Friedman: Expect Leafs to trade "everything not bolted down", which might include Nazem Kadri

Jeff Veillette
February 22 2016 01:49PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are doing a heck of a job shedding names that they don't see in their long-term plans this month; be it the long-term contract of Dion Phaneuf, or the short-term mercenaries like Shawn Matthias, Roman Polak, and Nick Spaling. But what if they started looking at even bigger moves?

Enter Elliotte Friedman, who came in with an interesting nugget this afternoon.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: February 22nd

Jeff Veillette
February 22 2016 08:30AM


I took last weekend off to go to New York on a whim. It was pretty cool; even if I couldn't see a third of the ice at the Barclays Center and Grabovski and Kulemin made me feel too nostalgic for comfort. But I'm back, and I'm here to take on some of your questions. Let's begin!

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Leafs trade Shawn Matthias to Colorado for Colin Smith, Pick

Jeff Veillette
February 21 2016 12:18PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have opened up the trade market today, sending forward Shawn Matthias to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Colin Smith and a fourth round draft pick in 2016.

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Marlies First To 40-Win Mark With Victory

Jeff Veillette
February 20 2016 02:04PM


Less than sixteen hours after wrapping up a come from behind victory against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, the Toronto Marlies were back at it in a new venue, taking on the Portland Pirates at the Air Canada Centre. It was a hard fought sixty minutes, which culminated in a 3-1 victory which made the team the first in the AHL to hit the 40-win mark on the year.

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Marlies meet worthy opponent in Baby Pens

Jeff Veillette
February 19 2016 07:41PM

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Sometimes, you have to beat the best to be the best. Or, if you're the Toronto Marlies, you take on the second best to remind the rest of the league who's in charge. Despite falling behind 2-0 heading into the third period, the blue and white responded with four unanswered goals to cap a dominant game off on a high note.

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