According to Darren Dreger, Deon Phaneuf has been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to 640 AM in Toronto, Ian White and Matt Stajan are the players going back to Calgary.
UPDATE: Deger now is reporting Phaneuf, Sjostrom and Auley to Toronto for Hagman, Stajan, Mayers and White.
My early thoughts are the Leafs over paid big time for an over paid defenseman. Toronto deals two of their top scorers plus a solid defenseman. Burke may not be aware of this but you cannot win a 0-0 game. See the 2009-2010 Bruins.
Jean Sebastien Giguere is also rumored to be dealt to Toronto. It is expected Vesa Toskala is going back in return. A first round pick is also believed to be going to Toronto. More in a bit…
UPDATE: TSN is reporting the deal is Jason Blake and Vesa Toskala for Jean Sebastien Giguere.
The Leafs dumped yet another forward and acquired a struggling goaltender. While they go free up over $8 million in cap space, they also take on Giguere’s $6 million cap hit for this season and next.
IN: Phaneuf, Sjostrom, Giguere, Auley ( to play in AHL)
OUT: Blake, Stajan, Hagman, Toskala, Mayers, White