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Debate: Who are the Leafs going&nbspafter?

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Debate: Who are the Leafs going&nbspafter?

Brian Burke has proven time and time once more in his GM profession that he&rsquos not afraid to act, and the man who runs the Toronto Maple Leafs has decided to add a lot more drama prior to Monday&rsquos three p.m. ET trade deadline.Burke broke the information on TSN 1050 Radio in Toronto on Wednesday evening -- later on confirming it with ESPN.com for the duration of a telephone phone -- that the club has made a decision to investigate what&rsquos out there on the goalie market place in the wake of recent netminding struggles of Jonas Gustavsson and James Reimer.It doesn&rsquot mean for confident they&rsquoll get a goalie, but they are going to see what&rsquos out there and judge the value tags. Burke stated the front office discussed it for the first time Wednesday. It had not looked at outdoors goaltending until this point, just a number of days eliminated from the trade deadline.That doesn&rsquot permit for much time to get something accomplished, and the prices are generally large at this time of 12 months, but let&rsquos look at the possibilities for the Leafs: Evgeni Nabokov, New York Islanders: At 36, Nabokov has had a bounce-back season as proved by his .925 save percentage. He&rsquos slated for unrestricted cost-free agency July 1, so he&rsquos the best rental player. My understanding is that he would gladly waive his no-trade clause for a move to Toronto. And don&rsquot fail to remember he played for Leafs coach Ron Wilson during their San Jose days. Right here&rsquos the catch, nevertheless: The Isles are in negotiations with Nabokov agent Don Meehan with regards to an extension. And even if Nabokov doesn&rsquot sign, Isles GM Garth Snow has shown in the past he doesn&rsquot just give away rental players, so it&rsquos no sure thing he will move him, even if he can&rsquot indicator him over the subsequent couple of days. Nonetheless, this would be the most obvious target for Toronto. Josh Harding, Minnesota Wild: Like Nabokov, Harding is a UFA July one, so he&rsquos a rental. Point is, like the Isles, the Wild haven&rsquot very made the decision what to do ahead of Monday&rsquos trade deadline. It&rsquos actually going to depend Ben Bishop Jersey, I consider, on the good quality of the trade offers and where Minnesota sits in the standings. But the club is undoubtedly open to listening Steven Stamkos Jersey. Anders Lindback, Nashville Predators: I think there&rsquos curiosity right here on the element of the Leafs, but there&rsquos also the realization that the Predators aren&rsquot about to give away a 23-yr-previous goalie who holds lots of guarantee. It&rsquos not that he&rsquos unavailable the Preds would move him, but only in the correct deal. Translation: higher value. Curtis Sanford, Columbus Blue Jackets: Sanford is yet another rental, and frankly he&rsquos played fairly nicely for the league&rsquos doormats this season Ondrej Palat Jersey. The query you have to ask your self if you&rsquore Toronto is, how much of an improve is he on what you have? J.S. Giguere, Colorado Avalanche: The former Leafs netminder is more healthy now than he was final season in Toronto but he&rsquos not a rental player, obtaining one more yr left on his contract, at $one.25 million. He&rsquos played properly for Colorado this season Alex Killorn Jersey, he&rsquos been a excellent tonic for Semyon Varlamov, and I&rsquom not certain how interested the Avs would be to adjust that Ben Bishop Jersey. Antero Niittymaki, San Jose Sharks: You can bet your bottom dollar that Sharks GM Doug Wilson would really like to dump his discarded No. 3 netminder on the Leafs. Niittymaki has an .891 conserve percentage in nine AHL video games this season. He&rsquos entirely recovered from a surgically repaired hip, but teams are naturally wary. He&rsquos been a extremely efficient netminder in the past, but I doubt the Leafs would go right here unless of course it was a last resort. Scott Clemmensen, Florida Panthers: He&rsquos a UFA July 1 and a former Leafs farmhand, in 2007-08. He&rsquos played decently in Florida this season, with a .908 conserve percentage, but I consider the Panthers would move him if a staff called. Two questions right here: 1) Would Florida move him to a crew it is battling with in the East playoff race? and two) Is this really an improve for Toronto? Ben Bishop Ryan Callahan Jersey, St. Louis Blues: Total wild-card entry. It would be a huge-time gamble for the Leafs to hand the keys to yet another younger and inexperienced netminder, one particular with only 13 NHL video games underneath his belt -- none this season. But some folks around the league are substantial on the 25-12 months-outdated&rsquos capabilities.
11-14-2014 08:58 AM
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