February 27 2016 08:03PM
Tonight on Hockey Night's "Saturday Headlines" feature, Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman dropped some knowledge about what's been a busy week for the Leafs, and what we might see from them in the days ahead. Now that we're in the home stretch of deadline mania, here are some of the things you need to know.
February 27 2016 05:14PM
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On a cold, harsh New Years Day in 2011, young James Reimer stole the Toronto Maple Leafs' net from Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Gustavsson and refused to give it back. That wasn't the Leafs' plan; many had the 22-year-old as a longshot to make the NHL for more than the odd emergency call up. But he proved them wrong.
February 27 2016 12:30PM
Leafs get Stalock, Ben Smith, conditional 4th-round selection in '18 for Reimer & Jeremy Morin— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 27, 2016
One of the longest serving Leafs is out the door today as James Reimer gets the chance to join a playoff team. There's a lot to digest with this one, so let's get to it.
February 27 2016 10:40AM
With just two days left until the trade deadline, the only purpose to tonight's battle between the Leafs and Habs is to see some players in their respective uniforms for the last time. Both teams are sellers: for the Leafs, this was the expected course of action all season long, but the Habs are selling reluctantly after having one of the most epic collapses in NHL history.
These types of games are great for little victories - seeing the kids play well, Kadri making a nice play, Rielly improving defensively, etc. And those are the victories you hope the Leafs to win, while quietly cheering for them to lose the actual game. At this point, it's all about Auston Matthews.
February 27 2016 10:33AM
The Leafs are making it pretty clear they don't want any part of Jared Cowen. First, they activated him from the injured reserve, then immediately placed him on waivers. Today, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman said that the Leafs are looking to shop their new acquisition to teams around the league, ideally before Monday's deadline.
Hearing TOR has told Cowen it will try its best to trade him by deadline— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 27, 2016