Keen on the Leafs?
Keane on the Leafs??
"Concerned about the leadership void left by departing veterans, the Toronto Maple Leafs will extend a training camp invitation to Mike Keane."
There are a few things to say about this report. They're only extending an invitation, and it doesn't say anything about him accepting. So Keaner's not a Leaf just yet. Secondly, the standard line about the Leafs this year has been "old and bloated." I don't think they a need 38-year-old to show the ropes to Sundin, Domi, Allison, O'Neill, Lindros and the other young pups.
For the record, I don't think they're old and bloated anymore. They were last year, which led to the current salary cap conundrum. Now that Roberts, Nieuwendyk, Leetch, Francis, and Mogilny are gone they aren't old - they're thin.
In their ongoing efforts to be old and bloated, salary cap be damned, the Leafs did sign the Polish Prince. Good Gravy, JFJ will stop at nothing to keep Stajan and Steen out of the lineup this year!!
Habs fans will remember Czerkawski's incredibly putrid stint in the 2002-03 season, when he was outscored by the plugger he was traded for, Arron Asham.