According to TSN Insider Frank Seravalli, the Leafs are one of the teams who have contacted the Red Wings about shutdown centre Luke Glendening.
Okay, so, uh, I certainly hope this means they inquired about him to, like, see how he was doing or something. I really hope the purpose of the inquiry wasn’t about, you know, trading for him, or anything. Because that would be bad. Why would be bad, you ask? Well, because Glendening is bad.
This season, he has 14 points in 44 games. Obviously his role isn’t to score, but the Red Wings get caved in when he’s on the ice. The worst part about Glendening, though, is his contract. He’s signed to a Matt Martin-esque inexplicably long deal, as he’s under contract for three more seasons at $1.8 million.
I’m not sure where he’d fit on the roster. He could be better than Dominic Moore, but would he be enough better that it’s worth having him around for three more years? The Leafs already have to get themselves out from Martin’s deal, I don’t think they need another one of that kind.