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"Sunday, Sunday, so good to the Leafs,
Sunday, Sunday, it was all they hoped it would be
Oh Sunday morning, Sunday morning couldn't guarantee
That Sunday evening you would still be here with the Leafs."

If the Mamas and the Papas were big hockey fans, their hit song "Monday Monday" probably would have been written like that, and been an ode to the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise-changing trades; you can read plenty about those trades after the break. Also, there was one late trade involving the Flames and Rangers reported last night, which is posted right below.

Source: Flames, Rangers to announce Jokinen-Kotalik deal - TSN
Sources tell TSN the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames are expected to announce a trade tonight that will send Calgary centre Olli Jokinen and forward Brandon Prust to the Rangers in exchange for forwards Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.

Sabres talk about trades - WGR 550
With the Leafs making two large trades today of course that was a big topic of conversation in the Sabres room. You can read Nick Mendola's thoughts here.

Confidence soaring for Sabres' Connolly - The Buffalo News
Tim Connolly is good, but can he keep his recent good-ness going?

Burke affecting a culture shock in Leafs Nation - TSN
If you subscribe to the theory that the team that gets the best player wins the trade, it's pretty obvious who won the seven-player blockbuster deal between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames. That would, of course, be... the Flames -- because right here, right now -- the best player in that group of seven is none other than Ian White.

Winners and losers from the Maple Leafs' blockbuster Sunday - Puck Daddy
Wysh breaks down yesterday's Leafs deals in a lengthy piece.

Burke makes two big splashes to breathe new life into Leafs - The Hockey News
Brian Burke is building the Leafs the way he has his other teams - through blockbuster trades.

Flames pay big price in attempt to right ship - The Hockey News
For a perspective from the Flames' point of view, here's Ryan Kennedy.

Calgary Flames' trade of Dion Phaneuf is a panic move - ESPN
There are two things we can take away from the Flames sending Dion Phaneuf to Toronto: There's panic in Calgary, and the move may indicate the end of the magical Sutter spell.