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Trade Looming Between the Maple Leafs and a Central Team

Published October 17, 2023 at 11:00
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In Monday night's match-up between the Maple Leafs and the Blackhawks, stars like Connor Bedard, Auston Matthews, and Mitch Marner didn't leave their mark on the scoresheet. Nonetheless, others rose to the occasion. Andreas Athanasiou got two points, and eight of the Hawks scored one, marking Toronto's first loss this season.

Yet, there was more to the game than the scoreboard.

St. Louis' Top Brass Spotted at Leafs-Hawks Game



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David Pagnotta noted that Doug Armstrong, the GM for the St. Louis Blues, was present at the venue.

"#stlblues GM Doug Armstrong witnessing tonight's Hawks/Leafs match-up"


Is There a Toronto-St. Louis Trade on the Horizon?



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Both the Maple Leafs and the Blues are grappling with the salary cap's constraints. However, Toronto's predicament seems direr, having to resort to the LTIR to remain compliant.

This might hint at potential trade talks between the Blues and the Leafs.

The Blues may contemplate trading one of their high-priced defensemen, such as Justin Faulk or Colton Parayko.

Brad Treliving, always vocal about strengthening his defense, might be eyeing these players. The Leafs' performance in the recent game underscores their need for reinforcement in the defensive department.
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