PIcking up Reitz forshadowing the fact the Leafs are about to deal a defenseman?
I'm guessing Kaberle's hand injury will keep him out a while instead and Burke was looking for depth... Was checking out the NYR forums, and fans for the most part seemed to like him... nothing special, but an effective 6th defenseman is the general consensus from their fans.
With Toskala being shut down for the year, the Gerber move makes more sense.
Watch Gerber go on a friggin run. He is as hot & cold as they come. Might be his last shot to prove he can play. Although if he plays like he played in Ottawa...could help us in the long run with the tank & help us return to the 4th-7th range.
OMG Burke....my faith in you is declining. Getting Gerber makes NO sense.
1) Gerber is not that bad of a goalie. He'll probably get around a .900 save pct with us. That neither helps or prevents our tank. We remain the status quo which gets us nowhere.
2) We should play CUJO. Why? 2 reasons:
- Cujo would help us tank
- Playing Cujo will probably help his numbers this season so his season here is not a total embarassment. Playing backup and starting here and there does not help to bring your A-game. If you played most of the games remaining, he'd start to get into his groove again helping his numbers and at the same time we'll probably lose more then with Gerber
3) Gerber can easily get back to his elite form. After being put on waivers, he's gonna want to prove to everyone he's still got it...not good.