Leafs Summer Plans
The Toronto Maple Leafs may be doing a lot this summer, but the two primary goals will be to add a goalie and to chase an elite forward. Rick Nash is obviously the one guy we know will hit the market, but the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch thinks the Leafs could also try to “pry Ryan Getzlaf out of Anaheim.” Though Bobby Ryan may be more likely to be on the move. The Leafs may at least check to see what it’ll take to get Getzlaf and then move on to Ryan.
For goalies, Cory Schneider and Jonathan Bernier will be the prime targets, but if they Leafs trade for an elite forward, they won’t have too many other pieces to trade. So they could try to get Schneider via offer sheet, giving up draft picks to Vancouver in compensation. Or they could chase Wild backup Josh Harding in free agency or trade for trade/sign for Predators backup Anders Lindback, who is slated to be a restricted free agent.
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