Suglobov Put On Waivers

TSN reports “The Maple Leafs have put forward Alexander Suglobov on waivers. He has not registered a point in 14 games this season and has been scratched from Toronto’s last eight games.”

He’s 25 and has barely been given a chance at the NHL level, 18 games total. Yes he hasn’t been unbelievable for those 18 games, but he hasn’t been terrible. I think that young players have to play a full NHL season before you can assume they are crap. Which is essentially what Toronto is saying since they wouldn’t get anything in return for him if another team were to claim him.

His salary has approximately 275,000 left on it. There should be a lot of teams willing to grab him, especially since that price isn’t a risk. He’s also a RFA.

Toronto may be doing this to gain more cap space, not much, but it should push their total to around 40 M. That means 4 M left over to snatch some player that could hopefully revitalize the team into the playoffs. Dare I say:

McCabe and Raycroft
FOR
Khabibulin

??

Let the trade deadline rumors begin