Monday, January 08, 2007

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.

"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.
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.

2 Comments:

At 6:15 PM, January 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great -- because the most important thing JFJ has to worry about is which washed-up winger some other team wants...

 
At 9:28 PM, January 08, 2007, Anonymous David Johnson said...

Is it really surprising the Leafs might want another forward considering Peca, Wellwood, Tucker, Antropov and Ponikarovsky were all out of the lineup at the time? And if Muckler doesn't like the idea of a rival team trying to improve their team while stopping him from improving his then he is in the wrong profession.

Besides, i think Muckler ended up better off trading a guy who would never play for them for Comrie who is far better than Nedved.

 

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