Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The world according to Eklund.

I forget who it was who called this the most boring week in sports, but there's certainly some truth to it. If you're a fan of the four major North American leagues, all this week provides is one meaningless baseball game. Tough times.

So with that in mind, I was scanning the Eklund rumour chart over at HockeyBuzz, looking for remaining UFA clues and I thought it would be interesting fodder to list the remaining UFA's linked as favourites to land in Toronto or Ottawa.

Brad May
Todd Bertuzzi
Mats Sundin

Brendan Bell
Marek Malik
Mike Grier
Blair Betts

At first glance, Toronto-wise, one has to believe the Leafs would never resign Sundin for one season, at this point. As far as Brad May, he's obviously been replaced by Colton Orr (plus if the Leafs resign May they have to give Anaheim a draft pick - not going to happen). Bertuzzi, however, for the right price and brought in with the understanding he's a role player, is a deal I could see materializing.

In Ottawa, I can buy Murray looking at Grier or Malik. If nothing else, both are affordable ways to add veteran depth to a team that probably could use some.

So, any interest in any of these players, or are there other remaining UFA's out there that Burke and Murray should be contemplating?

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