Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I got a small kick out of Maple Leafs GM John Ferguson's comments today in the wake of dealing away Mikael Tellqvist to Phoenix for Tyson Nash and a fourth-round pick:
"I would assume the pick will be around 100 [overall]," Ferguson said Tuesday afternoon. "That's a pretty solid pick."As in: "I would assume the Coyotes will finish around 20th in the league..."
As for the deal itself, well, Toronto was one of the only teams in the league paying three goalies (Detroit, I believe, is the other), and in a salary cap land, that's not really a long-term strategy that makes sense.
I watched Nash and Darcy Tucker player together with the Kamloops Blazers for a number of years, and they are apparently still good friends, so it might be interesting to see if the Leafs plan on using the 'superpest' in the NHL at all this season.
Barring injuries, probably not.