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According to sportsnet.ca the Toronto Maple Leafs have found a replacement head coach for recently promoted Paul Maurice. His replacement will be former Calgary Flames head coach Greg Gilbert. Gilbert was recently coaching the Missisauga Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League. “I love seeing guys finally grasp something you’ve tried to teach them,” Gilbert said of his development role. Once again the Leafs bring in an experienced NHL coach to man their farm club. Great Move.
According to tsn:Less than two weeks after cancelling a training program in Finland, Philadelphia Flyers forward Keith Primeau is ready to try skating again in an effort to revive his NHL career.
These are just my thoughts and nothing more, I invite you to comment however you want.
My prediction of ups and downs in the 2006-2007 season will be that the Leafs open up going 3-7 in their first 10 games. Raycroft will immediately be nailed with “we should’ve kept Rask” comments but he will bounce back in the following 20 games while suddenly giving a 50/50 split with Aubin or Telqvist (I think it will be Aubin). After 30 games the Leafs will be around 16-14 and floating in and around 7th, 8th and 9th spot in the conference.
According to sportsnet.ca:Reports out of the Vancouver Sun are saying that the Canucks will sign defenceman Yannick Tremblay who spent the past two seasons playing for Mannheim in the German League.The Vancouver Canucks are looking to the German Elite League to shore up their blueline.
According to tsn:The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Cory Sarich to a one-year, $1.9 million contract. The deal allows the Lightning and Sarich to avoid a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 31.
The New Jersey Devils are in a tight spot financially. With Gomez getting $5M at arbitration the Devils are already over the $44M salary cap and still have to re-sign Brian Gionta, Paul Martin and David Hale.
according to mapleleafs.com..the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Wade Belak to a one year contract extension that runs through the 2007-08 season. A curious move to most leaf fans unless they are planning on playing his as a forward again.
The Senators managed to ink a deal with gritty winger Chris Neil on the day his arbitration was scheduled for. The deal is reported to be $3.3 M over 3 years and comes one day after the announcement of Chris Kelly’s signing.
John Ferguson has said that he is done revamping the the Leafs for this season unless some crazy trade purposal comes along.
With all of the players on the leafs who are hopefully becoming better next year, it is hard to choose what you think the lines should be. But here are 2 different line-ups that I think could both work.