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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Leafs have kicked tires on about a half dozen UFAs so far. Michalek and Brodeur among names. Depending on Bolland, they could be busy.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 28, 2014
Just spitballing here: NYI has No.5 pick in play for immediate help. Could Tor offer Dion Phaneuf? Isles need D-man badly.
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) June 23, 2014
Gare Joyce of sportsnet.ca reports that a Kadri package not enough to get No. 1
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Jason Spezza told #Sens he didn't want to play in Canada. Neither TOR or MTL were on his 10 team list. Knows he likely won't go either place
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) June 19, 2014
— Howard Berger (@Berger_BYTES) June 19, 2014
McKenzie "I think Nonis is gauging the market place and seeing what Kadri would fetch on the open market."
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) June 17, 2014
Nothing new to report on James Reimer front. Reimer is RFA on July 1st, but is likely moving on this summer.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) June 11, 2014
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun writes that the Maple Leafs phones are ringing as trade talk heats up.
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David Staples of the Edmonton Journal writes … “Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?”
One of the big decisions that some teams still have to make is their coaching section. Last weeks firing of Dan Bylsma means that it is likely that he instantly becomes the front runner to coach in Vancouver, Carolina or Florida. Another possibility to coach in Florida is Ron Wilson, who interviewed for the position last week.
Speaking of the Vancouver Canucks, it has been indicated that new GM Jim Benning wants to bring in a scorer via trade or UFA. Some of the names that are set to become available and who fit the billing as a scorer include Vanek and Gaborik. It was speculated several years ago that Gaborik was interested in playing in Vancouver. If the Canucks are able to trade Kesler and a player such as Edler the Canucks could have a brand new second line. Although it has been recently reported that the Canucks want to hang on to Edler, it is well known that the Red Wings are very interested in him and he could fetch a high price in return.
Elliotte Friedman of CBC: writes … 30 Thoughts: Free agency doesn’t offer strong field
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun reports that the Leafs are interested in Sharks centre Joe Thornton.
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