Leafs General Manager recently acquired Carter Ashton at the NHL trade deadline in exchange for defensemen Keith Aulie. Both players have been playing in the AHL this season. While it is sad to say good-bye to Aulie, a big defensive defenseman lets meet the new guy. Leaf fans, get to know Carter Ashton.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Whenever there is a star player in the rumor mill Leafs Nation immediately begins to buzz, speculating (or dreaming) about how Brian Burke will trade some third liners, mediocre prospects and a bad contract to make the star a Leaf. Most of the time I put very little stock in the Leafs chances of making a major deal, but in this case I believe there is substance to Burke being able to acquire Rick Nash.
Friday, February 3, 2012
As the NHL trade deadline quickly approaches, trade rumors in Leaf land are at a fever pitch. It is commonly believed Brian Burke is targeting a significant player. A big top line player, in particular a center that has size, skill, and playoff experience. Ryan Getzlaf and Eric Stall are the two players at the top of most Leaf fans wish list. While it is highly unlikely, but not impossible Burke will land a player of that magnitude, he does seem desperate to make a move and acquire the best he can. More often than not when a deal occurs it comes out of nowhere as was the case with Dion Phaneuf. Here are five players I think may be potential “under the radar” targets for the Leafs
Thursday, January 12, 2012
fan590 Prime Time Sports, and On ESPN, and was very candid in response to questions if he was close to making a significant deal. "We are listening to a lot right now, and there is a good chance something will happen…" Burke said. “Am I done making deals…the answer is no. If I can improve this team tomorrow, I’m gonna make a deal tomorrow that improves it”.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
By Peter Harling
After the Toronto Maple leafs failed to qualify for the playoffs last season general manager Brian Burke declared the team would address the need for a number one center and the desire to add a “super star player” over the off season.