February 12 2016 11:21AM
Okay, so selling 2016 Daniel Winnik isn’t exactly as exciting as selling 2015 Daniel Winnik. There won’t be a second and a fourth to be had here, but you could very well still find a Zach Sill type throw-in player.
I wouldn’t have even considered Winnik to be someone the Leafs could or would sell at the deadline. He has just 13 points so far this season, his 47.4 CF% is third worst among Leafs forwards, and he carries another year of term at $2.25M AAV (though his salary next season will only be $1.8M).
There could be a market for the banged up Winnik, and there’s little doubt that the Leafs are exploring all options, it’s just Winnik doesn’t stand the chance of bringing too much back in the way of return for the Leafs.
February 12 2016 07:18AM
It's the time again. The Leafs lost three straight games since we last graded their performances, so sharpen your pencils because this one's going to be fun. Get clicking, people.
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February 12 2016 05:30AM
A farewell to the Leafs Captain, what impact does Byfuglien's new contract have on Hamhuis in Vancouver, Flames bench their young stars, Oilers playoff hopes, the NHL's goalie interference rule, trade deadline speculation for all teams and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
February 11 2016 10:39PM
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It's an ongoing joke that Toronto-born hockey players always step up when they face off against their hometown team, except no Leafs fans were laughing when local kid Connor McDavid lit them up for five points tonight in a 5-2 Edmonton win. That is unless you already joined the Tank Nation ranks and were actively rooting for Toronto to finally take sole ownership over 30th place in the league. If that's the case, then a big ol' salute to you, soldier. Mission accomplished.