Sunday afternoon, Jude MacDonald of Leafs Hub, put together a well thought out piece about what the Maple Leafs intentions could be heading into the trade deadline and beyond.
A “go to” line of mine, reserved for usage whenever I’m confused about what I’m hearing. For those who don’t know, it’s from a film most of us have pissed ourselves to a little bit, made by and starring fellow Leafs lover, Mike Myers. A subtle laugh in the movie about an “international man of mystery.” It’s that quote replaying in my head throughout the year. Especially now, as I, not unlike most avid fans, try and sift through all the talk and messages from the Maple Leafs brass and media alike with the trade deadline upon us.
Early yesterday morning we released our Leaf Hub ArmchairGM survey results. Staff writer and editor Matthew Pedias broke down the results. Check them out. As a fan are you happy with who went? and who stayed?
We gave our members the chance to sit inside Lamoriello’s ‘fox hole’ and call the shots like a true general manager. However, keep in mind the initial poll ran prior to most of the transactions that occurred this week. Nonetheless, the results were astounding as 223 members took place in our survey. We would like to take this moment and thank all those that contributed their opinion, and we look forward to interacting on a similar level down the road.
Late Sunday night, Daniel Winnik was traded to the Washington Capitols. Staff writer Peter Baracchini breaks down what happened.
Late last night, Lou Lamoriello wasn’t close to getting any sleep like the rest of us as he continued working the phones on yet another deal.
The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Daniel Winnik and a fifth-round pick in 2016 (originally belonged to the Anaheim Ducks) to the Washington Capitals for forward Brooks Laich, prospect Connor Carrick and a 2016 second-round pick.
Though maybe not an eventful trade deadline day with the Maple Leafs, many Marlies moves occured. Site Co-Administrator Corey Connelly breaks down all the movement and Marlie playoff implications
You wanted action? You got some freakin’ action. Trade Deadline is officially underway but the Maple Leafs made a splash with an announcement. William Nylander, Nikita Soshnikov, Kasperi Kapanen, Zach Hyman and newly acquired Ben Smith were all called up from the Marlies to the Maple Leafs early on Monday morning.
Clearly uneventful on the trade front, staff writer and history curator, Robert DeRose, takes us back in time.
Like many Leafs fans, I lost sleep last night as I anticipated a busy Trade Deadline Day. Year after year, I waste countless hours watching TSN as I eagerly await the announcement of a crazy Leafs trade. For better or for worse, the trade is never made. I think we’ve all grown accustom to this perpetual disappointment, but we still come back for more. Our love for our hockey club and the craftiness of the Toronto media somehow always draws us back in. For those who stayed home today, I am sorry. You could have saved this sick/lieu day for a warm Summer’s afternoon. Instead, you sat around for a whole work day covered in Cheetoh dust. Okay, at least that’s what I did…
Lost in the madnes that was Trade Dealine Day, Leafs Hub affiliate BNWT Podcast was featured by BarDown of TSN. Leafs Hub staff writer Robb Ellis, staff writer Jon Stamos and BNWT producer Ryan Gilchrist have built a quality product in what is BNWT. Enjoy their It’s Tricky parady by Sweet Lou.
Lou Lamoriello has looked like a magician, shipping off Dion Phaneuf and turning other players into draft picks for the upcoming years, but it hasn’t been easy for him. As the guys from The Blue & White Tonight Podcast told us, when it comes to pulling off these moves, “It’s Tricky.” – BarDown