A look at the Leafs’ potential trade targets
You can say this much about Brian Burke: he is not a last-minute shopper.
So while most other teams are waiting for the Feb. 28 deadline to tinker with their rosters, the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager is already taking calls and could be weeks, if not days, from making a deal.
“I have never been a deadline guy,” Burke recently tweeted. “Historically, January is the month where I have been most active.”
Last year, Burke acquired Joffrey Lupul and Jake Gardiner 19 days before the Feb. 28 deadline. Two years ago, he acquired Dion Phaneuf more than a month before the March 3 deadline.
“As a GM, your job is to improve your hockey club. You field those calls 24/7, 365 days a year. But right now, nothing is imminent.” With six weeks until the deadline, here are some players the Leafs might be looking at:JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK
BOBBY RYAN OR RYAN GETZLAF