Phaneuf Not Quite Ready to Come Back

Justin Fisher
February 18 2015 11:45AM

According to coach Peter Horachek, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of Dion Phaneuf for a little while long as his hands continue to heal from punching people in the face.

From TSN's Jonas Siegel...

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WWYDW - Untouchables

Justin Fisher
February 18 2015 07:00AM

Last week we learned that Brendan Shanahan has the blessing of the MLSE board to blow up the Leafs' current roster and start anew. Since then, pending free agents Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli were dealt to Nashville, and the names of Daniel Winnik, Tyler Bozak, Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and Roman Polak have all appeared in trade rumours as the deadline approaches. 

It's pretty clear that the demolition job will happen, but there has to be roster carryover, no? 

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The Florida Panthers Are "Interested" in Phil Kessel

Justin Fisher
February 16 2015 11:48AM

The buzzards are beginning to circle...

According to Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel, the Florida Panthers might be looking to add some significant firepower to their roster in the form of one Philip J. Kessel. 

From the man himself...

This is, uh, well... pretty obvious? I'm pretty certain that 29 teams in the NHL are interested in acquiring Kessel, one of the league's premier goal scorers, if they can do so without giving up any of their "young studs". That being said, at least we can now identify at least one team with a level of certainty.

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Did Leafs Get Good Value for Franson, Santorelli?

Justin Fisher
February 15 2015 11:40AM

As you've probably already heard, the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators for a 2015 first round pick, prospect Brendan Leipsic and veteran forward Olli Jokinen.

While the trade deadline is still a couple weeks away, today's as good a day as any to make the first move in a "scorched earth" rebuild. And while it'd be irresponsible - nay, stupid - to discuss who won or who lost this trade this early, we certainly can discuss whether the Leafs got fair value back for their biggest trade deadline chip and, arguably, their second-biggest trade deadline chip. 

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Phaneuf Continues to Draw Interest from Kings, and Maybe Another Team As Well?

Justin Fisher
February 14 2015 07:25PM

As reported by Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox on Hockey Night in Canada's Saturday Headlines segment, Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf continues to draw interest from the Los Angeles Kings, but could another team be in on him as well?

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