Leafs to recall Pogge
With the club having all but quit on head coach Paul Maurice after two one-sided losses in California, the Maple Leafs are in full panic mode today.
GM John Ferguson refused to comment last night after the Leafs were hammered 5-2 by the NHL's worst team, the Los Angeles Kings, but it is believed the latest emergency strategy of the free-falling club will be to summon blue-chip goaltending prospect Justin Pogge from the minors as early as today.
Pogge, a former star for Canada at the world junior tournament, has had a strong year in his second season in the AHL, with a 13-3-4 record, 2.27 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.
Cox calls it a "last ditch effort of the Ferguson regime," which is pretty hard to disagree with.
I expect Andrew Raycroft will be waived in the near future, with his next likely destination to be the Marlies. The deal made for him prior to last season never looked worse.