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02-06-2013, 08:35 AM
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Maple Leafs never in on Tomas Vokoun

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey...as_vokoun.html



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Vokoun was drafted by Montreal in 1994, played for the expansion Nashville Predators, then moved on to the Florida Panthers. Always deemed a No. 1 goalie, he signed a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals last year.

By the time the playoffs rolled around, Vokoun was hurt and lost his job to Braden Holtby.

As July 1 free agency approached, Caps general manager George McPhee let Vokoun talk to any team he wanted. The Penguins intrigued him the most. The Penguins traded for his rights and then signed him.

“I want to be in a winning atmosphere,” said Vokoun. “I haven’t (had) that for quite some time.”

Many thought the Maple Leafs should have have gone after Vokoun, either in 2011 or last summer when the Caps made it known they were going with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth. Vokoun says the Leafs were never on his radar.

“I never got any offers from Toronto,” said Vokoun. “There were some rumours, even this year, but Toronto was never one of the teams.”

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Vokoun has a better save percentage than Fleury.

Reimer has a better save percentage than Fleury.

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Vokoun has a better save percentage than Fleury.

Reimer has a better save percentage than Fleury.
Fleury is better than Vokoun.
Fleury is better than Reimer.

What really matters is: Vokoun is better than Scrivens.

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Fleury is better than Vokoun.
Fleury is better than Reimer.

What really matters is: Vokoun is better than Scrivens.
I'd have been fine with Vokoun, but I don't think Vokoun would be fine on a rebuilding team at this stage of his career.

Leafs would be like the Islanders, a last option for back-ups.

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Vokoun wants a Cup, I feel that even if we offered him good money he would not take it.

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“I want to be in a winning atmosphere,” said Vokoun. “I haven’t (had) that for quite some time.”
Sounds like he wasn't even going to consider an offer from Toronto.

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02-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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The Leafs didn't want him and he didn't want the Leafs. What's the relevance of this article?

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In his prior trip to free agency, it was reported that Vokoun approached the Leafs looking for a job and Burke said no. No, I do not have a link, look it up yourself.

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Sounds like he wasn't even going to consider an offer from Toronto.
This was obvious when he signed with Washington the year before for 1 year at 1.5 per.

Silly him, he didn't realize he wasn't going to win a cup with Ovie has his team's captain.

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Well, Pitts was a good choice for him then.

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Fleury is better than Vokoun.
Fleury is better than Reimer.

What really matters is: Vokoun is better than Scrivens.
Based on what?
Fleury has only ever once put up a better save% than Vokoun. And that was only by .002 in a season Vokoun played 34 more games.

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In his prior trip to free agency, it was reported that Vokoun approached the Leafs looking for a job and Burke said no. No, I do not have a link, look it up yourself.
You value what some random reporter said with no source more than what Vokoun says himself?

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So now the media seems to have given up on Luongo now they dredge this up. Doesn't look like Nonis is going to be swayed from the goalie route we are on this season no matter how much these guys want it changed. Good for him.

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