LFR10 - Game 60 - Solid Tie - NYR 2, Tor 1 (SO)

Steve Dangle
February 24 2017 10:40AM

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So when are we getting rid of tis dumb thing?

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The Leafs don't need to be sellers, but they should play the sellers market

Jeff Veillette
February 24 2017 09:45AM

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The NHL trade deadline is now less than a week away, and teams are finally starting to talk to each other and (gasp) even make some deals. In the past ten days, we've seen the following trades go down:

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A first-rounder for Shattenkirk might not be the end of the world for the Leafs

Ryan Fancey
February 24 2017 09:25AM

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At this point we've probably all made peace with the fact that the Leafs are unlikely to be an active team on the trade deadline next Wednesday. With how the season has played out, it's tough to place them in the bin of buyers or sellers, so this isn't at all surprising. Chances are we're in for a quiet one this year.

But with that disclaimer out of the way, it's also fair to point out that trades can materialize quite quickly, even ones of the blockbuster variety. Look no further than the nine-player Phaneuf deal from just a year ago.

According to some of the trade chatter swirling, there's still a chance something major can come together for the Leafs in the next week or so, as their interest in Kevin Shattenkirk apparently still exists. And though his price has been reduced to 'rental' status, the current going rate is something that will make most Leafs supporters wary, even with a potential acquisition as exciting as this and the playoffs (maybe even a division win) a real possibility.

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‪The Nation Notebook: NHL/Flames meet to talk officiating, Is there a market for Lazar? and what it's like to be a GM on deadline day. ‬

Zach Laing
February 24 2017 07:00AM

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In today's Nation Notebook, we look at the latest news around the league.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 24 2017 05:00AM

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Is Kris Russell an opportunity or a trap, Leafs considering a Mike Richards comeback, Brandon Sutter is way overpaid in Van, what do the Flames do with Sam Bennett, Oilers are making the playoffs, remembering Mike Ilitch, loads of trade talk, NHL power rankings, Jonathon Toews and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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