Leafs Trade Talks

The trade calls are heating up in Toronto, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday, with the New York Rangers among the clubs that have redialed the 416 area code of late.

As we reported last week, blueliner Cody Franson is available in Toronto.

Here’s the quandary, however, for the Leafs according to the same source: Do you make a deal now and risk alienating the equilibrium you’ve got in a dressing room that’s surprised everyone in the opening month? Perhaps you wait until later in the season to deal away a defenseman from that surplus you’ve got in Toronto. That’s the debate inside the Leafs’ front office.


60 Responses to Leafs Trade Talks

  1. dumbassdoorman says:

    Do you need a tissue?

  2. TheLeafNation91 says:

    That's nice and all.

    But I just think I need some time to heal.

    The first cut is the deepest.

  3. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Would not be surprised if he's benched tonight. I do not blame Wilson, I actually blame Schenn. Yes, Ron Wilson is not giving him the vote of confidence, but it also goes into his coaching skills…Which is basically playing players that want to play. Schenn believed he was safe because he's well…Schenn. Your name does not give you minutes anymore in Toronto…Your play does. So I don't feel bad for one-minute.

    I think it has to do with his contract dispute. Let's look at other defencemen with the same issue:

    -Drew Doughty (before injury)= 6 g, 2 points, -2
    -Zach Bogosian= 11 g, 4 points, -4

    Schenn's doing a bit better, however, he has been burned in the neutral zone, has not been able to handle the puck and has been playing soft.

  4. dumbassdoorman says:

    I am not sure I agree with the playing soft part, but we all view things differently. I agree that a players ice time should be reflected by his play, not blaming Wilson for that at all. However it is a coaches job to help instill confidence in his players or help them regain it. That he is piss poor at doing. I don't see him getting an extention to be honest even if they make the playoffs this year.

  5. dumbassdoorman says:

    Good to see you are keeping your chin up man, good job.

  6. dumbassdoorman says:

    Though I did really think there would be way more likes that there is for facebook.

  7. leafmeister says:

    Okay. Seriously, great win, but what the absolute ***** is with the PK? It wasnt great with Reimer, so its not all Gustovsson, but seriously, how is it so bad? Frankly I think the only logical way of thinking about it is blaming Wilson. Its strange because he was a great PK coach before, but when you have as much turnover as the Leafs have had since he got here, and still the same result, I think some blame has gotta fall. Not even changing the assistant coaches help.

    On a positive note; how great are those two February trades looking? Right now that 4.2 for Lupul is a bargain, and obviously Gardiner looks like he could be quite something. Obviously the Kaberle trade is looking pretty great too. I think Kessel and Colborne could end up being quite a duo. Imagine that rivalry with Boston? Kessel and Colborne are the Leaf superstars and Seguin and Hamilton are Bostons. That would make for some heated playoff series. Lets hope.

  8. dumbassdoorman says:

    I agree completely the only constant in our piss pood sucks a$$ penalty kill and pp for that matter is Wilson.

  9. mojo19 says:

    See, I really like Gagner. He's only 22 and he's never dipped below 41 points in a season, and he's already played in 4 full NHL seasons! The last two years at 41-42 points he missed 14 games in each season. So here you have a guy who should be approaching his prime in the next few seasons, who already plays at around a 50 point pace.

    I could seriously see Gagner as a potential replacement for Tim Connolly in a couple years. I mean, why bank entirely on Colborne? Let's have some options.

  10. dumbassdoorman says:

    Oh you are right not to entirely bank on one player for sure. I dont see Gagner in the same light as you, but he is a decent player for sure. I just don't see him as a 1st liner.

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