October 29 2015 07:48PM
We haven't even reached November, and already the Toronto Maple Leafs are appearing in the trade rumour mills. It was expected all along that the Leafs would once again flip any and all of their veterans for assets, but I don't think we were expecting anything to heat up quite so quickly.
On tonight's segment of TSN's Insider Trading, Bob McKenzie explained how there's currently a low rumble on the trade market, with several teams looking to upgrade their blueline and shake up their roster before they slip too far back of the pack to recover. When speaking of players who could be on the move, one Leaf defender was named in particular...
October 28 2015 04:38PM
Earlier today, ESPN released a list-icle that wasn't totally dumb. Specifically, Craig Custance wrote about the most interesting people (non-players) in hockey under the age of 40 (for Insiders). Among the 12 front office executives, coaches, statisticians and agents, two of them came from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization - Assistant GM Kyle Dubas and Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe.
October 26 2015 12:40PM
What the hell happened to the Coyotes? The usual laughing stock of the NHL has a winning record, a handful of exciting young players to watch, and these fancy new jerseys with black accents on the sleeves. They're almost likeable!
Whatever the case, the Leafs won't be facing off against the usual Phoenix push-overs tonight. Let's break it all down.
October 25 2015 09:00AM
Too busy with the Blue Jays this week to keep up with all of the latest Leafs news? We got you, bro.
October 20 2015 04:04PM
The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to an ugly 0-6-0 start and sport an even uglier -17 goal differential, which is worst in the NHL and far off second-last place Calgary's -9 mark. Things are so bad that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is reportedly considering both a roster shake-up via trade, and axing coach Todd Richards.
From Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts earlier today...
3. The word last weekend was [Kekalainen] wanted to make a trade before a coaching change, and he’s certainly trying. He’s looking for a defenceman who can make life harder on opposing forwards.
There are two problems. First, when you’re struggling, other GMs throw anvils instead of life jackets. Second, it can be very difficult to find trading partners this early. Most teams want to see what they’ve got.
Hi, yes. Paging the Maple Leafs?