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BOWMAN DENIES REPORT OF LEAFS OFFER

Legendary coach Scotty Bowman, who owns the most victories and Stanley Cup titles in hockey history, says he will not be working for the Maple Leafs.

On Saturday, Toronto's Globe and Mail reported that the Maple Leafs offered Bowman the job of team president.

The Hall of Famer denied the report in an e-mail to Canadian network TSN.

"I have not received an offer from the Leafs, and I don't expect one either," Bowman told TSN.

The Globe and Mail reported that Bowman, who owns a record of 1,244-584-313, was leaning toward accepting the position, despite reportedly having turned down the offer twice in June.

Bowman is an adviser for the Red Wings, with whom he won the last of his nine Stanley Cups in 2001-02.

The Globe and Mail reported that Bowman was to inform the Maple Leafs of his decision within a week.

GIGUERE SURGERY GOES WELL: Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere had surgery Monday to repair a sports hernia injury, and the Stanley Cup champions expect him to recover in time for training camp.

Giguere had the operation in North Carolina and could rejoin the team for its first practice on Sept. 10.

The Montreal native led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup title last season.

He played 56 games, posting a record of 36-10-8 with four shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.26 and a .918 save percentage.

In the Ducks' playoff run, Giguere went 13-4 with a 1.97 GAA and a .922 save percentage.

The 30-year-old Giguere became an unrestricted free agent after the season, but decided to remain in Anaheim. He signed a 4-year, $24-million contract June 21.

Giguere earned $3.99-million last season.

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