Jeff Legue could detonate a close-season bombshell in Sheffield ice hockey this week.
The centre, who has been Steelers’ most dynamic player for seven years, is rumoured to be about to quit the Elite League for English Premier side Sheffield Steeldogs.
Legue, recovering from a fractured jaw, will be 33 next month and as a new father is looking for security in a sport where little exists.
And with Steeldogs about to unveil a unique five year sponsorship with Bradfield Brewery it seems likely Dogs would have the financial clout to give him a multi-year deal.
The Canadian forward, who was spotted teaching kids at a Steeldogs hockey school recently, is from Cornwall, Ontario, the same home town of Andre Payette, who is player coach at the iceSheffield outfit.
If Legue does opt to play EPL, it would be a massive coup for Steeldogs and the prospect of him teaming up with Czech forward Lubomir Korhon, is an exciting one for Sheffield fans. And if Legue was to negotiate a role in the coaching set-up, it would be an interesting career move for him.
Today nobody was commenting on the speculation, but Steelers’ coach Gerad Adams has been in the game long enough to know nothing is forever - and the club would be prepared for a post-Legue era.
Legue’s last season at the Arena will leave him with mixed seasons. He was dropped at one point, suffered serious facial injuries, but was on the bench to see Steelers win the Play Offs.