February 11 2016 06:45AM
When you look at P-A Parenteau and where he might end up at the trade deadline, the easiest fits are obviously the top contenders who are looking for a pure rental to round out their roster for a Cup run. Think Winnik last year in Pittsburgh or, as a more expensive example, Antoine Vermette in Chicago. Of course these are all very different players, but the point stands that every season teams looking at their championship window make these types of depth moves to load up.
As of now, Parenteau brings with him a 0.5 point-per-game pace on the season and a $1.5-million cap tag that's off the books in July. He's showcased himself well this year as the team's third-highest goal scorer, and is arguably the person on the Leafs' roster who's the easiest to see moved by end-of-month. Here are a few places where he could be heading.
February 10 2016 01:42PM
Out with the Dion Phaneuf era and in with the Auston Matthews era.
February 10 2016 12:48PM
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The biggest sub-story of yesterday's trade with the Ottawa Senators, no doubt, was the Toronto Maple Leafs moving on from their long-time captain Dion Phaneuf. At the same time, though, there are other ways that this trade impacts the team. For example, one can look at the roster shuffle it causes for the Toronto Marlies, and how it makes a great team somehow better.
February 10 2016 11:22AM
Chris Johnston of Sportsnet is reporting that Colin Greening has joined the Leafs in Edmonton and is practicing with the team.
The 29-year-old winger is expected to practice with the NHL team in Edmonton on Wednesday afternoon after being acquired from Ottawa in the nine-player Dion Phaneuf blockbuster.
With Lupul, Matthias, Bozak, and van Riemsdyk all out, the Leafs are probably wise to bring in an additional forward and do so without disrupting the Marlies any further.
February 10 2016 09:02AM
Now that we've seen a significant contract head out the door, I feel reinvigorated about this series. The Leafs clearly aren't only looking at moving their rentals, they're thinking big picture, and one of those big picture moves could be shipping out Jonathan Bernier.