NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, and the Winnipeg Jets

NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, and the Winnipeg Jets

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If the Toronto Maple Leafs could get Jake Gardiner around $5 million, then maybe ....
Maple Leafs and pending UFA Jake Gardiner

Fan 590: Nick Kypreos on the Fan 590 said that though it’s unlikely: “I believe if they can get in around $5 million, Jake has a chance to get an extension here”

Maple Leafs won’t off top prospects for a rental

Emily Sadler of Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet Headlines said the Toronto Maple Leafs have been linked to Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland and are looking for that type of player. The Hurricanes may not be looking to move him now.

The Maple Leafs are not interested in trading their top two prospects or a future first-round pick.

“They have indicated that, for a rental, they are not interested in dealing either of their top two defence prospects, Sandin or Liljegren or another first-round pick,” Friedman said. “They’ve already dealt one for Jake Muzzin, who they have for another year.”

Predators and Jets may need to offer a top prospect

Emily Sadler of Sportsnet: The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators are the top two teams in their division and could use a top prospect by the deadline to bring in a big gun.

Nick Kypreos said that to get in on trade talk on potential top targets like Artemi Panarin and Mark Stone, you’d need more than a first-round pick.

From the Predators signed of things.

Eeli Tolvanen is a first-rounder from 2017 from Nashville. This time last year, he was deemed an untouchable,” Kypreos continued. “And now, all of a sudden, his name constantly gets played as being one of those players involved in that type of deal.”

From the Jets side of things.

“And as far as Winnipeg is concerned, it’s Sami Niku — AHL defenceman of the year — also mentioned a lot,” said Kypreos. “So if you’re talking about any teams wanting to deal with Winnipeg, it’s possible that that top prospect would be involved, too.”