With the rumour that will not just go away. I suggested this scenario back in the summer and apparently as per Mr. Lebrum the storm is about to converge.
Phil Kessel is about to make his Leaf debut this week and in the process the Leafs will have a little surplus of forwards and with the fact that there are no fewer than 4 forwards in their last year of a contract and with Annaheim looking more than ever to shed 6 million this year and 7 million next.
This is why I think Giguere will be coming here.
First we have a world class children's hospital in Sick Kids.
Second we have Francois Allaire who is not only a friend but a mentor to Giguere.
Thirdly reunited with Brian Burke.
Fourthly Anneheim could save $10 million in salary for the next 2 years the Leafs will move up to 2 forwards in their last year of their salary and earning somewhere in the 4 million range this year and will be UFA come this summer freeing up millions to the Ducks.
The above mentioned factors will push Giguere to waive his NTC.
The benefits will be plentiful the Leafs could get the best goaltending in the East hands down and in the process Gustavvson could the best of both worlds in Allaire and Giguere as Mentors and coaches.
This move makes so much sense.