February 26, 2007 @ 07:13
Leaf fans don't have to worry about Darcy Tucker being traded tomorrow. The feisty little winger has agreed to a three contract that will keep him in Toronto for the next three years and he'll earn between nine and ten million dollars.
It's another one of those situations where the Leafs find themselves caught in the middle, the way it's been for the past 20 years. We know they're not good enough to win the Stanley Cup, yet they're not bad enough to throw in the towel.
So instead of moving Tucker at the deadline in exchange for draft picks or a young quality player or two, they keep him and hope for a miracle run in the playoffs. And when that doesn't happen, they're right back where the started. In the middle of the pack.