February 19 2016 02:33PM
Every player has a price. As much as Gardiner has been impressive this season - most notably, in his single-handed ability to make Dion Phaneuf tradeable - he still has his detractors. Do any of those detractors sit amongst Leafs management? All signs would point to no. Even Babcock seems to be a fan of Gardiner, suggesting Gardiner and Morgan Rielly are the two future pieces to build around on the backend.
February 19 2016 01:38PM
Toronto’s Leo Komarov suspended three games for elbowing NY Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh. Video: https://t.co/WDUVIwP6PZ— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 19, 2016
It seemed inevitable as soon as the hit occurred that we would be seeing a suspension for Leo Komarov, and now we know the length. Komarov will sit for three games putting him back in the lineup next Saturday against Montreal.
February 19 2016 01:21PM
The Leafs, that's how.
February 19 2016 08:47AM
Yesterday I was fooling around on Twitter and started daydreaming about what would happen if the Montreal Canadiens were actually dumb enough to shop PK Subban. I was just messing with people talking about a Mitch Marner-plus deal for Subban offer knowing full well there's no way Marc Bergevin would ever consider moving the 26-year old Subban who is arguably one of the best three or four defensemen in the world. That is until something popped up on my Twitter timeline this morning:
Did the rounds to find out if Subban is on the market. One team executive said "his name has come up". @TVASports— Louis Jean (@LouisJean_TVA) February 19, 2016
You might think us writing an article about trading for Subban is extremely stupid, but the Canadiens actually called around to see what they could get for him... So who's really stupid here?
Now maybe this is nothing and Subban's name might have been brought up just as a hypothetical when Bergevin called Pittsburgh about Sidney Crosby, but if Subban is truly on the trade market, he is the guy the Maple Leafs have to be all-in for.
February 19 2016 06:46AM
Sharpen your pencils you beauties. It's report card time again at TLN, and we've got some massive judgement to pass down. Get clicking.