Why The Hell Not Cujo?

leafsIt looks like Andrew Raycroft has played his last game as a Toronto Maple Leaf. So has Scott Clemmensen. That leaves Vesa Toskala as the only goaltender in the organization with NHL experience.

We're all still hoping Justin Pogge will become a bonafide NHL goalie, but it looks like he'll need another year in the AHL playing for the Marlies. That means the Leafs need a backup to Tosky. Tosky will likely play about 60 games, but who will start the other 22?

I'm endorsing Curtis Joseph to fill that role. Why the hell not? He won't break the bank, he'd love to come back and retire a Maple Leaf and he's still got 22 games left in his 41-year old body.

It's already going to be a long and painful season, at least having Cujo back will give us something to get excited about.

Speaking of next season, https://www.torontomike.com/countdown.html is once again online and counting down the seconds. There are only 102 days, 4 hours, 1 minutes, and 22 seconds left until the Maple Leafs opener against Detroit.

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Kathleen

We'll give you Jocelyn Thibault. ;-)

June 29, 2008 @ 5:32 PM

dale

Cujo as backup & sign Gary Roberts (captain for this year). Mats is gone.
Go for it.

June 29, 2008 @ 6:18 PM

anonymous

Counting down for what, the Tavares sweepstakes?

June 29, 2008 @ 6:21 PM

james edgar

your the second person to suggest that. Won't happen but not a bad idea.

June 29, 2008 @ 9:18 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Maybe CUJO in Buffalo, SAbres are in the market for a Backup too.

June 29, 2008 @ 9:19 PM

james edgar

Sorry that should have been you're

June 29, 2008 @ 9:28 PM

CQ

Funny. Raycroft only matched Belfour for most all-time Leaf wins in a season - for a squad that missed the playoffs (that year and the one before), and then immediately became a back-up for the following year. Now we want nickname Cujo to come back to our team which he left - for less money then, while he choked with the talent laded Detroit.

June 30, 2008 @ 10:19 AM

CQ

p.s. A belated happy birthday to you, Mike. Yes, I am due for an agreement comment ;)

June 30, 2008 @ 10:42 AM

Toronto Mike

CQ, this time, we're not so concerned with W's.

It's clearly a lost season while we wait for Burkey. Let's have a little fun while we're losing.

June 30, 2008 @ 2:56 PM

Kathleen

Hey, you were right!

July 1, 2008 @ 1:17 PM


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