Thread: Proposal: Rangers/Maple Leafs
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01-24-2013, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
Nonis may have made a really savvy call, refusing to retain salary in order to get something out of Connolly. Remember, there's no more re-entry waivers, he can be called up at any time without risk, and with Colborne stinking it up in the AHL, he'll be Toronto's #1 callup at centre. They could be in a position to get more for him at the deadline when teams are more injured than they are now, and don't have as many issues related to cap/budget space; as well as having some veteran insurance at centre.
That sounds logical, it is sort of what I thought the Leafs plan would be. I just don't know the Leafs very well so I was not sure if they were looking to move Connonlly or not, if he was disgruntled and causing issue being sent down.

Seems like it would take too much of a return for the Rangers to trade for him right now in that case. They just do not have any NHL roster players to give up, nor do they have a 1st for this years draft.

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