Leafs Postgame - All Time Low

Justin Fisher
March 16 2015 11:15PM

MacTavish

Craig MacTavish watching the Leafs, probably.

Ughhhhhhhh, let's get this over with. The Edmonton Oilers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 4-1 tonight, while Toronto handily won the Greatest Tank Battles game-within-the-game. The Leafs, much to the delight of Tank Nation, now sit 27th in the league. So, that's something, I guess? 

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LGD - See You At The Roxy After?

Justin Fisher
March 14 2015 02:03PM

Ok, so here's the plan. We get this hockey game over with and then we all head to The Roxy. That's the place to be, man. It's where every visiting hockey team (and members of the home team, I'm sure) go after the game to unwind and drink and meet pretty ladies. It's like hockey player heaven, and they even hold parties and bring in the Stanley Cup! No, I mean, not when the Canucks win. They don't win anything. It only happens when a Vancouver-born player wins the Cup elsewhere and brings it home.

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Leafs Postgame - Sick Burn, Bro

Justin Fisher
March 13 2015 09:41PM

Burn

The Calgary Flames really needed a win tonight. While they sit second in the Pacific, they're barely holding on to a playoff spot. But despite burning the Leafs by a score of 6-2 tonight, the Flames were not tonight's biggest winners.

No, that honour belongs to the Leafs fans who decided to go out and spend their Friday evening with friends, family and loved ones. The fans who thought, "hey, I don't need to watch the game tonight, I'd rather do pretty much anything else." They're the biggest winners tonight.

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Report: Detroit Wouldn't Part with Anthony Mantha in a Deal for Dion Phaneuf

Justin Fisher
March 02 2015 02:42PM

Sounds like the Leafs were looking for a king's ransom if they were going to part with Dion Phaneuf.

According to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, a Phaneuf-to-Detroit deal could have fallen through based on Toronto's high asking price; one that included Red Wings top prospect Anthony Mantha.

From Kypreos:

My understanding was that Phaneuf's only team that he had on a list that was manageable to be moved was the Detroit Red Wings, and I think they could have had a deal done today. I really believe that Brendan Shanahan and Dave Nonis could have had a deal done today, with money in and money out, but here's the problem - the price was too high. My understanding was the player that the Leafs wanted was Anthony Mantha, and that was not happening.

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Leafs Trade Olli Jokinen to the St. Louis Blues For Lindstrom, Conditional Sixth Round Pick

Justin Fisher
March 02 2015 12:36PM

We were told this would happen, but it's still a little surprising.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Olli Jokinen to the St. Louis Blues for a late draft pick. We're still not exactly sure what the pick is, but TSN's Darren Dreger tells us it is a conditional one.

UPDATE:

According to Johnston, the pick could become as high as a fourth round pick is the Blues reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

UPDATE AGAIN:

It looks like the veteran centre Joakim Lindstrom is heading to Toronto along with that conditional sixth-round draft pick.  Lindstrom, a pending UFA, is 31-years old and has scored three goals and three assists this season in 34 games. 

After being a point-per-game player in the SHL over the past four seasons (including a brief stint in Colorado where he wasn't PPG), Lindstrom again tried to make an impression in the NHL this season. This is likely a roster spot/cap consideration move, and Lindstrom probably doesn't fit into the Leafs' long term plans.

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