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ROB LONGLEY AND LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 AM ET

Former Maple Leaf Matt Stajan may have caused a bit of a stir with fans in his home town.

The Mississauga native returned to the Toronto area for the summer and heard a lot of talk about the Dion Phaneuf captaincy. As one of the principals in the trade that brought Phaneuf here from Calgary, it became a little much at times.

"No matter what, everybody in Toronto's going to say ... 'Dion's the best player, and Toronto won the trade,' Stajan told QMI Agency's Randy Sportak. "People can say what they want.

"I really don't listen to that stuff, but growing up in Toronto and living there in the summer, there's a lot of hype. That's just the way Toronto is.

"I've seen it before, and all the best to them."

MONSTER MINUTES

Jonas Gustavsson split netminding duties Tuesday with Jussi Rynnas, but The Monster had an eye to playing the whole 60 minutes for the Maple Leafs on Satuday in Buffalo.

"We're giving five of the six goalies opportunities in the first five games," Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said.

"Jean-Sebastien Giguere wanted one (start), Gustavsson will play a complete game. With the exception of Andrew Engelage, the others (Rynnas, Ben Scrivens and James Reimer) will all get an opportunity, half a game, two periods, it doesn't matter.

"I hope (Gustavsson) finishes off where he did last year. He won seven in a row in March. He was playing the way we expected him to after he got some experiece under his belt.

"I thought he found his game and he has a good relationship with Jiggy."

TAKE A LOOK

The Maple Leafs were expected to review the NHL video that details the new head shot rule prior to their opening game of the exhibition season against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

"We have so much to do right now, but most of our players have see that video somewhere along the line," Wilson said.

"The NHLPA had to sign off on something like that and I can't imagine anyone in our room not endorsing how we attack these dirty hits."

LOOSE LEAFS

Jerry D'Amigo's family is from Binghamton, N.Y., but it was still a 41/2-hour drive to make so he didn't expect them to be there for his Tuesday night debut. "Buffalo is a lot closer," he said, hoping he is still around to play in Saturday's game across the Peace Bridge ... Gustavsson is Swedish, Rynnas is Finnish, but both goalies are conversing in English for the sake of expediancy.


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