Found September 29, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired centre Joe Colborne from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Calgary’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "As an organization we have had many discussions this past year about Joe but never made an offer” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “With the opportunity to speak with Brian Burke and learn about Joe's hockey sense and character from someone who had him as a player and knows him so well it became clear to us that this is the type of young big centre we need. He fits in very well with our rebuild and provides size up the middle which we believe is critical going forward. The fact that he is from Calgary is an added bonus. We look forward to welcoming him to the Flames family." Colborne a native of Calgary Alberta was originally drafted in the first round (16th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins. Last season Colborne scored 14 goals and added 28 assists for 42 points...

Maple Leafs trade Colborne to Flames for a pick

The player who was once the centerpiece of the Phil Kessel trade just got shuffled out of Toronto, per the Maple Leafs: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded centreman Joe Colborne tonight to the Flames in exchange for Calgary’s own fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The pick can be upgraded to a third-round pick in 2014 if certain conditions are met in the upcoming...

Leafs Send Joe Colborne To Calgary For Fourth Rounder by   Steven Ellis

The Calgary Flames announced have acquired centre Joe Colborne from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Calgary’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Colborne was drafted in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins. On February 18, 2011 he was traded from the Boston Bruins along with a first [...]

Flames will lean on a No. 1 line of Curtis Glencross, Lee Stempniak and Matt Stajan

The Calgary Flames’ top line need not assume nor guess. No mind-reading is necessary. The three forwards have been informed in no uncertain terms by their supervisor that their performance is critical. Success will be a reflection of their contributions. “I told them that in a big way they need to be a mirror of our hockey club” says coach Bob Hartley. “Every morning you...

Leafs place D Liles on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on waivers as their opening-night roster begins to come into focus. Liles's departure seemed certain after Cody Franson signed with Toronto. If he's not claimed by another NHL team, Liles could be assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies. The 32-year-old has a $3.875 million salary-cap hit. If he's sent...

Report: Liles among Maple Leafs on waivers

Defenseman John-Michael Liles is among five players the Toronto Maple Leafs placed on waivers according to TSN's Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun. Liles 32 had two goals and 11 points in 32 games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13 and his average ice time (18:46) was his lowest in a season since 2009-10. He also appeared in four of Toronto's seven playoff games and averaged less...

Toronto Maple Leafs season preview.

October is finally around the corner and the NHL season is almost here! The Toronto Maples Leafs suffered a surprising Game 7 loss to Boston in round one of the playoffs last spring and despite their loss, Toronto was able to take a major step in the right direction last season. “It’s a tough pill to swallow at that time, and I think everyone’s over it now and there’s really...

Connor Hellebuyck a USCHO Top Ten Goaltender to Watch

Connor Hellebuyck returns for another season at UMass Lowell. (Photo/Justin Soderberg/View from 123) The UMass Lowell River Hawks won their first ever regular season title and Hockey East Tournament title on their way to their first ever Frozen Four appearance on the back of freshman goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. Now a sophomore, Hellebuyck is returning to the River Hawks...

Red Wings fall in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Leivo scored twice in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night in the preseason finale for both teams. Defenseman John-Michael Liles scored on a power play in the second period and assisted on Leivo's third-period goal. James Reimer made 24 saves for Toronto (5-2-1) Mitch Callahan scored for Detroit (3-5-0).

Late night swap meet continues as Canucks, Hurricanes make trade

It appears that we're going to have a busy tertiary prospect-trading night. First Joe Colborne to Calgary, and now this... Trade to announce: #Canucks have acquired Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh from @NHLCanes for Kellan Tochkin and a 4th round pick in 2014. — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) September 29, 2013

Red Wings-Maple Leafs pre-season quick take: vets got too cute for the youngsters to step up

People say that I make far too big a deal of preseason games, and I won't deny that fact while admitting that I'm disappointed in the Red Wings' effort in a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Both teams' rosters were miles away from the players who skated in Friday night's 5-2 Wings win, but the players who played the most indecisively and...

All Dave Nonis

Damien Cox of the Toronto Sun did a Q & A with Leafs GM Dave Nonis, Q: There’s been a transformation of this team over the last eight, nine years from a team with a large European influence to a team that is predominantly North American, and of that, predominantly Canadian. Does that fit your vision? A: I wouldn’t say it’s a vision. I wouldn’t have any problem...

Red Wings-Maple Leafs pre-season wrap-up, overnight report and Freep Wings preview time: on tap…

The Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night yielded both a "series split" in the teams' home-and-home exhibition-ending tilts (on Friday, Detroit defeated Toronto 5-2 in a battle of NHL lineups) and what I can best describe as mixed signals from the Grand Rapids Griffins-heavy lineup battling an almost equally green Leafs team. As I noted...
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