In June of 2008, the Leafs gave the Canadiens exclusive rights to negotiate with Mats Sundin before the July 1st free agency period opened. The Leafs got nothing in return (as far as I know). So what incentive did the Leafs have to give the Habs permission to talk to Sundin? Usually, when this happens, there's at least a draft pick going the other way. I believe the Pens gave the Leafs permission to talk to Maxime Talbot earlier this week as well.