Monday, February 26, 2007

Roberts could go to the Leafs again

The Leafs have apparently upped the ante on the Roberts sweepstakes by offering the Panthers second and fourth round picks, plus a prospect defenseman, which could be Brendan Bell or Staffan Kronwall. There is still no word from Roberts over the Pittsburgh saga, meaning he probably doesn't really want to go there.
With the added pressure for the Leafs to make the postseason, and the loss tonight to Montreal, it may only take a small improvement to their offer for Jacques Martin to pull the trigger on a deal. Like Bob McKenzie said, Roberts is playing a game of 'chicken.' This ordeal could drag out until the last minute tomorrow while Roberts plays asshole.
The Bertuzzi situation is different. It could take one team missing out on a big-name winger like Bill Guerin perhaps, for them to cut their 'losses' and trade for Bertuzzi. I still get a feeling that Big Bert won't go anywhere and the Panthers will try to sign him in the offseason. But that is just my opinion and guess. Why would anyone risk signing Bertuzzi when he is not cleared to play because of his wonky back? Would you? Back injuries take along time to recover from and are recurring in most instances.
It's risky business.

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4 Comments:

At February 26, 2007 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous matt said...

Roberts or no Roberts, the Leafs still aren't making the playoffs!

 
At February 26, 2007 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Matt and I can agree on something!

 
At February 27, 2007 at 12:20 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Nah, Roberts would be enough to get them in. You know it! Imagine Roberts with Sundin again! All the Leafs would have to do then is get Mogilny back and bawango!! Stanley Cup! haha

 
At February 27, 2007 at 12:30 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Nevermind, he's going to Pittsburgh!

 

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