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Roberts staying in Florida; Panthers GM says almost no chance for Leafs trade Demise of deal frees up Toronto to sign Mike Peca
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Campbell, Ken
Date: Jul 12, 2006
Start Page: C.04
Section: Sports
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[Gary Roberts] asked for the trade to Toronto to be closer to his 16- year-old daughter, Jordan, who attends a local boarding school. Roberts and Jordan's mother, Tammy, divorced when Roberts was playing for the Leafs and Tammy has since moved back to Calgary. Roberts is remarried and has an infant son.

[Mike Keenan] originally said he would try to accommodate Roberts, but sources said he was concerned that giving in to Roberts would set a dangerous precedent. After all, Roberts negotiated a two-year deal last summer worth $2.25 million (all figures U.S.) a season that included a no-trade clause. He was also instrumental in helping to get a two-year deal with the Panthers for former Leaf and good friend Joe Nieuwendyk.

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