Trade Talks Heating Up + A Huge Tidbit

The Toronto Sun is reporting that the trade talks with regard to the Maple Leafs are heating up .. although nothing is imminent.

It is reported that Burke has had several interesting phone calls in the past 48 hours and HTR feels that these calls could form the basis of possible deals that are likely to happen in the next few weeks.

The players that are mentioned by Ziesberger in the article who are likely of interest include “Nik Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky, defencemen Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle, and goalie Vesa Toskala.”

Of other major interest in the article is the huge tidbit that last February Cliff Fletcher apparently had a deal in place with the Flyers that would have saw the Leafs land Jeff Carter and a first round pick for Antropov .. Antropov refused the waive his no trade clause.

Read the full article by MIKE ZEISBERGER from

61 Responses to Trade Talks Heating Up + A Huge Tidbit

  1. cam7777 says:

    meh, there's a good chance Kaberle could return in the february 25th area, and still get a few games in before march 4th.  if he wants to move to another team, i don't see how this effects anything.  if anything at all, it will make the leafs worse for the next month, encouraging Kaberle to waive his NTC when he returns…

  2. LEAFSLEAFSLEAFS1967 says:

    3 points,  I am not impressed by Staal so far and don't believe he deserved that contract at all, but Staal is still already much better at a younger age, and has a lot more potential than O'Byrne.

    Exelby has never been more than a #5 or #6 guy on one of the worst teams in the league and he has already reached his potential and will get worse before he gets better. The guy has never produced more than 2 goals and 10 points and is a career -24. I can deny that Exelby is good pretty easily, and by comparing O'Byrne to him you are just proving us right.

    O'Byrne has already played a full 80 game season in Hamilton where he scored a whoppin ZERO goals on 55 shots, just 12 points and was a -7. If he can't even play fairly decent in the AHL and can't make the habs full time lineup by now how do you think that he will become a stud d-man? Not going to happen.

  3. LEAFSLEAFSLEAFS1967 says:

    Wow you must think that those blocked out swear words and insulting people over internet makes you tough. How old are you 12? You think swearing makes you cool or something? Plus to call someone stupid when you said insignificant amount of knowledge… I think you meant insufficient, insignificant would be the word I use to describe how you make yourself sound.

  4. habs79 says:

    Even as a Habs fan I have to say you are suckering the Ducks. O'Byrne is NOT a future stud the guy is a third pair defenceman at BEST. Although Valentenko does have potential, that STUNT he pulled this year makes him untradeable. All you are really offering is Higgins who would provide some secondary scoring, and a 1st rounder probably in the 20-25 range. That won't be enough.

  5. barahir says:

    insufficient is not what i meant at all, your command of english is deficient

  6. habs79 says:

    I agree with the points you made about the Pronger trade, however Toskala would NOT get the Leafs a 2nd rounder. Nevermind a 2nd and a player, no matter how bad his work ethic is.

  7. LEAFSLEAFSLEAFS1967 says:

    well in most ways I have heard that word said, it is used to describe the importance of something. And to say that the amount of hockey knowledge they have is not important really makes no sense. My command of english is actually excellent, you can ask any english prof. that I have ever had. It really grinds me when imbeciles like yourself go talking shit about how they are acting all tough over internet when you are doing the same thing, if not more-so.

  8. mojo19 says:

    someone report this guy and get him banned, this thread was ridiculous. Everyone stop responding to him he's here to start shit, he wants u to come back at him. Ignore these people.

  9. I-BE-LEAF says:

    Poor kid.  Mommy take you off the tit too early, huh?

  10. I-BE-LEAF says:

    Yo, yo, BLUE AND WHITE… I sent you a PM, sir

  11. I-BE-LEAF says:

    G'day, leafy… I sent you a PM, sir

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