Is The Eagle Taking Off? is reporting that talks between Ed Belfour and the Toronto Maple Leafs have broken off.Belfour is now fully prepared to test the free-agent market. The Leafs have until Thursday to submit another offer or else the Eagle would be free to talk to other teams.

Should Belfour leave, it would be a catastrophe for Toronto. He was their MVP last year and was the reason they got past the first round. With Hasek basically all but signed by Ottawa, there aren’t many quality netminders out on the market. Chris Osgood, Byron Dafoe, and Sean Burke are available, however neither one is in Belfour’s league. Kevin Weekes is also apparently available.

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