Monday, July 27, 2009
Maple Leafs and Flames swing a deal
The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames have made a trade. The Leafs have sent recently acquired Colin Stuart, Anton Stralman and a 7th Round Pick in the 2012 Draft to the Flames for Wayne Primeau and a 2nd Round Pick in 2011. The Leafs look to have given up on Anton Stralman who many though would be on the roster this coming season as a puck moving defensemen if the Leafs traded away Tomas Kaberle but this does not look to be the case, unfortunately for Stralman in Brian Burke's new rough and tough regime the soft Stralman never had a chance. This does look like a salary dump deal as the Flames are barely under the cap and moved the 33 year old Primeau and his 1.4 million salary to Toronto for the season. The winning piece for the Leafs is acquiring a 2nd Round pick in the deal for Primeau who becomes an UFA next season and should spend most of the season in Toronto sitting in the pressbox. Burke continues to reshape the Maple Leafs one can only wonder what the next move will be?