Well, the trades have started to come fast and furious. The Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers have all made deals today. Names like Dustin Penner, Viktor Fasth, Ilya Bryzgalov and Andrew MacDonald will be wearing different jerseys in their next game.
Where does this leave the Toronto Maple Leafs? The Leafs haven’t made a deal that brought a player to the NHL since acquiring Tim Gleason on New Year’s Day.
Now that we are within 24 hours of the NHL Trade Deadline, what will the Maple Leafs do? There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the team but so far, nothing has happened.
Who could the Leafs trade? They have seven players set to become unrestricted free agents, including Dave Bolland, Jay McClement, Mason Raymond and Nikolai Kulemin. There have also been the rumors surrounding Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner.
Who could the Leafs pick up? There has been talk of Ryan Kesler and Alexander Edler of the Vancouver Canucks in terms of big name players, but for the most part the Leafs are not expected to make a big deal.
How many trades will the Leafs make? They have put two players on waivers in the past day in Frazer McLaren and Trevor Smith. It looks like a certainty that General Manager Dave Nonis plans to make a deal before the deadline. Will they make a deal? Will they make more than one or will they fail to make a move?