2013 Leafs Trades/Proposals: Version IV - Kings & Rangers are low..trade?
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02-12-2013, 12:05 AM
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The pressure will be on new GM Dave Nonis to find some goaltending help if Reimer’s injury drags on. The short-term answer is obviously one of the two goalies with the AHL Marlies, Jussi Rynnas and Mark Owuya.
Rynnas is 8-7-1 with a 2.54 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. Owuya is 3-4-0, 3.29, .869.
Another name that comes up is Roberto Luongo, the highly paid Vancouver Canuck who is now the backup to Cory Schneider. Luongo has been long linked to a trade with Toronto, but the Leafs have balked at the asking price of Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri and a draft pick.
Both Bozak and Kadri appear too central to Nonis’s plans to be surrendered. And Nonis still feels this is a building team so it’s hard to believe he’d give up a high draft pick for an aging goalie with a huge contract.
It’s also believed Anaheim would be willing to move Jonas Hiller, who has lost his No. 1 job to rookie Viktor Fasth. Carlyle has a relationship with Hiller and the Leafs have used the Ducks like a pipeline in recent years.
The defending Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings might be tempted to move highly regarded backup Jonathan Bernier.
And there remain some unsigned goalies: Dwayne Roloson, who played in Tampa last year; Brent Johnson, who backed up in Pittsburgh; and Ty Conklin, Antero Niittymaki and Alex Auld.
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