So today is Sept 1st and the $2,000,000 in signing bonus that is owed to Bryan McCabe is being payed to him as we speak. Now this morning there is speculation that Bryan is already in South Florida looking for a home.
The thing that is fuzzy is the rest of the deal?
There have been rumblings all summer about what could happen including Jay Bouwmeester, David Booth, Richard Zednik, Radek Dvorak, and Stephen Weiss. From the Leafs side there is McCabe, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Nik Antropov, Alex Steen, Matt Stajan, and even Anton Stralman for a while.
That is a lot of players being named and some pretty significant ones to! To me this how I see the deal going down in my head.
To Toronto: D Mike Van Ryn, F Richard Zednik
To Florida: D Bryan McCabe, F Alexei Ponikarovsky
This is just my opinion but this also something I could here being a possibility.
These are the other suggested trades being thrown around the world of media this morning.
To Toronto: D Jay Bouwmeester, F David Booth
To Florida: D Bryan McCabe, F Alex Steen, Conditional 1st round pick in 2010 (If Bouwmeester re-signs)
Here is another:
To Toronto: D Van Ryn, and F Weiss
To Florida: D Bryan McCabe, F Alex Steen
Anyways there are a lot of possibilities being tossed around right now so lets hope Fletcher can get some of that old game going and make this a bigger deal.