Its GAME DAY !!!!
The New York Islanders errrr…..
Given that this account has effectively become a lifeless pop-up ad (cuz y'all need the extra sponsorship revenue), at least get the logos right. pic.twitter.com/5itQoDY9ZY
— Active Stick (@oak_leafs) February 20, 2018
The Florida Panthers invade the ACC this evening on a quest to continue their rise towards the Playoffs.
Sorry kids. Not tonite.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been shuffling some unused deck chairs and creating contract spaces in the last few days.
Nikita Soshnikov was moved to St. Louis for a 4th round pick in 2019.
and today it was announced that the Leafs had traded San Diego Gulls (on loan) forward Eric Fehr for a 7th round pick in 2020.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 20, 2018
Big F’in deal right?
Well actually it is. The Leafs were right up against the cap when it came to contract with 50 just a few short days ago.
Now, Lou and company have some wiggle room. Not just in contract but it was suggest that the Leafs now have 6.5 million to work with at the Trade Deadline. Those are significant numbers.
If the #Leafs were to trade Eric Fehr, whose contract is currently buried in the minors, it would further reduce their LTIR spending by $975K and as a result increase their accessible Salary Pool cap space to almost $6.5M ahead of Monday's trade deadline. https://t.co/F1L7HYhn4s
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) February 20, 2018
Onto the task at hand this evening.
The Leafs will have Tyler Bozak in the lineup. The Leafs 3C missed today’s game day skate (which sent Twitter into a shit storm), but will play as it was revealed by Coach Babcock that it was merely maintenance.
Frederik Andersen gets the start.
And it sounds like Polak will play along side Travis Dermott on the third pairing.
#Leafs lines vs. Panthers:
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 20, 2018
I got the Leafs. 4-2.