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.
February 27 2015 12:29PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs organization have done a bunch of shuffling today, sending guys, up, down, sideways, and completely out of the picture. Nothing major, but let's break it all down.
Report: 'Lots of interest and activity' around Leafs' Lupul, Bozak and Phaneuf ahead of Trade Deadline
February 27 2015 11:31AM
With their short-term fortunes all but sunk, the Toronto Maple Leafs have unsurprisingly been the single most active team ahead of Monday's NHL Trade Deadline.
Already Brendan Shanahan and company have managed to add a first-round pick, a second-round pick, a fourth-round pick and an intriguing prospect in Brendan Leipsic for their trio of rental pieces. Then they managed the improbable, and found a taker for David Clarkson's league-worst contract.
If, at this point, the Maple Leafs were to sit back and wait for the draft before looking to shop players like Joffrey Lupul, Tyler Bozak and Dion Phaneuf, among others, no one would blame them. That still might come to pass, but we might reasonably expect the Maple Leafs to look to continue to dismantle their flawed core in the days ahead, according to TSN's Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun.