There’s nothing like the false hope that comes in the form of an established media personality looking to add a hook to his weekly column and to help promote his network’s ongoing coverage of the Leafs. That’s the cynical look at it. The optimistic look at it is exactly what Elliotte Friedman wrote:
After Thursday, Toronto has five games in 14 days. It would not be a stunner if the Maple Leafs tried to make their move during this time to minimize quarantine on any player coming from the U.S. In the last week, Toronto’s been rumoured to be in on half the league, from Mattias Ekholm to Filip Forsberg to Mikael Granlund to Eric Staal to Marc Staal. We will see what GM Kyle Dubas decides to do.
Yeah, that all seems pretty good, except for Marc Staal. If that was in anyway remotely true I’d be sad.
The Leafs looking to act sooner than later is nothing new, as that has been the preferred approach of Dubas for the past couple of seasons, and factor in the oft mentioned 14 day quarantine period for players crossing the border, the fact that the quarantine period …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation