The Ducks have put up the For Sale sign.
And you can bet Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke will be sniffing around, trying to buy some prime real estate … maybe C Ryan Getzlaf or W Bobby Ryan.
Burke and the Ducks’ GM Bob Murray are old trading partners. And Burke will be hoping that continues before next month’s trade deadline.
Murray sent a wakeup call last week and indicated everybody is available except for W Teemu Selanne and C Saku Koivu.
If anybody wants to add a Ryan or a Getzlaf, the asking price is huge. This isn’t a garage sale by any means.
A league executive told QMI Agency the Ducks want two high-end prospects and two No. 1 picks in return. For example, the Leafs would likely have to part with C Joe Colborne and C Nazem Kadri, along with the draft picks, to pick up one of the Ducks’ stars.
Sounds like a high price to pay, but Burke has certainly got the assets if he wants to make a trade. Getzlaf makes more sense for the Leafs, but don’t be surprised if they end up with Ryan.