March 03 2015 09:06AM
In a day filled with nationally-aired inappropriate tweets and llamas, the real llame-as were the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 03 2015 08:07AM
The Toronto Marlies continue to shore up their depth chart this morning, signing defenceman Reggie Traccitto to an Amateur Tryout. As well, they've assigned Brett Findlay and Eric Knodel to the Orlando Solar Bears.
March 02 2015 02:42PM
Sounds like the Leafs were looking for a king's ransom if they were going to part with Dion Phaneuf.
According to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, a Phaneuf-to-Detroit deal could have fallen through based on Toronto's high asking price; one that included Red Wings top prospect Anthony Mantha.
My understanding was that Phaneuf's only team that he had on a list that was manageable to be moved was the Detroit Red Wings, and I think they could have had a deal done today. I really believe that Brendan Shanahan and Dave Nonis could have had a deal done today, with money in and money out, but here's the problem - the price was too high. My understanding was the player that the Leafs wanted was Anthony Mantha, and that was not happening.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 02 2015 02:21PM
The trade deadline has come and gone, but with that said, the Leafs have managed to sneak in another move. This time, they've sent Korbinian Holzer to the Anaheim Ducks for Eric Brewer and a draft pick.
March 02 2015 12:36PM
We were told this would happen, but it's still a little surprising.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Olli Jokinen to the St. Louis Blues for a late draft pick. We're still not exactly sure what the pick is, but TSN's Darren Dreger tells us it is a conditional one.
Leafs agree to trade Jokinen to Blues for a late pick that can improve based on Jokinen's performance.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 2, 2015
According to Johnston, the pick could become as high as a fourth round pick is the Blues reach the Stanley Cup Finals.
It looks like the veteran centre Joakim Lindstrom is heading to Toronto along with that conditional sixth-round draft pick. Lindstrom, a pending UFA, is 31-years old and has scored three goals and three assists this season in 34 games.
After being a point-per-game player in the SHL over the past four seasons (including a brief stint in Colorado where he wasn't PPG), Lindstrom again tried to make an impression in the NHL this season. This is likely a roster spot/cap consideration move, and Lindstrom probably doesn't fit into the Leafs' long term plans.