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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

Leafs, Phaneuf getting closer to extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs remain in constant communication with Dion Phaneuf’s agent, as the two sides continue to work towards a long-term contract extension.

Phaneuf, 28, is in the final-year of a six-year, $39 million contract and can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Do you think that the Leafs should trade Clarkson?

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Do you think that the Leafs should consider trading Clarkson?

Should the Edmonton Oilers trade for Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson?

It is no secret that David Clarkson was one of the players rookie Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish went after hard this summer.

When Clarkson signed with Toronto, MacTavish expressed his regret and said that he “thought this guy was an Oiler.” Shortly thereafter, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that Clarkson had left money on the table when he signed his seven-year pact worth $36.75 million. LeBrun didn’t report it as fact, but said he suspected the team to make Clarkson an even more lucrative offer was Edmonton.

One suspects that these days the Maple Leafs are wishing the Oilers had won that bidding

Leafs Phaneuf not changing physical game after suspension

Just because he’s coming off the first suspension of his NHL career doesn’t mean opposing players can expect to have their head down when they skate anywhere near Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.

 

Not unless they want to pay the price.

If the right deal comes along for a player like Gardiner they’ll make a deal