The latest rumor out of Toronto has former Maple Leafs coach Pat Burns possibly taking over the head coaching duties from Paul Maurice.
According to Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Burns could replace Maurice if the Leafs do not improve their performance over the next little while.
A similar report by Rosie Dimanno appeared this week in the Toronto Star.
This is how I see JFJ based on the signings and trades he has made since taking over as GM of Toronto Maple Leafs.
I heard on french TV show 110%(which hasn’t much credibility,but what the heck…),last night,that Flyers’ center Jeff Carter is available and Flyers are shopping him around.If someone hears anything about that rumor,please let me know.Personally,if Carter is available indeed,I hope Bob Gainey will do whatever it takes to acquire him.
Its been reported from the Sportsnet crew The Hockey Central panel mostly by Jim Kelly and Pierre Lebrun that the Canucks don’t need 8 quality Dman.So when Salo and Bieska get back one of them will be packing there bags looking for a new home.The teams most interested in the two are the Leafs,Thrashers,Lightning,and the Caps.Players been mentioned in the deals are Jason Blake or Darcey Tucker,Marrian Hossa,Brad Richards,Aleander Semin.
The Larry Robinson jersey retirement night has come and gone and as Bob Gainey’s approaches in February, one must wonder who’s the next former Montreal Canadien to get their jersey number retired and hang the Bell Center rafters.