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7/1/2006 4:09:15 PM

TORONTO (CP) - With their skilled defencemen locked up long-term, the Toronto Maple Leafs added a pair of blue-line behemoths Saturday.

The Leafs signed six-foot-seven veteran Hal Gill to a $6.3-million, three-year contract while coming to terms with six-foot-five defenceman Pavel Kubina on a $20-million, four-year deal.

Both players were unrestricted free agents.

Gill, who made just under $1.6 million last season, had one goal, nine assists and 124 penalty minutes in 80 games with the Bruins. The 31-year-old native of Concord, Mass., has 20 goals and 77 assists in 626 games, all with Boston.

Kubina had five goals and 33 assists for Tampa Bay last season, his eighth with the team. The 29-year-old, who made $2.58 million last season, added a goal and an assist in two playoff games.

The duo is expected to add some much-needed grit to the Leafs' defence corps, complementing offensive-minded defenceman Bryan McCabe and Tomas Kaberle. Both recently signed long-term deals with the team.

Kubina is expected to officially sign with Toronto in the next few days.
 

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I gotta says I'm a die hard Sens fan, but I really like what Toronto is doing. The acquisitions they have made are great, my favourite being Raycroft. Keep in mind I am a Sens fan, but I will go on record and say that with Raycroft and some of the other young talent, Toronto will win the cup within the next 5 years. It pains me to say that, but I really think they are turning a corner with the squad they are putting together and with some of the younger guys they have in the system.
 

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I'm not sure how long he has left onhis contract but I think they will make a run this year with Sundin. If things aren't going in the right direction I can see them using him as trade bait come the deadline to bring in another big time player. IF, and it is a big if that they would trade him by the deadline, it would definately be a blockbuster trade. HOWEVER I do not forsee that happening.....but I guess you can never say never.....just look at what happened in boston last year.
 

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I like Kubina... but I'm not really sure about Gill.

$2.1M for the guy? Hopefully he's much more solid in Toronto than he was in Boston.
 
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