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Maple Leafs have some issues to ‘get fixed’

From the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno:

As the rebuild continues, the Maple Leafs might not be much better, even under Mike Babcock. But the star coach will make sure that at least they put up a fight.

"Two things that irritate me the most are lack of preparation and lack of compete," he said. "That's not happening. We're going to get that fixed."

The Leafs should be motivated by playing for a new coach and needing to impress a new general manager, Lou Lamoriello. Phil Kessel's already gone, and almost no one on the roster is untouchable.

Management brought in several players on one-year, "prove-it" contracts. Shawn Matthias signed for US$2.3 million, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau $1.5 million, Matt Hunwick $1.2 million, Mark Arcobello $1.1 million and Brad Boyes $700,000.

They also have players with a year left on their deals, like centre Nazem Kadri, defenceman Martin Marincin (acquired from Edmonton) and winger Michael Grabner (acquired from the Islanders).

Toronto probably won't contend for a playoff spot, but it won't be because players aren't trying.

"We're not going to lose because of lack of effort this year," Kadri said. "It's something that's going to change. We're going to be a skating team, a team that is going to move quick and with pace."

Continued

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Mark Arcobello Keeps Moving

from Pat Pickens of the New York Times,

Like many young hockey players, Mark Arcobello spent his formative years trekking around New England for youth tournaments.

But even the most intense schedule would pale in comparison to Arcobello’s road during his first full N.H.L. season.

Arcobello, a 26-year-old center for the Arizona Coyotes, has spent this season living out of a suitcase. He is on his fourth N.H.L. team, tying a league record.

“It’s been crazy, but it’s a good experience, I think,” said Arcobello, a native of Milford, Conn. “I can now say I’ve been traded, picked off waivers, been on four teams in one year. I’ve seen a lot of coaches, a lot of players, it’s kind of a cool experience.”

Dennis O’Brien in 1977-78 and Dave McLlwain in 1991-92 also played for four N.H.L. teams in the same season.

“I don’t know if that’s a really good one to tie,” Arcobello said.

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Derek Roy Now A Member Of The Edmonton Oilers After Trading Mark Arcobello To Nashville

via an Edmonton Oilers press release,

The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have acquired centre Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators, in exchange for centre Mark Arcobello.

Roy, 31, has appeared in 26 games for the Predators this season, posting 10 points (1G, 9A) and two penalty minutes.

The native of Ottawa, Ontario, has spent time with the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators through 11 NHL seasons, accumulating 502 points (178G, 324A) and 369 penalty minutes in 692 career NHL games

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