Maple Leafs Trade Deadline 2016 Primer

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With a week to go until the trade deadline we’re about to shift into full blown rumour mongering mode around here. With a roster built to be deadline rentals, this is our time. The Phaneuf trade has also reminded us that anything is possible and that might make it difficult to not be disappointed next Monday if the changes aren’t significant.

While there’s a lot coming at us in a short period of time, it’s worthwhile to look at the deadline story so far, and revisit some of the TLN #content that will be relevant this week.

Reports

LeBrun: Lots of Interest in Roman Polak
Dreger: There’s Interest in Roman Polak
Conflicting Reports: Jake Gardiner May or May Not Be on the Trade Block
Kypreos: It’s Time to Pay or Trade Nazem Kadri
Report: Leafs Express Interest On Blue Jackets Rychel

From Your TLN Fam

Who Own Da Picks
Which Impending UFAs Are Likely On The Move
Leafs Looking to Make Difficult Trades Ahead of Deadline
Trading Reimer is Probably a Good Idea
How much Should the Leafs pay for PK Subban?
Reading the Tea Leafs: Something Brewing Between Toronto and Calgary
Let’s Talk about Trading Joffrey Lupul
Leafs Best Trade Asset is Their Cap Space
Toronto’s Trade Deadline Priorities
Why Trading Leo Komarov Just Makes Good Sense
Leo Komarov’s Value Has Never Been Higher, So Don’t Trade Him
Roman Wasn’t Traded In a Day
A Look at Lamoriello’s In Season Trade History
Leafs Should Be All Over Jonathan Drouin
Let’s Pump the Brakes on Drouin and the Leafs

Top Five Destinations For…

Gardiner
Lupul
Hunwick
Kadri
Boyes
Winnik
Parenteau
Bernier
Komarov
van Riemsdyk
Matthias
Polak
Bozak
Reimer

  • Jeremy Ian

    I’d be surprised if we saw any more big, Phaneuf-type trades, not now anyway. Komarov and Reimer might have been tradable earlier in the season, but they have not had a great winter.

    I am also not expecting a high return on the UFA’s. More than likely PAP and Polak fetch some 2nd and 3rd rounders. There’s not much else that a contender would want that would make a difference.

    But who knows? I was shocked at the Phaneuf deal and even more so by the return.