Maple Leafs not looking to tank for McDavid

Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox discuss all the speculation going on with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dan Carcillo’s meeting with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not looking to completely tear apart their roster in order to have a shot at landing Connor McDavid, the projected top pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

However, they’re also not willing to add pieces in an effort to save the season, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox. While there is always trade speculation that swirls around this team, Cox reports the Maple Leafs are not willing to make the same types of moves they were willing to make in December in an effort to make a hard push at the playoffs.

Also, when teams call to inquire about Maple Leafs assets, the most sought after player is Morgan Rielly.

Forward Michael Santorelli and defenceman Cody Franson are slated to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season and team management is prepared to open negotiations with both of them to talk about extensions.

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