There was a time that Howard Berger was a true insider. You wanted to hear what Howard had to say. He has the inside the scoop; he had real sources. That was before he became angry Howard and started to be overly negative Howard.
Well, long since the time he left the Fan 590 and besides his blog he really hasn’t been seen or heard from since in any major way. He writes on his own blog…the horror…
In any event, tonight on his blog Howard has a Maple Leafs, Florida Panther rumor:
“The deal I’ve heard sounds more wild than far-fetched: Maple Leafs would trade Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri and their first-round pick – eighth overall – to Florida for veteran Ed Jovanovski and the No. 1 overall selection. It would enable Toronto to draft potential franchise blue-liner Aaron Ekblad of the Ontario Hockey League Barrie Colts. Ekblad would ultimately join Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner and Matt Finn to form a young, potentially superb defense unit for the Maple Leafs.”
Whether or not this deal happens, it would be good if a guy like Howard could reclaim his mojo and get back to being connected and actually having sources. This is the type of stuff he was good at. It would be nice to see that again!