Five Worst Maple Leafs Trades Of Salary Cap Era

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Oct 9, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman (6) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) go after the loose puck during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

July 27, 2009 – GM Brian Burke

Anton Stralman has become one of the better possession defensemen around the entire NHL. Does that sound like something the Leafs would be interested in right now?


This is another case of the Leafs giving up on a player too soon and having to watch his game grow and develop into something they would love to have.

Wayne Primeau had 8 points in 59 games with Toronto before he called it a career. This trade could have looked better had the Leafs not dealt the Brandan Saad pick to Chicago in the #4 trade on this list.

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