February 16 2011 08:12PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20 855
The Phaneuf-Aulie pairing had an excellent night as they shut out the Sabres at even strength (though Phaneuf was on for the Sabres' softie goal that didn't qualify as a scoring chance), and logged big minutes on the PK where Toronto outchanced Buffalo 2-1. Keith Aulie played 4:43 of the Leafs' 7:48 short-handed minutes. The Leafs came up huge in the third period as they registered 11 chances and limited Buffalo to just 1.
February 16 2011 10:24AM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20
February 16 2011 10:03AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs made another minor move on Tuesday that didn’t get much news thanks to the Kris Versteeg deal, shipping a conditional seventh round draft pick (read: basically nothing) to Anaheim in exchange for tough-guy forward and pending free agent Aaron Voros.
It’s an odd trade, for a couple of reasons.
February 15 2011 06:48PM
So Tomas Kaberle has told GM Brian Burke that Boston may be a potentially favourable location if he's ultimately dealt. How generous of him. He’s basically told Burke that it’s my way or the highway – which, when you have a no trade, is one of the big advantages you possess. But, by favouring only the Bruins, Kaberle has guaranteed that Burke is going to get hosed by Bruins’ GM Peter Chiarelli…again.
February 15 2011 07:57AM
Yesterday the Leafs moved out Kris Versteeg for Philadelphia's 2011 first and third round picks. My gut feeling is that this is a bad deal; Versteeg is on pace for about 50 points this season as a 24 year old and it's unlikely that someone available late in the first round will have that kind of impact. Couple that with the fact that Kris Versteeg will be an RFA when his contract expires and the likely offer sheet compensation being at least a first and a third and this move is puzzling.