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Should the Leafs fire Randy Carlyle?

Randy Carlyle
Should the Leafs fire Randy Carlyle

Kadri-Carlyle Will Not Work

It appears all but certain that Maple Leafs general manager David Nonis will have to make a decision before the National Hockey League trade deadline this year:

Nazem Kadri or Randy Carlyle.

Should Nonis choose Door No. 1 – to retain Kadri and continue his development – he’ll almost certainly have to find a new coach. If it’s Door No. 2, and Carlyle remains behind the Leafs bench beyond this season, Kadri will pack up and be out of town on or before Mar. 5.

Rumors from the Edmonton Journal

Most people think the Pittsburgh Penguins will dangle defenceman Simon Despres to get a forward at the NHL trade deadline because they have Derrick Pouliot, who was outstanding in the world junior hockey championship, coming and they like blue-liner Brian Dumoulin, who they acquired in the Jordan Staal trade.

Leafs and Rangers have talked trade

The Maple Leafs have expressed previous interest in Del Zotto, but both Jake Gardiner and Cody Franson, the Toronto defensemen who’d been mentioned as potential parties of the other part, had dreadful games and do not excite the Rangeers as return in a potential trade.

http://nypost.com/2014/01/04/rangers-make-deal-for-tough-guy-carcillo/

Damien Cox thinks that the Leafs are done dealing

Barring more injuries, the Leafs are probably done trading until the deadline. Nonis already added Peter Holland from Anaheim earlier this season. And Nazem Kadri? Despite the rumours, he’s no more available than he was at the start of the season. If some team comes calling and offering a centre in his early twenties, the Leafs will listen.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/the_spin/2014/01/leafs_leave_detroit_with_a_new_defenceman_and_other_changes.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Leafs are making Kadri available for trade

Kadri poll
Would you be upset if the Leafs traded Kadri before the trade deadline?

LEAFS ACQUIRE D GLEASON FROM HURRICANES FOR LILES, PROSPECT

The Toronto Maple Leafs have shored up their defence, acquiring Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenceman John-Michael Liles and prospect blueliner Dennis Robertson.

The trade is pending a call to the National Hockey League.

Leafs trade
Is the Leafs trade today good for the Leafs?

Komarov wants to play for Leafs again

Leo Komarov wants back in the NHL, and if it were up to him he’d suit up with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Now plying his trade in the KHL with Dynamo Moscow, the Finnish pest wants to return to the team he played for during the lockout-shortened season.

Maple Leafs sign Dion Phaneuf to seven-year extension

Dion Phaneuf
Did the Leafs over pay for Dion Phaneuf

As expected, the Maple Leafs captain has inked a new seven-year deal believed to be in the $49 million range.

“Dion is our team leader and has been a pillar in our building process,” general manager Dave Nonis said in a statement. “He has proven to be a very durable and reliable defenceman in all facets of the game.

Jake Gardiner or Nazem Kadri could land a respectable return

The best-case-scenario hope, of course, is that various developments will make Phaneuf and the rest of the core look better soon enough; that Morgan Rielly emerges as a home-grown bargain; that Peter Holland continues to produce as a trade-market steal; that trade bait like Jake Gardiner or Nazem Kadri could land a respectable fish; that Bolland returns from injury and re-signs for a reasonable number when he hits free agency this summer; that Jonathan Bernier’s goaltending can cover up enough the rest of the flaws through another money-drenched playoff run.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/12/29/leafs_beat_hurricanes_amid_dion_phaneuf_contract_backlash_feschuk.html

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