February 24 2015 07:00AM
The rumors are flying faster then ever now. Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli have already bitten the dust. With less than a week to go before trade deadline day, here's a full breakdown of the Leafs that might get traded between now and March 2nd:
This is the most obvious one. Winnik has been a great bang-for-your-buck signing for the Leafs this season. Unfortunately for us Leaf fans who have enjoyed him so much, Winnik is a victim of circumstance. He's a 29-year-old carrying a cheap cap hit that's set to be a free agent this summer. And when you're a team looking to rebuild, these are the sort of assets that can help you get younger. TSN Insider Darren Dreger has set the likelihood of Winnik being traded by the deadline at 100%, so unless he gets injured he's a goner. Pierre LeBrun believes Winnipeg and Pittsburgh are two teams with interest in the versatile winger.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 23 2015 08:39PM
A week from now, we'll all be yelling about what the Leafs did or didn't do at the deadline. For now though, there's some time to yell about all the other things in the Toronto hockey world! Welcome to this week's TLN Mailbag, where I take your Leafs and Marlies questions and give some bad to mediocre responses. If you'd like to ask a question, tweet @tlndc or myself. Alternatively, you can leave a comment below and it may get featured next week.
February 23 2015 04:00PM
Welcome to the column that many readers refer to as "something that will appear every Monday whether we like it or not. It's an exciting week as many of these players could have be traded while I was trying to determine the perfect sentence to reflect on how Stephane Robidas played this week.
Find out how many Leafs have ranked in their final week on the team.
February 23 2015 11:54AM
In the last 24-hours there has been increasing talk of the Leafs looking to move out Joffrey Lupul before the trade deadline passes next Monday. It's a little surprising, given he's only recently returned from another injury and isn't a rental, but that isn't scaring teams too much, and it appears there's now a real possibility of him being dealt.
Elliotte Friedman joined Sportsnet 960 in Calgary this morning and weighed in on which teams might look to make a pitch for the productive winger.
February 23 2015 09:55AM
The Winnipeg Jets have had a strained relationship with Alexander Burmistrov, the organization's 2010 first-round pick, but with some chatter around his potential return to North America, his name is now being tossed around as the trade deadline approaches. With the Leafs and Jets rumored to be connected on a trade involving Daniel Winnik for a while now, Burmistrov could be a target for Toronto as a sort of reclamation project, and it's a move TSN's Darren Dreger believes they would be interested in.