Headlines: Nylander on the way up, Cowen likely to be traded again, and the Reimer deal

Ryan Fancey
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.

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If this is the end for James Reimer in Toronto, it was a heck of a run

Jeff Veillette
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.

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TRADE: Reimer to the Sharks for Stalock, Smith, and a 2018 4th

Jon Steitzer
February 27 2016 12:30PM

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.

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LGD: Bitter, Miserable Rivals

Bobby Cappuccino
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.

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Report: Leafs looking to move Jared Cowen before deadline

Adam Laskaris
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.

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