Report: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis attends Oilers game, fuels trade speculation

Jerry Lai / USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis watches a lot of hockey. Sometimes he watches that hockey live and in-person.

Most of the time Nonis watches hockey in Toronto, but he sometimes watches hockey elsewhere. On Friday night, for example, he was apparently in Edmonton to watch some NHL-level hockey being played by two teams that he doesn't manage:

So is Nonis just getting some advanced scouting in? That would seem odd, since the Maple Leafs don't face either the Edmonton Oilers or the Vancouver Canucks until December.

Are the Oilers and Maple Leafs talking about a potential goalie trade? Maybe, though Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier is playing through pain, so the timing of such a deal would seem a bit odd.

How about the Leafs defense? That could make sense: the Oilers could use some help in that regard, while the Maple Leafs seem to have a surplus of bodies along their blue line at the moment.

Or maybe Nonis is just watching hockey because that's what Nonis likes to do.

Let the speculation rage.

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