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There’s one player from the Edmonton Oilers that’s been seemingly connected to Toronto for a long time — Darnell Nurse. He has connections to both Sheldon Keefe and Kyle Dubas from the days of the Soo Greyhounds, so his name will surely come up.
And on August 30th, Jon Steitzer wrote a piece that the Leafs had reported interest in the defenceman.
That piece was the seventh most-read article this year.
Leafs rumoured to have interest in Darnell Nurse, is he worth considering?
Here’s some of what Steitzer wrote:
Well, earlier in the discussion betweeen Lowetide and Mirtle, the names of interest that came up for the Oilers are Frederik Andersen and Andreas Johnsson. Either one could be a worthwhile option for the Oilers, and fits in with the fact that they can sacrifice some of their defensive depth to upgrade at other positions, and both Andersen or Johnsson would work for the Oilers from a salary cap perspective as well. Although for the Oilers, if they are looking to shed defensemen, the side they would be more likely to be trading from …
Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation