February 02 2015 10:22AM
First, let's get this out of the way... I don't want to trade Cody Franson. He's a handsome man and good hockey player and I'd love to have him stick around Toronto for the forseeable future. That being said, even more than not wanting to trade him do I not want him to walk for nothing at the end of the season.
So what can you get for him? At first, I dreamed of a first round pick, or maybe a second and a good prospect. Or maybe like, a really great prospect? That'd be super.
But I also have to consider that Franson is just a rental (for now), and that the market could be saturated with top four defencemen (Keith Yandle, Zbynek Michalek, Tyler Myers, etc.), and that these factors could hurt Franson's trade value.
February 01 2015 09:03PM
Johnson Gearing Up CHL Finals
If you're not doing anything Tuesday afternoon and have a several bucks to drop on an online viewing pass, I'd suggest tuning in to watch Andreas Johnson and his Frolunda Indians face off against Lulea HF for the inaugural Champions Hockey League finals.
February 01 2015 09:56AM
With word getting around that the Toronto Maple Leafs are scouting the Los Angeles Kings again this evening, we've officially left 'routine scouting' territory and we're pretty securely in 'something's going down' town.
January 31 2015 04:39PM
Wow, time flies when you're losing a lot of hockey games. It's been five years to this very day since Dion Phaneuf was traded by the Calgary Flames along with Frederik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Matt Stajan, Ian White, Nicklas Hagman and Jamal Mayers.
January 31 2015 11:53AM
There are a lot of questions being asked in the photo above. David Clarkson is asking the referee "Why are you giving me a penalty? Why can't I sit on this guy?, while Matt Read is asking anyone who will listen "Why is this guy sitting on me? Why are the Leafs so, so bad?"