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by Paul on 01/31/10 at 02:26 PM ET
per Darren Dreger’s Twitter,
phaneuf to the Leafs
added 11:35am, from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
The Ducks are set to trade Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the franchise’s all-time winningest goalie, to the Toronto Maple Leafs and it’s expected they will receive goalie Vesa Toskala and another veteran player in return, the Orange County Register has learned.
Giguere received a telephone call when he reached the Tampa Bay Lightning’s practice facility, where he learned of the potential move. The 32-year-0ld was in uniform but did not take the ice as players and coaches hugged him before he took the team bus back to the hotel.
added 11:42am, Watch the press conference below.
added 11:45am, Multiple reports are Giguere to Leafs for Toskala too.
added 11:58am, via Dreger Twitter,
Phaneuf, Sjostrom and Auley to Toronto for Hagman, Stajan, Mayers and White!!
added 12:03pm, Trade wrap-up at TSN.
added 12:04pm, Burke says another deal should be announced within 30 minutes.
added 12:19pm, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN has a breakdown of the press conference in case you missed it.
added 2:35pm, Dion on the trade via Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald,
“Well, it’s definitely a shock, but I’m very, very excited about going to Toronto and being a Maple Leaf. It was definitely a shock, but it’s part of the business,” he said.
“I found out this morning. The toughest part is saying goodbye to your buddies and the relationships that you’ve made. You guys actually found out before me.”
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