With the NHL GM meetings today, the possibility of trades around the NHL will go up.
“There have definitely been more calls in the past week… no matter how many times you’ve talked on the phone, face time with your colleagues always seems to speed things up.”
That is what Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis had to say recently about the meetings. With the Leafs surrounded by rumors, it is nice to know that there are actually calls going on and it’s not just the media making suggestions. Nonis continued talking about the plans the Leafs have this off-season.
“We’d like to do some things with our roster… If a skilled veteran can help our team now, we’d consider it, sure… Especially if it was someone who is able to help some of our young guys get better… But we’re not about to give away our future for that. A deal has to make sense for us for the future as it does for winning right now… There will be roster alterations, but they have to make sense. And that goes for trades too.”
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun notes that Jake Gardiner and Nazem Kadri could be packaged together in the right deal. What type of deal is that? That remains to be seen.
When will we see a deal go down? Could it be in the coming days? The 2014 NHL Draft is quickly approaching. The time to move is now.