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...
Dion Phaneuf won't return in either of the next two games.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) February 18, 2015
Peter Horachek says Phaneuf's hand injury wasn't improving when he rejoined the team. Further tests revealed he wasn't quite right.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) February 18, 2015
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?
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...
Panthers are interested in Kessel but aren't going to give up young stud #flapanthers— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) February 16, 2015
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.
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.
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?