Muckler: Leafs blocked Nedved pickup
Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler left little doubt that the Leafs tried to block his club from claiming forward Petr Nedved on waivers Tuesday. The Senators' claim was trumped by a team below them, likely the Leafs, while Edmonton, which is behind both Northeast Division clubs, wound up with Nedved.This is something I mused a little bit about in the aftermath of the whole Nedved business, but I didn't realize it had actually come to fruition until seeing this story just now.
"I think there was some hanky-panky there," Muckler told the Ottawa media. "They didn't want him to come to the Senators."
Toronto GM John Ferguson had no comment when asked whether he made a Nedved claim earlier this week.