Could the Leafs and Oilers swing a deal at some point?
Nonis said he hasn’t considered trading Jake Gardiner and doesn’t believe in trading young defencemen. “How many teams have made mistakes trading a young defencemen too soon?”
Nonis also said he has no interest in trading James Reimer at this time and wants the goaltending competition to fully play its way out … But if the time does come that he wants to deal Reimer and the Edmonton Oilers still don’t have a goaltender of note, it seems the perfect fit: Reimer becoming Oilers goalie of the present and future. One of the young Edmonton stars becoming a Leaf … As of Saturday, Mason Raymond had more goals than the Sedin brothers, combined. That won’t last. But for today, he’ll take it.