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NHL Rumors: Leafs, Saad, Sutter

NHL Rumors: Leafs are willing to trade 4th overall pick. They also want to trade Kessel & Phaneuf this summer. Pens have interest in Blackhawks Saad.

Former Leafs assistant GM Bill Waters changed into on TSN Radio and he believes the Maple Leafs are open to trading the 4th general select. Waters believes after Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, gamers drafted from position three to 7 are interchangeable. Player expertise begins to dropoff at the eighth overall pick. Example draft scenrio is the Philadelphia Flyers have the 7th ordinary pick out, the Arizona Coyotes take Noah Hanifin 3rd normal and the Flyers want Dylan Strome, The Leafs may want to alternate the 4th normal select for the 7th, plus 2 future 2d round alternatives.

Waters also believes the Leafs MUST trade Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel over the summer season. The best way the Leafs can reap this is they’ll have to select up earnings on every player. Waters feels Kessel’s and Phaneufs contracts are untradeable if the Leafs don’t take revenue back.

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Score: The Penguins are interested in Blackhawks ahead Brandon Saad reports ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Saad is likewise a Pittsburgh-native, suggesting there might be motivation on his element to play near home.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that forward Brandon Sutter can be at the trading block in an attempt by way of the Penguins to gather a pinnacle-six forward.

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