Thursday, November 26, 2009

Niklas Hagman

Alright so Niklas Hagman has been on a tear this year so far since being let out of Ron Wilson's dog house. He has had a couple of 2 goal games recently and even had a hat trick against Anaheim, when Toronto won it's first game of the year. Hagman was signed as a free agent 2 years ago after scoring 27 goals in Dallas. Everyone thought Hagman just had a fluke year. Hagman spent last year and so far this season proving his doubters wrong. Hagman scored 22 goals last year in just 65 games had Hagman played in all 82 games last year he would have surpassed the 30 goal mark for the first time in his career. Hagman has played in 22 games this year and is on pace for 40 goals, he has scored 11 goals so far this year. His play has improved since being publicly ripped by Leafs coach Ron Wilson. Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has recently received trade offers for Hagman. Burke has said 5 teams have expressed interest in Hagman, but only 3 have table acceptable offers. Burke hasn't budged on his method saying that he will have to be blown away in order for a team to take Hagman from the Leafs.

Hagman has 2 years left on his contract at 3 million a year and is a steal at that price especially if he continues to put up 30 and 40 goal seasons.

Next up is my final blog for school I will talk about Joey MacDonald.

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