Morning Mashup: Garry Valk [Probably] Screws Up


Either Valk knows something the insiders don’t, and casually let it slip that Luke Schenn wants a trade out of Toronto, or there’s one more reason to make Garry Valk jokes in Leafland. Give it a listen:

View the video here.

In all likelihood, Valk got the rumour wrong or misspoke. There’s been nothing to indicate Schenn doesn’t still love it in Toronto. There’s some who think Schenn, in some eyes the most valuable expendable asset on the Leafs blue line, may be a part of a Burkie blockbuster, but I highly doubt it’s because he wants out. There’s your Monday morning gossip. Anthony Petrielli will have the weekly notebook later on today.

Links after the jump:

What’s the problem with the Leafs’ PK? Part 1
What problem, says the fan who became a Leafs fan for New Years.

The Franson/Gardiner discussion and Cherry’s comment about Wilson on Coaches Corner from VLM.
My take: Cherry doesn’t like an American coach behind the Leafs‘ bench.

Maple Leafs moves amid trade speculation
Gardiner goes down to the Marlies, Reimer is back in tomorrow. Josh Rimer reported yesterday that Gardiner won’t be down for long as the Leafs look to parlay some of their defensive depth into a forward with size, and that’s very possible, but Burke did state early in the week that if an injury or bad play didn’t open up a spot for Gardiner by the end of the week, he’d be joining the Marlies.

Jake Gardiner Sent to the Marlies
Jonathan Willis talks Aulie vs. Gardiner over at The Leafs Nation.

Battle of Ontario means war.
Never would’ve thought this game would be so meaningful. We’re getting into the second half of the season, the Sens can suck like they’re supposed to any time now.