Leafs’ Dave Bolland on trade block?

The future of Dave Bolland, and whether it’s with the Maple Leafs, should become clear in the coming weeks.

Certainly, we’ll know before the NHL trade deadline on March 5.

Bolland has been out since Nov. 2 when he suffered a lacerated tendon in his ankle against the Vancouver Canucks, and after the Toronto Sun caught up with him following the morning skate on Tuesday, Bolland answered “probably not” when he was asked whether he might play before the Olympic break.

The Leafs are in Tampa Bay to meet the Lightning on Thursday, and are at home against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday before some Olympics-mandated time off.

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27 Responses to Leafs’ Dave Bolland on trade block?

  1. doorman says:

    Nonis is not trading Bolland, I think he re-ups and stays a Leaf

    • kessel_leafs81 says:

      I hope we keep bolland, ideal third liner.. his injury this year could help us re-up him for cheaper.. and to have a good third line center that can produce some offense and leadership is ideal for this leafs team.

    • leafs_wallace93 says:

      He’s apparently against for 4 million (oh no Bozak money), for a quality role center I’d spend that money in a heartbeat (providing he looks ok coming back from his injury).

      Here’s your center with intangibles and the ability to play up with a 200 foot game.

      • doorman says:

        I think Bolland wants to stay and ya looking at 1 mil+ per season raise IMO. Question then becomes what kind of term is he going to be looking for? I am thinking at his age 27, he will be looking at 5-6 yrs. He is a playoff warrior and should be resigned IMO.

  2. leafy says:

    Keep Bolland and Kulemin.

    To clear cap space, get rid of the “dead wood”. Ship out McClement + Orr or McLaren.

    Promote Leivo and/or D’Amigo. Cheaper options. Team is as good, if not better.

    • doorman says:

      McLaren actually has a good cap hit, I would prefer to keep a legit heavy around. McClement is better then most think IMO. He is top 3 in league in short handed ice time, as a fwd that is amazing.

      • kessel_leafs81 says:

        i would love to see us resign komarov, a guy who gives 110 percent every shift and could really energize a team on nights where we seem to be sluggish and lack effort.

        • Gambo says:

          I have a feeling Kulemin isn’t going to want to resign if he’s the only Russian. Can definitely see him going to the Pens. Him and Komarov are good buddies, I’d love if Toronto could resign both of them.

          • doorman says:

            I like Kule, but as well feel he is going to move on. Would Love Komorov back he was a super pest for sure. There is going to be some roster changes for sure. Be interesting to see who stays, goes and is brought into the fold.

    • blaze says:

      McClement is dead wood???

      • doorman says:

        I don’t see it either

        • blaze says:

          Bolland and McClement are priority re-sign up front. Hard to argue for a raise for McClement so 1.5 for a versatile top notch PK and face off, it’s a no brainer.

          Kulemin and Raymond are the ???. Hard to see either of them returning. They’re more easily replaced on the wing then putting Holland on the 4th line.

          I don’t want to see the buds trade anyone unless its a hockey trade. I don’t give a shit if Kulemin signs in Pittsburgh next season, its all hands on deck for the run to the playoffs.

          If there isn’t a useful body coming back no thanks.

        • leafy says:

          Then they gotta trade Kulemin or Bolland. They’ll be over the cap when Bolland comes back. Something has to give.

          Question is, what’s the lesser of the evils?

          • blaze says:

            Need centers can replace wingers, can’t replace what Bolland brings.

              • realistic_leafs_fan says:

                Bolland over Kulimen…no brainer to me. Still think a deal involving Kulimen and Niskanen is possible.
                Nice to see Carlyle give Ranger a game in his old rink, class thing to do.
                Also glad to see us go with 7 D, it’s something I suggested a while ago. Reason being, We don’t play our 4th line much anyway and this helps protect Rielly/Gardiner a bit by always having a veteran with them without taxing our top 4 D too much. I think Ranger could play a little 4th line wing as well if needed…he has the size, skates well and has some creativity. Anyway, a needed win and we kept the major scoring chances down a bit I thought, plus I thought we had the puck more than normal lately.

                • reinjosh says:

                  Count me out with Niskanen. Don’t really think it improves all that much.

                  Besides I really doubt Pittsburgh is jumping at the chance of moving their highest scoring dman for a UFA winger

  3. reinjosh says:

    I’d like to go after Wideman.

    Particularly trading Franson for Wideman.

  4. leafy says:

    Hats off to the Leafs. After a horrible game in Florida, they come right back with 2 wins against Tampa and Vancouver.

    70 points at the Olympics break. Well done.

    You’ve got to think that if the Hart Trophy voting was today, Kessel would get a lot of votes.

    Bernier is the key. He’s slowly settling into the no. 1 role quite nicely. Plays a sound game.

  5. leafy says:

    Another nice goal by Raymond. Provides important secondary scoring. Gotta resign him for sure.

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