Leafs open to making a blockbuster trade

TSN Hockey analyst Bob McKenzie said on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor that he believes Nonis will trade forward Nazem Kadri or defenceman Jake Gardiner if Nonis acknowledges that head coach Randy Carlyle will not use those players.  However, McKenzie notes that before the trading either Kadri or Gardiner the Leafs would have to be sure they are staying with Carlyle as coach long-term. McKenzie adds Nonis currently has no appetite for a coaching change but could make one if the Leafs continue to struggle.

TSN’s Darren Dreger said Friday on SportsCentre that he had recently spoken to Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis, who is willing to make a blockbuster trade or a small deal before the deadline. Dreger reports the Leafs are interested in a top-line centre, a big time winger or a top defenceman.


4 Responses to Leafs open to making a blockbuster trade

  1. LN91 says:

    The issue with trading Kadri is this…

    1) He’s the most skilled youngster the Leafs have, but has more question marks then actual ‘for-sures’

    2) He’s probably not viewed highly around the league and I doubt many teams would trade anything of worth for a project/troubled player.

  2. leafy says:

    I told you!!! There’s a blockbuster trade cooking on the griddle.

  3. kessel_leafs81 says:

    but throwing him into a package for another player that also is troubled makes sense and would have the team interested no? say winnipeg for kane? alot of rumours out of there saying kane isnt happy, why not give it a shot.

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