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What's your opinion of the Maple Leafs' trades?
Sun, January 31, 2010
The Calgary Flames shipped Dion Phaneuf, forward Fredrik Sjostrom, and defenceman Keith Aulie to the Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and defenceman Ian White.

Later Sunday, goalie J.S. Giguere from the Anaheim Ducks for embattled goalie Vesa Toskala and overpriced forward Jason Blake.

Phaneuf to Maple Leafs in blockbuster



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as a 50 year fan of the leafs any trade has to be an improvement. i am so sick of watching the leafs stink every night. way to go Burkie.
Gerard Edwards, 2010-02-01 13:14:15

Leafs need another trade to dump "turn-over Phil Kessle", Stemple the "powerplay specialist" no less" and Ron Wilson as well. While you are at it Brian, take a hike too with Pony.
fred, 2010-02-01 13:11:35

Great trade for the Leafs, and I am not a fan of theirs by any means. They gained two core players, and gave up almost nothing in return, except for maybe Ian White.
Thomas, 2010-02-01 12:46:14

I'm a Habs fan and I think Calgary got the better end of the deal. The Flames give up an overpaid defenseman, a struggling 3rd liner & a prospect for 4 players that, I think, will fit in with Calgary. The Giguere-Blak/Toskala trade was a good deal.
Paul Maes, 2010-02-01 12:38:10

Watch out, Leaf loyals! You just got yourselves a free ride to Taylor Hall (If the Oilers can't hang onto last)

Phaneuf has a rocket, but there;s nothing between the ears there. One very bad and lazy defender. Add in Sjostrom, and you got yourself another pylon for practices. Completely useless in all facets of the game. Word is there was 20,000 people in line at Phaneuf's, to help him pack his bags for Toronto.Go Leafs Go (golfing!) HAHAHAHA
Rob W, 2010-02-01 12:31:04

pretty bad when you have to cover your back side already mr burke .
double d, 2010-02-01 12:29:53

Definitely the act of a desperate man. I don't see Toronto doing any better really. Never really thought much of Burke in the first place.
Tom, 2010-02-01 12:19:20

hey burke you said when you brought in exelby/beauchemin/komisarek at the start of the season you were going to be a tough team to play against. obviously that was a laugher cause your in 29th place so you can be that hard to play against. phaneuf is not going to make you any tougher to play against. your a joke burke as is your buddy wilson..
bill williams, 2010-02-01 12:16:35

As a Hab fan I'm only an outsider looking in. However, I think the Flames and Leafs did well, while the Ducks are hoping to hit a homerun. I believe all Phaneuf might need is a veteran mentor and he'll probably find his game again. In Giguere, Burke brings in an excellent goaltender he already knew from his days in Anaheim and and mentor to Gustavsson.

Calgary gets what they need in a possible setup man for Iginla. And speaking of setup men, it wouldn't surpise me to see Burke go after Jokinen either. All he'd have to do is dangle Kaberle and another salary and Kessel will have his centre.

All in all, I think Burke did very well in removing some dead weight from the roster (though he'll probably miss Ian White more than he thinks).
RickL, 2010-02-01 12:08:48

Burke has made the "trade of the truly desperate"! Has anybody stopped to woner why the Flames picked up Bouwmester in the summer if Phaneuf was what he was supposedto be and why Calgary could not wait to get rid of him.....he is egotistical and a cancer in the dressing room!! Good luck!!!
Jerry Seligman, 2010-02-01 12:00:36

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