Author Archive

Jaroslav Halak Traded from Montreal to St. Louis for Two Blues Prospects

June 17th, 2010
TSN reports that Jaroslav Halak has indeed been dealt to the St Louis Blues in exchange for prospects Lars Eller and Ian Schultz. Halak is obviously known for his miraculous performances with the Canadiens this past post-season, where he carried the Habs in to the Eastern Conference Final. Eller had 57 points ...

Sorting Through Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rumors

June 15th, 2010
There's rumors a-plenty as we approach the NHL Entry Draft and upcoming free agency window, so let's take a quick look. Pierre Lebrun (someone who isn’t full of it) has reported that the Maple Leafs will not be in the Kovalchuk sweepstakes come July 1st. “We won’t take part in that race” ...

Is Phaneuf the Right Man To Lead?

June 13th, 2010
Well, the wait is over. The Leafs will finally officially announce Dion Phaneuf as the 17th captain in team history. Even though Ron Wilson let the cat out of the bag in April, now it’s time for the standard press conference where Dion will be formally introduced as the new leader. ...

Tomas Kaberle to New Jersey: What’s the Return?

June 11th, 2010
As most of you have probably read, or heard, the New York Post reported today that the New Jersey Devils are putting the push on to land Tomas Kaberle. The report actually described Lamoriello and the Devils as the strongest suitors for the Leafs defenseman. I take this report seriously for a ...

Tomas Kaberle to Anaheim Ducks Trade Scenario Could Escalate Quickly

June 5th, 2010
I don’t think I’ve ever browsed or heard as many Tomas Kaberle rumors as I have in the past two days. I mentioned that Anaheim was one of the teams in pursuit, and now it looks as though Buffalo is another team with serious interest. It was brought to the surface ...

Boogie Man Could Rattle Northeast Division

June 4th, 2010
I’m not sure if there’s already a rumor surrounding this out there somewhere, but regardless, I think Derek Boogaard should be a Montreal Canadien next season. The guy can barely skate, hasn’t scored in four years, but he is hands down the best fighter/scariest player in the entire NHL. Montreal were burned ...

Joel Champagne, Toronto Maple Leafs Let Prospect Re-Enter NHL Draft

June 2nd, 2010
This was first brought to my attention this morning over at Pension Plan Puppets - Leafs Relinquish Rights to Joel Champagne Toronto has decided to reportedly let Joel Champagne re-enter the draft this year. Why? I wish I could tell you. At 6′4″, 220 pounds and over a point per game average ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Finally Through with Garbage Collecting?

June 1st, 2010
I just realized I forgot to put out the trash today. Now I need to wait until next week, unless the Leafs come and take it. Who’s to say they won’t? If one club has shown a knack for picking through other people's garbage, it has to be the Maple Leafs. Lee Stempniak ...

Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets Rumor Seems a Bit Far-Fetched

May 31st, 2010
It’s been mentioned by a few sources now that the Maple Leafs could pursue a trade that would send Tomas Kaberle to the Blue Jackets for their number four pick overall in next month's draft. While I admit anything can happen, this rumor seems like a bit much to me. I’m ...

Kovalchuk Worth a Try For Maple Leafs

May 30th, 2010
Is it really all about the money with Ilya Kovalchuk? Or is the Russian sniper simply looking for a great situation? I’m not sure Brian Burke can offer either come July 1st, but I’ll use the cliche disclaimer; “anything can happen” for this article. The Leafs general manager mentioned in January that ...