Report: Maple Leafs remain intent on acquiring Gorges, have offered Canadiens a forward

by Jun 30, 6:10 PM

It appears as though the Toronto Maple Leafs are continuing their pursuit of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges, despite being rebuffed by the invocation of his modified no-trade clause.

From Gorges' perspective, the exact nature of the deal is likely inconsequential, as its fully within his power to exercise his right to refuse a deal to a team that is not of his choosing. 

However, the continued efforts on Toronto's part may ramp up the pressure to accept a deal, especially in light of the fact that one team wants his services while the other clearly does not.

Feature photo courtesy of James Guillory / USA TODAY Sports

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