February 16 2016 05:02PM
The trade deadline is now officially less than two weeks away. And while the Leafs have almost certainly made their biggest splash on the trade market already, they still have work to do. After all, those pending unrestricted free agents won't trade themselves.
And even though the Leafs already moved a blueliner in Dion Phaneuf, Roman Polak remains the most likely player on the roster to be dealt by the Leafs ahead of the deadline on the 29th of February. That sentiment was echoed today by ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, who touched on Roman Polak and a possible fit with the Pittsburgh Penguins in his latest Rumblings blog.
February 16 2016 12:43PM
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.— Frank Corrado (@frankcorrado22) October 5, 2015
The above tweet currently sits pinned at the top of Frank Corrado's twitter profile. It was posted the same day the Vancouver Canucks placed the defenceman on waivers.
Corrado’s move to the Leafs over the next 24 hours wasn't really an overly notable one in the grand scheme of things in the NHL. A 2011 5th round pick claimed off waivers from Vancouver, it was perhaps surprising why Vancouver waived him in the first place, but still far from a blockbuster move. Floating between the Marlies and Leafs lineups as well as frequent nights in the Air Canada Centre press box as a healthy scratch, Corrado sat in limbo for the early part of his Leafs' career.
February 16 2016 11:41AM
DannnnglePiiiie!!! ...This team is ruining my life.
*No video bloggers were harmed in the making of this video.
**Actually that's not true. I accidentally slammed my finger in the sliding door while letting the dog back in.
February 16 2016 07:35AM
What a year it’s been for Nazem Kadri; The missed practice; the “reading between the lines” of Brendan Shanahan’s statement afterwards; the presumably long-term commitment the Leafs were at one point willing to make turning into a one-year contract extension.
February 16 2016 07:23AM
The last few weeks have been great for the Leafs' tanking effort, sinking them to dead last in the league and heavily increasing their chances of drafting one of the 'big three' in June. And if they look to hold on to their current starting goaltender for the next couple years, this slide, which will likely continue, might make things easier on their wallets as well.