), Matt Stajan 25 (unsigned), Nikolai Kumelin 22 ($1.49-million).

Jiri Tlusty 21 ($855,000), Mark Bell 28 ($2.167-million), Alex Ponikarovsky 29 ($2.11-million).

Nik Hagman 29 ($3-million), Dominic Moore 28 ($900,000), Jamal Mayers 34 ($1.33-million).

Defence

Tomas Kaberle 31 ($4.25-million), Pavel Kubina 32 ($5-million).

Jeff Finger 29 ($3.5-million), Anton Stralman 22 ($737,700).

Carlo Colaiacovo 28 ($1.28-million), Jonas Frogren 29(unsigned).

Goal

Vesa Toskala 32 ($4-million), Curtis Joseph 42 ($700,000).

Extras

F Boyd Devereaux 31 ($575,000), F John Mitchell 24($475,000), D Ian White 25 ($850,000), D Staffan Kronwall 26 ($487,500), D Bryan McCabe 34 ($5.75-million)

Total over 48m, leaving some room to get to 56. The nice thing is that the core is much younger then it has been in years.

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6 responses to “The new look Maple Leafs lineup?

  1. Just enough dough to sign Mats.

  2. torontosportsmedia

    I don’t know…I am torn on that one. I mean, its not the money. The question is what does he bring and what does it accomplish in signing him?

  3. I would like to see Mats finish his career with the Buds, and then take a role within the organization.

  4. torontosportsmedia

    You are not alone out there. There are lots of folks who think he will do just that. I will give my 2 cents tomorrow.

  5. Sorry….love Mats, but time to go…bench McCabe….should not have given up any high picks to bring in players…..trade Blake for a pick…..overpaid for Finger……love Kaberle, but maybe trade him for a high pick….and Toskala for a pick…..since Leafs are in rebuild mode, then draft picks are vital right now…..might as well bottom out for a season or two…..then cash in your lottery picks and high draft picks from trade….if Mats does stay, then he’ll have to take a major reduction in minutes…..let the kids play more….hope Fletcher passes the torch to a good GM that is able to surround himself with alot of top scouts….Fletcher has proven to be good at this – but there’s none better than Detroit (tough to admit)

  6. torontosportsmedia

    Thanks for the input. Dont you think it’s all about developing young talent and amassing assets to deal at the deadline right now?

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