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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

Simmons Says: Shut-down Lupul likely to be dispatched by Leafs

Has Joffrey Lupul played his last game for the Maple Leafs?

Could be.

Five defenceman the Leafs could target in the off-season

The average age of the Leafs’ defencemen Thursday night will be 23.4 years old, meaning GM Lou Lamoriello could be looking for blue-line help in the off-season. So, come July 1, what unrestricted free agents might help the Maple Leafs?

The Leafs appear willing to take on some bad contracts

So, if Chicago, for example, want to add a huge salary such as Eric Staal’s (from Carolina), the Blackhawks could ship Bryan Bickell’s $4-million deal to Toronto in order to create the necessary cap space. The Leafs would also get a high draft pick or a worthwhile prospect for their largesse.

Are the Blues after Kadri?

Leafs trade Polak, Spaling to Sharks for Torres, picks

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenceman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks for two second-round draft picks and forward Raffi Torres.

http://www.tsn.ca/leafs-trade-polak-spaling-to-sharks-for-torres-picks-1.441504

Leafs deal Matthias to Avalanche for prospect, draft pick

Eight days before the NHL’s trade deadline, the Maple Leafs shipped centre Shawn Matthias to Colorado in exchange for Avalanche prospect Colin Smith and a fourth-round pick in June’s draft.

Parenteau finds place in lost Maple Leafs season

“I’m really happy with how things are going personally this year.”

Leafs’ Polak, Reimer know they could be moved before trade deadline

The Maple Leafs defenceman knows that many National Hockey League observers figure he will be dealt on Feb. 29, the day of the NHL’s trade deadline.

Polak isn’t inclined to disagree. In fact, he has had the idea in the back of his mind since last summer.

Leafs to make a huge push for Stamkos

Blundell, citing the same anonymous source who informed him that Mike Babcock would sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs if certain conditions were met, said the Leafs may be prepared to make a play for Stamkos’s negotiating rights this summer with the intention to pay $11-$12 million per year over an eight-year term.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/lightning-faced-with-numerous-stamkos-trade-possibilities/

Are the Leafs looking to flip Michalek?

Dion Phaneuf has left Toronto. Who do the Leafs move next?

It’s expected Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello will be one of the NHL’s busiest executives the rest of the way. He has nine pending unrestricted free agents (UFAs) on the current roster, and it makes no sense to hold onto any of them if prospects and/or draft picks can be had in return.

Trade clears hurdle for possible Stamkos pursuit

“This is a transaction that wasn’t for today,” Lamoriello said. “This gives us the opportunity to do things.”

It paves the road for the Maple Leafs to go after Stamkos on July 1, should he hit the market, without any financial or salary cap barriers.

Leafs get ready to rearrange the roster

The prices have been set. Calls are being made. The other shoe could drop at any time.

“You never know,” Lamoriello said. “In your mind you have something you’d like to see transpire. Then you just have to see where it goes from there. If there was anything imminent, it would be done. That’s the best way to approach it. It’s no different for anybody. It just depends on the guys somebody is looking for.”