Toronto and Boston talking again?
Just a quick note, I heard rumblings about it earlier in the week, and now it seems to be picking up some momentum. It appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are talking again, only Brian Leetch’s name isn’t in the mix. Apparently, John Ferguson Jr. is not high on grabbing yet another over-priced, over-aged player to go with his team of miscreants and seniors. Talk appears to be that he would be willing to move Jason Allison and Nik Antropov that way, in return for disgruntled goaltender Andrew Raycroft and oft-injured defenceman Nick Boynton. The possibilities of this deal working out seem to be high from both teams, although I personally don’t see a lot of sense in it. Antropov is a player who the Leafs could regret moving, especially within their division, if he continues to develop, and Boynton is just another name waiting to join the list of the walking wounded in the TDot. However, moving forward in the post-Ed Belfour era would be much nicer with the tandem of Andrew Raycroft and Mikael Tellqvist sharing duties.