Pohl hits the Net!

AS of 1:22PM I heard an Interview of John Ferguson Jr. on AM 640 LEafs Lunch.

JFJ has signed John Pohl to a two year, ONE WAY, contract. Money was undisclosed.

Pohl, according to JFJ, was the MARLIES MVP and deserved a real shot.

They are looking for him to play a 2 way game with the leafs.

Pohl was 3 goals, 1 assist 4 pts, in 7 games with the leafs with a +2.

And on a more baseless topic, Pohl, being a Center, may have been signed now to fill the gap of another Centerman that is to be shipped out of town. Whether it is just the continuence of the youth movement or….

…maybe it is to replace Allison who might not be picked up by the club…or it may be because JFJ has plans on moving Stajan in the possible Pronger deal.

The leafs currently have Sundin, Steen, Stajan, Wellwood, Antropov, Allison, Lindros, and now Pohl in depth up the middle. Thats twice as much as needed, without bringing Wilm or Williams into the equation.(total 10).

Something or someone has to give. The Stajan trigger is a rumourmill favourite, but it was dismissed by Bill Waters on leafs lunch.

He stated that JFJ did a smart thing by scaling back Edmonton’s request for Steen, and substituting Stajan but that, Waters has suggested, has put the leafs near the back of the line in the Pronger sweepstakes claiming NYR is a possible choice or Florida, or Ottawa who to date stands to lose both Chara and Redden.

What this all means is anyones guess, but one thing it does mean is that the leafs will have to look different in the line-up next season.

Maybe Wellwood, and Lindros (if signed) will play wing, who knows, but with the depth at center it is a guarentee that there will be change.

7 Responses to Pohl hits the Net!

  1. Toonces99 says:

    Bill Waters is about as accurate as a blind sharpshooter…He has no clue what he is talking about..Kipper has more reliabe info that he does…take it with a grain of salt..Ottawa is going to sign one of the two (Redden) NYR will go after Chara, Florida After JOVO…please don’t listen to that mornon..(waters)

  2. the_word says:

    I liked how JFJ offered Antropov a two way deal, but then he gives this to Pohl, even when JFJ gets something right, his very next move reminds you why he needs to be fired.

  3. Aetherial says:

    Yeah, pretty Mickey Mouse. Like I said yesterday, I really think that he is creating an environment that free agents are not finding attractive… would YOU want to deal with this guy? I wouldn’t.

    To me though, the big mistake was that he completely sh*t the bed on the McCabe situation at the trade deadline.

    That is exactly why I think Edmonton fans should be happy. Yeah, they are going to lose Pronger, but they will get a VERY nice return… and then they can go out and get another top tier D-man anyway, and be a stronger team for it.

    Compare that to the Leafs losing McCabe for nothing, or overpaying him for a 5-year deal they are roped into in a salary cap world…


  4. realistic_leaf_fan says:

    I am not sure if you are aware but Allison, Lindros and Clark wilm are all unrestricted free agent. So far the leafs line up for centers is as follows. Sundin, Stajan, Wellwood, Antropov and now Pohl. If any of you watched the leafs last year you would notice that Steen is officially a left winger. Pohl is also only used on the wing. If the leafs are smart they will sign Lindors to a $450 k and only a 1 year deal no incentives unless he plays 70 games. Let Allsion go his own wasy as he is too expensive and greedy with the puck.

    On another note I really hope JFJ doesn’t trade away Kaberle. This is one of the very few success stories out of the leafs drafting development. He is so smooth on the ice and passes almost as good as anyone in the league. People say he is over rated cause he is in Toronto, that is just cause most people love to hate the leafs. Anyone would love to have him on there team. Plus Pronger is too slow , we need speed.

  5. FlyersfanKyle says:

    antropov has been nothing but a bust for the leafs he should be gotten rid of as soon as possible for as much as possible

  6. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    its all politics, pohls agent was able to bargain a one way deal, now wellwoods and antropovs agents will attempt to do the same.

  7. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Bull shit, you sign a guy who’s played 7 games to a one way contract? Sure, he deserves a shot, but what if you wanna send him down? Dumb deal.

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