NHL Rumors: Marner, Subban, Gardiner, and the Maple Leafs Blue line
Free agent Jake Gardiner is looking for $7 million a season.
Marner and offer sheets

@Prospects_Watch: Darren Dreger said on TSN 1050 that he believes the New York Islanders are one of the teams interested in Mitch Marner.

Dreger adds that he doesn’t believe that the Islanders wants to “stick it” to the Maple Leafs, but Marner is just the type of player that they want to add.

The Islanders are also interested in Artemi Panarin.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: An agent said there are three things when it comes to offer sheets.

“Who has the cap space, who has the draft picks and who has the “will” to do it?”

The New York Islanders would be one team, and some think the Buffalo Sabres might consider.

Leafs were one of three in on Subban

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Believe that the Maple Leafs, Devils and Canucks were in on P.K. Subban at the end. The Predators wanted Adam Gaudette on a Canucks deal. Got the sense that the Maple Leafs went hard after Subban and believes that they were the team the Predators GM David Poile was waiting on.

Four teams that are high on Jake Gardiner‘s list are…

Steve Simmons: The Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs are high on Jake Gardiner’s list. As of Monday, there was no word on who he’ll be meeting with.

@Prospects_Watch: Bob McKenzie on TSN 690 said that Gardiner is looking for a long-term deal at $7 million per season.

How could the Maple Leafs improve their blue line?

Maple Leafs Hot Stove: Bob McKenzie on how the Toronto Maple Leafs could improve their blue line.

“If they’re going to improve their defense, it’s going to be through trade. I don’t think it is going to be through free agency. There are free agents who appeal to the Leafs.

Anton Stralman would be a guy that would fit very nicely in the profile of the Leafs defense, but the reality is he is a UFA who is going to get way more money and way more term and way more security in terms of no-move clauses than the Leafs would be prepared to give him.

I don’t think there is a solution on the free agent market, so it’s going to have to be by trade, and it’s going to be chipping away at that trying to find a way to get it all done.”