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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
At least two NHL teams have called the Maple Leafs to inquire about defenceman Roman Polak and found the asking price way too high. With less than two months to the trade deadline, NHL voices say GM Lou Lamoriello has priced his players very high at this point in time. Expect that price to come down closer to the end of February. Polak is the perfect kind of playoff addition contending teams are looking for
FROM THE USATODAY.COM Drouin would be perfect for the rebuilding Maple Leafs to add to their stable of young forwards that includes Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen. He could play now, under the tutelage of coach Mike Babcock and be a significant addition to the team’s rebuilding process. The Maple Leafs have been collecting young assets, and could easily part ways with one if they recognize Drouin as a potential game-changer. Drouin also was born in Quebec and played for the Halifax Mooseheads in Nova Scotia.
If it’s true and Matt Duchene is available, the Leafs should be all over the Avalanche in trying to make a deal. The Avs need defence badly. I’d move Dion Phaneuf and Kadri for Duchene in a heartbeat and even eat a little salary if need be. Would you do that? Would Joe Sakic?
The question Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock must be asking himself: Why aren’t these guys getting my message?
The coach beats himself up after losses like Saturday’s 4-0 decision to Pittsburgh.
“I don’t care what you do for a living, if you have kids. Every day is not easy. You’re supposed to respond,” Babcock said. “To me, the greatest thing about sport, it mirrors life and the teams you want to watch and the teams that you’re proud of to be associated with, they just keep coming. No matter what happens, they’ve got people who step up and respond.
By the end of the night it was clear that changes are in the air — with the precise details to be filled in soon. If Froese stays, one of Holland or Arcobello presumably has to be sent down … and Froese is definitely staying.
This is Babcock starting to shape the Leafs roster.
Free agency rumour: Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Cody Franson (and not the Edmonton Oilers)
Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal
Phil Kessel trade would be complicated deal for Leafs
Dubas, Maple Leafs ‘over-prepared’ ahead of draft
Maple Leafs rebuild turns sights to Kessel, Phaneuf and a flawed core
Dreger: Unlikely Kessel ends up with Pens
Leafs listening on Kessel, working on signing Bernier.
Prolific Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a rough 2014-15 season. It was the first of his six seasons with the Leafs where he failed to score 30 goals or more (sans the 2012-13 lockout season), and also the first season that he didn’t lead the team in goals.