The only news Leafs fans want right now is about William Nylander.  The RFA still hasn't signed a deal with Toronto and with the season less than a week away, all of the attention from fans is on that contract situation.

Seeing as we haven't heard much on the Nylander front in recent days, a trade report involving a Leafs' defenceman should have fans at the very least talking about something else other than Nylander's contract.

Carrick didn't play in the team's last preseason game against Montreal and isn't expected to be in Toronto's top-six when the final roster cuts are made.
Whether a trade actually happens remains to be seen, but based on the reaction to the report, it seems like Leafs fans would be fine with a deal involving Carrick.
(H/T: /r/hockey)