JFJ Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.
Today is the day Leaf Nation (still including Hazel in the fold) has been waiting for since Brian Burke came to town.
A lot of speculation on who Burke will trade today, with Nik Antropov and Dominic Moore being the more likely to go. Burke has gone on record saying that he won't have a fire sale, that he'll do what's right for the Leafs - this is a departure from previous GM John Ferguson Jr. who would lose his mind on deadline day.
If Burke does nothing else today - he'll trade Dominic Moore. In years gone by, JFJ would have signed this guy to an extension at an outrageous number (like the $3M/yr Moore is said to be asking for) and killed the cap number.
While Burke has downplayed how busy he'll be today - you have to think he's cooking up a major deal. Sure, most of the nation would love to see Burke work his magic and find a taker for LW Jason Blake - hey, if he was able to trade Sergei Federov's $6.5M/yr contract, he can trade anyone - you have to wonder if the "multi-player deal" he is considering will involve Tomas Kaberle.
IF Kaberle gets moved, I'm thinking it is part of a package to get Jay Bouwmeester or to Pittsburgh in a deal where Jordan Staal comes back to Toronto. We'll see.
IN BRIAN WE TRUST
Thanks for taking the time to check in.
Hazel, here's hoping things are groovy in your world.