Moments after the Maple Leafs announced they'd signed free agent blueliner François Beauchemin on Monday, an email landed in Brian Burke's inbox.
"We got our first serious trade offer – not for (Tomas) Kaberle, for a lesser defenceman," said the Maple Leafs general manager.
"But that's the next thing, to see if we can parlay a defenceman into a forward."
I think it's fair to speculate that this could have been a CBJ offer, the request was for a D-man and Burke is looking to swap or trade a defenseman for a forward.. According to the article the leafs currently have 10 NHL level defensemen under contract which would make it very likely they are looking to trade some of these players in exchange for forwards.
Looking at the roster, the only player which looks interesting and available is Mike van Ryn.