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Why Trading James van Riemsdyk Makes Sense

By: Geoffrey Martlin

James Van Riemsdyk is a 30 goal scorer with a cap hit of $4.25 million over the next 2 years. He was on pace for 59 points and a 30 goal year last season on a consistently bad team before getting injured and he could garner an attractive price this offseason from cap crunching teams who want to win now.

The cap is only being raised $1.6 million because of the struggling Canadian Dollar and because of this many teams aren’t likely to spend a lot of money. In comes JVR, a player with a reasonable cap hit for a top-6 left winger. Read Article

Leafs Lounge Podcast – March 28, 2016 – Who Would You Rather Trade?

Kadri or Bozak? Gardiner or JVR? As the season is coming to an end, we introduce a hypothetical segment: “Who would you rather trade?” where we choose between two current (or former) Leafs and decide which player we’d rather have moving forward. Have a listen and give us your opinion on Twitter!

Leafs Lounge Podcast – February 29, 2016 – Dull Deadline Day

This was one of the least exciting Trade Deadline Day we’ve seen in years. On this episode of the podcast, we breakdown the final hour of the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline live (2-3pm). Unfortunately it was not a very active deadline and the Leafs made no trades. We try to keep things interesting as best as we can though!

Trade Deadline Action Heating Up For Maple Leafs

With three deals in the books, there are still plenty of Leafs players on the trading block. Here’s a preview of where some might be heading and what the Leafs can expect in return.

By: Aaron Greenfield

P.A. PARENTEAU + BYRON FROESE

Parenteau has had somewhat rejuvenated his career this season with the Leafs but it’s almost a guarantee that he will wear a different jersey in March (though he has expressed interest in signing with the Leafs in the offseason). The former 20-goal scorer leads the Leafs in powerplay points with six and his 30 points on the season is good for third best on the team. A lot of his offense seems to come from linemates creating the initial play and P.A. being in the right place to put the puck in the net. A contending team with a solid offense but struggling powerplay looking to improve is the team that will pursue him. Froese is a wildcard who Babcock likes and hasn’t been mentioned as being on the trading block but because I don’t think the Leafs see him in the long-term future, they may package him along for a better return. Read Article