Thread: Confirmed with Link: Paul Ranger signs with Toronto Marlies
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08-19-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
He's not signed with the Leafs. He's signed to a Toronto farm team so he can be close to home. He's not likely to play for the Maple Leafs, unless he has an absolutely exceptional showing in the AHL and earns a contract (and we're at 49 or 50).
My point was that if (for example) Phil Kessel decided to quite hockey for personal reasons, and then 3 years later came back but signed with the Syracuse Crunch, Toronto fans would probably have a pretty similar reaction as Lightning fans.

If that happened as a Tampa fan of course I'd be happy. He wouldn't be under contract with the Lightning, but we would have the inside track at signing him once he's NHL ready. Don't act like this doesn't benefit the Leafs at all.

I'm glad he's decided to play hockey again, but it is a little frustrating as a Tampa fan. I wish him the best regardless.

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