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No matter how the local teams perform, Toronto could host some big games in the next few seasons.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has made a pitch to the NHL for Toronto to hold the annual Winter Classic at BMO Field, a pair of entry drafts, as well as all-star games for both the NHL and Major League Soccer.
J.P. Hoornstra, Staff Writer
Ducks goaltender Jean- Sebastien Giguere: “I’d rather retire than be a backup goalie.” was in full health Monday and will accompany the team on a four-game road trip starting Wednesday in New Jersey.
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray is pleased with his team’s performance this season, but he isn’t done tinkering yet.
LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA
The Maple Leafs aren’t warm to the idea of a second team in their yard, but that doesn’t mean they and the NHL can’t see the day coming.
That was evident yesterday when team president Brian Burke and league deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke at a sports management conference in Toronto dealing with the topic of franchise re-locations. Daly was asked afterwards if a second Southern Ontario team was inevitable, on the heels of Jim Balsillie’s failed attempt to move the Coyotes to Hamilton.
Stan Bowman will attend his first NHL general managers meeting this week in Toronto as the Blackhawks’ GM. The groundwork for trades often is created at the meeting, but after the Hawks went 8-4-1 in October, it didn’t seem Bowman would be very interested in tweaking his roster.
For those that missed it in print or online, Register columnist Randy Youngman reports that there have been preliminary discussions between the Ducks and Toronto involving a possible trade that would send goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the Maple Leafs. jiggy
Michael Nylander was placed on waivers Saturday by the Washington Capitals, a move that could expedite a resolution to an awkward situation that has hung over the team since training camp.
thefourthperiod.com is reporting:
The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be combing through the NHL for a trade partner or two, as GM Brian Burke looks for ways to bolster his roster. It’s been widely reported that the Leafs would like to move forward Jason Blake and goalie Vesa Toskala at some point this season, while various rumors have also linked Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jeff Finger to the trade block. Burke is believed to be looking for a gritty top-six forward to play alongside Phil Kessel and according to one published report, the Leafs are interested in Florida Panthers forward Nathan Horton.
Get him going – one way or the other
Tampa’s continued (and not unexpected) mediocrity had ex-Bruin Rick Tocchet, the Lightning bench boss, questioning the passion of some of his charges, including captain Vinny Lecavalier. “He has to show us that’s he’s ready to play,’’ said Tocchet, disillusioned that the franchise center has only potted three goals this season.
RedWings looking for a goalie?
Bolts looking to make a move?
Canes looking at trade options