Are two trades better than none?

With Vokoun off the market and Roberto Luongo supposedly set to meet with the Canucks sometime this week, you can count on the goalie talk surrounding the Leafs to pick up substantially, especially with the NHL and AHL playoffs wrapping up. I guess this is a fairly easy observation to make, but it’s quite likely…


The Life of Brian

  -Photo from AP I did not want to write about this. I still do not want to write about this. But, I feel compelled to write about this. By this I mean the recent water cooler gossip that Brian Burke’s job may be in jeopardy thanks to events in his personal life. I was…


Burke also traded up for Pronger; will he for Yakupov?

Late last night, Jonathan Willis commented on a quote from ex-player-turned-agent Igor Larionov when discussing the upcoming prospects of his clients Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk. Larionov stated that it’s possible Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke trades his draft pick up to get both Yakupov and Galchenyuk. Willis commented that Burke did a…


What would it take for the Leafs to land Yakupov and Galchenyuk?

Earlier today, we ran an interview between Andrey Osadchenko and Igor Larionov on this site. Larionov is the agent for two of 2012’s top draft prospects – Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk – and among other things he made the interesting suggestion that the Leafs might attempt to land both players (who are also teammates…


Igor Larionov talks Yakupov, Galchenyuk and the 2012 Draft

After talking to Nail Yakupov, the Nation Network’s Andrey Osadchenko had a chance to sit down with his agent (and Hockey Hall of Famer) Igor Larionov.  Larionov represents not only Yakupov, but another player – Alex Galchenyuk – in contention for a top-five spot at this year’s NHL Entry Draft.