Barrie: 'Time to man up' as Maple Leafs continue to spiral
Tyson Barrie is fed up with losing after the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped their sixth straight contest Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights. "We had a good meeting this morning and it's time to go now," the defenseman said following the 4-2 loss, according to TSN's Mark Masters. "It's time to man up. "We have expectations on us and we're not living up to them and it's time to go. We competed hard tonight we battled back and had a chance to tie it. We have to keep going, a lot of hockey left.
In a significant deal, Toronto picks up a much-needed top-pairing defenseman on the cheap from Colorado.
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The transition from Colorado to Toronto has not been a particularly good one so far for defenseman. As a result, teams have been calling to see if the Maple Leafs would be willing to move him, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports ( ). However, it doesn’t appear as if GM Kyle Dubas is willing to move him just yet.
Barrie was acquired from the Avalanche back in July along with centerin exchange for center and defenseman . He has been a very productive offensive weapon from the back end and has recorded at least 49 points in four of the last five years. That hasn’t carried over to his new team though as through 22 games this season, the 28-year-old has yet to score and has just six assists.
Maple Leafs debut new lines at first practice with coach Sheldon Keefe
The Sheldon Keefe era in Toronto has officially begun. Taking the ice with his new squad for the first time Thursday, the new Maple Leafs coach shook up his line combinations ahead of the club’s meeting with the Arizona Coyotes. The post Vasek Pospisil somehow feeling relaxed through this epic run appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Much has been made over the past 24 hours of the changes Keefe could bring to the Maple Leafs lineup upon assuming control of the bench. Taking the ice with the club for the first time Thursday, the new head coach made some key tweaks to the team’s forward lines in hopes of quelling the club’s six-game losing streak.
Trade talk around Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Tyson Barrie has picked up of late. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday on Hockey Night in Barrie was acquired by the Maple Leafs on July 1 along with forward Alexander Kerfoot from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Nazem Kadri.
It has finally happened, the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Nazem Kadri, Rozen, 2020 3rd Round pick for Tyson Barrie , Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 6th round
Barrie is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and this slow start certainly can’t be helping his market value. Friedman notes that while the defender hasn’t asked for a trade, there is a recognition that this can’t continue. With that in mind, it’s certainly possible that Toronto’s current hesitancy could change if things don’t pick up over the next little while.
With the Avs holding back half of Barrie’s $5.5M average annual value, there should be plenty of teams with interest and that have the ability to take on a pro-rated $2.75M cap charge. That said, given Toronto’s inability to take on extra salary given their cap situation, it puts them in a bit of a bind. They’re a team that’s built to try to win now, but there aren’t going to be many impact players available that could be a plausible return for someone like Barrie at that low price tag which could limit their options.
It’s reasonable to suggest that no one saw this type of offensive drop off coming from Barrie. For now, the Maple Leafs are content to let him try and turn things around but if his struggles continue, he could certainly be a very interesting name to keep tabs on closer to the trade deadline.
Johnsson leads Maple Leafs to 6-0 win over Red Wings .
DETROIT — The resurgent Toronto Maple Leafs are enjoying life under new coach Sheldon Keefe. Andreas Johnsson had two goals and an assist, and Toronto routed the skidding Detroit Red Wings 6-0 on Wednesday night for its third straight win since Keefe got the job. “We're getting everyone involved and getting more offence,” defenceman Tyson Barrie said. “Once you get a goal and a couple points, you start to feel better.”Barrie scored his third of the season — all in the last three games — and also had an assist. Frederik Andersen made 25 saves for his 17th career shutout.