An Open Letter To Cliff Fletcher.
You know what Fletch? I know you haven't been here all that long, I know these little deals take time, I know that you are trying to get maximum value for minimum return, I know you're dealing from a position of weakness.....BUT FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING BLUE AND WHITE DO SOMETHING!
I mean, I'm not asking for your block buster Sundin to the Flyers for Jeff Carter and some prospects deal, or shleping Raycroft onto LA or Tampa, but we loyals are getting a might fidgity.....Well I can't really speak for others, but I am. Last nights dive (it can only be described as such) and its subsequent repercussions aren't going to make your job any easier. It's time to get on the trade/move/shoot in the back of the head and bury in a shallow grave (I'll let you imagine who deserves this treatment in my mind) before any more debacles (god that word is just fun to use, it almost sounds dirty) like last night weaken your position even more and you are forced to trade Kaberle away for picks that have maybe 10% return value and a couple 3rd line pluggers (we only need 10 more).
My recomendation? I'm glad you asked! Start small. You know, find someone interested in your plethera of hard nosed, corner loving grinders. Newbury, Deveroux, Pohl, Kilger, hell, even Boyce if you can find a taker for a couple late round picks, or minor prospects. Just to get the ball rolling. Get one or two under your belt and show the rest of the GM's that your ready to deal. Offers will come, then you can progress to bigger deals. When the right ones come knocking, you may even be able to convince some people to drop their NTC's. You know, just say'en is all.
Oh, And if you re-sign Woznewski, you will regret it, and I will regret what I will have to do, but probably enjoy it none the less.
From: One Impatient, yet Die Hard Leaf Fan.
Edit: Make-a-wish Waived! Proof that Leafs brass reads my blog!