Everyone seems to be tossing rose petals at Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis for the trade he made on the weekend.
You know the one: Bringing in Jonathan Bernier ó the young Los Angeles Kings backup goaltender ó for winger Matt Frattin, backup goalie Ben Scrivens and a second-round draft pick.
Now Iím not prepared to be a skunk at a garden party here, but I do think that Frattin has a ton of upside and will become a front-line forward in the NHL. He showed quick hands and a real scorerís touch around the net before being waylaid by a knee injury and was never the same after getting back into the lineup.
Yes, Scrivens became a non-factor in the Leafsí plans once they decided to add Bernier. But I also think he has the potential to be a solid goaltender.
Itís funny. A lot of guys who are now proclaiming this to be a great deal for the Leafs were the same ones who raved about Frattinís potential in the past.
I believe this trade could come back and bite the Leafs in the ass.