Wesley not a Leaf yet

The Fourth Period – Rumors in Toronto and Carolina yesterday had Glen Wesley on his way to Toronto and possibly playing as early as Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Well Wesley is not a Leaf, at least not yet.

The Fourth Period – Rumors in Toronto and Carolina yesterday had Glen Wesley on his way to Toronto and possibly playing as early as Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Well Wesley is not a Leaf, at least not yet.

Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said yesterday felt like trade deadline day already, as his phone was ringing off the hook. It appears as though Rutherford and Toronto GM Pat Quinn are putting together the final details in a deal that will indeed see the veteran blueliner Wesley in Toronto in the next couple of days.

In exchange for Wesley Toronto is likely to give up not much more than a fringe prospect or draft picks. “We’ll still be active, for sure. We’ve had some interest in trying to improve our club on defence and in other areas. We’ve addressed the situation up front (Nolan) and while there are not a lot of defencemen out there, we’d still be looking to do something.” Quinn said yesterday.

Quinn may not stop there, his first two choices are actually L.A.’s Aaron Miller and the Sabres’ Alexei Zhitnik. With the positive reaction that Quinn received in Toronto after the Nolan deal there is a distinct possibility that he could bring in Wesley plus one of Miller or Zhitnik.


14 Responses to Wesley not a Leaf yet

  1. mikster says:

    A CUp Finalist, experienced, plays with an edge, though old…his trade value is not high at all, typical d-man that the Leafs would need and want. He fits in like a velvet glove.

    Zhitnik and Miller are too expensive trade value wise, both are good d-men for the Leafs as well though.

  2. amazing_jesse says:

    I am not sure where he fits in myself. Right now he would be #4 beside McCabe, but what if Quinn land another guy like Zhitnik, Schneider or Ninimma – those guys are offensive D men for the #4. Or Miller is a defensive strong #4 too. Wesley as a fifth or sixth? Typically you want couple bruisers there. Not exactly Wesley. Not sure…

  3. mikster says:

    Don’t get Schneider….he is exactly what the Leafs do not need.

    Wesley would be a perfect 4th or 5th guy.

  4. amazing_jesse says:

    I agree about Schneider. I have never liked him actually.

  5. acebailey says:

    Nice cut and paste. You do realize that everyone on this site already read this right?

    You are a real hockey journalist. Good article, too bad you didn’t write it.

  6. Leaf_Expert says:

    I’ll give you the best way to describe Glen Wesley..and don Cherry can back me up on this one…

    Just picture a very good defensivly minded Kirk Maltby… Some offensive skill are there, hes good in his own end, a great agitator whos like a bobble-head doll…He can take so many punches(which let teams get the powerplay) and he just pops back…

    Yeah, I know that was a little jokes, but its true….

  7. WeStSiDe says:

    Why get him then?

  8. WeStSiDe says:

    He has done this for like 4 articles in a row I think…

  9. coffey77 says:

    Wesley would be o’k but not my first pick ! Pat Quinn should be looking for a guy like Tverdovsky from NJ. I know he is hurt But worth looking into. I heard that the GM in NJ wanted to move him $$$$ and fighting over his injury.

  10. WeStSiDe says:

    He is the last thing they need, does play defence.. You want someone with a combination, like Zhitnik, Wesley, then if Quinn goes for 2 defenceman, get Miller, or Marchment..

  11. mikster says:

    Tverdovsky is a wimp, i wouldn’t trade a 9th rounder for him. “Waaaaa….waaa….still feel a concussion” Doctor “We’ve done exams and you don’t have a concussion!” “waa…wa…then i want to be traded”…

    Quinn doesn’t need that.

  12. Donovan says:

    I’d still rather see Boughner in TO. He has no offense whatsoever, but he can clear the front of the net. He’d be good with McCabe or Belak. Is Wesley a free agent? I can’t remember

  13. WeStSiDe says:

    Calgary doesnt want to move Boughner, Wesley will be a FA..

  14. acebailey says:

    What a fag. Go back to nhl.com.

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