February 18 2015 04:54PM
When it comes to rumors surrounding trades and free agency, we often forget the other side of things. Sometimes it doesn't matter what sort of moves the Leafs want to accomplish. Sometimes, if the player doesn't want to come here, deals become dead in the water. And appanrently, the Leafs are among the least-desirable landing spots for NHL players.
ESPN's Craig Custance recently polled a number of agents on which teams are most frequently listed on an NHL's player No-Trade list. Edmonton was listed as most frequent, Winnipeg second-most frequent, with the Leafs coming in fourth.
February 18 2015 04:08PM
I think all upcoming trades should be reported using this cartoon...
February 18 2015 01:59PM
February 18 2015 11:45AM
According to coach Peter Horachek, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of Dion Phaneuf for a little while long as his hands continue to heal from punching people in the face.
From TSN's Jonas Siegel...
Dion Phaneuf won't return in either of the next two games.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) February 18, 2015
Peter Horachek says Phaneuf's hand injury wasn't improving when he rejoined the team. Further tests revealed he wasn't quite right.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) February 18, 2015
February 18 2015 07:00AM
Last week we learned that Brendan Shanahan has the blessing of the MLSE board to blow up the Leafs' current roster and start anew. Since then, pending free agents Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli were dealt to Nashville, and the names of Daniel Winnik, Tyler Bozak, Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and Roman Polak have all appeared in trade rumours as the deadline approaches.
It's pretty clear that the demolition job will happen, but there has to be roster carryover, no?