March 02 2015 09:38AM
The Leafs are kicking a lot of tires today. Pretty much anybody is at play, whether you're a soon to be UFA fourth liner or a top liner. As such, people are discussing ways to maximize value in the next three or four hours. Salary retention has been increasingly discussed.
March 02 2015 09:00AM
March 02 2015 08:55AM
Last night, I headed to Pearson Airport. No, I wasn't traded to a different blog on the Network (yet). My Nonna was coming home on an Alitalia flight after spending a few months in Italy, so we felt like picking her up was probably a good idea. Unfortunately, her flight was delayed, so we were there for an hour longer than planned.
What does this have to do with the deadline? Nothing. But while I was waiting, I asked Twitter who was on their trade list. Here were the results.
March 02 2015 08:44AM
We're getting conflicting reports from Sportsnet and TSN, but nonetheless, there's a lot of talk around the Toronto Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf.
Not long ago, Sportsnet's John Shannon reported that the Detroit Red Wings have no interest in Dion Phaneuf at this time, throwing a whole bunch of cold water on TSN's Darren Dreger's earlier reports that Detroit and two other teams had talked to the Leafs about their captain.
Wishful thinking from maple Leafs fans that Dion Phaneuf was going out of town. If the thought was that he's going to Detroit, he's not going to Detroit. There is at this point no way that Dion Phaneuf is going to be a Detroit Red Wing. It certainly looks like that right now.
Now, Dreger is back with an update, and he's not ready to concede. Apparently, Dion-to-Detroit is still very much a possibility. More after the jump!
March 02 2015 07:30AM
Today is the day! At 3:00 PM EST, the NHL will officially close the doors on any trades that involve players looking to play hockey for their new teams this year. The Toronto Maple Leafs have given up on winning hockey games, and are expected to be big sellers; a process they've already started. Here's a round-up of some of the things that might go down.