Toronto Maple Leafs kicking the tires on Sam Gagner, says Toronto sports insider

But could it be Oilers will announce on Tuesday signing up Gagner long-term?

The alarm and excitement of Edmonton Oilers fans is starting to get a bit crazy, with wild rumours sprouting up about the Oilers trying to acquire players like Dion Phaneuf or Jake Gardiner from Toronto and Zack Smith from Ottawa, with Sam Gagner or Ales Hemsky moving in the other direction.

All of this is unsubstantiated hullabaloo from Twitter, but some of it comes from Josh Rimer, a guest booker on Sportsnet and host of NiteCap on out of Toronto. I’d never heard of the guy until he was the one who broke the news that Ralph Krueger was going to be fired.

That certainly got my attention in regards to Mr. Rimer.

On Sunday afternoon, Rimer tweeted out:  ”Hearing Leafs have had discussions with Oilers about Sam Gagner. Leafs are looking for a young centre and he certainly fits the bill. … I do see the Leafs adding one of Gagner, Stastny or Stephen Weiss. … Vancouver has also has discussions about Gagner as Sam’s dad Dave is part of Canucks MGMT.”