Leafs Deadline Recap

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Six transactions today for the Leafs, Toskala on the IR, Antropov and Moore traded for picks, the Leafs end up in a salary dump with Tampa and the Leafs claim a few bodies off the waiver wire. Check out the details after the jump and discuss in the comments!

In Out
Martin Gerber (G) Nik Antropov (F)
Erik Reitz (D) Dominic Moore (F)
Andy Rogers (D) Richard Petiot (D)
Jamie Heward (D) (IR)
Olaf Kolzig (G) (IR)
2009 NYR 2nd
2009 NYR Conditional
2009 CAR 2nd
2009 TBL 4th

 NHL Trade Rumors and Hockey Blogs - SB Nation NHL Trade Deadline

Leafs put G Vesa Toskala on IR:


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Vesa Toskala 53 3056 22 17 11 3 166 3.26 1518 1352 .891 1

Toskala will be having hip and groin surgery and will be out for four months.

 

Leafs claim D Eric Reitz and G Martin Gerber off waivers:


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Erik Reitz 1 1 2 -6 65


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Martin Gerber 14 839 4 9 1 3 40 2.86 397 357 .899 1

Gerber will be starting tomorrow night against Washington. Erik Reitz will report to the Marlies in all likelihood.

 

Leafs trade F Nik Antropov to the New York Rangers for a 2nd round pick in 2009 and a conditional pick:


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Nik Antropov 21 25 46 -13 24

This seems like a horrible deal unless Antropov absolutely couldn't be signed for below market value. Antropov will probably garner $4m on the open market this summer and could be a decent signing for the Leafs in the summer if Burke chooses to go that route. The Rangers won't have the cap room to keep him.

 

Leafs trade F Dominic Moore to Buffalo for Carolina's 2nd round pick in 2009:


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Dominic Moore 12 29 41 -1 69

Dominic Moore wanted more than $5.1M over three years and is gone. I think getting a second rounder for a waiver wire pickup is a nice job, and it's entirely value added by Ron Wilson. Moore won't even sniff $1.7M a season on the open market this season and if desired could be resigned cheap. I think he's a greedy piece of garbage who should be appreciative of the chance he got in Toronto.

 

Last but not least the Leafs pick up G Olaf Kolzig, D Jamie Heward, D Andy Rogers and a 4th round pick from Tampa for Richard Petiot.


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Olaf Kolzig 8 410 2 4 1 0 25 3.66 245 220 .898 0


G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Jamie Heward 0 2 2 -1 4

This is a move to get Tampa into revenue sharing territory, and save Tampa's owners about $625,000. In return the Leafs get a pick and a prospect. Heward and Kolzig are both injured and UFAs at the end of the season, they'll likely never play a game in a Leafs uniform.

Reactions

I think we didn't really get great value for Antropov, but I also don't know if he was refusing to re-sign in Toronto which changes things drastically. As much as I wanted more than a 2nd for Antropov having him walk for nothing would be worse.

I'm pretty happy about getting a 2nd for Moore, I kind of wish he wasn't a turd and signed here cheap, but here we are. Erik Reitz is a non-factor, Gerber is a stop gap to put someone in the net cheap for the rest of the season.

In the Kolzig move the Leafs spent $625,000 on a decent prospect in Rogers and Tampa's 4th rounder which is basically a late third. Slick move by Burke.

The most important move of the day is the subtraction. Losing Moore and Antropov is a lot of Toronto's offense, and losing Toskala for Gerber means more goals against - the Leafs are going to improve their first rounder drastically in the next few weeks.

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