NHL Trade Rumors: Top 10 Possible Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Scenarios

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NHL Trade Rumors: Top 10 Possible Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Scenarios
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Two of the three players in this picture have been considered "as good as gone" already this season. Can you guess which ones? Of course you can.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are always going to be subject to rumors. Whether they relate to the coach, players or anybody else in the organization, the franchise is doomed to an eternity of speculation and judgement.

This pressure can largely be attributed to the enormous amount of media coverage. Toronto is widely considered to be the epicenter of the NHL, so there are cameras around every corner.

And with those cameras come television shows, newspaper articles, internet reports and handfuls of other sources to fuel the fire of a rumor. A couple of sentences on Hockey Night in Canada can completely fabricate the idea of a trade or signing which likely won't even happen (i.e., Kris Versteeg).

For example, a website may mention that Tomas Kaberle is on the verge of being traded. Half-an-hour later, another website will consider this information and decide that it really means the Maple Leafs have secured this season's Stanley Cup.

Heck, at one point in the year, Brad Richards, Ilya Kovalchuk, Vincent Lecavalier, Jarome Iginla and Brayden Schenn were all "guaranteed" to become Toronto Maple Leafs. I can even remember a specific report in the middle of the summer which loudly proclaimed that Bobby Ryan would be a Leaf within two weeks.

These false reports suggest that the media, for the most part, produces lies. I think that's a statement the majority of us can agree with.

However, sometimes there is a slice of truth to the rumors. Mind you, rumors are still rumors, so nothing can really be proved true until, well, it's proved true.

So, keeping the contradictory paragraph written above in mind, here are the Top 10 Possible Toronto Maple Leaf Trade Scenarios.

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