February 25 2016 05:01PM
Earlier today it was reported by Nick Kypreos that James Van Riemsdyk would likely be shut down for the season after a setback in the rehabilitation process of the fractured foot he suffered early in January. Now, according to the Toronto Star's Kevin McGran, Joffrey Lupul is suffering a similar fate. Out since a February 6th game against the Senators, Lupul is reportedly being shut down for the season as well after recently undergoing sports hernia surgery.
February 25 2016 01:02PM
It’s another day on the slow march to the trade deadline. After that, I’m not sure what we have for the final month and a half, but I hope it’s filled with interesting prospect assessments, and a resurgence in the Oilers that clinches the Leafs the 30th overall position.
Tonight, we’ll focus on getting the Canes a win. While I understand actively cheering against the Leafs is in poor taste, a Canes win tonight keeps them in the playoff hunt and possibly keeps players like Eric Staal from clogging the seller’s market that the Leafs are looking to exploit.
February 25 2016 12:24PM
Those who were hoping for the Leafs to pull out another blockbuster by Monday will have to rule James van Riemsdyk off the list. While most didn't realistically expect him to be on the block, reports have confirmed that the star left winger will likely be spending the remainder of the year on the Injured Reserve.
February 25 2016 07:30AM
Yesterday I took at look at former London Knights from Mark Hunter's time as GM that might be of interest to the Maple Leafs as the trade deadline approaches. The time Kyle Dubas spent in charge of the Sault Ste. Marie was short but there are still a fair share of former players scattered around hockey that might be of interest to the Maple Leafs. Guys like Darnell Nurse, Zach Sanyshyn and Jared McCann are likely completely off the market (although with the way Jim Benning is going this week who knows) but there are some very nice secondary players/prospects that would look pretty good being reunited with Dubas and their former coach Sheldon Keefe.
February 25 2016 06:00AM
Hi, TLNers. I'm on vacation in Barbados this week. As such, I am drinking a lot of rum punch and thinking about hockey. Rum punch is a lot of rum in a lot of orange and mango and pineapple juice with a lot of mint leaves in it, all stirred up and served over ice. Here are three hockey trades I've come up with that I think are relatively reasonable that the Leafs should try and get done by next Monday's trade deadline. If you think I'm crazy, like... I just finished telling you about the rum punch.
I am drunk.