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Breaking News: Flames Trade Phaneuf To Leafs

UPDATE 1:45PM:Poll added. UPDATE 1:30PM: Giguere for Toskala and Blake now confirmed on TSN. No picks involved. From TSN:Two teams in dire need of a shakeup have done just that, as the Calgary Flames have shipped defenceman Dion Phaneuf, forward Fredrik Sjostrom, and defenceman Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and defenceman Ian White. Sources say there could be more deals on the way, stay tuned to TCL for all the details. Could this all be a precursor to Kovalchuk becoming a flame? --------------------- From earlier: According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs are on t...

Gustavsson The Real Deal? + Svatos

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been in search of a number one goaltender since the National Hockey League's lockout, and after a four-year trial period---relinquishing a number of draft picks in the process--- they may have finally found their man. Jonas "The Monster" Gustavsson has produced a .901 save percentage, a 2.98 goals-against-average, one shutout and a 8-10-7 record. While those statistics are not exactly flattering, they are certainly respectable in light of the Leafs' dismal 2009-10 season. Yes, Gustavsson does seem to struggle with consistency, but the 25-year-old has shown considerable strides towards becoming a legitimate and respectable No.1 goaltender for the Buds. ...

What The Future Holds...

On the heels of a disheartening loss against the last-place Carolina Hurricanes, it could now be concluded that the Toronto Maple Leafs will not be participating in the playoffs this season. When the 2009-10 campaign comes to an end, it will mark the fifth-straight season the Leafs have failed to reach the post-season. While fans of the Blue and White should be familiar with this ending, there's something about this season that is particularly infuriating. Oh, that's right. There's no first-round draft pick to look forward to at the National Hockey League Entry Draft in Los Angeles this summer. But, if there was, "Tank Nation" would be blue in the face knowing their team is curren...