NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Deals the Toronto Maple Leafs Could Make Before Deadline

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NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Deals the Toronto Maple Leafs Could Make Before Deadline
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With the All-Star Break over, Leafs Nation can focus on GM Brian Burke and his moves with the upcoming trade deadline.

Burke has 29 days to find the missing piece to give the Leafs their first post-lockout playoff berth. 

The Buds now sit in ninth place in the East, far from the top spot they held early in the season. 

Burke will undoubtedly be shopping for a big first-line centre to compliment the speedy duo of Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. The Leafs don't have much size and physical presence up front and could use a strong power forward with a scoring touch. 

Here are five possible moves Burke could make before the February 27. 

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