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2011 NHL Trade Rumors – Maple Leafs Moving Tim Connolly?

The NHL is not even two weeks into the regular season, and there are already a number of trade rumors circulating around social media sites.

The latest rumor has the Toronto Maple Leafs looking to move center Tim Connolly before the trade deadline later this season. Bleacher Report is the main source of this rumor and most of the story deals on what happened last season.

Teams scouting the Jackets

Toronto, Tampa Bay, Winnipeg, Ottawa have two scouts in Nationwide.!/Aportzline/status/124252981079183360

Can Canes afford Pitkanen?

ou take the good with the bad with Joni Pitkanen. His talent tantalizes, which is why he was drafted fourth overall and has been traded for significant returns twice since. His inconsistency also frustrates, which is why he has been traded twice since.

Given the Carolina Hurricanes’ financial situation, along with their sudden surfeit of defensemen, it’s fair to wonder whether Pitkanen is a luxury the Hurricanes cannot afford.

Leafs are stacked with options

The return of Clarke MacArthur this Saturday is a no-brainer now that he is sprung from Brendan Shanahan’s penitentiary.

The return of Cody Franson will require another heart-to-heart talk with whichever Maple Leafs defenceman has to sit Saturday against the Calgary Flames.

Turris trying to force a trade?

As mentioned on Hotstove, Don Maloney re-iterated that he will not trade Kyle Turris, saying that if Turris wants to play anywhere in the NHL this year, it will be in Phoenix.