A quick morning update to the Leafs’ rumour mill.
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Stempniak – Will attract teams who would like Whitney but don’t want to give the contract extension he is demanding. Watch Buf and Min. After narrowly missing out on Ponikarovsky, LA and Nsh could be in the mix also.
Primeau – Will attract teams in need of a checking line centre with size. NYR, NYI were getting some play late last night. Col, Van are others to watch here.
Exelby – Will attract teams wanting to add physical depth on the blueline. Van has shown some interest. SJ, LA, Phi still in the mix also.
Finger – NJ a slight possibility if they don’t land Hamhuis. Consider the Chicago rumours dead (they acquired Boynton yesterday).
Mitchell – Will attract teams looking to add versatile forward depth on the low end of the salary scale. Det is rumoured to have poked around a bit here.
Grabovski – Will attract teams looking for offensive creativity at an affordable rate (2.9m). Has drawn some interest despite his injury. SJ has inquired (I don’t get that either). Fla, Phx are others to watch.