With the trade deadline now in effect and players from all over the NHL now on their way to new clubs, cities and homes, not much has changed in Leaf land.
But something has changed, how significant a thing? Only time shall tell. The Travis Green experiment is over, enter Yanic Perrault in his 3rd tour as a Maple Leaf. Best case scenario, Perrault adds more consistent PK and even strength face off wins and some minor secondary scoring, and some two way play for the 3rd or 4th (in some cases the 2nd) line. Worst case scenario, he does what Travis Green did, nothing worth mention. He was in the All-Star game, so there must be something good about him eh? Eh? Yeah, I don't know if i buy that either.
Lots of other big trades out there today, Bertuzzi to Detroit, Billy G to the Sharks and Roberts (officially) to the Pengus. The one that will be talked about most, and probably the one that worries me the most is Smyth to Long Island. A player that is known to be a game breaker now added to a team that my team is doing battle with for a playoff spot, ga-damnit!
Also, Pitts-boig looks even scarier, I'd hate to face them first round.