Leafs And Bolts Swap Picks? "Monster" Headed To Toronto?

Sheldon MohammedContributor IApril 13, 2009

The Leaf's trade with Tampa at the trade deadline left many people wondering what was going on. With Lecavalier’s new contract starting next year the Lightning could use some cap space.

Rumors are that the Leafs took on Kolzig in an attempt to land a top two pick on draft day. The rumor is that the Leafs would agree to take on Ryan Malone’s contract in exchange the Lightning would give their first rounder (second overall) for the Leaf's first rounder (seventh overall) and a second rounder or prospect.

If this trade does happen this would leave the leafs in a predicament, since John Tavares wil most likely be taken first, the Leafs would have to chose between Victor Hedman, Evander Kane, or Magnus PaajarviSvensson.

Hedman would be a perfect fit on the blue line with Luke Schenn, but does the team really need another big defence man?

Kane would fit nicely on a line with Kulemin and Hagman but he doesn't fit the mould of what Burke would want on the team. Magnus PaajarviSvensson would also fit nicely on a line with Kulemin and Grabovski and draws comparisons to Daniel Alfredson and Henrik Zetterberg.

It looks like the Maple Leafs have their sights set on bringing a new goaltender into the fold. And, by all reports, he's a Monster. 

Sources told the Star the Leafs are interested in Swedish goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who goes by the nickname "Monster." He led Farjestad to the Swedish Elite League title this season.The 6'3", 24-year-old goalie had a 1.96 GAA and .932 save percentage in 42 games. Is this guy the next Henrik Lundqvist?

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