Thread: Proposal: Toronto - Tampa Bay
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03-18-2013, 08:34 PM
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seanlinden
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Originally Posted by VanTampaFan View Post
This would be a one for one "Hockey trade" of a young player for young player to help organizational needs,



Jake Gardiner



Brett Connelly


Why?

The emergence of Cory Conacher and having Kucherov and Nametsnikov in the wings has the young offensive talent cupboard for Tampa significantly more stocked than the defensive cabinet. Connelly has been having a great season in the AHL and SFY has left him down there to be seasoned. Toronto would be gaining a talented offensive player with good size who played centre his whole Junior career despite the past year at RW.

Jake Gardiner would be a good fit into the Tampa organization and add another talented young D man to their mix.

Good one for one trade of two highly regarded high pedigree players that addresses organizational needs of both teams.

Thoughts?

We know why Tampa Bay does it... but I see no reason for the Leafs to consider it.

The likes of Phil Kessel, James Van Riemsdyk, Joffrey Lupul & Matt Frattin will ensure that Connolly never does anything in Toronto. The Leafs do not have an organizational need on the wing, at least, not in terms of short term prospects.

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