Leafs have firm offers … Not much cooking for Wings … Custance list of trades he’d like to see


  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Maple Leafs have a couple firm offers on a number of players. They are getting interest in their 2nd line but nothing is imminent.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Wings are looking to add a decent-sized forward. GM Ken Holland has had some talks but wasn’t close t a deal as of yesterday afternoon. Holland is not looking for a depth defenseman.

    “I’ve talked to a few managers today, but nothing’s really cooking,” Holland said. “There’s not a lot of players (available). Maybe things change in the next 18 or 24 hours. We’ll see. So many teams are in the playoff hunt.”

    Sabres Paul Gaustad and Canadiens Travis Moen could be options. Other players available are Sammy Pahlsson, Steve Ott, Mike Knuble, Mikael Samuelsson, David Jones, Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Admits deals are long-shots, but lists 10 trades he’d like to see: 1. Ryan Getzlaf for Matt Frattin, Luke Schenn and a 1st round pick. 2. Roberto Luongo for Jacob Markstrom and a 1st round pick 3. James van Riemsdyk for Steve Ott and a 1st round pick. 4. Patrick Kane for Derek Roy and Andrej Sekera 5. Ryan Malone for Paul Martin 6. Rick Nash for Tyler Seguin and a 1st round pick 7. Alexander Semin for Ryan Ellis 8. Jonathan Bernier for Clark MacArthur and Joe Colborne 9. Lubomir Visnovsky for Andrew MacDonald and a 2nd round pick 10. Dustin Byfuglien for Erik Gudbranson and 1st round pick.

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  1. #1 by AJ at February 27th, 2012

    Long shot is not a good expression for it Custance. Madness and stupidity are.
    (sidenote: 3 and 5 might make sense, but the others…)

  2. #2 by MAINEiac at February 27th, 2012

    Is Custance a moron?

  3. #3 by Brent at February 27th, 2012

    If I were the leafs, I would make all those trades, then spend up to the cap during Free Agency. Wishful thinking…

  4. #4 by I_am_I at February 27th, 2012

    Trade 8 is stupid from the Leafs perspective. They don’t need a goalie with 40 NHL games and running a .903 SV% this season. They have 2 of those already. Plus that is a ridiculous amount for an unproven goalie.

  5. #5 by B-Fan at February 27th, 2012

    Trade 6: why would the B’s trade a 20 year old with so much upside, he is only going to get better? I say let the Rangers take Nash. I believe the B’s will build around Seguin.

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