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The Leafs have been sniffing around the NHL’s goalie market and have held talks with the Canucks regarding Roberto Luongo. While Vancouver has always coveted centre Tyler Bozak to help shore up the middle, it will be interesting to see if this deal can get done. Getting Luongo would help the Leafs stabilize their goaltending for the next six years.
The other option is a short-term fix: The Flames have demanded a first-round pick from Toronto in exchange for Miikka Kiprusoff. Not only is GM Dave Nonis reluctant to give up his No. 1 pick, there are no guarantees Kiprusoff will report if he’s dealt because he’s got a newborn at home. He’s told Calgary GM Jay Feaster he’d rather not move … A player to watch is Flames winger Curtis Glencross. He makes $2.55 million and could be available for a draft pick. Glencross is a guy the Senators and other teams seeking forward depth covet … How the mighty have fallen. Blues netminder Brian Elliott, an NHL all star last year who is on a conditioning stint in Peoria, has been offered around with no takers.