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Toronto shopping Pogge

The Toronto Star reports that Leafs GM Brian Burke is looking to give Justin Pogge a fresh start, presumably elsewhere in the AHL, and presumably someplace with less pressure and lower expectations than the hockey-obsessed market of Toronto.

Pogge, drafted 90th overall by the Leafs in 2004, just signed Toronto’s qualifying offer, a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $605,000 at the NHL level. Since Pogge needed almost a month to agree to the offer presented to him in late June, presumably it took the assurance of a move to greener pastures for the netminder to put pen to paper.

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Justin Pogge – Photo by Fred Trask

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Heather Galindo

I cover the AHL Houston Aeros for ProHockeyNews.com, which has focused my passion for goaltending on minor league goalies mainly in the AHL. To stay abreast of every last drop of AHL goalie news, follow me at @InGoalMagAHL on Twitter while the big news, analysis, etc. will be posted here at InGoalMag.com. I was so inspired by watching the goalies here in Houston a few years ago that I went out and learned to skate and play hockey in order to become a goalie myself. So far I'm still more sieve than goalie, but I've never had more fun being so terrible at something!