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Maple Leafs claim Green off waivers

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1/10/2007 4:42:00 PM

The Maple Leafs have claimed forward Travis Green off waivers from Anaheim on Wednesday, bringing the Castlegar, B.C., native back to Toronto.

''To the say the least, I'm excited,'' Green told The Canadian Press as he packed his bags in Anaheim. ''You look around the league, I don't think there's a team I would feel more comfortable coming to than Toronto. I loved my time there and I really look forward to it, hopefully getting a chance to help out in any way I can.''

With forward Nik Antropov remaining on the Long Term Injury list, the Maple Leafs had the financial flexibility to absorb Green's minimal salary of $500,000. Green will be an unrestricted free agent July 1.

To make room, the club sent forward Erik Westrum down to the AHL Marlies.

Green, 36, has played in more than 900 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, and New York Islanders. He has won a Northeast Division title with the Bruins (2004), reached the Eastern Conference final with the Maple Leafs (2002), and reached the Wales Conference final with the Islanders (1993). He has twice scored 25 goals (1995-96 and 1999-2000) and has once led the Islanders in assists (45 in 1995-96). His 70 points in 1995-96 were a career best.

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Travis Green? I regretted the dumb move JFJ made a few years ago that had him end upon the Bruins, but now I think he isn't necessary to the team, especially with forwards such as John Pohl and Bates Battaglia in his place.

Not to mention the effect of Green on Tucker. I mean, look at Darcy now.

I don't like it.

Hopefully Newbury keeps getting ice-time.
I think this is a dumb move by the Leafs!! :thumbsdow

I mean they've been there done that. I have no idea what he will bring to the team at all, except more penalties!!!!
Surprise, surprise.

JFJ makes another dumb move.
Definitely don't think he's going help the Leafs one bit.
He's already had his time as a Leaf.
Not to mention he's a healthy scratch on the Ducks.

One team's trash is not always another team's treasure.
Not to mention he's a healthy scratch on the Ducks.

One team's trash is not always another team's treasure.
So true that it hurts.
Like a b*tch.

I would've rather seen Erik Westrum out there.
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