June 11 2012 01:04PM
I won't miss this. -Reuters
Elliote Friedman had a few interesting Leaf’s related thoughts in this week’s installment of 30 Thoughts. (If you’re not reading this regularly then I don’t even know what to say) The biggest one is that he believes the Leafs are shopping Luke Schenn.
There are rumblings that Toronto will offer Luke Schenn to Edmonton for a swap of first-rounders. No doubt Brian Burke would like to make a huge draft splash. He loves the big stage. And I do believe the Oilers like Schenn and have discussed his availability before. But I just can't see it happening for the first-overall selection. That's not enough. It'll be interesting, though, to see how many teams think Schenn will be better off outside Toronto. Sounds like the Maple Leafs are aware of that and, as a result, ask for a lot in return.
A few things to consider here:
At an Anaheim Ducks fan event last weekend, GM Bob Murray revealed two important bits of information. First, Justin Schultz informed the team he will test free agency, as expected. Second, Murray will meet with Teemu Selanne this week, but added the future Hall of Famer's plans may not be finalized.
Is simply wondering aloud whether these two thoughts are related considered tampering? It’s going to be an interesting few weeks.