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Wilson will be back

It shouldn’t come as a surprise for anyone following the Toronto Maple Leafs in great detail: Head coach Ron Wilson isn’t going anywhere – even if his team misses the NHL postseason for a third year in a row.

General manager Brian Burke confirmed as much Wednesday, saying Wilson has “done a marvellous job” and would remain behind the bench for 2011-12.

Burke must make a Sundin/Gilmour type impact trade.

Remember the days of having a true bonafide 1st line center, one that was a reliable point per game player or better. Remember the trades that brought in Gilmour, and Sundin. Players that some may consider Franchise players, or pretty close to it, players that were able to carry a team on there backs, and actually make an impact. This is exactly what the Leafs are in need of, Richards is not the answer, here’s the player Burke must target in the off-season.

The Big Free Agent The Leafs Must Chase

James Reimer has had a terrific little run. He stepped into the breach when the Leafs needed somebody – anybody – who could stop the puck with consistency, and turned the club from a team wallowing in the depths of the Eastern Conference into a squad that has at least been able to make the final weeks of the season interesting.

It’s clear Reimer has a chance to be a good NHL goalie, or maybe more.

Tomas Vokoun: Do Panthers Want Me to Stay? Do I Want To?

Barry Jackson covered the Panthers for me today because of a weird traveling quirk. Mr. Jackson spoke to Tomas Vokoun at length today about his potential future with the Panthers.

He said he gave the Panthers three teams he would waive his no-movement clause to. They never asked him to.

Major NHL Trade Tracker

All Major NHL trades that happen on Feb 28 will be listed here

Thrashers – Radek Dvorak and a 5th rounder from Florida for Niclas Bergfos and Pat Rissmiller

Capitals get Dennis Wideman from the Panthers for Jake Hauswirth and 3rd rounder

Coyotes get Klesla from Blue Jackets for Scottie Upshall and Lepisto

Kings get Dunstin Penner from the Oilers for Colton Teubert, The Kings first rounder in 2011 and a conditional draft pick in 2012

The Ducks get Winchester from the Blues for a 3rd rounder.

Panthers get Samsonov for Bryan Allen

The Leafs have sent John Mitchell to the Rangers

Canucks get Max Lapierre from the Ducks – TBO

Canucks get Chris Higgins for Evan Oberg and a 3rd rounder

Flames get Fred Modin from the Thrashers for a 7th round pick

Capitals get Arnott from the Devils for Steckel

Latest Rumors and News

1. Richards to the Rangers?

2. Jason Arnott on the block?






8. LA in the Mix for Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner.

9. Edmonton and Colorado interested in Jonathan Bernier.

10. Islanders Radek Martinek should be 11th hour trade

Latest Rumors

Richards could be star name on deadline day

Toronto’s primary need remains a defenceman

LA interested in Hemsky, Richards or Booth

Hockey Trade Rumors – Feb 25, 2011

Flyers have inquired about Adam Foote

Hawks still seek penalty-killing defensemen

Flyers Notes: Defensive depth may be Flyers trade deadline goal

Maple Leafs GM faces tough days ahead

Latest rumblings: Bryan McCabe

Blue Jackets seek help as trade deadline nears

Hockey Trade Rumors – Feb 24

Stars’ asking price to Rangers for Richards is laughable

Rivet waived after trade effort fails

NHL should be terrified of threat to Crosby

Caps interested in Kovalev?

Phillips weighs options ahead of NHL trade deadline

Hockey Trade Rumors – Feb 23, 2011

Should the Caps trade Alexander Semin?

On Phillips and Kovalev

Is anything else brewin’?

Avalanche Defenseman John-Michael Liles Trade Rumors Fly

Rangers scouting the Wild and Caps?

Hockey Trade Rumors – Feb 22, 2011 – Evening Edition

Panthers looking to deal as trade deadline approaches

Early afternoon musings: Feb. 22

Leafs trade is not imminent

Rumors from USAtoday

Rumors from the Dreger Report

Hockey Trade Rumors – Feb 22, 2011

Enough outdoor NHL and Mr. Gillis don’t forget Brunette

Could the Wild make a move for a center

Anxious Sens brace for more trades

Trading deadline gets general managers going, or in case of Kings, not going

Connolly’s days as Sabre may be counting down

Hockey Trade Rumors – Feb 21, 2011

The first Deadline Period update (key name: Hemsky).

Osgood’s status could prompt trade at deadline

Demoted defenseman Wade Redden may walk away from Rangers guaranteed money at end of season

Avs coach Sacco, GM Sherman to keep jobs

Flyers, Bruins trades put pressure on Pens, Caps