Darren Dreger: The Maple Leafs preference is to re-sign Cody Franson, but they have some trade offers on the table for him.
Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “It’s an interesting question in terms of what the asking price might be for Franson” … “Franson’s very valuable to the Leafs. So valuable in fact that their plan is to re-sign him” … “In saying that, Nonis makes it clear every time he speaks publicly, the Leafs are open for business & listening on everybody” … “What I’m told is: whatever’s on the table, he wouldn’t get into specifics, isn’t good enough that they’ll consider making a change” … “It would have to be for either a defenseman or a piece they can put into their NHL lineup or a decent draft pick” … “Either way the Leafs are looking at their options not only with Franson but with their other players”
Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: “The Leafs have to get better. There’s no question about that.” … “I would imagine that there are going to be some trades by the Leafs. It’s a matter of finding the right fit” … “Whether it’s Kadri or Franson or Gardiner or whatever the case may be, I’m sure Nonis is aggressively listening or shopping some of these guys a little bit”