Maple Leafs Trade for Tim Gleason

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Tim Gleason is about to be a Maple Leaf.

A quick Tim Gleason scouting report from Hockey Forcaster:
Assets: Is capable of playing a shutdown role, due to a combination of hockey sense, mobility and an aggressive nature. Also has a little offensive acumen. A good team player, he always works extremely hard and sacrifices his body.
Flaws: Doesn’t take enough shots to be a key contributor at the point on the power play, nor does he take full advantage of his skill-set on offense. At times, he can be overly aggressive when lining players up for the big hit.

  • Jp45654

    Decent deal. JML played ok of late but Gleason will add some grit and leadership.

  • NotSince67

    I have a feeling Robertson in guaranteed to make the jump now from NCAA to pro. Carolina does not target Robertson as an acquisition unless he’s been scouted in advance and the scouts like him. Think of Greg Pateryn in the Grabovski(?) trade who in his junior and senior years turned into a leader for his team and looked like he had a solid pro career ahead of him.
    Also will be a graduate of Brown. Maybe Carolina needs him to do a little office work on the side…

  • 2minutes

    More grit on the backend never hurts. Makes us tougher to play against.

  • 17Forever

    Needed a Defensive defensemen. Wanted a bigger name like Dan Giradi. But this is a good hockey trade for us. All the best Liles.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    Your bottom pairing defenceman, or 7th D, should be a shut down type, rather than a puck-moving D. Sideways move at best.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IhNnMUUiE0

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Ian from Etobicoke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c63DFuCaXhY

  • 17Forever

    Our oldest player is Colton Orr now at 31 !! Man that is just awesome. Prime time for years to come.
    You gotsta love it !!

  • 17Forever

    Ian from Etobicoke 
    Not bad at all

  • Frankie Fresh

    Decent trade, we needed a shutdown type guy and Fraser just has not been getting the job done this year.

  • 20 Bobby Pulford

    17ForeverIan from EtobicokeNo, not at all. Lucic is very strong, and Gleason wan not outmatched.

  • dlb eh

    NotSince67
    that, OR
    …he’s so far down the prospect list the Leafs just don’t want to spend one of 50 contracts on him when they consider what they could do instead.

  • dlb eh

    did a quick search, found a site that has comment after comment about him stealing this guy’s wife and that guy’s wife.  what’s wrong with people?  anyway.  Dion says “don’t touch”.  and welcome.
    also, this guy says some funny things a month ago
    http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/2013/12/01/nhl-rumors-carolina-hurricanes-have-better-options-for-tim-gleason/#ogWYFIt2b5MmKVBZ.99

  • Frankie Fresh

    dlb eh He also punched Kulemin in the face