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.