Not that much was expected, but it has been a slow start to trade deadline day for the Maple Leafs.
General manager, Dave Nonis, emerged from the team’s executive offices at the Air Canada Centre to update Sportsnet with the news that there wasn’t really much to update at all.
Nonis said talks around the league were relatively quiet but that he expects to at least have an offer to consider by the time the trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. One thing the GM made clear, however, is that the team isn’t going to be a seller.
“We’re not selling, that’s our position right now,” Nonis told Sportsnet. “We’re not in a selloff mode.”
Nonis also said that the team is trying to move Tim Connolly – essentially to give the demoted centre an opportunity to play somewhere. Connolly was a healthy scratch for the Toronto Marlies prior to their morning AHL game.
“We would find a place for Tim Connolly if we could,” Nonis said.