HUGE Leaf Trade

HUGE Leaf Trade

Highly unusual in the NHL (National Hockey League) to have a multiplayer trade in this cap limited environment. But with that said, Brian Burke, the General Manager has orchestrated two deals, within minutes of each other, that see 10 players changing teams.Burke shook up his slumping club by shipping out six players Sunday in exchange for former all-star defenceman Dion Phaneuf from the Calgary Flames and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the Anaheim Ducks.Heading to the Flames are defenceman Ian White and forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman and Jamal Mayers, while goalie Vesa Toskala and winger Jason Blake are headed to Anaheim.The teams average age dropped by 4.5 years. This makes the Toronto Maple Leafs built for the future. Will this be a formula to bring the Stanley Cup to Toronto in the next few years? God, I hope so.


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