Leafs Had The Defensemen In Their Hands!….


There was a good reason why Pat Quinn wasn’t on the ice during the Leafs practice Friday. He was trying to fortify his team’s defence. With a deal to bring in a top notched defensemen….

Rather than take to the ice, Quinn was working the phones, searching for the elusive blueliner many believe the club desperately needs for a legitimate Cup run. Earlier Friday, sources told Pulse24 that the Buds had sealed a trade to bring a long awaited defenceman to the team – but that it fell through at the last minute. Robert Reichel’s absence from practice fueled speculations that he was involved in the deal, but nothing was confirmed. The trade was apparently squashed because of concerns over bonuses in the player’s contract. That extra money could have meant the Leafs would have incurred costs of over half a million dollars depending on their post season success.

That doesn’t mean the search is over, though. Toronto’s glaring weakness in their own end was exposed again in Thursday’s 4-2 loss at Buffalo and Tuesday’s 3pm trade deadline leaves sufficient, although not ample time, to get things done.

“We would take a defenceman if we thought it improved our team,” Quinn said. “For my own preference, I’d like a big, strong, strapping guy that can handle playing defence – that’s the name of the position. But I don’t see one out there.”

*Among those that appear to be available are Aaron Miller and Mathieu Schneider of Los Angeles, Glen Wesley of Carolina, Bryan Marchment of San Jose, Patrice Brisebois of Montreal, Alexei Zhitnik of Buffalo, and Lyle Odelein and Phil Housley of Chicago.


46 Responses to Leafs Had The Defensemen In Their Hands!….

  1. Leaf_Expert says:

    I’ll give you the best way to describe Glen Wesley..and don Cherry can back me up on this one…

    Just picture a very good defensivly minded Kirk Maltby… Some offensive skill are there, hes good in his own end, a great agitator whos like a bobble-head doll…He can take so many punches(which let teams get the powerplay) and he just pops back…

    Yeah, I know that was a little jokes, but its true….

  2. akoh says:

    If anyone knows anything about specific player’s contracts, can they please enlighten me on who the d-man was in this deal. Was it Zhitnik, Niinamaa?

    Thanks…..I don’t know why it bothers me, I just would like to know who Quinn let slip away for a bonus clause.

  3. Leaf_Expert says:

    I think its Numminen… Because he does have a high salary($4.7mill) with playoff bonus’s….This may sound a little off, but its the only top defensive name i could think of, who contract(and bonus’s) would stand in the way for the Leafs…

  4. AmericasteamRedWings says:

    Numminen does not have a playoff bonus clause. Phil Housley does, though.

  5. Leaf_Expert says:

    I won’t start an argument…But I’m pretty sure Numminen does, and I don’t think Housley does cause his contracr was signed with the Flames…So right there you know theres no point he would get playoff bonus’s…

  6. Shiva says:

    The site you got the info from does not seem to be very reliable. Here is a quote on the same page:

    “Oilers G.M. Kevin Lowe was said to be conversing with Quinn about a deal that could see defenceman Janne Niniimaa and forward Anson Carter headed to Toronto, possibly in exchange for Darcy Tucker. But Lowe denies he’s talking to the Leafs.”

    The idea that the Oilers would trade Niniimaa for Tucker is ridiculous enough. Including Anson Carter in the mix suggests that the site has zero credibility. This is probably the dumbest trade suggestion that I have ever heard.

  7. Hockeyguy9 says:

    So guys who was the guy that Quinn Let get away?

  8. coffey77 says:

    Why share this info. with us when there is no name involved.

  9. Aetherial says:

    I seriously doubt they meant 2 for 1… just that Tucker’s name was all that was mentioned. Of course there would have to be other player(s) involved.

  10. Tony says:

    It wasn’t Numminen. Numminen already stated he wouldn’t waive his no trade clause agreement. He said the he would consider lifting it for the Wings but he doubted it because his wife is having a baby. Leafs are getting Wesley, so forget about anyone else.

  11. TML51 says:

    Why bother writing this stuff if there are no names involved? I have lost count of the amount of articles that list available defensemen.

  12. Shiva says:

    Logic would dictate that other players would have to be involved. However, the article makes no mention of other components. It presents the rumor as a straight up swap.

  13. Leaf_Expert says:

    No it didn’t… Go to the exact site and they’ll tell you that a deal like that would not be logical for the Oilers that obviously other players would have to be involved….

  14. Shiva says:

    There is no mention of other players being included. I cut and pasted the quote directly from the exact site; it says what I posted and nothing more.

  15. Leaf_Expert says:

    well, If you took Tucker for Niniimaa seriously…Then I’m done talking to you….

  16. Shiva says:

    Listen dope, its not my problem that the site you quoted the info from is a joke. I don’t take Tucker for Niniimaa seriously. The crappy site that you are using as a resource is taking that rumour seriously. And they are adding Anson Carter as well. You should read things carefully before you shoot your mouth off.

  17. Leaf_Expert says:

    Ok relax pussy…Did I shoot my mouth off…City Pulse is pretty reliable and any torontonian will tell you that..As far as them taking the deal seriously..No they don’t…Because as the article says…Is a RUMOR!

  18. Tradedude says:

    wtf, lol

  19. TheMinister says:

    Is that ‘ what the fuck?’

    I concur.

  20. Tradedude says:

    if ur talking about the nolan blockbuster it was mccauley, and boyes, MAN i miss mccauley alot, o well, it was for a good cause i guess.

  21. Tradedude says:

    it was sumwhere in thr range of

    100 to 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    did i miss a few zeros, lol

  22. TML51 says:

    No kidding! (hehe) At least after Tuesday, we’ll know who didn’t move!

