Leaf fans aren't gonna trade Kessel, FLA fans won't want Lupul, Grabovski, or Phaneuf. Nothing else on the team is going to even pique FLAs interest to begin with, except Gardiner but I don't think the Leafs have anything realistic to add to him to make it interesting for the Panthers.
Gardiner would be nice, just not at the cost of Huberdeau.
This thread will go nowhere fast since most would want a deal around Kessel.
Then Leaf fans will ask for Gudbranson, Bjugstad etc too, and then insults will start flying from both sides.
From what I have seen propects like Huberdeau rarely get traded before the are given a chance by the teams that draft them. The rare time that I have seen it happen it was when one team was trading for a player they thought could push them over the top and the other team may hve viewed the player going the other way a bit of a problem.
Maybe it is just me, but I don't see anything that would make sense between these teams.
A guy like Getzlaf if the Ducks can't re-sign him by the deadline would probably be available for the right price.
No need to laugh. If you read it, I said BASED around. I was unsure of what the + would have to be, obviously it would need to be big, im not an idiot. But if my memory serves me correct, NOBODY WANTS Bozak, Grabo, Kulemin, MacArthur or any of them for the simple fact that they aren't worth it unless you get them cheap. I would much rather get rid of Kadri, but it's obvious that Toronto fans are way too hard for him, and nobody else wants him.