Twitter reaction: Maple Leafs-Predators deal

The Toronto Maple leafs have begun their teardown, sending defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Nashville’s 2015 1st-round pick, forward Olli Jokinen, and prospect Brendan Leipsic.

Sunday started off with a bang in Maple Leafs land.

The morning after a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Maple Leafs dealt defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators for a 2015 first-round draft pick, Olli Jokinen and prospect Brendan Leipsic.

Franson, 27, had been Toronto’s top offensive defenseman, tallying 32 points (6 goals, 26 assists) in 55 games. Santorelli, who was picked up in the offseason, had been a pleasant surprise for the Maple Leafs, notching 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 57 games.

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It’s been suggested of late that the lowly Maple Leafs, who’ve won once since Jan. 9, a span of 15 games, are due for a total overhaul. This could be the beginning. We turn to twitter for reaction:

Brendan Leipsic on Twitter

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