Phaneuf Jersey via e-bay.
Why am I excited? Because Dion Phaneuf is excited! Tonight we see the new look Leafs, sans so many players that we won't miss, and with Phaneuf and Giguere in the spotlight. Can it get more exciting?
YES! It's also the premiere of the final season of Lost tonight! Ahhhh, how I will get any of my chores done tonight baffles me. I'm going to spend something like 6hrs watching TV. That's a lot of TV, you'll have to check and see if I've atrophied into my couch by the end of the night.
And now on to the links, filled with other people who are also excited!
Analysis on Sunday's trades is still coming in: here's Robert Vollman's take over on Puck Prospectus.
The Dion Phaneuf Show Hits Toronto
Thomas Cranston calls the deals this weekend "monster".
On the Phaneuf Deal - The Copper & Blue
An Oiler's fan's analysis of how the Dion Phaneuf trade will impact the Calgary Flames.
Brian Burke 1, Darryl Sutter 0
Torontoist's take on the Calgary trade.
Time to Say Goodbye: Jamal Mayers
Loser Domi says goodbye to the Leafs player lost in trade that we're all most likely to miss: Jamal Mayers. Wait, what?
mc79 thinks Elliotte Friedman's read on the value of expiring contracts might be off... by quite a bit.
Burke vs. Lowe III aka Jon vs. Kate
The Hockey Writers thinks the Burke - Lowe feud is still ongoing. Look at the conversation he recorded between the two of them.
What’s Next For The Toronto Maple Leafs?
Daniel Santos takes a look at the cap implications of this weekend's deals.
Yes but will it be in 3D?
No Stanley Cups Allowed thinks we've seen this movie before...
Should we assume Giguere and Gustavsson will both be Leafs next year?
David Johnson asks whether we'll have both of these goalies next year, or if there will be further changes in the crease for the Leafs.
How The West Has Changed
Fear the Fin looks at at how the Western Conference has changed with the Leafs, Flames, and Ducks trades yesterday.
Kats Krunch: Phaneuf Regression In Context
What about Phaneuf's regression? Can he really be Norrish Trophy good?
What About the Kid?
Alex Tran gives us some info on what to expect from Keith Aulie.
An Un Bee Lee Ba Ba Turn Of Events
general borchevsky reviews the weekend that was: from an excellent start, to rock bottom, to elation.
Strength of schedule could make or break NHL teams' playoff hopes
The Leafs have a favourable schedule remaining, with 15 games at home and only 11 on the road. Maybe they can move up the standings!
Shield changed the name of his blog: it's now Phaneuf Phever. Read it's inaugural post!
The Day After Burke Bombed The Maple Leafs
Toronto Sports Media breaks down how the Phaneuf trade came to be, with the help of the MSM.
Phaneuf 'excited' to be in Toronto
Mirtle takes a look at Phaneuf's reception in Toronto, and his "excitement" to be in the Blue and White.
Flames send Jokinen, Prust to Rangers for Higgins, Kotalik
The trade rumoured to be going down on Sunday finally happened last night.
Irish Leafs - We're Going To Need Some Luck
Welcome the newest member of the Barilkosphere.
Hungry Leafs Fan - Good, Bad, and Ugly
HLF looks at the trade more in-depth. We definitely lost some talent but picked up a fine replacement.
Bloge Salming - It's been a busy week
I always knew Jamal Mayers was the key to the trade.
Down Goes Brown - Gary Bettman's E-mail Account
The Semenko one is amazing.
Fifty Mission Cap - 1992 Redux?