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Rumor: Red Wings/Maple Leafs trade for Dion Phaneuf fell through last night

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-02-28

According to Pat Leggs of Sirius XM 167 and NHLNFA.com, the Red Wings and Maple Leafs had a trade on the table that would have sent Stephen Weiss from Detroit to Toronto in exchange for Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. Red Wings & #MapleLeafs deal for Phaneuf fell through last night .. sticking point Leafs wouldn't take Weiss back + eat $2.5/per #NHL #FF — Patt Leggs (@nhlnfafanchat) February 28, 2015 Additionally Leggs adds that the Leafs would have held on to $2.5M of Phaneuf’s $7.5M/per contract for picks in the upcoming draft. So in essence the Wings were willing to take on $5.5M of the Maple Leafs defenseman’s contract. What ended up killing the deal though Leggs says

Maple Leafs backed out of Dion Phaneuf trade with Detroit

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-02-28

According to Pat Leggs of Sirius XM 167 and NHLNFA.com, the Red Wings and Maple Leafs had a trade on the table that would have sent Stephen Weiss from Detroit to Toronto in exchange for Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. (Read more at The Majors Detroit)

Game Preview - Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens / Jeu Aperçu - Maple Leafs de Toronto @ Canadiens de Montréal

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-02-28

2 weeks later the Leafs are back in the land of poutine and soggy hotdogs. / Deux semaines plus tard, les Leafs sont de retour dans le pays de la poutine et hot-dogs détrempé. Alright, two weeks ago I wrote the preview for the Maple Leafs/Canadiens game that was 129 days in the making. It didn't end well but a few days later it was worse. Bon, il ya deux semaines, j'ai écrit l'avant match des Canadiens / Maple Leafs qu'on attendait depuis 129 jours. Qu'il ne c'est pas pas bien finit, mais quelques jours plus tard, c'est devenu pire. See, what I didn't know was that since the Leafs were IN Montreal coverage of them had to follow the language laws of the land. Ce que je ne savais pas,

NHL Rumors: Hottest Trade Buzz Surrounding Patrick Sharp, Dion Phaneuf and More

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-02-28

The NHL trade deadline usually features contending teams bringing in supporting players to solidify themselves, but the possibility of some big names moving always exists. While few of the obvious players on the trading block inspire excitement, contract situations could lead to some more intriguing pieces getting dealt. Bigger trades could prove difficult due to the number of moving parts involved, but almost anything can happen leading up to the deadline. As teams continue to weigh their options with the deadline quickly approaching, here is a rundown of the hottest rumors surrounding some of the best players who could be set to change locales.   Patrick Sharp The Chicago Blackhawks

Match Preview: Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens

Source: Toronot Maple Leafs
Date: 2015-02-28

TEAM UPDATES The Leafs will turn to Jonathan Bernier in goal in Montreal after a show-stopping performance against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Tonight's game will mark the first Leafs/Canadiens matchup for newcomers Olli Jokinen an...

Which Players on Today's Waivers Make Sense for the Leafs?

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-02-28

View image | gettyimages.com With the trade deadline just two days away, teams are looking to free up cap space and clear up roster spots any way that they can.  With that in mind, a handful of players hit the waiver wire this afternoon.  Specifically, Brandon McMillan of the Vancouver Canucks, Tim Erixon of the Chicago Blackhawks, David Schlemko of the Dallas Stars, Aaron Volpatti of the Washington Capitals, and Rob Zepp of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Could any of these players make sense for the Leafs?  Let's take a closer look.

LGD - Leafs Hit the Road for Four Starting in Montreal

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-02-28

View image | gettyimages.com Here we go again. Playing in Montreal tonight the Leafs are looking to extend their streak with a win against the Habs, and I don't mean to sound skeptical or anything, but if they win tonight I'll look at buying a lottery ticket tomorrow; the odds just aren't in their favour.But in the true spirit of a masochist (fifty shades of blue?), I'll still be cheering them on from the comfort of my bar stool.  Hey, at least they aren't Buffalo.THE LEAFSThe Leafs are looking to capitalize on Thursday's win against the Flyers and make it three in a row; something they haven't done since before Christmas. Their record against the Habs isn't good, but with Bern

Kessel reaffirms desire to stay with Leafs

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2015-02-28

Readying to play his team’s greatest rival and three days before the NHL trade deadline that carries so much intrigue about him, Phil Kessel re- affirmed he wants to stay in Toronto.

The Case for Keeping Kessel

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-02-28

 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Phil Kessel has all but been traded in the hearts and minds of many Leafs fans.  Signed only recently to an eight year $64 million contract extension, Kessel has – unfairly – taken the brunt of the blame for the Leafs’ worst season so far in what appears to be a decade of “worst seasons.” But Phil Kessel didn’t mismanage the team’s salary cap. He didn’t sign unneeded players and let good ones walk. He didn’t ice a lineup without any depth at centre or defense. What Kessel is, is an easy target. He doesn’t have that “hard-working, good ol’ boy” routine going for him that we seem t

Hurricanes trade Gleason to Capitals for Hillen

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-02-28

The Washington Capitals acquired defenceman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in exchange for defenceman Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. Worth noting that the fourth-rounder acquired by the @NHLCanes was originally Arizona's pick. So high fourth-round. — Mike Sundheim (@MikeSundheim) February 28, 2015 Gleason has seven points this season in 55 games for the Hurricanes. The 32-year-old has played in 710 career NHL games scoring 17 goals and 123 assists. He previously played for the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs. “We are pleased to welcome Tim to our organization,” said Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan in

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