Leafs chasing the big deal

Clearly discouraged by its current roster, Maple Leafs management is actively working the phones trying to make deals prior to Thursday’s start of the regular season.
What the Leafs would like to do — and may have difficulty accomplishing — is packaging some of their depth players in an attempted deals for single established players in return.

The Leafs season is about to begin with questions in goal — neither James Reimer nor Jonas Gustavsson had terrific pre-seasons — more defencemen than they can dress, and the same old problems up front: Not enough high- level offensive players, not enough physical players, not enough forwards who, frankly, scare the opposition. This is not anything close to the hockey team Brian Burke promised upon his arrival.
The only new player to make any kind of real impact in camp and throughout the pre-season was defenceman Jake Gardiner. If he can perform in the regular season anywhere near the level that he has shown in the exhibition games, then he makes the Leafs better. The question is: Can he?

5 Responses to Leafs chasing the big deal

  1. TheLeafNation91 says:

    If history repeats itself.

    Look to Anaheim, Chicago, Boston, Florida, New York Rangers.

    In other words, teams that Burke have seemed to screw over in the apast.

  2. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Well,except Boston lol

  3. reinjosh says:

    I read two words on this page and knew right away this was Simmons. 

    I swear the guy is incapable of writing anything but negative article. Notice how everything is slanted negatively. 

    Guys a hack. 

  4. lukeleim says:

    Carl Gunnarsson, Tyler Bozak and Jonas Gustavsson to the NY Islanders for Blake Comeau and Evgeni Nabokov.

    Clarke MacArthur – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
    Joffrey Lupul – Tim Connolly – Phil Kessel
    Blake Comeau – Matt Lombardi – Colby Armstrong
    Mike Brown – Philippe Dupuis – Matt Frattin

    Dion Phaneuf – Cody Franson
    John-Michael Liles – Luke Schenn
    Mike Komisarek – Jake Gardiner

    James Reimer
    Evgeni Nabokov

  5. toronto77 says:

    i think it goes noth ways. Like i said before i think the leafs won the kaberle deal more than the bruins won the kessel deal.

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