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Checking The Rumour Mill

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
by Matthew Iaboni

--mapleleafs.com

If media reports are true the Toronto Maple Leafs roster makeover could be continuing.

According to Rogers Sportsnet and other media outlets, the Maple Leafs are set to trade defenceman Bryan McCabe to the Florida Panthers, possibly for blueliner Mike Van Ryn.

However, no deal would be completed until McCabe agrees to waive his no-movement clause.
McCabe's agent Ian Pulver told the Toronto Star that his client hasn't made that decision yet.

"We continue to talk to the Leafs about whether he is going to remain a Leaf or move to another team. Technically he won't waive the no-trade until there is a trade and there hasn't been a trade."

Pulver also left open the possibility that McCabe could remain with the Maple Leafs.

"Having said that, he may remain a Leaf. There's a lot of things to discuss."

McCabe is set to receive a $2 million US signing bonus on September 1 and any deal would likely happen after that day.

Maple Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher told the Toronto Star that no decision had been made as of yet.

"(McCabe) hasn't even said he would accept being traded yet. We're working on it."
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