Franson and Santorelli Traded to Nashville

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators for Nashville’s first-round selection in the 2015 Draft, and forwards Brendan Leipsic and Olli Jokinen.

Operation Scorched Earth has begun...


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Mr. Shanahan, tear down this team!

February 15, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Smart move by Nashville... Franson shores up their D, Santorelli is a nice role guy for a long playoff run, and it only cost them a small prospect, an old guy salary dump and a very late first rounder.

Of course, the Leafs are rebuilding, so it's fine. Jokinen is UFA after this season and we'll see what Leipsic does with the Marlies next year. Meanwhile, we have another first round draft pick, which is excellent.

February 15, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Smashville eh? Man. Didn't see that coming.

February 15, 2015 @ 11:49 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

And as you'd expect, the Leafs will look to trade Jokinen for a bag of pucks before the deadline.

Actually, you can't do that, but we will happily give him up for a 7th rounder.

February 15, 2015 @ 11:57 AM


Yet another round of "The more things change, the more they stay the same" has begun.

Waiting for the "It's been 50 years!!!" celebrations (sic) begin. Thousands will be cheering "I was there!!! That's only two years away, folks.

February 15, 2015 @ 12:16 PM


Both were gonna be UFA's March 2nd, so why not make a splash. You have to start somewhere. Hate to see Franson go as the 2nd best Dman on the Leafs (behind Reilly) & Santorelli was a typical 3rd-4th line player.

This is a start of a MAJOR rebuild & next to go has to be Nonis & have Mark Hunter as GM.

February 15, 2015 @ 1:29 PM


Guys, you have to start cheering for a good team, the Habs. There's your answer. Cheer for the Habs. They're winning the cup this year.

February 16, 2015 @ 5:54 AM

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