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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
Vancouver GM Gillis says team is interested in signing former NHL MVP if he’s fully fit
The Calgary Flames are off to a decent start 8-4-1, however something just doesn’t seem to be right with the flames. At times they have played well this year however in my opinion they are fortunate to have the record they have.
Kris Versteeg also possible trade bait for Hawks
After being selected the NHL’s first star this past week, it seems a good bet everyone in the hockey world is aware that Tomas Kaberle is having a terrific season.
Several sources are reporting that trade talk between Chicago and Toronto could be back on, and the Hawks may again be targeting the Leaf star blue liner.