  23. Stuv_Dogg says:

    It’s no secret that the Leafs are actively hunting a solid d-man. I can’t see Riechel going the other way, because I can’t see a playoff contender parting with a solid d-man (there aren’t that many of them out there to begin with) and I can’t see a non-playoff team absorbing Riechel’s contract.

    I’d speculate that Riechel’s absence was due to a leg injury that he is trying to nurse better.

    Before the deadline, I’d look for the Leafs to surprise some with a lesser talked about d-man. Sure Miller, Schneider, Zhitnik and the usual suspects are always available, but I believe that there will be strong competition for their services. Look for Quick-Shot Quinn to pry a lesser name but solid d-man from one of the perennial bottom feeders, sorta like the Leafs getting Berg a couple of years back.

    Hopefully, whoever he does get will prove more successful than Berg …

  24. amazing_jesse says:

    Reichel was not in practice because he is injured you dumb shit!

    Thanks for rehashing the same fucking article for the twentieth time.

    Will someone shoot his asshole Leaf_loser?

  25. revolution says:

    That actually helps the argument that Housley has playoff bonuses. His agent might have put bonuses into his contract because he knew that Housley might not have a good chance of recieving the bonuses, but if he did recieve them, they could be a substantial amount.

  26. Leaf_Expert says:

    “Robert Reichel’s absence from practice fueled *speculations* that he was involved in the deal, but nothing was confirmed.”

    Did it fuckin say anything to be taken for real? it said “speculation”, look up the damn word you gutless pussy….And I of all people knew Reichel wasn’t in practice because he was injured, so don’t fuckin talk the shit your worth….

    Will this pussy take the advise and,

    “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  27. TML51 says:

    Why are you tearing jess a new one…? He’s absolutley right. You are rehashing the same rumours and if I might add…it’s getting old. It is because of people like you that are giving Leafs fans on this site a bad name. Please take your own ADVICE (note proper spelling) and “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  28. Leaf_Expert says:

    What same rumor you damn idot?…A deal almosy happened, I didn’t see anyone on this site reporting that…

    Idiotss like you who have no pride and beef with other fellow Leaf fans are a disgrace to us true Leaf fans…Makes me sick when I stick up for Leaf fans like you, just take my advise(note MY)don’t ever use it again and just

    “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  29. TML51 says:

    First of all…I’m not going to engage in a battle of wits with you…I never attack anyone who is unarmed. Secondly, learn how to spell. ( idot…?almosy…? Idiotss…?advise..?) As for being a Leaf fan with no pride…sorry, no such thing. My “beef” is with fans like you, who try and breate others because they don’t share your point of view. This gives not just Leaf fans, but all members here a bad name. What qualifies you as an “Expert” anyway? What credentials do you have? You obviously think pretty highly of yourself.

    Do us all a favor here…grow up.

  30. theRef says:

    Alright dude, I don’t want to take sides here, but you started a sentence with a fucking parentheses and had some spelling problems of your own (breate?). Now I’m sure you’re going to write some gay, whiney response to this, because that’s all you seem to know how to do. Look it’s simple you’re a retard – you nit pick and overanalyze this shit. If you could avoid writing these crap posts that make anyone who reads them stupider I think everybody would appreciate that.

  31. Shiva says:

    Its a shitty rumor. Credible sites don’t post shitty rumors. Stop being a jerk and stop wasting everyones time with this crap.

  32. TML51 says:

    I’m not over analyzing anything. I’m sick of this guy and I’m making it quite well known to him.

  33. Leaf_Expert says:

    Honestly, your a real loser. You may take the time to check over what ever you typed but your not worth my time…. You need to stop talking shit, because its not being backed up,

    You need to save your pussy talk for the person who needs it, just find a mirror..

    As for disgrace, if you consider standing by ones word, sticking up for one, making a point well known a disgrace….Then nuff said,

  34. Leaf_Expert says:

    then don’t fucking read it, and just

    “Shut da Fuck Up!”

  35. Shiva says:

    Fuck you too. Stop posting shit.

  36. TML51 says:

    Look, as for backing stuff up…when have you ever done that? Real man hiding behind a computer!

    I’m the loser????? At least I don’t make a self proclamation of being an expert!

  37. Leaf_Expert says:

    I’m hding behind a computer?…Your da one beefin and acting brave over you computer…If der was no computer I’d llay a crisp back hand on yuh fuckin face…..

    Ye damn straight I’m da Expert…. I’m a hockey Expert, a fan of da game, a (true)Fan of da Leafs,I’m known across North America for being da one and only ” Leaf Expert ” so,

    “Shut Da Fuck Up!”

  38. Leaf_Expert says:

    I’ll post whate ever da fuck I want pussy,

  39. Shiva says:

    Then I will be sure to respond to your shit fucker.

  40. Leaf_Expert says:

    Then responde to yourself…Cause you are shit!…

  41. Shiva says:

    And you are a fucking moron. You spelt respond wrong asshole.

  42. Leaf_Expert says:

    wow, I added a E…. Thats you life huh?… one word for you, and it’ll last for your life….


    @ @


  43. Shiva says:

    How can I be a virgin if I fucked your mom last night? Moron.

  44. Leaf_Expert says:

    Wit comebacks like dat… YOU proved mah case..

    Damn, youts…

  45. Shiva says:

    Yeah right. You need to learn to respond to criticism better.

  46. Leaf_Expert says:

    On the real… Just keep responding,

    that will only *PROVE* that u are a loser, have no life, need friends, are and will die a


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