“Right now I am a Maple Leaf and I’ll probably take it day by day.” said Olli Jokinen after being traded on Sunday.
The Maple Leafs traded two veterans, defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli, to the Predators for Jokinen, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and forward prospect Brendan Leipsic. It is quite possibly the first of a series of moves the Maple Leafs will make in an effort to forge a new direction for the organization.
Nonis said there are no untouchables on the roster, though he did suggest trading second-year defenseman Morgan Rielly, 20, is highly unlikely. Others that could be moved include top scorer Phil Kessel, captain Dion Phaneufand left wing Daniel Winnik. (NHL)
Check out the Jokinen’s media interview below, and to read more about the Leafs’ trades visit http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=753628