Maple Leafs Reportedly Ready To Strike On Major Trade To Bolster Lineup

Published November 30, 2023 at 0:22

Maple Leafs Are Ready To Strike On A Major Trade To Bolster Lineup

The Toronto Maple Leafs are actively exploring the trade market to bolster their defensive lineup, with potential interest in players like Chris Tanev and Nikita Zadorov from the Calgary Flames.

With Giordano out of the lineup for the Leafs (alongside John Klingberg who's on LTIR), could Brad Treliving have interest in one of his former D acquisitions to bolster Toronto's blueline?

Matt Larkin at Daily Faceoff lists Chris Tanev in the number one spot and Nikita Zadorov at fourth on his list of seven D the Leafs could trade for.

The recent placement of John Klingberg on LTIR has fueled speculation, and the Leafs are awaiting clarity on his status before making any significant moves. If Klingberg is ruled out for the season, the team could utilize his $4.15 million cap hit to acquire defensive help.

Talks with the Flames regarding Tanev and Zadorov have taken place, but Flames GM Craig Conroy emphasized a patient approach.

Other defensemen like Ilya Lyubushkin and Sean Walker are also on Leafs GM Brad Treliving's radar as the team explores trade options.

Additionally, earlier in the season, the Leafs were assessing the market for middle-six wingers, a potential avenue they may revisit as the trade deadline approaches in March.

November 30   |   402 answers
Maple Leafs Reportedly Ready To Strike On Major Trade To Bolster Lineup

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Chris Tanev18746.5 %
Nikita Zadorov8621.4 %
Ilya Lyubushkin6917.2 %
Sean Walker6014.9 %
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