Maple Leafs Trade Deadline 2016: Top 5 Trade Partners

Adam Laskaris
February 28 2016 09:12AM


With the trade deadline happening, well, tomorrow, it's a great time to take a look at who's left on the Leafs' trade board, and where they might end up.

There's combination of criteria considered when selecting this set of top trading partners for the Leafs, including rumours connecting the team with the Leafs, the other team having assets the Leafs should want, the Leafs having assets the other team wants, the history of these teams doing deals together, and the frequency of our writers picking them as a Top 5 trade destination for any number of players. (You can see them all here).

In no particular order, here are five teams likely to be involved with the Leafs before the deadline is up.

(Note: San Jose, despite being a popular choice amongst our writers, was excluded for having already made two big trades with Toronto and the low likelihood of returning for a third trip.)

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Report: Leafs looking to move Jared Cowen before deadline

Adam Laskaris
February 27 2016 10:33AM

The Leafs are making it pretty clear they don't want any part of Jared Cowen. First, they activated him from the injured reserve, then immediately placed him on waivers. Today, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman said that the Leafs are looking to shop their new acquisition to teams around the league, ideally before Monday's deadline.

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Jared Cowen activated from Injured Reserve

Adam Laskaris
February 26 2016 09:22AM

With the trade deadline right around the corner, it's looking like the Leafs still have a number of roster moves to make. Today, they made a relatively minor one that was inevitable at some point.

Per Sportsnet's Chris Johntston, the Leafs have activated defenceman Jared Cowen off injured reserve from a hip injury.

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WWYDW: What Oilers Would You Trade For?

Adam Laskaris
February 24 2016 09:41AM

The Edmonton Oilers are a pretty silly organization, all things considered. Having four recent first overall picks, Leon Draisatl, Jordan Eberle, and Darnell Nurse, the Oilers should, by most accounts, be a better team than they are.

And yet, they've never once made the playoffs in the Taylor Hall era, having done a very poor job of supplementing their core pieces with talented depth players.   

It's about time they did something else stupid, and moved one of their bigger-name talents for less than they're worth.

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Leafs Postgame: Three out of Forsberg ain't bad

Adam Laskaris
February 23 2016 08:42PM

The Leafs these days are a really fickle team to watch. 

Recently, they've had a trend of either getting blown out and losing, or playing well, and losing by a little. Basically, they lose a lot.

By the time it all came down to it tonight, it was a 3-2 regulation loss for the hometown Maples against Nashville. Best-case scenario, I suppose in a lost cause season.

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