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[Report] Vesa Toskala announces retirement


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#1 -Vintage Canuck-

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:30 PM

@jhiitela
Vesa Toskala has officially retired. Told in our (#Veikkaaja) interview. #Leafs


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

Solid career.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

He was not the problem in Toronto. Unfair scapegoat.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

@jhiitela
Vesa Toskala has officially retired. Told in our (#Veikkaaja) interview. #Leafs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meFICJYORvA


Unfortunately for Vesa this might be the high light of his career. Well this is how i
will remember him anyways. :)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

Always loved Toskala

It's crazy to think that at one point in time, San Jose had a trio of Nabokov, Kipper, and Toskala :shock:

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

He suffered a similar fate as Cloutier, which is a shame. He was better than what he'll be remembered for.

By the way, did anyone notice that they always pronounced his name differently in the NHL games than they did on TV?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

He was an average goalie playing on a below average Leafs team - makes him look worse than he was.

Good luck in retirement, Vesa.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

He didn't ruin himself. Toronto ruined him.

Either way he gets the last laugh he's a millionaire.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

He played well with the Sharks, still remember when they were faced with the decision to go with either him or Nabokov and they elected to stick with Nabokov; but man did Toronto ever destroy him.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

Really? He's only 35...I would've thought he could have gotten a job in Europe.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

Rats, I was hoping for a miracle comeback.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

Had some bad times, but overall, was a pretty decent goaltender. He had two winning seasons with the Leafs and was fantastic during some of his early days with the Sharks.

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