Last night was a high point that Toronto sports hasn’t seen since “Touch’em all Joe” and while I am not much of a basketball fan, I certainly appreciate the excitement for the sports fans of Toronto who are long overdue for some happiness.
If you are exclusively a Leafs fan, you’re getting served up a little bit of happiness today as well…
Hearing from a few sources that the Maple Leafs have quietly been shopping Garret Sparks. The backup goalie, 25, has one year left on his deal paying him $750k.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 14, 2019
That’s right, the Sparks era seems to be coming to a close. That’s really the opposite of a surprise since the team sent him away at the start of the playoffs to work on his game, and based on the fact that he’s being shopped, I’m guessing that intense ten day boot camp didn’t inspire the Leafs decision makers.
The first thing that’s worth noting is that there isn’t going to be much of a return on Sparks. Teams aren’t beating down the doors for 25 year old backups who don’t have the confidence of …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation