When you start the season winning 6 out of 14 games it’s not surprising that there is some talk of shakeup. Elliotte Friedman gave us a couple of names to consider in his 31 Thoughts column…
8. Evan Rodrigues has played just six games for Buffalo. There are teams who really liked what they saw of him last season. He’d be perfect for both Ottawa and Toronto, although I’m not sure the Sabres would want to help the Maple Leafs.
9. Jake Muzzin’s health could change this, but Toronto would move Martin Marincin.
On Evan Rodrigues
Evan Rodrigues is probably best known for riding shotgun to Jack Eichel at Boston College. He had a 61 point season playing with Eichel there and that was good enough for the Sabres to bring him on board.
In the past three seasons for the Sabres he’s hovered around the 25-30 point range, and hasn’t broken the 10 goal mark in his career. He’s not particularly big or physical and is in the last year of a $2M/yr contract that will see him become an arbitration eligible restricted free agent next summer.
The story doesn’t become any more clear when you look …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation