According to the Toronto Star, the Maple Leafs have approached Crosby with the possibility of playing for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League next season. There's officially a little smoke which means a fire may be starting. Of course, I'm lobbying for the NHL Leafs to sign Crosby, but the fact John Ferguson is having a discussion of this nature is a good sign. I envision a wink, wink signing of Crosby to the Marlies with the hope this agreement can be extended to the NHL club.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have rarely had a bonafide superstar on their club and they've never had the best player in hockey. It's time the world's greatest franchise has the world's greatest player. With a little luck, a cup may follow.