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Trade Assets Unveiled After Sheldon Keefe Publicly Calls Out Brad Treliving For Help

Published December 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM

The Maple Leafs are in an incredibly curious spot at the moment. They seem poised to contend, but they are still plagued by goaltending and defense.

Maple Leafs Trade Assets Revealed After Sheldon Keefe Calls Out His Defense and Goaltending

It's been a story for 20 years - no matter how good the Leafs forwards are, they allow too many goals. They've had flashes from dozens of goalies - the latest being Ilya Samsonov, who signed a one-year arbitration extension in the off-season. Making $3.55M annually, he is one of the worst goalies in the league.

Out of the 60 goalies who have played a NHL game so far this season, Samsonov is 59th, with a .862 save percentage.

Ilya Samsonov is 59th out of 60 NHL goalies this season with an .862 save percentage.

Sheldon Keefe has had enough, making a cry for help:

"It's the NHL, we need saves, we need points and we need wins. So I'm sure (GM Brad Treliving) is going to consider everything

Mistakes get magnified when you don't get saves."

Desperation Growing for a Move for a Goalie

With Matt Murray likely never returning to the league, Joseph Woll out until February, and Martin Jones not being an ideal starting option, the leafs are running out of solutions.

Samsonov is unplayable at his current state, so a move needs to happen.

Core Assets Still Safe From the Trade block

All of the Leafs' core, as well as Fraser Minten, Easton Cowan, and Matthew Knies, are completely untouchable.

However, four valuable assets are available:

First Round Pick in Either 2024 or 2026

While the Leafs' 2025 1st is no longer in the organization, they have two prime draft capital assets to work with.

Nick Robertson

Rumours insist that Nicholas Robertson will be available for trade due to his consistency issues. He carries a decent value due to his elite shot, and offensive instincts.

Other prospects Topi Niemela and Dennis Hildeby may also be available.

It will be interesting to see where the Maple Leafs end up after this saga.


Ilya Samsonov has been placed on waivers.

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