It didn’t require an enormous amount of brainpower to figure out that once this Kyle Turris and Coyotes holdout situation began it was only a matter of time before trade proposals started popping up. And since the Leafs are involved in pretty much every trade rumor, well, here we are.
Damien Cox at the Star mentioned today that some talks may have arisen regarding Turris and the Leafs.
There have been some preliminary discussions on the possibility of a deal between the Leafs and Coyotes although Kurt Overhart, Turrisâ€™ agent, may be the driving force in any chats that have taken place.
I guess from his agent’s standpoint, he must believe that the Leafs are a team foolish enough to meet Turris’ salary demands. I just thought this was interesting, but in no way do I envision Burke pulling this type of deal unless the Coyotes were to help him out with an expiring contract or something along those lines. Weird.
And now on to tonight’s game. Lineups after the jump.
Here are your lineups, from Jonas Siegel at TSN1050 and the Flyers website, respectively. The Leafs are icing far less NHL-ready talent tonight so the effort level will have to improve from last game or this could be even uglier.
Armstrong, Dupuis, Colborne, Caputi, Rosehill, Frattin, Kulemin, Bozak, Boyce, Hamilton, McKegg, D’Amigo
Schenn, Komisarek, Mikus, Gunnarsson, Gardiner, Holzer
Andreas Nodl, Danny Briere, Jakub Voracek
Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, Tomas Hyka
Max Talbot, Brayden Schenn, Matt Read
Jody Shelley, Blair Betts, Ben Holmstrom
Game goes at 7pm EST. Enjoy.