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Hawks exec sparks Leaf trade rumours

The buzz around the Air Canada Centre Saturday night was not entirely centred on the Leafs snapping a five-game losing streak with a shootout win over Washington.

Ready, set, gut the Leafs


When Brian Burke celebrates his one-year milestone as Maple Leafs president exactly one week from today, he’d best be checking the candles on his anniversary cake.

Some disgruntled fan might have replaced them with sticks of TNT.

Cox: Clock ticking on Leaf coach Wilson

By Damien Cox

It is honourable and right for Brian Burke to stand by his coach, even more because he didn’t hire Ron Wilson to guide the Maple Leafs.

Marc Savard’s return cautiously delayed

Stephen Harris

Center Marc Savard will soon sign a lengthy and lucrative contract extension that will keep him in Boston well into the next decade, according to a team source, but the club isn’t quite ready to let him return from his broken foot just yet.

Top 5 biggest surprises good and bad this year

Almost a quarter of the way through a very interesting seasons, I’m looking at the top five most surprising teams to date and the 5 most disappointing.

Most surprising

1) Colorado Avalanche – Did any one pick this team to finish out of the bottom 3 in the west? There goaltending has been great and the rookies have been playing fantastic.

Wilson issues new threats


Looking for an early Christmas present for your favourite Maple Leaf?

How about a game night alarm clock with the snooze button ripped out.

Rumors from the Toronto Sun


The Maple Leafs GM has to wait until January before he can hold talks on a contract extension for rookie goalie Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson, but he might want to get the framework in place, because if Burke is going to live by the sword, he had better be prepared to die by it, too.



Two surprising names have surfaced to fuel the possibility of NHL trades. Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer is one, and sophomore Dallas forward Fabian Brunnstrom the other.

Forsberg not ready for NHL return

The Flyers have expressed interest in bringing former captain Peter Forsberg back to Philadelphia, but it appears the 36-year-old Swede is not quite ready to commit himself to an NHL comeback.

At least not yet.

Ducks' Giguere: I'd rather retire than be a backup goalie.

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.

Whispers heard on possible Giguere trade

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

Rumors from the Toronto Sun


RedWings looking for a goalie?

Bolts looking to make a move?

Canes looking at trade options

Canucks interested in Forsberg

Vancouver GM Gillis says team is interested in signing former NHL MVP if he’s fully fit