Burrows turns 35 next month and has a year left on his contract at a healthy $4.5 million US. That’s a lot of cap space for a depth player and one who’s no longer on the power play, is still on the penalty kill and is being a good mentor to a growing core of young players.
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
“I think you can say that about Nail Yakupov in Edmonton as well. Look, Peter Chiarelli is the guy who told me that Nail Yakupov was in play. His agent – one of them, anyway – Ian Pulver – would have been fine with Nail Yakupov getting a fresh start somewhere else.
“So all of the after nonsense of ‘Was this guy really on the block,’ or ‘Was that guy really on the block.’ I mean, there were no promises of players being traded, but these general managers were most definitely willing to consider those moves.
I’ve got a sneaking suspicion Christian Ehrhoff might be this year’s Michal Handzus. Off the scrap heap and into a major playoff role.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) March 3, 2016
You would think it will be contemplated https://t.co/4ZAGOPkk44
— Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) March 2, 2016
The 2016 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, but David Poile’s biggest acquisition is still yet to arrive.
With the exception of a minor-league deal to acquire defenseman Corey Potter from the Arizona Coyotes before Monday’s 2 p.m. (CT) deadline, the Nashville Predators General Manager made the decision to keep things consistent for a team that’s on a nine-game point streak. Poile’s belief that an additional goal-scorer, who has already been drafted by the club, will soon be sporting the Preds logo. That was also a major factor in the calculated decision to wait for the impending roster enhancement.
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) February 27, 2016
This is interesting, from a reporter very close to Canucks: https://t.co/KGHohQSomG
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) February 29, 2016
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) February 29, 2016
Kings would like to get in mix for top-4 D (still like Hamhuis), but limited pickings in system and draft picks. Could look elsewhere
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 29, 2016
Told, as of this hour, the Oilers are close to absolutely nothing. #NHLTrade
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 29, 2016
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?
“2016 NHL trade deadline: 25 players who could be moved Monday”