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.
Justin Pogge – Photo by Fred Trask