Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Players the Leafs Should Consider Trading

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Players the Leafs Should Consider Trading
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The Toronto Maple Leafs' four straight wins to begin the calendar year lulled many in Toronto into a false sense of security.

General managers are loathe to do any tinkering when a team seems to be clicking. Just ask Peter Chiarelli.

But after a pair of tough losses against the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers, it has become apparent that this team is not done retooling.

This is still a bubble team. An extra loss here or there could mean dropping a couple spots in the standings.

The Leafs' goal this year should be to not only make the playoffs, but to do some damage once there. That could mean putting up a spirited fight in the first round, or better yet, making it to the second round.

In order to achieve that goal, the Leafs are going to need to make some changes soon.

One gets the sense that those changes are indeed coming soon.

You'll recall that Dion Phaneuf and J.S. Giguere were both acquired on January 31, 2010, well in advance of the trade deadline.

On February 9, 2011, Joffrey Lupul was acquired from Anaheim and five days later, Kris Versteeg was sent off to Philadelphia.

The sooner the team makes the necessary changes, the more games they'll win.

Here are five players the team should consider moving soon to gear up for a meaningful playoff run.

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