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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo remains a backup as team considers trade options

Not many expected Luongo to still be with the Canucks once the shortened season began, but you’ve got to give GM Mike Gillis credit for being patient in trying to drive up the price for the veteran goalie and not just giving him away.

While Cory Schneider is the starter for the Canucks, he’s one bad game or untimely goal away from giving way to Luongo. If that doesn’t happen, then sooner or later somebody will be desperate enough to give Gillis what he wants.

January 18 Maple Leafs Trade Rumor and News Post

With all of the trade talk surrounding the Leafs and all of the transactions that they have done this week I thought that it would be fun to create a thread where all fans could get together to post on the newest rumors and moves that the Leafs could be about to make.  Topics such as Luongo, Connoly and others are all open to discussion.

Maple Leafs, Canucks unlikely to agree on deal for Roberto Luongo

“I’m not going to give up youth for older players,” Nonis told ESPN. “We would trade a young player for a young player. But we’re not going to trade a bunch of young players or first-round picks for short-term gain. You can’t build a club that way.”

Bozak is 26 and after 2½ years in the National Hockey League is still trending upwards. He had 47 points last season and led Toronto centres with an average ice time of 18:50. Bozak’s value to Nonis can be measured on the transaction wire this week: the GM traded Maple Leaf centre Lombardi and waived the overpaid, overrated Connolly.

Red Wings won’t pursue defenseman Wade Redden, but could look at Cody Franson

The Red Wings continue to search for help on defense, but it won’t include Wade Redden. They could instead take a look at Toronto’s Cody Franson.

Toronto taking advantage of CBA

Nazem Kadri‘s lesson in how the NHL’s new labour agreement could affect his career came early Thursday morning when he arrived at the Air Canada Centre for an open practice the Toronto Maple Leafs held for their fans.

One minute he looked and veteran teammate Tim Connolly was in his seat in the dressing room.

Next minute he was gone.

LEAFS’ CONNOLLY EXPECTED TO BE PLACED ON WAIVERS

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tim Connolly was not on the ice at practice on Thursday and it’s expected the veteran forward will be placed on waivers.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413760