After the first night of the NHL Draft, everyone is wondering the same thing... what are the Leafs going to do this weekend? Sure, they didn’t have a pick in the first round to use last night, but no one really cares about any of the losers that did. All the cool kids don’t have first round picks!
Recapping the Maple Leafs’ busy night... first, Johnston at Sportsnet revealed that the Leafs were getting close to signing Kasperi Kapanen to a new contract. Dubas was reportedly not done, first also meeting with Andreas Johnsson’s agent...
Told Leafs gm Kyle Dubas met with Jarrett Bousquet, agent for Andreas Johnsson today. More discussions to come.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 21, 2019
And the agents for Jake Gardiner and Patrick Marleau....
Kyle Dubas and Pat Brisson, agent for Marleau and Gardiner in a conversation right now.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 22, 2019
And then talking to some other GM’s, maybe setting the tables for some trades tomorrow???
Kyle Dubas and Doug Armstrong are having a chat on the draft floor.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 22, 2019
For shits and giggles, the Leafs apparently also looked into trading for PK Subban because why the fuck not?
Here’s a roundup of other rumours from yesterday. In addition to maybe being close to re-signing Kapanen, they might also been shopping him for a defenseman. Or that’s Connor Brown. Or both. Who knows in this crazy world!
I’m hearing rumblings.... RUMBLINGS!
Seems quiet on the trade front and not much activity around Central Registry, but there are indications something might be coming. Stay tuned.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 22, 2019
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“It may happen, it may not happen, but I think, if you’re asking me right now what I think is going to happen, I think it may happen. There’s a sense that something may happen, and if it were to happen, you have to think it wouldn’t be not happening. Everything is possible. Now, having said that, you don’t make it happen unless you’re damned sure you want to make it happen. Does [GM] want to make it happen? I can’t answer that question – I’m not a mind reader. But certainly the signs are there. Everything is possible. So, what we’re looking at is a situation where, if you want to make it happen, are you prepared to make it happen? That’s what [GM] has to ask himself. I don’t envy him.”
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