Friday, January 18, 2008

Leafs Win!

Celebrate the Two-Game Winning Streak!

Now that the Leafs have turned their season around with a two-game winning streak, it's time to forget the talk of firing John Ferguson Jr., forget the talk of bringing Cliff Fletcher to the club, forget the talk of trading Mats Sundin, and forget the talk that the Leafs, despite winning two games in a row, are still out of the playoffs.

I'm going to backtrack. Not long ago I wrote it was time for the Leafs to deal Sundin. Wrong. Keep him, and ride into an early summer. In fact, don't trade any player. Keep 'em all. The Leafs don't need to start rebuilding until next season. The Leafs need to play poorly - the worst in the league preferably - in the 2008/2009 season to give the club its best chance to draw the first overall pick in the 2009 draft to grab John Tavares.

Then the Leafs can begin to rebuild. Why start now when the future still needs to be ugly at least for one more year?


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