By Mike Harrington
As the Toronto Maple Leafs hit town for tonight's game against the Sabres, I'm still pondering this column in Monday's Toronto Star by veteran columnist Damien Cox.
Cox said the Leafs should trade winger Phil Kessel, who has no goals in five games, and not trade away their first-round pick next season (former GM Brian Burke, remember, traded their top pick in 2010 to Boston for Kessel and the Bruins turned the choice into Tyler Seguin.).
Maybe this doesn't happen until the trade deadline April 3 but it's sure an interesting scenario, given the fact Kessel is clearly Toronto's No. 1 player.
Speaking of the Leafs, here's a report from their practice Monday. Ex-Sabre Clarke MacArthur sounds doubtful due to a lacerated pinky (ouch). Meanwhile, captain Dion Phaneuf is shaking his head trying to figure out how he went minus-7 over the last two games as the Leafs dropped both, allowing 12 goals in the process, to join the Sabres at 2-3.
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