Monday Mailbag: The Pre-Deadline Special

Jeff Veillette
February 23 2015 08:39PM

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A week from now, we'll all be yelling about what the Leafs did or didn't do at the deadline. For now though, there's some time to yell about all the other things in the Toronto hockey world! Welcome to this week's TLN Mailbag, where I take your Leafs and Marlies questions and give some bad to mediocre responses. If you'd like to ask a question, tweet @tlndc or myself. Alternatively, you can leave a comment below and it may get featured next week.

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TLN Player Power Rankings: Feb 23, 2015

Jon Steitzer
February 23 2015 04:00PM


Welcome to the column that many readers refer to as "something that will appear every Monday whether we like it or not. It's an exciting week as many of these players could have be traded while I was trying to determine the perfect sentence to reflect on how Stephane Robidas played this week.

Find out how many Leafs have ranked in their final week on the team.

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Friedman: Bruins, Canadiens, Penguins could have interest in Leafs' Lupul

Ryan Fancey
February 23 2015 11:54AM

In the last 24-hours there has been increasing talk of the Leafs looking to move out Joffrey Lupul before the trade deadline passes next Monday. It's a little surprising, given he's only recently returned from another injury and isn't a rental, but that isn't scaring teams too much, and it appears there's now a real possibility of him being dealt. 

Elliotte Friedman joined Sportsnet 960 in Calgary this morning and weighed in on which teams might look to make a pitch for the productive winger.

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Reports: Leafs could have interest in Burmistrov

Ryan Fancey
February 23 2015 09:55AM

The Winnipeg Jets have had a strained relationship with Alexander Burmistrov, the organization's 2010 first-round pick, but with some chatter around his potential return to North America, his name is now being tossed around as the trade deadline approaches. With the Leafs and Jets rumored to be connected on a trade involving Daniel Winnik for a while now, Burmistrov could be a target for Toronto as a sort of reclamation project, and it's a move TSN's Darren Dreger believes they would be interested in.

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Marlies Close Weekend With Much Needed Win

Jeff Veillette
February 23 2015 08:48AM

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What the Toronto Marlies needed more than anything else was a game to counter-balance all of the concerns surrounding them. A game where the defensive corps pitched in on the scoresheet, where the team as a whole put up numbers, and, most importantly, a game that ended in a win. After losses on Friday and Saturday, it was absolutely necessary for the team to come out strong to close the weekend, and they did just that against the Charlotte Checkers.

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