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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello and coach Mike Babcock both called Michalek to let him know he’d be important with the Leafs. Michalek admitted he was disappointed to leave Ottawa.
“I’ve been there for so long and it’s been my home and my family was happy there, too,” he said. “It’s business. I’m here and I’m going to make the best out of it.”
Goalies the Leafs should consider in the off-season, if they’re available: Frederik Andersen of Anaheim; Jimmy Howard of Detroit; Jacob Markstrom of Vancouver
Will potential buyers wait to see if Parenteau is on the ice at the Air Canada Centre for Monday’s morning skate, some four and a half hours before the NHL trade deadline, before making their serious offers?
Or was the buying market for the Leafs winger softer than the team’s general manager might have thought?
Leafs deal Winnik, 5th rounder to Caps for Laich, Carrick, 2nd rounder
Has Joffrey Lupul played his last game for the Maple Leafs?
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?
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.
— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) February 22, 2016
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.
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.
“I’m really happy with how things are going personally this year.”
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.
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.