Nonis will talk trade, but goaltending's not a main priority

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4/1/2013 3:18:34 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't ruling out the acquistion of a veteran goaltender for the stretch run, but it's not a top priority.

Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told reporters after the team's Monday morning practice that experience was "definitely part of the equation" as far as potentially adding another netminder, but was also comfortable with James Reimer and Ben Scrivens if nothing comes to fruition.

"Having someone there that can help in the event that we need him, I think it just makes sense for us," he explained. "If not, we think we have two NHL calibre goalies. They've proved that this year - goaltending hasn't been an issue."

The Leafs are 20-12-4 this season and are close to securing the franchise's first postseason berth since 2004. That said, Nonis will be going into Wednesday's deadline looking to make 'hockey trades' rather than fire sale moves.

"We're not trying to necessarily sell off players for future assets," he told reporters. "I would prefer a hockey trade where we're giving up some assets and getting assets back. It's difficult to find that right now. A lot of teams are saying the same thing right now, it's not a year where there's a lot of players available."

Nonis, who took over the position of general manager from Brian Burke before the start of the season, added that not much is happening in trade talks at the moment but he's sure that more meaningful talks will take place on Tuesday.

"The calls have picked up but its been relatively slow so far," he said.

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