The Trade Seal Has Been Broken

Here's Hoping the Trading Chips Isn't......Gunnarsson - Mike Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories

It’s entirely possible the Leafs will decide that they can be good enough with their present roster as it is to not only make the playoffs but do some damage once there.

Yet I can’t help but continue to believe something of substance will transpire between now and the trade deadline, something beyond the exchange of AHL players. I’m not in the business of forecasting specifics, so I have no idea "who" the Leafs might be after, but an impact forward, for lack of a better term, keeps springing to mind. (A true ‘shutdown’ defenseman, too, though we have loads of defenders already and Phaneuf or Schenn, in theory, could fill that role…) And to acquire a player who will score goals and play a tough, grinding style would require the Leafs to give up something of value in return.

Who could that be?

My money's on Grabovski followed by Armstrong. How about you?

More links after the jump.

Leafs Links

Leave Kadri Alone

PPP skillfully breaks down the Lightning's second goal and wonders why Millen heff be mad at Kadri

Some New Year's Resolutions for the Leafs

MAKE THE GODDAMN PLAYOFFS!

Leafs Light Up Tampa Bay

Why do the Leafs need a pest when they have Armstrong?

Maple Leafs Eager to Participate in NHL's Winter Classic

Even the players think it'll be DET-TOR.

Game 39 in 10

11 - Booyah.

Deschamps Scores, Rynnas Stops All in 2-0 Win

Burke continues winning trades with Anaheim.

T'was the Season

Christmas gifts from around the league.

Other Links

Inside Gary Bettman's New Year's Eve Party

You gotta think the Canuck's champagne was salty from all the tears.

NHL Relocation Design: Seattle

PuckDrawn is holding a contest to design gear for a Seattle team.

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