Saturday, October 1, 2022

NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Minnesota Wild

The Wild and Canadiens proceed with McBain talks

TSN: The Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadiens keep on talking about Wild unsign draft pick, Jack McBain.

“Presently, McBain has made it clear to the Wild, he won’t sign with them, so he could turn into an unlimited free specialist in August. The asking cost for Jack McBain is a second-round pick and that doesn’t terrify the Montreal Canadiens, given that they, or another group that obtains his freedoms, can get him marked.”

Leafs among the teams keen on Middleton

OverDrive: Pierre LeBrun said on TSN 1050 that the Toronto Maple Leafs have shown interest in San Jose Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton.

TSN: San Jose Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton at a $750,000 cap hit is getting interested from the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. He’s been playing in the Sharks’ top-four this year. The asking cost?

“Here is the asking cost from San Jose as far as I might be concerned: a second-round pick, in addition to one more pick or a possibility in that bundle, beautiful excessive cost like the Josh Manson bargain.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are among the Eastern Conference groups that I’m told have monitored Jacob Middleton. I think the Leafs have some interest, a wide range of justifications for why his genuineness on the left side would be useful to Toronto. Boston and Tampa likewise in there, I accept.”

More on the Maple Leafs
TSN: Chris Johnston says that simply last week Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas was saying they had space for another move, for another player. That may at this point not be the situation.

“What’s more, look, a great deal has worked out for the Leafs over the most recent 10 days, clearly Jack Campbell has gone with injury, they’ve had a few difficulties at that position and my sources propose the Leafs are as yet checking out at redesigns at each of the three situations in their setup.

To make any of this cash work obviously, they must compromise somebody their list assuming they truly do make various augmentations, yet that is by all accounts basically a chance here with six days to the cutoff time.”

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