February 29 2012 08:48AM
"Friend of the Nation Network - and two time Angler Cup Champion - Brian Sutherby has shared his thoughts about the Trade Deadline for the second time in less than a week. In this installment he takes a look at the difficulties of making a big move at the deadline and the impact new arrivals have on a dressing room this late in the season. He also calls a winner for this year's deadline day. - Wanye
Pension Plan Puppets
February 27 2012 02:58PM
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BY: ANDREW BATES @SILVERFOXTO
As the 2012 Trade deadline has come and gone, the Maple Leafs yet again sit outside of the top eight in the Eastern Conference; while the Leafs didn't do nothing, Burke virtually stood by his usual MO which is trading before the deadline and refusing to over-pay for players, something as Leaf fans we should be very thankful for.
A big question around Toronto is whether or not they should be buyers at the deadline or sellers. I'm of the belief that they should have been sellers, unfortunately there wasn't too much to sell off as teams at the deadline look to add expiring contracts for their playoff push. Lets take a look at the moves Burkie made and didn't make yesterday.
February 26 2012 10:18PM
For this special edition of the NHLNumbers podcast, Jonathan Willis, Rob Vollman, Justin Azevedo and myself (Kent Wilson) came together to talk all things trade deadline.
February 26 2012 03:40PM
Tomorrow Brian Burke will finally cut the Cheese.
We have heard surprisingly few legit rumours despite the fact that Brian Burke has been actively trying to improve the Leafs over the past few weeks. While we know that the Leafs are interested in Rick Nash the only name to surface as part of a package has been Jake Gardiner, and only because the Leafs have deemed him “untouchable”. The Leafs are playing their worst stretch of hockey in
Pension Plan Puppets
February 26 2012 12:57PM
"I hate each and every one of you media dirtbags"
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BY: RYAN FANCEY @RFANCEY3
If there's any doubt right now about whether the Leafs are in free-fall mode, there shouldn't be. This is the definition of plummeting. The team is torpedoing down through the standings, and right now it's the goaltenders who are rightfully taking a lot of the heat.
But now, as expected, the head coach is taking his fair share as well. Whether it's warranted or not is still up in the air, and will be debated over by many in the next few days until either (a) Wilson is canned, or (b) the Leafs turn this thing around.