February 09 2016 10:10PM
On this episode, the guys talk about the huge Dion Phaneuf trade and a bunch of other stuff, including Kanye West.
February 09 2016 09:53PM
In case you missed Kadri's gesture to Giordano from earlier pic.twitter.com/rUwgVVKLSs— The Tank Nation (@TLNdc) February 10, 2016
The Leafs' centre depth could get worse before it gets better. In the first period of tonight's "worst game ever" against the Calgary Flames, a heated Nazem Kadri responded to Flames captain Mark Giordano with some choice words and a throat-slash gesture.
February 09 2016 06:30PM
When news broke earlier today that Dion Phaneuf had been traded to the Ottawa Senators in a surprise nine-player deal, there weren't a lot of people concerned about Tobias Lindberg. It's understandable... Did Toronto retain salary? No? Ok, well who's coming to the Leafs? Michalek? Ok, and Cowen? Alright. Cool.
Lindberg's name, of course, was there. It was listed right beside that 2017 second round pick. But Lindberg wasn't one of the typical "main pieces" coming back, not worthy of a ton of initial discussion in the same way that nobody in Ottawa is getting all gung-ho about Casey Bailey or Matt Frattin or Cody Donaghey or Ryan Rupert.
The truth of the matter is that Lindberg, along with the draft pick, is the real return for Phaneuf. The rest is just money in, money out. So let's talk about the newest Leafs prospect and where he fits in.
February 09 2016 03:20PM
On a day like today, you can't help but get caught up in the hysteria. The Dion Phaneuf trade. The potential implications for the return. Steven Stamkos being chased around Montreal by paparazzi bloggers. It's the most wonderful time of the season; silly season.
It's also easy to forget that the Leafs actually have a hockey game tonight, which involves Phaneuf's former team taking on his former-er team.
February 09 2016 11:10AM
Photo Credit: Peter Llewellyn/USA TODAY SPORTS
The hockey world has been shocked today by a blockbuster deal of questionable contracts, which saw the Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf and a bunch of loose SPCs for every single short term bad contract the Senators have. The biggest name that comes back to Toronto? None other than 25-year-old defenceman Jared Cowen. He's big, he's bruising, and he had a lot of people who wanted him over Nazem Kadri in his draft here.
But maybe, just maybe, his tenure in Toronto should be short lived?