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Ulmer's Deadline Day Blog: Part 3

by Mike Ulmer / Toronto Maple Leafs
12:56

[Comment From Clueless]
What happened to Toskala?
12:56
Will have surgery. Not sure whether it's groin, hip or both.
12:57
Yep, it's hip and groin.
1:02
[Comment From ODUB]
4 month rehab
1:02
[Comment From Byron from Saskatchewan]
When did this injury happen to toskola?
1:02
I think he's had it all year.
1:02
[Comment From Shamrock Shake]
Hell of a perfomance last night for a guy who needs surgury!
1:02
[Comment From halfpint]
Antropov going????
1:03
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
do you think when or if toskala comes back next season he will be better than ever because he has to prove himself?
1:03


Yes, I do. I don't think he was healthy.
1:03
[Comment From guy]
good job on Burke bringing in Gerber for the rest of the season for Toslaka
1:03
[Comment From amir]
i think the leafs should keep kubina and kaberle. with a defence core of kubina, kaberle, schenn, van ryan and white i think they are in a good spot. they would just need to replace finger for a better stay at home tough d-man.
1:03
[Comment From Kevin]
Hi Mike, I'm from the UK & a big Bracknell Bees & Leafs fan and wondered what you know about Reitz who we picked up from the Rangers ??
1:04
I can't claim to know much about him. He has size but little mobility. He is a marginal NHLer right now.
1:04
[Comment From Ed]
Who will be starting goalie? Gerber or Joseph ?
1:07
[Comment From Antonio]
One last ditch at making a pertinent question: is it just me who thinks Kaberle is one of the worst defenders in Leaf uniform? I know he's supposed to be a great puck mover but the fact is, he has more turnovers per game than anyone else, he is soft and he is unreliable defensively...
1:08


Well, that's an opinion. You take the good with the bad, balance it and see if you can live with it. He does an awful lot of good things offensively.
1:08
[Comment From Nishant]
Hi Mike, one general question, anyone can answer it for me?
1:08
[Comment From Nishant]
what does "A" written on some players jersey mean?
1:08
[Comment From Shamrock Shake]
Mike can you confirm that Frogren has been sent to the AHL along with Stapleton? Why Frogren?
1:08
Yes.
1:09
And now, over to a better man.
Marc Moro, ladies and gents.
1:09
[Comment From Nick]
Hey Marc, saw you play here in New Hampshire against the Monarchs I think a few years back.......it's tough being a Leaf fan in the Boston area, but I like causing a little ruckus occassionally like you did :)
1:10
Ruckus...I had to do something to get notice out there. My skills weren't going to do it.
1:10
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
hi marc Moro
1:10
Hi.
1:11
[Comment From cb]
Hi Mike, do you think either joseph or gerber will be included in a deal with either antropov or moore?
1:11
Not unless they are getting a goalie in return. They need a goalie with Toskala on the IR for the rest of the year.
1:12
Marc Moro, ladies and germs.
(Applause sound)
1:14
[Comment From guy]
'A' means alternate captain
1:14
[Comment From Nick.]
A stands for alternate captain
1:14
[Comment From jerry]
just saw a fight with Reitz on the Devils website, I can see what Burke might like in him
1:14
[Comment From Jason]
Who deserves to wear the "C" for the Leafs next season?
1:14
Panel. Thoughts?
1:16
[Comment From Guest]
Kabrele
1:16
[Comment From L.Bedley]
I personally would give it to Blake.
1:16
[Comment From jase]
i'd say blake, having a good year and he's a veteran
1:16
[Comment From Antonio]
If he wasn't going today, I'd Say Moore. As it is, maybe Kubina...
1:16
[Comment From Nick]
White if not Schenn.......but how do you make someone Captain for one year then take it away for a guy who could be our Captain for 10 years?
1:16
[Comment From john new york]
dominic moore does
1:16
[Comment From John]
If Kubina stays, I wouldn't mind seeing him with the "C".
1:16
[Comment From Halfpint]
CUJO !!!!!!! for the "C" LOL
1:17
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
It has taken him awhile to develop as a strong leader on the team but I believe that Jason Blake would be a good candidate for the "C" in the near future
1:17
[Comment From mike wheeler]
the c should go to blake or moore
1:17
[Comment From TJ from London ON]
Captain....um...newly acquired leaf Rick Nash....(dreaming)
1:17
[Comment From jase]
as a long shot, ian white, competes every night, solid season and young
1:17
[Comment From Tony (from Holland)]
Niklas Hagman has been doing really good. Would he suit as a captain? Or else Kubina I guess? Or Blake?
1:17
[Comment From Sara]
Schenn
1:17
[Comment From Hali]
Schenn
1:17
[Comment From Kevin]
Marc, do you expect a flurry of deals being made in the next couple of hours?
1:18
Gang. Sorry too tell you, Marc has gone on to bigger things.
1:18
[Comment From sundin admirer]
i think it should go to blake
1:18
[Comment From guy]
Marc, what do you think the Leafs need to add to their team?
1:19
Not Marc. Mike. Mike. For those of you who saw Zoolander, it's merman dad, merman.
1:19
[Comment From Lex]
Mike! What about the Pronger for Antropov rumour?
1:19
Wild rumor. Pronger won't move. Nik, not so much...
1:19
[Comment From leaf fan all the way]
has nik or dominic been traded yet?
1:19
Nope. We'd be talking about it.
1:19
[Comment From jase]
who would you apoint captain other than schenn mike?
1:20


