Maple Leafs Add Matt Lashoff; Is A Bigger Deal In The Works?

August 27th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lighting made a minor deal today with Alex Berry and Stefano Giliati of the Toronto Marlies going to the Sunshine State while the Lightning send bruising defenseman Matt Lashoff to Toronto.

While losing prospects has not been the norm for the Leafs as of late, this latest deal may be a pre-curser to something much bigger.

With both Berry and Giliati headed out of town, it frees up one more contract spot that Brian Burke can fill with perhaps another forward.

Neither Alex Berry nor Stefano Giliati have much hope of sticking in the NHL whereas Matt Lashoff has significant up side according to most sources.

According to HF, Lashoff has the potential to become a terrific puck moving defense man and two way player.

The question on most Leafs fans minds is why would Burke be trading for more defense when it seems so clear that the only pressing need facing the club is offense.

The answer is simple really. There are a number of clubs out there who are in the exact opposite position that the Toronto Maple Leafs are and will be more than happy to relieve Brian Bu ...

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