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05-17-2009, 07:09 PM
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J.S Giguere to Toronto

With Burke now the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs and their current goaltender situation, I was wondering if Burke may try and get Giggy from his former club. At 32 years old and Cap hit of $6M until the end of 2011 season he is a proven #1 goaltender. I think that if Burke should go after Giguere and trade Toskala and use whatever pick they get for him to draft a goalie. Either Mike Lee, Brandon Maxwell, Mikko Koskinen, Edward Pasquale should be available in the 2nd round. Or if they can't land Gustavsson, keep Toskala and let him and his $4M contract walk at the end of next season. What do you think?

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Also what do you think it will cost the Leafs to get him? He didn't play for most of the year due to the stellar play of Hiller, so he should be a little cheaper and I'm sure the Ducks would love to shed his $6 Million dollar contract.

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Burke will go after Hiller or Giguere I guarantee it, as for what it'd take? I don't know. Burke will shop guys like Kulemin, Stralman, and Tlusty however.

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I can't see the Ducks moving Hiller and not Giggy though. Hiller is younger and has a cap hit of $1.3M. He won the starting role over Giggy fair and square, and thats why I can't see him going. But Giggy wants out of town now because he wants to be the starter and I can't see Anahiem keeping a $6M back-up... I don't know if I would want to give up Kulemin or Stralman for him though.

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Giggy doesn't want to move and has a NMC because of his sick kid. He will not be moved.

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why is aneheim trading giguere? he has some deep roots in aneheim now and could always mentor Hiller. Throwing Hiller right into starting an entire season could turn into price

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why is aneheim trading giguere? he has some deep roots in aneheim now and could always mentor Hiller. Throwing Hiller right into starting an entire season could turn into price
He does have a pretty hefty cap hit.

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He does have a pretty hefty cap hit.
and a NMC

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and a NMC
I was watching his exit interview yesterday, he made it clear he won't accept being the backup, but also cited having a NTC, so basically he'll go where he wants to go

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Giggy doesn't want to move and has a NMC because of his sick kid. He will not be moved.
Toronto has a very good hospital called "Sick Kids", I'm sure his son could be looked after here. Maybe his relationship with Burke (who gave him the rich contract to begin with) and a guaranteed #1 gig will be enough to sway him.

I'd give as much as Toskala + Ponikarovsky or Stajan or Stralman

for Giguere and a conditional mid to late round pick if the Ducks make the playoffs. They could use some extra scoring depth.

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Toronto has a very good hospital called "Sick Kids"
I'm sure every NHL city has a comparable hospital but that isn't the point. How often do you personally change doctors? I would gather it doesn't happen often (I've had the same family doctor for umpteen years because I'm comfortable with him). I would further guess one would be even LESS inclined to switch when it involves medical staff that is treating ones child that he trusts.

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I don't think we need Giguere... Toskala played awesome (and dashing my draft hopes in the process) his last month before shutting it down. I think a healthy Toskala will satistfy our goaltending needs.

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Kaberle and Kulemin would get him Hiller.

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Question: How many documented trades are there of GM's going from one team to another, and then trading for their ex-players? Because there's been an awful lot of speculation that Burke's going to be heavily involved with the Canucks and/or Ducks, solely because of prior affiliation.

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Question: How many documented trades are there of GM's going from one team to another, and then trading for their ex-players? Because there's been an awful lot of speculation that Burke's going to be heavily involved with the Canucks and/or Ducks, solely because of prior affiliation.
Not a GM but a coach:

Crawford = Dan Cloutier.

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Not a GM but a coach:

Crawford = Dan Cloutier.

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I can't see why the Leafs would have an interest in Gigiere. He's 32, has a massive contract and the Leafs are certainly not in contending mold yet.

I believe that Anahiem would do cartwheels to get rid of his massive contract. They have anointed Hillier as their starter and surely don't want an unhappy backup who has a contract that pays 6.5 mil for the next 2 yrs.

If the Leafs were stuck with a salary like this, fans would be wondering how we could give him away. However, here we are talking about high draft picks and young talent for an expensive, older, backup goalie. Leaf fans have certainly not learned from the past.

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We (Canucks) had Cloutier for a number of years ourselves. I feel your pain.

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Question: How many documented trades are there of GM's going from one team to another, and then trading for their ex-players? Because there's been an awful lot of speculation that Burke's going to be heavily involved with the Canucks and/or Ducks, solely because of prior affiliation.
Burke has traded for Brad May three times.

That said, I don't see why a rebuilding Toronto team would be interested in Giguere when they're trying to develop Pogge and already have Toskala on the books.

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I can't see why the Leafs would have an interest in Gigiere. He's 32, has a massive contract and the Leafs are certainly not in contending mold yet.

I believe that Anahiem would do cartwheels to get rid of his massive contract. They have anointed Hillier as their starter and surely don't want an unhappy backup who has a contract that pays 6.5 mil for the next 2 yrs.

If the Leafs were stuck with a salary like this, fans would be wondering how we could give him away. However, here we are talking about high draft picks and young talent for an expensive, older, backup goalie. Leaf fans have certainly not learned from the past.
because he's won a cup, been a consistant top 5 ish goalie since 2003 and had an off year with lots of personal issues, the ducks can keep him but we don't need another goalie controversey.

The leafs need some winners, that's why they'd want him, and a goalie that can steal games, which he does

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because he's won a cup, been a consistant top 5 ish goalie since 2003 and had an off year with lots of personal issues, the ducks can keep him but we don't need another goalie controversey.

The leafs need some winners, that's why they'd want him, and a goalie that can steal games, which he does
I agree, I don't think we should overpay for him. If the price was right then sure, he is a winner and I do believe the Giggy was heard saying that he is weighing all his options and that he wasn't happy with being a back-up. I can see Burke getting him because he probably has more faith in him then he does Toskala and it give Pogge time to learn from a Stanley Cup winning Goaltender. It worked for Hiller so you never know. But like I said before, I can't see Anaheim asking too too much for him just to get rid of his big contract! But you never know. Also, Giguere would have to accept a trade to TO which he may not

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Shouldn't LA get in on this? They need to start getting into playoff mode before their rookie contract studs play enough years and rack up enough points losing games to warrant bigger deals

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Shouldn't LA get in on this? They need to start getting into playoff mode before their rookie contract studs play enough years and rack up enough points losing games to warrant bigger deals
LA should def get in on this! I actually think it would be smart for LA to trade some of their picks to get help now because they have A LOT of good prospects, especially defensive prospects. They need Roster players now added to the mix to make them a better team!

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It would be a good move from Toronto to get Giguere.

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