Insider Pierre Lebrun Drops A Bombshell Regarding The Toronto Maple Leafs Trading Their 1st Round Pick

Published December 13, 2023 at 5:47 PM
BY SAMER
     

Pierre Lebrun Drops A Bombshell Regarding A Trade Involving The Toronto Maple Leafs 1st Round Pick



The Maple Leafs are facing some regrets having missed out on Zadorov but there are some reports out there confirming that they are seriously considering trading for Chris Tanev. He would easily become one of the team's top three blue liners, especially as a 20 minute a night defenseman. The question is what's the asking price?

Pierre Lebrun shares what he's hearing :

«I think if the Leafs were willing to move their June first-rounder, they could potentially entice the Flames into getting this done sooner rather than later. Too rich a price? Maybe. But Ben Chiarot , a similar type of defenseman who was also a pending UFA, went for a first-round pick two seasons ago from Montreal to Florida. David Savard , another rugged, physical, shot-blocking defenseman, also went for a first-rounder from Columbus (via Detroit) to Tampa Bay at the trade deadline in 2020-21, so I don't think it's completely greedy for the Flames to be thinking first, even if they end up settling for a second and/or a prospect instead.»



The Flames seem in no rush to part with Tanev and want a solid return. It might be a high price possibly involving salary retention to fit Tanev under the Leafs cap. Tanev is a top-three defenseman and is in the last year of his $18 million contract, becoming a free agent on July 1.

The real question is :

Is he worth a first round pick to secure him now or should Toronto wait for the trade deadline which could become more expensive with a bidding war?

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Insider Pierre Lebrun Drops A Bombshell Regarding The Toronto Maple Leafs Trading Their 1st Round Pick

Would you trade the Maple Leafs first round pick for Chris Tanev?

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