With an equal amounts of bravado and bluntness, Brian Burke declared yesterday that it didn’t matter where the Leafs were picking in the Amateur Draft, he was targeting John Tavares. Now who can blame him? Tavares is the Ontario Hockey League’s all-time leading scorer and labelled a franchise player. But I’m sure 30 General Managers long for Tavares in their line up. Sure Burke has been there before with Pronger and then the Sedins but can he really do it again?
Well the first prerequisite is an interest in trading their first pick by either the Islanders or
Let’s start with the only Maple Leaf “untouchable”, Luke Schenn then throw in their first round pick (7th overall) and two second round picks. That still might not persuade the Islanders but it sure would get Garth Snow thinking. Remember the Flyers gave up 6 bodies plus $15 million for Eric Lindros back in 1992. The likelihood of a trade is slim unless