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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun writes that the Maple Leafs phones are ringing as trade talk heats up.
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David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes … “Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?”
One of the big decisions that some teams still have to make is their coaching section. Last weeks firing of Dan Bylsma means that it is likely that he instantly becomes the front runner to coach in Vancouver, Carolina or Florida. Another possibility to coach in Florida is Ron Wilson, who interviewed for the position last week.
Speaking of the Vancouver Canucks, it has been indicated that new GM Jim Benning wants to bring in a scorer via trade or UFA. Some of the names that are set to become available and who fit the billing as a scorer include Vanek and Gaborik. It was speculated several years ago that Gaborik was interested in playing in Vancouver. If the Canucks are able to trade Kesler and a player such as Edler the Canucks could have a brand new second line. Although it has been recently reported that the Canucks want to hang on to Edler, it is well known that the Red Wings are very interested in him and he could fetch a high price in return.
Elliotte Friedman of CBC: writes … 30 Thoughts: Free agency doesn’t offer strong field
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun reports that the Leafs are interested in Sharks centre Joe Thornton.
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— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 6, 2014
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) May 11, 2014
Shanahan in 3 wks and we start hearing talk about potential #Leafs moves. Anywhere from personal behind bench to overhaul with scout' staff
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) May 6, 2014
Damien Cox of thestar.com writes about how the Maple Leafs might want to make a play for Panthers’ No. 1 pick.
Michael Traikos of the National Post reports that Toronto Maple Leafs’ Nikolai Kulemin and Washington Capitals’ Mikhail Grabovski could be a package deal in free agency.
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— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 11, 2014
— Hockey Central (@SNHockeyCentral) April 11, 2014
Leafs to hire Brendan Shanahan as president http://t.co/TvEpkqIPBq
— Globe_Sports (@Globe_Sports) April 10, 2014
Globe & Mail reports changes could be coming to the #Leafs this summer & reiterates coach Randy Carlyle & management are on the hotseat
— Hockey Tracker (@Hockey_tracker) April 10, 2014
James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail is reporting that Big changes are afoot after Maple Leafs miss playoffs.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 9, 2014
Dreger “how do you replace a man like Carlyle? Is there anyone better out there than Carlyle? Are Trotz or Laviolette better than him?”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 31, 2014
Kypreos “if the Leafs fizzle out and miss the playoffs, nobody is having a conversation about Bernier. He’s done everything needed”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 28, 2014
“It’s been a very trying time for our team,” Phaneuf admitted on Wednesday as he made the rounds on both Toronto sports radio stations. “I was emotional after the game … I was disappointed with the way I played and mistakes that I made.”
Now some of the Phaneuf criticism out there is fair and some of it’s not.
Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.
St. Louis was all that and more for most of a cold March night. They dealt the sliding Leafs their sixth straight loss – seven in the past eight games – and a very loud exit from the current playoff picture. Once on firm ground toward a second straight trip to the postseason, Toronto now sits 10th in the East, trailing Columbus and Detroit for the final two wild card spots with only eight games left to play.