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01-31-2010, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 View Post
Why? He gives them a better chance to win - as a goaltender - than Toskala. $6M is too much, but they are the Leafs, money is not an issue. He is an expiring contract next year, whereas Jason Blake was not.
Getting rid of the Blake contract is solid (Toskala was expiring anyways), but I'm not exactly writing home about it.

Plus, Burke is talking about a "quick rebuild" when he has 6 mill invested in a backup G next year. I mean, if the Leafs decide to start a 5 year plan, then getting Phaneuf isn't a terrible start, but I still wonder about what exactly Burke is trying to do here.

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