The Leafs have just signed St. Jason Blake (as coined by blogsphere superstar Margee) to a Five year 20 Million Dollar contract, Faaaaaaantastic!
What the Leafs needed
-A Goaltender to either replace Raycroft as number one, or create a viable competition for him, and at the very least play decent backup so he doesn't have to play 70 plus games.
-A Solid Second-Third liner who could go in the corners, throw the body and put the puck in the net on a regular basis.
-A first line winger that can put the puck in the net, finally giving Sundin the winger he has needed for so long.
What the Leafs got
- Vesa 'The Tosk' Toskola, an uber talented goalie who can play any roll. Runs a serious risk of userping one Andrew Razorcroft.
- Mark Bell, big, strong, with some sniper instincts. Had a rough year on a good team last year, most likely due to personal reasons, but thrived on the Chicago Brutal-Hawks.
- St. Jason Blake. Speedy, sniper, always seems to be in the right place at the right time. The patron Saint of Albino's and goal scorers. Mats, your winger has arrived....finally.
Sorry for your loss Margee.
4th line rabble rouser and all around likeable guy Master Bates Battaglia re-signs with the Leafs for 2 years at 650K a pop.