Give it a month, and if Reimer and Scrivens play as expected then the Leafs will be at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and ownership will be screaming at Nonis to do something about the goaltending issues.....and Burke will be getting completely axed for trying to sell a couple of AHL backups as NHL starters.
I don't think giving up some youth and a pick for a veteran would set the Leafs back at this point.....at least not very far. Not if the veteran goaltender coming back is a guy like Luongo who has enough years left to actually allow the Maple Laughs to stay whatever re-build/re-tool course they are currently on. Lou would give them enough time to allow Reimer or Scrivens develop behind a world class netminder and give management half a decade to develop their young forwards and defenseman while also finding some new ones through draft, other trades, or free agency.
I think that Nonis is playing the smoke and mirrors game here with MG.....however both of those guys know that the kind of veteran player that Nonis is referring to would be someone like Thomas or Brodeur.
Man alive Meds, ya don't listen much. It's that kind of GM'ing logic that has fucked the Maple Leafs since 1966. Dave 'the guy who drafted Schneider and acquired a young Luongo' Nonis disagrees with you.
If you are Nonis, and Gillis is asking for Gardiner, Kadri are you making the deal? Further weakening an already weak defense, sapping your organization of your most promising young defenseman for a veteren goalie WHO WILL NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE for that shite team in Toronto. Wake up dude, smell the coffee.
You all will be coming to the realization soon that Gillis is an extremely overrated GM, he has mishandled a lot of stuff here in Vancouver. I agree that Gillis is a good Hockey Executive on the back end but he should not be a GM. He shouldn't have quit his day job.
Just wait when 'CENTER-MAN' Cody Hodgson starts shining in Buffalo and Kassian does his floating around between the 4th line, press box and Chicago, on a team with no quality centre's in the entire organization after Kesler and Sedin. Ebbett??? Schroeder???? LMAO. When that comes to light that shit is gonna really hit the fan for Gillis and folks will be going, "hmm, Gillis really is a shitty GM'
Unless Gillis accepts rental player, up coming UFA player Bozak, the poor mans Brenden Morrison, and the likes of a Franson, Luongo ain't going to Toronto.
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