Jase. Scroll north.


1:20
[Comment From leafan84]
blake or schenn maybe mithell
1:20
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
pronger is not leaving the ducks
1:20
[Comment From mike wheeler]
Don't you think the leafs need a sniper?
1:20
Uh, yup-. Have you ever seen a team that didn't.
1:20
[Comment From hamid]
March 09 leafs at scotiabank
1:20
[Comment From Cam Britton]
haha! "I think I have the black lung pop"
1:21
Oh, my God. So funny.
1:21
[Comment From Amanda]
LOL Mike. Merman.
1:28


Ok, here's a thought.

You are Brian Burke. You have a starting goalie who needs surgery.

You also have an oppourtunity. You have 18 games ot play and stand 22nd in the league. Now you have a chance to drop like a stone. All you need to do is bring up Pogge and pair him with Curtis Joseph. That should be good for 15 losses.

Instead, Burke goes out and gets a new goalie. There is a real integrity there. I'm not at all sure about the wisdom, but I admire integrity.
1:28
[Comment From sundin admirer]
is there a date set on tosky's return?
1:29
He is expected back for camp. It's a four month rehab.
1:29
[Comment From TJ from London ON]
im surprised they havent tried to pick roberts up off waivers
1:29
Why would you want him.
1:30
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
ditto
1:30
[Comment From Sara]
I think Burke does have integrity... That's why he's right for the job.
1:30
[Comment From L.Bedley]
Where did you go Marc?
1:30
It's Mike Ulmer here. Do you have a question for Marc.
1:31
[Comment From TB]
Gerber might help them drop like a stone
1:31
Well, I'm betting he is better than what they have. I always stand to be corrected.
1:32
[Comment From Sara]
Mike! Why has my Dominic Moore question continued to be ignored :(
1:32
Sara. Sorry, give me the question again.
1:32
[Comment From Leafsfan4Life]
remember he played with players like crosby and malkin he would be able to adapt to the environment with the young lineups with the leafsd
1:32
[Comment From TJ from London ON]
It just always seems like players return to TO to retire, didn't say I wanted him just that I was surprised.
1:32
[Comment From Kevin]
to your thought on dropping like a stone....no brainer for me - get a top 5 pick and grab one of either Duchesne, Kane, or Schenn
1:33
[Comment From John]
"Bigger and Better Things"? Probably eating lunch :-)
1:33
Exactly.

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