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Ulmer's Deadline Day Blog: Part 2

by Mike Ulmer / Toronto Maple Leafs
12:00

[Comment From leafan84]
Hey mike, who do you think would make a good leafs captain??
12:01
I think you will see Schenn as the captain in 2010-2011.
12:01
[Comment From Sasha]
In Kiev -1 - +1 :)
12:01
Dammit, Sasha. Why did you tell me that.
12:01
[Comment From L.Bedley]
Cindy wasn't as patient as me eh Mike!
12:02
Yeah, I think Cindy has to look at the blog. There are a lot of answers flowing out. Only one me which really is a shame.
12:02
[Comment From nishant]
Jason Blake as a captain, how about that??
12:03
First time I've heard that. Interesting. Don't know that he would want that.
12:03
[Comment From calvin]
i think cindy is upset.
12:03
[Comment From Doug]
Do you think they will trade Mayers?
12:03
I don't know if there is any interest.
12:03
[Comment From Denis]
How come there are no longer talk of moving Blake?
12:03
Three years left on his deal.
12:04
[Comment From Doug]
Cindy was just trying to get an answer. She waited for half an hour. Pretty patient if you ask me.
12:06
Doug, no argument there but I'm not kidding when I tell you there are hundreds of messages. What you want to do is monitor the questions, figure out which ones you haven't answer and try to maximize the dialogue between all the parties. Because of the volume, I can get 10 in a minute, I sort of fly between them. I can't please everybody and for that, I make no appologies.
12:06
[Comment From Nick]
Grabovski has been cold the last couple of months, but there was a period when he was on fire. That line with Hagman brought some spark on the ice. I'd keep him.
12:06
Agreed.
12:06
[Comment From yuri]
I wouldnt mind if kubina being the captin for the leafs, dont you agree?
12:08
Yuri. He would bae a good candidate. He's an honest guy who always answers the questions post-game. He cares deeply about being a good player. I like Pavel a lot but I think they view Schenn as the future.
12:08
[Comment From Serena]
Sundin's successor will have a lot to live up to. Is that maybe one of the reasons nobody on the team now looks good enough?
12:08
Yeah, a year of fallow seems like a good idea.
12:08
[Comment From jase]
love the blog by the way, so hard to get hockey coverage over here and hardly any fans which is a shame
12:09
Jase. Where are you?
12:09
[Comment From Michael]
Why Gerber?
12:09
[Comment From Serena]
Thoughts on Gerber?
12:09
[Comment From calvin]
looks like leafs got gerber.. *sigh*
12:11
Makes perfect sense. Veteran goalie go get them through the rest of the season. He's a free agent at the end of the season.
12:11
[Comment From jase]
mike, what do you make of the canucks making luongo captain, i don't think it's a good move personally
12:11
I think it's a nice honor and a novelty. Why not?
12:12
[Comment From yuri]
what is burke thinking.. WOW!!
12:12
[Comment From L.Bedley]
what ,Gerber?
12:12
[Comment From leafs fan]
another crappy goalie, YAY, just what we need
12:12
[Comment From jase]
little place called milton keynes, lived in london and had a few fans there, one of my mates is a penguins fan, he gave me a hard time because they made the stanley cup final after rebuilding!!
12:12
[Comment From theB.F.G.]
What did they give up for Gerber?
12:13
Nothing. Just cash and Ottawa pays half his salary.
12:13
[Comment From Blueice]
Good move he will a good back up or use him as trade bait today!!
12:13
[Comment From arnst17]
noooooooooo, not gerber!!!!!!!!!!!
12:13
[Comment From nishant]
any truth in that Gerber news, Mike?
12:13
All true.
12:13
[Comment From leafs fan]
they gonna get rid of joseph now
12:14
Wondering the same thing.
12:14
[Comment From taha]
we just claimed gerber from waivers that means we are likely going to trade toskala... what can be possibly get for toskala?
12:14
[Comment From Jcampz]
What is thit talk about gerber??
12:15
Picked him up on waivers.
12:15
[Comment From taha]
we just claimed gerber from waivers that means we are likely going to trade toskala... what can be possibly get for toskala?
12:16
Nah., they're not trading him.
12:16
[Comment From Nick]
Mike, if the Leafs are willing to hire someone to give you a hand, let me know
12:17
Nik. Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.
12:17
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
gerber is good
12:17
[Comment From jase]
did manage to get another of my friends on the leafs band wagon, he saw me play nhl 2k7 and caught the hockey bug
12:17
[Comment From ames]
they gave up their dignity...
12:17
[Comment From Jason Blake]
Hey everyone:I was just wondering why everyone wants me traded?
12:17
Jason. I warned Nik. No players.
12:17
[Comment From jase]
there's enough pressure on goalies as it is, thought it may be added pressure on them?
12:18
Nah, they're used to it.
12:19
[Comment From mike (scotland)]
jase do you watch NHL on five in great britain - great show
12:19
[Comment From yuri]
wow i feel bad for Cujo now
12:24
The other guy is Erik Reitz, a big defenceman who will probably go to the Marlies.
12:24
[Comment From blindfox]
does that mean toskala gets sidelined for the season?
12:25
That becomes the question. Jee, he had 29 saves last night. He'll be sensational after the surgery.
12:25
[Comment From Sahil G]
pretty surprising if the leafs actually traded for gerber....already have toskala, with pogge in the wings...why get gerber (a better goalie) unless the leafs actually feel they have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs...only harms their shot at getting a better draft pick now..unless they use gerber as a trade bait ofcourse, which i truly hope :)
12:25
[Comment From Jcampz]
Why would they ever want to get rid of Vesa??... There is no other goalie that comes close to him.
12:25
[Comment From leafs fan]
they will probably keep toskala, Ron wilson seems to like him, josephs gonna go
12:25
[Comment From Guest]
they aren't going to trade toskala
12:25
[Comment From Sarah]
GERBER?! Seriously... The fans will not take his crap here. Could he be being brought in to be part of another deal? And why in the world would they want to trade Vesa? I thought we're trying to stay younger...
12:26
[Comment From theB.F.G.]
Do you think Gerber is in Burke's long term plan for rebuilding or just a rental for now.
12:26
Short term although when he signs for a fraction of his current price tag.
12:26
[Comment From Guest]
Hey Mike, I asked this earlier but not sure if it got through to you or not. Antropov and Moore are given to move but what about some others on the Leafs, perhaps Matt Stajan who in my view is a consistent under-performer. it's a shame about Pronger - he would have been a great role model for Schenn. Any truth to the rumour I hear swirling that the Leafs have picked up Gerber off waivers?
12:27
Yes, they have Gerber.I don't think you'll see another move but I have been surprised before.


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