February 26 2015 06:12PM
You know, when Dave Nonis said he wasn't "worried about year six or seven right now", in reference it looked like a quote that was going to haunt him for the rest of his front office career. Granted, he was totally wrong about getting a "very good player" in year one of the deal, but today, he confirmed that he had nothing to worry about, with management perhaps performing Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainments financial magnum opus.
February 26 2015 04:25PM
Look at your calendar all you want, but it's not April 1st. David Clarkson has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton.
February 26 2015 02:37PM
Last year, the Toronto Marlies were carried to a third consecutive division title by point-per game seasons from TJ Brennan and Spencer Abbott. Eventually, the Leafs organization decided to part ways with Brennan and re-sign Abbott.
Fast forward to nearly a year later, and they've been traded straight up for each other.
February 26 2015 11:34AM
Welcome to the Zach Sill era, Toronto.
It will be defined by a lot of losses (no more than 22), a couple points, and a lot of penalty minutes.
It's a good time to be alive.
February 26 2015 07:00AM
Draft picks and prospects are a tricky target at trade deadline deals. There's always rumors flying around, and it's never really clear exactly who's on the market and how much they'll garner. Often seen as a "throw-in" to a deal, the right pick or a properly developed prospect can make ultimately a major impact on an NHL roster.
For example, Jake Gardiner was mostly an afterthought in the Lupul-Beauchemin trade, but is now one of the key players on the Leafs moving forward.