NHL Trade Rumors: Which Toronto Maple Leafs Will Go?

January 19th, 2011 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the trade deadline fast approaching (we are just 41 days away), every NHL general manager is eyeballing their counterparts’ rosters in order to determine if one or more of their assets could be had.

Cap restrictions and no-trade clauses make it very difficult for GMs to pull off the blockbuster trades we were used to seeing prior to the collective bargaining agreement, often leaving NHL fans wanting more.

This year will likely prove to be no different from last year and the year before that, which is to say, few high profile players will be moved. NHL fans will have to be satisfied with lesser deals that are void of “Gucci” names and often come with a return of draft picks or prospects.

Looking for the Maple Leafs to be buyers this trade deadline? Don't put any money on it! For the fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it appears as if their beloved team will be sellers this year.

Brian Burke has said all along that he is not in the trading business, but the player development business, which leads me to believe that if Burke was to pull the trigger on a deal or two he would be looking for draft picks and/or prospect ...

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