Leafs Trade Speculation: Why Salary Dumps May Be the Best Option Before Deadline

February 25th, 2012 by Robert Stockley Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a tough situation both on and off the ice as the trade deadline approaches on February 27th.

The Leafs are 1-6-1 in their past eight games. This record is not good enough if the Toronto squad wants to make the postseason. During the stretch, the Leafs have struggled to score goals and to keep pucks out of the back of their net.

It is clear that the Leafs need to be better in all categories.

Three players that the Leafs would like to snap their recent cold streaks include Tyler Bozak, Clarke MacArthur and especially Mikhail Grabovski. 

Mikhail Grabovski has recorded one assist in his past eight games and hasn't scored a goal in 11 games. Grabovski last scored on January 31st against the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he had a three-point night.

Since then, Grabovski hasn't had the same flair to his offensive game. The Leafs will be looking to get him going heading into the final stretch.

The goaltenders have not been on top of their game either. Both James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson have let in soft goals during the stretch that t ...

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