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July 03 2015 06:30AM
We've got you covered with the best articles from the CRAZIEST week in hockey's off-season, check it all out in this week's Roundup.
July 02 2015 09:02PM
The Leafs traded Phil Kessel yesterday, which is a pretty big deal. And although that figures to be the biggest trade the franchise will make for a very long time, they've got some more trades to come in the next little while if the team hopes to really shake up it's core.
One of the players many expect to be moved in the coming weeks and months is Tyler Bozak. Bozak, of course, was the center for Phil Kessel for almost all of his six seasons in Toronto, and he's now the longest tenured Maple Leaf on the roster.
And while a Bozak trade may not come this off-season, it appears the Leafs have at least come close to pulling the trigger on a move involving the Leafs center in recent days. According to The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle, the Leafs actually turned down a trade offer from another team that would have involved Bozak getting dealt.
July 02 2015 03:48PM
Someone in the Leafs front office does not like Phil Kessel. It might be Shanahan. It might be Mark Hunter. It might be Kyle Dubas. It might be Mike Babcock. Perhaps even all four. But either way, the manner in which the Leafs' most-talented player was just sent out of town really had "we need to get rid of this guy, and fast" written all around it, and I'm not entirely sure why. There's a reason though, there just has to be. It all came about so quickly.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 02 2015 01:54PM
It appears that the Leafs are capable of signing coaches as well as players in this free agent frenzy, adding two members to the Tornoto Marlies' staff while retaining three others. Headlining the crew is Gord Dineen, who will return to the team as an associate coach.