TSN: Frank Seravalli reported the Maple Leafs offered a 5th round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for Luke Glendening, with the Wings countering with a 2nd rounder.
Darren Dreger on TSN 1050 said that the Red Wings are getting some interest in Glendening, but it’s not known if the Maple Leafs are still in on him.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs’ interest in Glendening, it’s pretty obvious, is the connection from Babcock to Glendening,” Dreger told TSN Radio 1050 Toronto. “He’d be a depth centre, probably on the fourth line. The problem with him is – aside from anyone that wants to judge his hockey talent, if you’re critical of his hockey talent – he has three years remaining after this year at $1.8 million per year. So Detroit would have to eat money and the sense that I was getting up until yesterday was that, yeah, Toronto had some interest but they weren’t really in a position yet to make a legit offer, so it seemed dead.”
Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: There have been reports that the Maple Leafs are interested in Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening. Coach Mike Babcock could be hoping to add the checking center. He signed a four-year contract with a $1.8 million cap hit last offseason.
The Red Wings would likely want prospects or draft picks. Matt Martin‘s name would likely come up as he’s from Windsor, but he doesn’t have a good contract.
The Maple Leafs are believed to be looking for depth on the blue line. There are Ian Cole or Matt Hunwick rumors. There is also the rumor that the Penguins could go after Tyler Bozak to play with Phil Kessel.
Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet: Teams continue to call the Vancouver Canucks about defenseman Chris Tanev, but it doesn’t appear that Canucks are interested in moving him unless they get a big return.
“He’s hurt right now, which could potentially complicate matters, but what I’ve been told is that the Canucks have told teams — including, I believe, Toronto — ‘If you’re serious, it’s going to take a special offer to do this,’” Friedman said during the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday.
“I think the Canucks realize still that even though they are rebuilding, you want to give your young players a chance. And you’ve got to be serious, really serious, if you want to get Tanev out .”
Tanev has two years left on his deal at a $4.5 million cap hit.