Darren Dreger doesn’t think the Rangers would deal Alexandar Georgiev for Kasperi Kapanen

Did you have too much of Darren Dreger’s Leafs-related thoughts during the entire Mitch Marner contract saga? Well, too bad. Here’s some more for you. Dreger said on Twitter yesterday that Kasperi Kapanen wouldn’t be enough to get the Leafs Alexandar Georgiev from the New York Rangers.

Not even sure Kapanen gets it done.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 17, 2020

The context here is that The Athletic put out a post by James Mirtle saying “To date, the Rangers’ asking price [for Alexandar Georgiev] has been high. They want a quality young player who can play now, not a pick or a prospect, for the young Russian netminder.” Somebody replied to that tweet asking if Jeremy Bracco or Andreas Johnsson was enough to get a deal done, Mirtle said that wouldn’t be enough, and Dreger chimed in saying that Kapanen might also not get it done.
This whole Georgiev is getting a bit out of hand. The Bulgarian became a sensation among Leafs fans when he stopped 55 of 56 shots in a win over the Leafs at Madison Square Garden last February. The hype train in Toronto exploded after he …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

Teams are trying to trade defencemen to the Leafs, Jake Muzzin is in the early stages of extension talks

Bob McKenzie dropped a few interesting Leafs-related tidbits on Insider Trading yesterday, reporting that other teams around the league are offering them defencemen via trade and that the team and Jake Muzzin have opened up talks on a contract extension.

“Lots of teams around the NHL are calling the Toronto Maple Leafs and saying, ‘Hey, would you like one of our defensemen? We can make you a real sweet deal.’
I expect the Leafs are making some calls of their own on that front.
The short-term strategy is just to get through their next three games — Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are all home games, and then they get their All-Star break. Jake Muzzin could be back in the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup coming out of that break in the Nashville game on Monday, January 27.
The idea of trading for a defenseman is not entirely out of the question, but here is where it gets complicated: The short-term need for the Leafs is left side, where Jake Muzzin and Morgan Rielly are out. But beyond the season, it is more on the right side. The question the leafs have to ask themselves: & …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation