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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

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

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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.

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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

Would the Leafs like to find a taker for Kadri?

Marian Gaborik, who sustained a broken collarbone on Dec. 21 in his first match after having been sidelined for 17 games with a sprained knee, is determined to compete for Slovakia in Sochi if health permits, even if the Blue Jackets aren’t exactly thrilled by the prospect.

Another injury would destroy the trade deadline market for the former Ranger, who, as an impending free agent, would be considered one of the prime available rentals up front with the Islanders’ Thomas Vanek, Buffalo’s Matt Moulson, Calgary’s Mike Cammalleri and perhaps the Rangers’ captain Callahan and the Devils’ Jaromir Jagr.

In light of the apparent season-ending injury to Pascal Dupuis, you would have to believe the Penguins will be knee-deep again in that market.

Boy oh boy, would the Maple Leafs love to find a taker for Nazem Kadri.

http://nypost.com/2013/12/28/crunch-time-to-make-usa-roster/

Phaneuf and Leafs very close to a new contract

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