Dreger: Blues, Maple Leafs potentially linked in trade chatter

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 07:55AM

The St. Louis Blues have enjoyed good luck trading with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the recent past - Alex Steen for Lee Stempniak anyone? Anybody? Hello? - so it makes sense that Doug Armstrong and company might be interested in transacting with the Maple Leafs again in the not too distant future.

Beyond the respective club's recent transaction logs, the two teams could fit as trade partners simply because of where they're at in their respective rebuilding cycles. The Maple Leafs, as we know, are in long-term thinking mode, if not all-out tear down mode. The Blues meanwhile have been knocking on the door for a few years, but haven't been out of the second round yet. Potential buyer, meet potential seller.

Let's get into it further on the other side of the jump.

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What should the Leafs do about Peter Horachek? #mycolumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
February 02 2015 07:02PM

When the Leafs made the terrible decision to fire Randy Carlyle, they followed it up with an even more terrible decision - hiring Peter Horachek.

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Monday Mailbag: Super Goal

Jeff Veillette
February 02 2015 04:58PM


Last night and this morning, I asked you all if you had any questions - I actually took a few weeks off of the mailbag in hopes that everybody would stop asking about the same three subjects. It worked! But I feel like a few people were disappointed in last night's results in another sport...

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February 02 2015 03:40PM

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The following is a look at the machinations and plots behind the scenes at the Nation Network. If you don't care/don't want to know please click here to read a riveting piece about the Oilers overcoming an early season insistence on using the swarm defense. You have been warned.

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TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects - Honourable Mentions

Justin Fisher
February 02 2015 01:18PM

Welcome to the TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects Midterm Ranking, where we judge and scrutinize very young people and tell them they probably won't realize their dreams. I mean, maybe if we were ranking some other team's prospects then, yeah, sure. But no. Not here. 

Eight writers from the TLN staff submitted their updated Top Twenty lists over the weekend and the votes have been tallied. Today, we'll focus on our Honourable Mentions, who all received votes in at least one writer's list, but didn't have enough votes to crack our overall Top Twenty.

A note on criteria... We defined prospects and players 23 years of age or younger, and having played less than 60 NHL games to date. So, for example, a guy like Carter Ashton (23 years old, 54 NHL games played) barely made the list of eligible prospects.

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