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Leafs 'shopping' young D-man

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07:28 AM ET 10.08 | Not far removed from playing high school hockey in Minnesota, Jake Gardiner now finds himself in one of hockey's biggest fishbowls -- but perhaps not forever. There is definitely some level of conversation going on between other teams and Toronto involving [Gardiner]. I despise the word "shopped," as it's more like a feeling-out process. If the Maple Leafs do decide to do it, it's going to be for a young asset or assets. So, you have to look at teams with talented young players. This is PURELY my speculation, but if teams like Dallas, Florida or Minnesota would be interested, you could see a match. ... The Gardiner talk surprised me, because he was so impressive against Boston in last year's playoffs. There are scouts who still have questions, but most agree that he has a valuable skill -- he can skate the puck out of trouble.

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October 8, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Take Gologoski off our hands and you have a deal!

October 8, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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Take Gologoski off our hands and you have a deal!

LOL good one.

And just to prove Leaf Nation is an certifiably insane as ever,

How about Seguin for Gardner?

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October 8, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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Headline: "Leafs 'shopping' young D-man"Story: "I despise the word "shopped," as it's more like a feeling-out process."*facepalm*

What's up with this?

October 8, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Headline: "Leafs 'shopping' young D-man"

Story: "I despise the word "shopped," as it's more like a feeling-out process."

*facepalm*

The trained monkeys from SI glean the articles and attach their own headlines. Explains a lot really.

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October 8, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Well, that was a waste of my time. Next...

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October 8, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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, so non story.

as are most in here

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October 8, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Sheesh. All you guys do is gripe. I thought this was fascinating. Sort of.

October 8, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Take Gologoski off our hands and you have a deal!

Hee. Hee. Still loving that trade. Thank you. ;)

October 8, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Take Gologoski off our hands and you have a deal!

Now you know why they call him "Gogo" Otis.

October 8, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Hasn't stopped us yet!

just a starting point for our nonsense.....

October 8, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Hee. Hee. Still loving that trade. Thank you. ;)

The type of trade that causes heads to roll...

October 8, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Now you know why they call him "Gogo" Otis.

Maybe another change of scenery would do him some good.

October 8, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Hee. Hee. Still loving that trade. Thank you. ;)

This^^

October 8, 2013  09:32 AM ET

"There is definitely some level of conversation going on between other teams and Toronto involving Jake Gardiner. I despise the word "shopped," as it's more like a feeling-out process."

Doesn't every responsible GM do that all the time? Isn't it their job to test the waters and see if there's a way to improve their team now without selling the future?

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