I'm not saying he isn't up for trade. I'm not saying the Leafs couldn't make that trade. I'm saying he isn't being traded for JVR...unless you're including Marner and Nylander and a 1st with him.
A rookie and a draft pick? What rookie are the Leafs going to offer Ottawa for the best puck moving defenceman the NHL has seen since Paul Coffey? In his prime. Who would be the Leafs top scoring defenceman even though he's played on a tire fire all season long, and that if he played for a g
Good post, flyercanuck...although to be fair, I think Words was being a bit cheeky anyways!
He may have a point though that Karlsson may not net Ottawa his FULL value, but it definitely will take more than JVR, and unless the Leafs are gonna part with a young blue chip type player, a deal like that isn't getting done.
There are 30 teams that would love to have Karlsson (hell even the Seattle Kraken who just applied want him! )
TSN is speculating that JVR might be traded, his icetime the last 3 games 12:50, 11:44 and 10:10. He's approaching 3rd line minutes which seems the opposite of what a team would do if it was trying to maximize his trade value.
I can remember RC using JVR to kill penalties, Babs will only use him late in games if TO is trying to catch up but never in any defensive situation.
I'd be shocked if TO tried to resign him and I'd be even more shocked if he would resign with TO.