February 28 2015 12:06PM
With the trade deadline just two days away, teams are looking to free up cap space and clear up roster spots any way that they can. With that in mind, a handful of players hit the waiver wire this afternoon. Specifically, Brandon McMillan of the Vancouver Canucks, Tim Erixon of the Chicago Blackhawks, David Schlemko of the Dallas Stars, Aaron Volpatti of the Washington Capitals, and Rob Zepp of the Philadelphia Flyers. Could any of these players make sense for the Leafs? Let's take a closer look.
February 28 2015 07:00AM
If there's a player on the Leafs right now who seems out of place, it's got to be Olli Jokinen. The 4-time 30 goal scorer looks clearly past his prime these days, but at 36, that tends to happen. Though not technically a trade deadline acquistion, Jokinen's story is similar to that of many previously acquired Leafs who were on the team for very, very short periods of time despite solid careers with other NHL teams.
February 27 2015 07:46PM
It looks like just about everybody in the hockey world wants TJ Brennan, including the Rochester Americans and the referees. Fortunately for the Toronto Marlies, they called dibs on him yesterday in the trade that sent Spencer Abbott to the Chicago Blackhawks. Today was his return to the blue and white, and he immediately made an impact in a 4-3 come from behind win over the Rochester Americans.
February 27 2015 05:40PM
February 27 2015 03:54PM
Every year, a bunch of higher-profile trades happen well before the Trade Deadline, and everybody throws their arms up in the air, upset that all the joy has been sucked out of their favourite day. WIth that, every year, a couple of players hit the market out of nowhere and re-inject some life back into it, continuing the panicked tradition we've all come to know and love.
Today, word leaked out that Alexander Semin is unofficially on the market. Coincidentally, I'm starting to think that going after him might not be the worst idea in the world.