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Leafs acquire goaltender Olaf Kolzig

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Olie “the goalie” Kolzig along with Jamie Hewerd, Andy Rogers & a 4th round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Richard Petiot.

It will be interesting to see why they picked up another goalie – especially as Brian Burke reports Kolzig is injured and it doesn’t change their goaltending situation.

Looks like Toronto might just be trading salary cap space for a draft pick. As TSN reports, Kolzig is likely to retire and Heward is injured, so this amounts to buying a 4th round pick for $500,000.

There is also some question about this possibly helping Tampa place their salary at a point where they will get revenue sharing dollars from the league.

Despite some question about this being just a money trade-which is not allowed-the league did approve the deal.

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David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.

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