March 01 2015 07:00AM
We here at TLN don't like sensationalizing our hockey coverage, but we do like giving an accurate report of where things stand. With plenty of coverage here to prep you for Monday's trade deadline, we thought it was only right we used all the information we know to give you our very own big board.
No, we aren't really insiders. But we do follow them on Twitter! Using the various reports from credible insiders over the last few weeks, including TSN's big board itself, we worked to combine everything we know to paint as accurate a picture of the Leafs potential trade activity moving forward as we could. We hope you like it.
Read past the jump for more!
February 28 2015 09:52PM
When we placed Garret Sparks in the 18th spot of our mid-term Leafs prospect rankings, many of us liked to point out that he was very good at stopping hockey pucks that come flying his way, attempting to go into the back of his net. Tonight, he did similar, but in a very, very different way.
February 28 2015 08:22PM
I'm starting to suspect that this team is never going to win a game on the road ever again. That's probably a coincidence more than anything, but still, tonight's loss now makes it so Toronto will have road wins in no more than two of the first nine months of this calendar year. Heck, with only two road games in April and this team likely to sell, sell, sell by Monday, it'll probably be one of nine.
Needless to say, don't travel with the team, you'll leave disappointed. Like the guy who threw his Kessel jersey after Toronto's 4-0 loss to the Habs.
February 28 2015 07:48PM
Don't look now, but the Toronto Marlies are making the twenty five games of the season into interesting ones. A few moves in the organization have given the team much more depth than they had to start the season, the goalies are stopping just enough pucks to keep the team afloat, and a little bit of luck combine to suddenly put this team back in the playoff picture. This means every game matters, particularly when facing a team like Adirondack, who is within striking distance. Oh, did they ever strike.
February 28 2015 07:42PM
Could Toronto's scorched earth approach to the upcoming NHL trade deadline include a Jonathan Bernier trade?
On Saturday night Sportsnet's Damien Cox suggested as much on the always-interesting Hockey Night in Canada Saturday Headlines segment:
"There's lots and lots to talk about with the Toronto Maple Leafs. As we expected, they could be the most active team in the National Hockey League. What's interesting is now they appear to be listening to offers for goaltender Jonathan Bernier... Now they're listening, so what that means we'll wait and see, but there are teams out there in the National Hockey league who might be interested in upgrading their goaltender. The San Jose Sharks have been talked about all season long. Dallas Stars, maybe, although they already went out and got Jhonas Enroth."
That's as interesting as it is perplexing. It also isn't the first time Cox has mentioned the possibility of Bernier being on the move, so this isn't necessarily coming out of left field.