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I thought this would be an interesting topic.

Looking back a few years, I remembered that there was a time there were more Leafs on the team that I didn't like than I did.

The team is more "likeable" t me now, but even so there are a few guys on the team that I just never want to see on the ice for them anymore.

The main ones being Wade Belak, Bryan McCabe, and Ben Ondrus.

Belak is one of those "versatile" players in the elague, but only to the media IMO. He can't play well on defence (It's always a disaster, despite numerous experimentations), and he can't play on offence to save his life. All he can do is fight, while other players who bring more to the team are kept out of the line-up in his place.

Ondrus... no offence to him, but I think he hurts the team everywhere. He's sid to bring "energy", yet all I ever see are penaltied, give-aways and bad defencive play, and nothing in the terms of offence chances at all.

And McCabe... well, I'll try to keep this short: He as is a hard slapshot... and that's ALL. $5.75M for a defenceman that can only get points. He sure isn't anything decent on the position he's meant to play, and paid to play. I'll admit though, he's been okay s of late, and I haven't had much to complait about him for in the last week. I'd want his game to keep going that way, but he's 32 years old... is it not already too late?

There are also player s that, though they try, they don't have as much of in impact on the team that they should. I mean Nik Antropov, who is either playing well, in a scoring slump or is injured... and I don't just mean a minor injury. I mean, he goes out for weeks at a time, yet he seems to have a preserved spot in the line-up on the top line. It's been that way for years. (Whether it's Quinn or Maurice) I'd really liek to see Jeremy Williams or Robbie Earl get a chance with Toronto sometime, but that doesn't look to be happening this year.



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I'll also add Travis Green in here. He's actually been decent on Toronto, but I know his penalties are going to hurt this team in th end. He takes them att he worst possible time, and barks at the refs to boot. :dunno:
 

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i dont like the fact that Anaheim mixes the best defence in the world with the worst, like shane obrien? cmon now.
love the goaltending and almost every forward except george parros.
 

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As i'm a Flames fan, I wouldn't mind dropping guys like Jeff Friesen (good skater, can't finish), Andrei Zyuzin (gets caught out of position way to often), and Chuck Kobasew (I don't mind Kobasew too much, he's just kind of disapointing).
 

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I don't really see the problem with Chelios? He is 45, that doesn't mean he is too old. He still plays like he is younger, and he said that he hasn't felt better. To me, that is awesome. I don't have a list of players that I don't want on my team. I just have a list of players that I wish my team had.
 

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Pens fan and J. Melichar is one defensive liability that cant pass the puck out of the zone. Because players like N. Welch got a two way contract and he doesnt he keeps his spot.

M. Oullet I know he has been hot as of late but I just dont see this guy as a top two forward. He went over a month without a goal with powerplay time and playing with either Malkin or Crosby. Now he is on the Staal/Malkin line and has picked up his play as of late but I would rather see E. Christenson in that spot who is a very good young player with one of the hardest wrist shots in the league. I believe in fewer games and playing on third line he still has more goals. If Oullet continues to pick up his play I might change my oppinion. As he has improved his defensive work over the past couple weeks.

N. Eckman he was brought in because of his work being a wing on Thortons line so we thought he could play with superstars and put in 25 to 30 goals. But he has been a huge disappointment and the pens did not get their three solid lines until after his injury.

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Jeff O'Neill has only impressed me in the last few games but I wouldn't shed a tear if he got traded. Michael Peca doesn't do anything for me either.
 
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