One game remains before the Leafs’ sure to be long and interesting off-season gets underway. First matter of business? The draft lottery for all non-playoff teams, to be held next Tuesday, April 15.
After Toronto’s loss to the Panthers combined with wins by Nashville and Ottawa on Thursday, the Leafs currently hold the 9th overall pick in the draft (remarkable considering they were 9th in the League 20-odd days ago).
The Leafs could still wind up with as high as the 7th overall pick, but a lot of things would have to go right (or wrong, however you want to look at it). The Leafs would have to lose to the Senators in regulation on Saturday, while the Jets would have to win in regulation or overtime in their final game of the season and the Canucks would need to take three of four points in their final two games.
Here are your current odds:
|1 - Buffalo||25.00%|
|2 - Florida||18.80%|
|3 - Edmonton||14.20%|
|4 - Calgary||10.70%|
|5 - NY Islanders||8.10%|
|6 - Vancouver||6.20%|
|7 - Carolina||4.70%|
|8 - Toronto||3.60%|
|9 - Winnipeg||2.70%|
|10 - Ottawa||2.10%|
|11 - New Jersey||1.50%|
|12 - Nashville||1.10%|
|13 - Phoenix||0.80%|
|14 - Washington||0.50%|
This is Paul Beeston hiring Paul Molitor orJoe Carter and leave AA In place
No experience running a team but hey , they used to be really really really good players
Im good at this guessing stuff. Step one, get Shanny complete. Wonder when steps 2 and 3 will happen (Rob Blake or Hextall or both as GM/ and or assistant, fire coach).
Team in free fall for weeks and the solution is to Add another level of bureaucracy
I'm as close as I've ever been to giving up on this turkey
I'm picturing Trevor Smith on a jam packed 747 wearing his full hockey gear waiting for the plane to land
Maybe Leiwecke can get Gretzky, Blake and Lucky Luke
We'll have a Hall of FAme front office and a perennial loser on the ice
Glad that RC has kept the Gleason - Phaneuf pairing together tonight. Wouldn't wanna break up that train wreck. Nope
Imagine what Nonis and Poulain must be thinking right now....our new boss has never worked for a team in his life.....hahahahaha
The Toronto Maple Leafs are putting Brendan Shanahan in charge. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that while a contract has not been finalized and signed, the Leafs and Shanahan are expected to reach a deal making him the President of the Maple Leafs hockey club.
@LeafsForLife Be careful with those, getting constipated with no stomach muscles to use can be a difficult experience.
@LeafsForLife Woe is Randy, poor Randy, lets all feel bad for him.
@ShiftyD I like the one I heard today that Shanahan was the only one all season with enough sense to remove Clarkson from the Leafs lineup.
@Jay_Berg He's landing right on the arena I hear.
@Loric76 Getting lucky in the 7th round, signing all the big ticket UFAs in a cap free environment and watching a generational defender do his thing?
@Loric76 ill believe that when we start seeing some results
@Loric76 Trevor Smith was "needed"...sigh.
@Loric76 The wheels on the bus go round and round...
@Loric76 haha I wish
@Yaknowwhat or how the hell did we not notice we didn't have cap space for Granberg
@Jmessih now we wont get suspeneded as much?
Go for it. At this point that's all we have left to do this season. What a waste of a season. I'm sure there were will be fans all over the league waiting to talk smack about the Leafs...and we'd deserve it.
@Yaknowwhat I wanted Davidson, oh well