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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1. Richards to the Rangers?
2. Jason Arnott on the block?
3. WHO LANDS IN LA?
4. PHILLIPS STAYING OR GOING?
5. KOBASEW TO BE MOVED
6. CAROLINA ON THE MOVE?
7. PHOENIX TO MAKE A MOVE?
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
Richards could be star name on deadline day
Toronto’s primary need remains a defenceman
LA interested in Hemsky, Richards or Booth
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
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
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?
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
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
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