February 02 2015 10:22AM
First, let's get this out of the way... I don't want to trade Cody Franson. He's a handsome man and good hockey player and I'd love to have him stick around Toronto for the forseeable future. That being said, even more than not wanting to trade him do I not want him to walk for nothing at the end of the season.
So what can you get for him? At first, I dreamed of a first round pick, or maybe a second and a good prospect. Or maybe like, a really great prospect? That'd be super.
But I also have to consider that Franson is just a rental (for now), and that the market could be saturated with top four defencemen (Keith Yandle, Zbynek Michalek, Tyler Myers, etc.), and that these factors could hurt Franson's trade value.
February 02 2015 07:33AM
Welcome to the new weekly feature on TLN, Player Power Rankings (More like Powerless Rankings, amirite?) Seriously, the Leafs have been awful, and what better time to start judging them on a weekly basis. I assure you with the rankings I am 100% right in my analysis, as I have watched hockey for a long time.
February 01 2015 09:03PM
Johnson Gearing Up CHL Finals
If you're not doing anything Tuesday afternoon and have a several bucks to drop on an online viewing pass, I'd suggest tuning in to watch Andreas Johnson and his Frolunda Indians face off against Lulea HF for the inaugural Champions Hockey League finals.
February 01 2015 10:00AM
SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!! I hope everyone bought enough tonnage of beer and chips and pizza and wings. It's the one day a year where it's acceptable to eat your weight in deep fried foods and pass out on the toilet by 8PM. But in the mean time, let's check out who was the best, and the best of the worst in the NHL this week!
February 01 2015 09:56AM
With word getting around that the Toronto Maple Leafs are scouting the Los Angeles Kings again this evening, we've officially left 'routine scouting' territory and we're pretty securely in 'something's going down' town.