Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Rumors
Talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks have quietly resumed this week after weeks of silence. GM Mike Gillis’ asking price may have come down and may no longer be demanding Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. Tyler Bozak would still be a fit.
The Leafs will take a run at Miikka Kiprusoff. It likely won’t take a first rounder to get him. Kiprusoff may be the Leafs top choice. Remaining with Reimer and Scrivens would allow the Leafs to not create a hole up the middle by trading Bozak to the Canucks.
The Vancouver Canucks want Tyler Bozak and defenseman Cody Franson. Bozak is in the last year of his deal and has a $1.5 million salary. Franson made $800,000 last year. By trading Luongo and bringing in players with low salary, would help relive the Canucks of their salary cap issue.
Bill Watters said he still believes the Maple Leafs will trade for Roberto Luongo. Watters added that he can see either Mike Komisarek or John-Michael Liles and Tyler Bozak for Luongo
The Oilers and Maple Leafs held several trade discussion last year, but were not able to make a deal. The Maple Leafs have been dangling Mike Komisarek and Cody Franson, and possibly Carl Gunnarsson to the Oilers.
The LA Kings contacted the Leafs about a trade for Jonathan Bernier. The Leafs said a flat out, “Not interested”
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