--Sources tell TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs made a strong pitch to acquire 21-year-old forward Bobby Ryan and 39-year-old defenceman Mathieu Schneider from the Anaheim Ducks.
The Leafs offered a conditional first round draft pick in 2009 along with two prospects.--
Aren't the Leafs supposed to be in rebuilding mode? These type of deals are what got them into the mess they're currently in.
As an aside, watched the Canadiens / Red Wings pre-season game in Montreal. You'd never have guessed it was the regular season. Two fast, great passing teams showed up which led to a fantastic game. Also, both goalies were stellar. My prediction for the Habs, Max Pacioretty and Kyle Chipchura make the team while Dandenault & Latendresse get cut (or put on waivers).