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.

COMMENTS

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    Just enough dough to sign Mats.

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    torontosportsmedia 9 years

    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?

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    COB 9 years

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

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    torontosportsmedia 9 years

    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.

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    Kreepster 9 years

    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)

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    torontosportsmedia 9 years

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