Found November 17, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Rather than acquire a second-tier veteran center to get through their current crisis, the Toronto Maple Leafs landed prospect Peter Holland from the Anaheim Ducks.Leafs coach Randy Carlyle immediately put Holland between James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel on his top line. JVR scored twice Saturday as Toronto dispatched the hapless Buffalo Sabres 4-2.Holland, the 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft, hasn’t been able to stick with the Ducks the past two seasons. He has scored 45 goals in 119 AHL games and five goals in 30 NHL games.This is his golden opportunity to advance his career. With centers Tyler Bozak and Dave Bolland injured and wingers Nikolai Kulemin and David Clarkson struggling, the Maple Leafs became desperate for offense.Carlyle was forced to play van Riemsdyk a center for four games. He didn’t score a point there. The Maple Leafs scored just four goals during that span, one by Kessel.“I’m probably a little more comfortable playing  (the wing), maybe allows me to do som...

Toronto Maple Leafs: A little bit about Peter Holland

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired centre Peter Holland from Anaheim today in a deal that allows the Ducks to clean up their Cap situation, and affords the Leafs the opportunity to potentially find the big top-nine centreman they have been…Read more →The post Toronto Maple Leafs: A little bit about Peter Holland appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Ducks trade center Peter Holland to Toronto

The Ducks took center Peter Holland off his yo-yo ride between the minor leagues and the NHL on Saturday, trading the 22-year-old to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Ducks, who also parted with minor-league right wing Brad Staubitz in the deal, obtained minor-league defenseman Jesse Blacker and third- and seventh-round 2014 draft picks. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Blacker, 22, was assigned...

Maple Leafs acquire Peter Holland from Ducks

The Toronto Maple Leafs added some more talent to their team on Saturday morning when they made a trade with the Anaheim Ducks. The Leafs sent defenseman Jesse Blacker to Anaheim along with a pair of picks in the 2014 NHL Entry-Level Draft in exchange for forwards, Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz. Holland was a first round pick(15th overall) in the 2009 draft and is expected to jump...

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Peter Holland from the Anaheim Ducks

Due to a serious lack of depth up front and recent string of untimely injuries, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired C Peter Holland and enforcer Brad Staubitz from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for D Jesse Blacker, a conditional 3rd…Read more →The post Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Peter Holland from the Anaheim Ducks appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Ducks Trade Peter Holland And Brad Staubitz To Toronto

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defensemen Jesse Blacker and third-round and seventh-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from Toronto in exchange for center Peter Holland and right wing Brad Staubitz. The third-round pick becomes a second-round selection should certain conditions be met. The 2014...

Holland and Staubitz Traded to Toronto

Unable to crack the Anaheim line-up, the Ducks traded center Peter Holland to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Ducks also sent right wing Brad Staubitz, who played in Norfolk all season. In exchange, the Ducks received defenseman Jesse Blacker and the third-round and seventh-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  The third-round pick becomes a second-round selection should...

Leafs acquire 2 forwards from Ducks

The Maple Leafs have acquired Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz from the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Jesse Blacker and draft picks. Holland, a center, will report to the Maple Leafs and Staubitz has been assigned to the American Hockey League's Marlies. The Ducks receive a 2014 third round pick - it could become a second round pick if certain conditions are met - and Anaheim...

Trade: Leafs get Holland, Staubitz from Ducks for Blacker, picks

The Anaheim Ducks announced that they have shipped forwards Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for 2014 third round and seventh round draft picks as well as defenseman Jesse Blacker. Holland will provide the Toronto Maple Leafs with some desperately needed help up the middle. The Maple Leafs are currently without centers Dave Bolland (ankle),...

JVR's pair paces Leafs past Sabres, 4-2

His office is in the blue paint of the goal crease, not faceoff circle red. That fact has perhaps never been more apparent than in James van Riemsdyk’s play over the first quarter of the Maple Leafs’ season. A pair of goals by the big winger Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre jump-started a flat-lining Toronto offence and helped the team to a hang-on-for-dear-life 4-2...

Kessel out with flu, Bozak nears return

It’s not another significant injury, but there was another missing body at practice on Monday for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have had only two forwards play all 20 games this season – Phil Kessel and Mason Raymond – and one member of that pair was absent at practice on Monday, which is rarely a good sign. The diagnosis this time, however, wasn’t that dire. “Phil...

GM meetings spur moves by Blackhawks, Maple Leafs

Predictably, when NHL general managers gathered in Toronto last week for their semi-annual meeting to discuss rule changes, there was the usual amount of face-to-face trade talk as well. It resulted in a couple of minor deals – the Toronto Maple Leafs getting additional depth at forward by acquiring Peter Holland from the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks fleshing out the...
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