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Could Burke trade away Luke Schenn?

Cap and Capability

It's easy to over simplify the removal of Kaberle's and Fingers contracts, but to do so negates the overall effects such ommisions would create.

Your Say: Could Schenn be the sticking point in trade talk?

As much of the league takes a post-draft/free agent frenzy breather for the Canada Day and July 4th long weekend, I figure I'll spark some discussion with a bit of educated speculation. In talking...

Another Step Forward in the Plan

Trades are never won or lost when initially made, and tonight's multi-player deal with Chicago is the very embodiment of that fact. Analyzing a deal that sent Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweatt to Toronto...

Leafs Acquire Versteeg

On the eve of unrestricted free agency, the Maple Leafs made a big first move to upgrade their forward group. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the club has swung a deal to acquire Blackhawks...

Leafs 2010 Draft Review

It was a quiet Day One at the 2010 NHL Draft for the Maple Leafs, but the team stepped up its game in a big way on Saturday afternoon. The club wheeled and dealed...

2010 NHL Draft Day Two – Live Blog

Rough Friday night for Leaf fans, but that's in the past now. Rounds 2-7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft kicks off today at 1pm ET on NHL Network. The Maple Leafs are slated...

BlackHawks – Thrashers Blockbuster

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded forwards Dustin Byfgulien and Ben Eager along with defenseman Brent Sopel and prospect Akim Aliu to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for New Jersey's...

Leafs Release 2010-11 Schedule

The Leafs will start and end with Montreal as to be expected. The schedule includes nine back-to-backs, an increase over the seven they played last season. The Leafs will head northwest March 22-24 to...

Hawks Shopping Ladd Hard – They’re in Trouble

Brian Burke is a pretty smart guy. Months ago, he explained to the fans and media that while the current free agent market is weak, it could get stronger as cap strapped teams are...

Cox: Leafs Eying Hamhuis, Sharp, Horton

According to the Toronto Star's Damien Cox, the Maple Leafs have targeted three potential players to bolster their lineup heading into next season. For starters, the club is poised to make a run at impending...

Leafs “Very Interested” in Patrick Sharp

According to the Daily Herald, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets are believed to have expressed serious interest in Chicago winger Patrick Sharp. The author explains that Sharp would likely bring the...

Just Beyond the Fingertips

The Chicago Blackhawks are just 60 minutes away from drinking out of Lord Stanley, and it will be present at tonight's game at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Should the Blackhawks win, it will...

Maple Leafs Entry Draft In Review: 2005

The year was 2005.  George W. Bush was still in office (yes, somehow Americans voted for him, twice), Hurricane Katrina was doing catastrophic damage to New Orleans, and the vatican was naming a new...

Blackhawks with Plenty of History

While many didn't predict the Blackhawks and Flyers to be in the Stanley Cup Finals, there are plenty of historical facts that may prove the hockey Gods have decided this would be the match-up...

Prospect Season In Review: Flaake, Holzer, Mitchell

In the second installment of the Prospect Season In Review, we will take a look at a couple of Maple Leafs prospects who have proven a positive product of the John Ferguson Jr /...

The Case for Boarding the Hawks Bandwagon

Pension Plan Puppets' Chemmy has the details on why turn-coating for the Habs for the sake of returning the Cup to Canada is staggeringly ludicrous. Here's why, if you must cheer for someone (a...
National Hockey League

Around the League: Glendale, Cormier, Mitchell, and Playoffs

Things may be relatively quiet in Leafs Nation these days, but that doesn't mean there has been a lack of excitement elsewhere in the NHL. As such, here are a few quick takes on some...

The Other Free Agent Market

During his first full year at the helm in Toronto, you could make the case that Brian Burke was the league's most active general manager. There was the Kessel summer blockbuster with Boston and...

Press Box School’idge: Lessons Learned vol. 1

Is it just me, or has the hockey season passed us by far quicker than usual? It seems like I just finished making arrangements for the home opener against Hamilton (which, might I add was a win) and here I am already looking back at the season that was. It was an absolute blur of call-ups and injuries. The bright young stars that comprised the frat-pack line (Tyler Bozak, Christian Hanson and Viktor Stalberg) all found their way up to the Leafs. Carl Gunnarsson, the player I was most keen on going into the season, left the Marlies early on for the big club and never looked back.
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