TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli wrote Monday the ‘belief is the Toronto Maple Leafs offered a fifth-round pick for Luke Glendening, while the Detroit Red Wings countered by asking for a second-round pick.” Seravalli added that the two teams tabled talks at that point since the Leafs were not willing to meet the Red Wings’ price.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger said Tuesday morning Glendening is drawing interest on the trade market, but it’s unclear if the Leafs still have interest.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs’ interest in Glendening, it’s pretty obvious, is the connection from [head coach Mike] Babcock to Glendening,” Dreger told TSN Radio 1050 Toronto. “He’d be a depth centre, probably on the fourth line. The problem with him is – aside from anyone that wants to judge his hockey talent, if you’re critical of his hockey talent – he has three years remaining after this year at $1.8 million per year. So Detroit would have to eat money and the sense that I was getting up until yesterday was that, yeah, Toronto had some interest but they weren’t really in a position yet to make a legit offer, so it seemed dead.
“Now, over the course of the night, it sounds like Ken Holland and the Red Wings are now tracking a bit more interest in Glendening, but I don’t know yet whether or not Toronto is back in that mix.”
The 28-year-old has eight goals and 14 points in 46 games with the Red Wings this season. He has 32 goals and 74 points in 339 career NHL games, all with Detroit.