Toronto's bevy of blue-liners continues to draw interest
Toronto’s bevy of blue-liners continues to draw interest from around the league.
With Jake Gardiner unavailable, multiple teams would like to pry Luke Schenn loose, however the Leafs insist he won’t get moved unless faced with an offer they can’t refuse, and so far, that offer hasn’t been made. Carl Gunnarsson, Cody Franson and Keith Aulie are also generating interest.
Chicago, Detroit, New Jersey, Edmonton and Winnipeg remain among the teams still searching for defencemen, so Toronto expects an opportunity will surface in the days ahead.
The Edmonton Oilers are also hoping action heats up on Ales Hemsky. Inquiring teams say Hemsky’s asking price of an NHL roster player in return is too steep, given his lack of offensive production and potential status as a rental. However, unless those currently on the fence shift to selling mode, teams like Edmonton and Toronto, who have players in play, may hold firm on what they expect in return.