According to Josh Rimer, the Toronto Maple Leafs are fielding offers for defenseman Dion Phaneuf. He also mentioned that Eric Staal‘s name has popped up several times in trade talk between the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs.
“Leafs are trying to move him, and are getting some calls on him as well. The Sharks, Panthers and Hurricanes are the 3 teams I’m hearing that have interest in him. Keep hearing Eric Staal’s name in there for a possible Phaneuf deal. If he’s not moved by draft he’ll remain a Leaf.”
There is potential for a huge, blockbuster deal between the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs would deal a star defenseman to the Canes for a player who has been a star scorer in the past and could do the same with Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk in Toronto.
An Eric Staal for Dion Phaneuf trade could benefit both the Carolina Hurricanes and the Toronto Maple Leafs, two teams with fan bases that are looking for something to cheer for.