Thursday, July 30, 2009

Breaking Rumor: Leafs and Blue Jackets Talking?

This came to me by email late tonight, apparently the Leafs and Blue Jackets are talking a trade that would send one of our D men to CBJ for a forward, now as we all know the Jackets have been seeking a puck moving Dman and we know Kaberle is available at the right price. Apparently this could be a multi-player swap not just 1 for 1.

I wish I had names for you but I simply don't, but as soon as I do I will post them here.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Leafs Aquire Primeau From Flames

To Toronto: F Wayne Primeau, 2nd round pick in 2011

To Calgary: D Anton Stralman, F Colin Stuart and a 7th round pick in 2012

Not sure of this trade all I can guess from talking to few sources Burke has something big up his sleeve. I have heard an offer sheet to a trade with San Jose. I don't know but stay tuned for more everyone.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Kaberle staying put?

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke yesterday suggested it was growing less likely he'll move veteran defenseman Tomas Kaberle. Burke was close to moving Kaberle during the June entry draft weekend to Boston for Phil Kessel but since that deal died he said he doesn't get the sense a trade of Kaberle will happen, adding he wouldn't be surprised if the defenseman were still in the Leafs lineup when the season starts in October. If Burke were to trade Kaberle without the defenseman's consent he'll have to do it before August 15th, when his "no-trade" clause goes back into effect. The Leafs GM did acknowledge that with ten blueliners under contract he could move one, and while it's believed he's shopping for offensive depth Burke said that's not necessarily the case, noting he could look to within the organization for offensive help.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Leafs Signings

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the re-signing of F Darryl Boyce and F Alex Foster, once again no terms were released.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have come to terms on a 1 year 2 way deal with G Justin Pogge worth $605,000.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Leafs Re-Sign Deveaux

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the re-signing of RFA F Andre Deveaux to a 1 year deal as per team policy no details were released.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Rumors, Rumors

This is just a quick little thing so it won't be super long, I have confirmation that the Leafs are looking at signing F Travis Moen to a 2 year deal.

Once again I'de like to reiterate that this is just a rumor so I take no responsibility if it is wrong LOL! I don't quite understand this rumor especially because the Leafs just signed F Rickard Wallin who does essentially the same thing as Moen.

I was thinking this whole time that Burkie would make a move for a scorer.

Speaking of making moves Burke has received a significant offer for one of his Dmen (I believe its White or Van Ryn) but if he has why has the trigger not been pulled? I think you can only make people wait so long before they want to call you a $hit Head! If Burke has a significant offer on the table that could nab the Leafs a top 6 forward then he needs to make that deal.

Just my opinion

UPDATE: As I have said in the past this is why I don't usually like to post rumors that often despite the name of the blog LOL! Travis Moen has signed a 3 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens today. I had heard that as well as Toronto so it could have came down to the wire.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Leafs Sign Another Swede!

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the signing of C Rickard Wallin from the Swedish Elite League he is the team mate of newly signed G Jonas Gustavsson and was the Captain of Farjestad where he scored 18 goals and 27 assists.

I don't have any relative info on the kid he does have some experience in the NHL though he was drafted by Pheonix but never played a game for them. He did however play something like 19 games for Minnesota.

I'll have more later including a rumor that was just handed to me.

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Leafs About To Make Trade?

With a strong defensive unit in place, Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is now focused on bolstering his team up front, reports the Toronto Star.

Burke has been entertained offers for some of his places, including Tomas Kaberle. However, he's indicated that he'll require an out-of-this-world proposal if he's to move with his All-Star defenseman.

"We got our first serious trade offer - not for Kaberle, for a lesser defenceman," Burke told the Star.

"But that's the next thing, to see if we can parlay a defenceman into a forward."

It's uncertain if the Leafs are pursuing any unrestricted free agent forwards, as the likes of Alex Tanguay and Ales Kotalik are still available; though it appears Burke is scouring the trade market for a scorer.

"We're not done. We've still got cap room and you can go over the cap in the summer," Burke said.

The St. Louis Blues are among the teams interested in Kaberle, and the Star indicates the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets are also after a puck-moving defenseman.

"There is interest (in Kaberle), but nothing that requires thinking about," Burke said. "If I had to handicap this, I'd say he will be a Leaf at the start of the year. That can change with one phone call, but I haven't been given any offers that approach what I would think it would take to make that deal."

Courtesy TFP

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I don't know to me personally it seems like Burke is getting a little swell in that already large head of his, I think Kaberle could fetch a Pronger type deal but teams won't just give away there bonafide superstars just for Kaberle.

While Toronto had no trouble scoring last season (that was before they traded Antropov and Moore) I still think they need that big scorer as I've said before Tanguay is still available. Hopefully Burkie can make a move soon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Leafs On The Verge Of More Moves?

Talking to a few sources tonight who have told me that the Leafs have indeed been offered a top 6 forward for unnamed defenseman.

With the log jam at the back end the Leafs need to move some bodies and address there forward lines, I have heard many a rumor as of late But I don't feel they commend a spot on my blog until I here something from some of my stronger sources.

I can tell you that the rumored team that made the offer is either Edmonton or LA.

More news later

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Leafs Finally Sign Gustavsson!

The Toronto Maple Leafs have "FINALLY" signed young G Jonas Gustavsson to 1 year $810,000 deal, he will also get a $90,000 bonus if he manages to keep his performance above .900.

All in all this is a great step towards the future of the franchise.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Maple Leafs Sign D Beauchamin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed UFA D Francois Beauchamin to deal worth $10,000,000. I have no length yet but that is the money.

UPDATE: Looks like 3 years so that's $3.3 million a year

I will have more later

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Leafs After Another Swede?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are apparently more than interested in just one Swede from Farjestad they want two.

The Maple Leafs also have interest in rugged center Rickard Wallin who is the teams captain, I have no word on any signing yet but it could be close stay tuned. Wallin had 5 goals and 9 assists his last time around in the NHL. He was then property of the Minnesota Wild.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Breaking Rumor:Kaberle to San Jose for Marleau, or is he going to Vancouver?

Take this for what it is worth but a source of mine that covers the San Jose Sharks has said that the Leafs and Sharks have an offer together that would send Marleau and an unamed prospect to Toronto for Kaberle and unamed forward.

Another rumor circulating is that the Leafs have all but signed D Francois Beauchamin and that we could see Kaberle shipped to Vancouver for G Cory Schneider and a prospect that I have yet to find.

This is all contrary of course to what Asst GM Dave Nonis has said that the Leafs are done until some of the asking prices come down.

We shall see what happens.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Leafs Free Agent News

Free Agent Signings

1.) F Colton Orr- 4 years/ $4,000,000
2.)D Mike Komisarek - 5 years/ $22,500,000

RUMOR: According to a source the Toronto Maple Leafs have offered a contract to UFA F Alex Tanguay worth around 15 million over 4 to 5 years. I'm waiting to get confirmation on this but I don't expect to hear anything till at least 10 am tomorrow.


Toronto has traded D Pavel Kubina to Atlanta for D Garnet Exelby and a forward not yet named.
I now have the rest of the players in the deal. Atlanta gets the rights to Tim Stapleton. Toronto gets Colin Stewart.

This will be where you can find out who will be signing today come back regularly for your updates.

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