Just hypothetical now, but would you flip Phaneuf to Los Angeles right now, if the return were Brayden Schenn, Ted Purcell and a first round pick?
The Leafs might have to toss in Stempniak or a Ponikarovski rental....and take back a salary like Randy Jones' $3 million.... but IF that were available - would you want it?
Phaneuf in Hollywood with his girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert?
The Kings land a power-couple to entice a few more fringe fans and show the serious fans that they are ready to go for it this year. The Leafs manage to get a blue-chip forward, a decent pick this year and an offensive minded power forward in Purcell.
Of course it might be a gamble for Toronto, and mean bailing on the current season, but would you do it?
I think I would. Hey Nonis, get LA on the phone for me, would ya?