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McKenzie: Real chance that Leafs make no significant moves

Bob McKenzie
2/6/2012 8:58:34 PM
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Three weeks to the deadline, and Toronto Maple Leaf fans will hate to hear this but there is a very real chance the team doesn't make a significant move between now and the trade deadline.

Of course, things can change at a moment's notice but the Leafs' wish list is very specific, they want a top six forward with size who can score.

And there just aren't too many of them floating around right now.

James van Riemsdyk has a concussion, he's not a factor for the Leafs at this point.

Jeff Carter has a contract that Leaf GM Brian Burke would have difficulty taking on, especially when the Leaf GM has been so vocal against those long-term deals with the bogus years at the end.

Anaheim isn't moving Bobby Ryan or any of their big boys right now.

Tampa's Ryan Malone was a player Toronto tried hard to get last year but now that his contract is waning and more affordable, Tampa has less interest than ever in moving him.

The Leafs, for the right top six forward, would consider trading a defenceman such as Luke Schenn or Carl Gunnarson but no one is knocking down the Leaf door to get one of them at this point and they're playing well.

At times this season, Toronto has made available players such as Clarke MacArthur or Nikolai Kulemin but they're starting to score and play well so if anything the price is going up for them and, at this time, no one is biting hard on them.

So while it's fashionable to throw out a bunch of trade rumours, especially involving the Leafs because it sends Leaf nation all a-twitter, so to speak, it's dead quiet on the Leaf land trade front and it just might stay that way. Maybe a losing streak will change that, but right now, that's the way it stands.

Bob McKenzie

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