Toronto Maple Leafs John Tavares, Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and William Nylander
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Friedman confirms major impending blockbuster trade for the Leafs

Published May 4, 2024 at 2:16 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the brink of elimination against the Boston Bruins which has sparked major conflict within the team. NHL insider Elliotte Friedman suggests that if the Leafs fail to stage a comeback, it could mark the end of an era in Toronto.

Recent discord between key players like William Nylander has raised questions about the future of the Leafs' core group.

William Nylander, presumably to a teammate: «Stop f****** crying brothis isn't fucking junior hockey.» #LeafsForever

Friedman discussed the situation on his 32 Thoughts Podcast, indicating that the team's core four could be split up if they don't turn things around in the series.

Elliotte Friedman on 32T: "This is the end for this group (core 4) if they don't pull off a big comeback"


While the exact outcome of a potential split is uncertain, Friedman believes that the group received a vote of confidence from the front office last offseason, which might not happen again. Unless the Maple Leafs manage a miraculous comeback, we might witness the conclusion of an era for the team.

All eyes are on the core four to see if they can salvage their season and keep their hopes alive.

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