Giguere Hopes To Return

Although this is not the first time he's made these sentiments known, Jean-Sebastien Giguere recently told Chris Johnston that he'd like to return in some kind of backup/mentoring capacity next season for the Leafs.

"I would love to, but I don't know what the management have in mind," said Giguere. "I feel like I could be a good fit in Toronto working with (James Reimer). It's going to be a tough season for him next year having that pressure of coming back to Toronto. We all know that all the journalists when we go back to camp are going to be after him — asking him questions and stuff like that.

"I think I can be helpful to him. I have no doubt that he can handle it himself, but I think a veteran presence might help him a little bit."

I guess I wouldn't mind bringing him back as some sort of mentor/coach, but if he intends to play, I don't think this is a fit.

More links after the jump.

Hockey Hangover
If you haven't seen this yet, read it. It's probably the best link of the day.

For wandering Winnipeggers, a return from the wilderness
They quote Gabriel Desjardins in this one.

Missing the Net, Redux - Behind The Net
Hawerchuk figures that shot accuracy is a function of distance from the target (which causes a positional divide between forwards and defense), and nothing else.

Hockey’s franchise value in eye of beholder - The Globe and Mail
Despite recent successes, buying an NHL team appears to be getting cheaper. By Michael Grange.

Rush starts for NHL season tickets in Winnipeg - The Globe and Mail
As of right now, 1,870 season tickets have already been sold.

Flames deal prospect Erixon to Rangers - The Globe and Mail
The Calgary Flames have acquired left-winger Roman Horak and a pair of second-round draft picks from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenceman Tim Erixon and a fifth-round draft pick in the upcoming draft.

Did he really just say Alex Tanguay? " Maple Leafs Hot Stove
Over at MLHS, Ryan Fancey explains why he thinks Tanguay might be a good fit.

How U2′s Bono hitched a ride with Oilers’ Gilbert Brule
Weird, eh? From Wyshynski.

Memories of the "Rocket"
Michael Langlois reminisces.

Game 1 SCF Report Card ; Patience
The Nucks Misconduct recap of the game.

Luca Caputi: What do we have?
Chemmy debates the value in re-signing him.

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