Toronto Maple Leafs won't go for much as trade deadline comes

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Dec 31, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis at a press conference during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium. Phaneuf signed a 7-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Maple Leafs managed to make it to the postseason last year as made their way to the playoffs. That ended a 7 year no postseason streak. But in their 7th game against the Boston Bruins ended their dreams of having the Stanley Cup in their grasps. But making it to the postseason alone was an achievement that spelled the era of a better team and showed that the Maple Leafs had managed to improve. Hopefully, they will continue to do so in the future.
  
Chances are high that Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis will not be looking to change things and wants them to remain mostly as they are and there are good reasons to presume that. The trade deadline is Wednesday and teams are now scrambling for players and making the decisions that they want to. Nonis on the other hand doesn’t have salary cap space to do it big like other teams are doing so he has to make do with what he has in hand.
  
Good news for him is that his injured veteran Dave Bolland, who sustained a torn Achilles tendon back in November is coming out fully recovered from the injury and will be hitting the ice. Forward Trevor Smith is back from a fracture hand. With all that, it seems that Nonis didn’t have to trade or think much as much of what he needs was simply out with injuries and is now coming back. 
 
Bolland’s contracts will come to an end in summer and will then become a free agent but he has other things in mind. He has been having talks with the Maple Leafs brass to give him extension on the contract. And Nonis does not have a mind to trade him off as he wants him to remain with the franchise. He is a stable center and those players are in demand right now.
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