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Pat Quinn


C - Mats Sundin, Steve Sullivan, Alyn McCauley. LW - Fredrik Modin, Steve Thomas, Todd Warriner, Derek King, Kris King, Igor Korolev, Garry Valk, Ladislav Kohn, Lonny Bohonos. RW - Sergei Berezin, Tie Domi, Mike Johnson, David Nemirovsky. D - Bryan Berard, Sylvain Cote, Dimitri Yushkevich, Alexander Karpovtsev, Jason Smith, Daniil Markov, Glen Featherstone, Tomas Kaberle, Yanick Tremblay, Chris McAllister. G - Curtis Joseph, Glenn Healy.


Alyn McCauley, c (concussion, indefinite); Fredrik Modin, lw (collar bone, day-to-day); Alexander Karpovtsev, d (foot contusion,, day-to-day).


NHL suspended Chris McAllister, d, two games. Dallas Eakins, d, sent to St John's (AHL). Recalled Lonny Bohonos, lw, from St. John's (AHL).


02/24 Hurricanes    T 2-2
02/25 at Islanders  W 4-1
02/27 Panthers      W 4-1
03/03 Devils        L 5-2
03/04 at Blues      W 4-0
03/06 at Senators   L 3-1
03/08 at Rangers    L 3-2
03/09 Lightning     W 6-1


Northeast Division  GP   W   L   T   PTS   GF   GA  
  Ottawa            63  37  18   8    82  191  134
  Toronto           64  35  24   5    75  203  187  
  Buffalo           64  29  22  13    71  170  143  
  Boston            63  27  26  10    64  163  148 
  Montreal          65  25  31   9    59  155  174


by Jonah A. Sigel, Toronto Correspondent


After tonight's victory over Tampa Bay, the Leafs are left with some 17 games to go. After a disappointing loss to the Sens, and being robbed by the officials in NY, the Leafs got down to business and pummeled the Bolts and ruined Wendel Clark's debut at the ACC.

Once again the pundits were ready to pounce on the team had it lost this game, it would have been the first time in a long while since they had suffered three defeats in a row and to do so at this juncture would have met with criticism to say the least.

The Leafs are still doing that which no one expected them to - and which no one thought would last. They have sustained this momentum all season, at least so far, and the fans have enjoyed every moment. The team that could not find the net last season is, and has been, near the top of the team goal scoring chart all year. Defensemen who in the past seemed to be the cornerstone of the rebuilding process, like Jason Smith, are seeing diminished ice time for the simple reason that they are not able to carry the play in the high tempo, Pat Quinn system.

As the deadline approaches, it should be interesting to see what the Leafs do. To come this far and not help them out seems a crime. However, the question remains a difficult one. If they are to improve for this year, they are going to have to sacrifice some youth. Teams out of the hunt are not going to be looking to the Leafs for third or fourth liners in exchange for those over-priced players who aren't performing. To get a Linden, Rechhi, or Mironov, the Leafs are going to have to give up at least one younger player/prospect/draft pick.

There lies the hardest point for team Maple Leaf. The club clearly is deficient in certain areas, size for sure up-front and perhaps in the back too. So ownership will be asked to swallow a contract, it is unlikely that too many unrestricted free agents or rent-a-players will be of much value to the Leafs. Dryden and Co. seem to only want to sign these types before dealing for them, so there will be more money and of course the youth. It says here that if a mid-range player like a Warriner or either of the Kings and or Sullivan plus one kid from the rock could land a sizeable power forward or defender then the deal should be made. Anything else, gulp, then it would be better to sit tight and go with the guys that brought you there.

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