Leafs Trade Talks Heating Up.
As you know this off-season the Maple Leafs have said that they will not be too active on the free agent market, however, that doesn’t mean that they wont make any trades. Fan590 reports that the Leafs and Sabres have been in trade talks for a period of time and they are starting to heat up. Leafs seem to covet defensemen Alexei Zhitnik, and the names that are being discussed are Darcy Tucker and Travis Green. Here is a description on each player
Alexei Zhitnik- Strong defensemen, can log a lot of ice time, which is something the Leafs desperatley need.
Darcy Tucker- Good gritty forward who can score, check, and fight all in one.
Travis Green- Good 2nd or 3rd line cente, and is very effective on faceoffs.
In other news, the Leafs are pretty close to re-signing Glen Wesley due to the fact that the Hurricanes broke off talks with his agent.
Don’t expect Bryan Marchment to be in a Maple Leaf uniform, the Canadian club is reportedly not interested.