Maple Leafs Trade Assets To Acquire Key Defenseman Have Been Leaked

Published November 13, 2023 at 9:34

Recent online rumors have emerged regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs' potential trade offer for Nikita Zadorov.

Maple Leafs' Assets to Get Top Defenseman Now Known


Brad Treliving and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been strongly linked to a potential trade with the Calgary Flames involving Nikita Zadorov. Zadorov has expressed a desire to leave Calgary, and with the Leafs in dire need of a defenseman, coupled with Brad Treliving's prior association with Calgary, Toronto appears to be a leading candidate to acquire the highly sought-after defenseman.

With Nikita Zadorov looking to be traded out of Calgary, word is the pending UFA defenceman would welcome a move to Toronto.

The key question is who Toronto would be willing to part with in exchange for Zadorov and how determined Treliving is to bolster the Leafs' blue line. According to an online rumor, the potential trade package might involve Klingberg and Minten.

#LeafsForever close to acquiring Zadorov for Klingberg and Minten.

Another source added that Nick Robertson could also be included, but it would be surprising. Robertson is proving that he's ready to take the next step and can be an important part of the Leafs' future.

Trading Klingberg and Minten to Calgary for Zadorov?


Klingberg and Minten are two players who have been rumored to be available for trade by the Leafs. Klingberg, who signed a one-year deal with Toronto worth $4.15 million, has struggled since he joined the eafs. Whether it's due to poor performance or a lingering injury, Zadorov would be seen as an upgrade.

Klingberg so lost right now.

The larger question is whether the Leafs are willing to part with Klingberg and Minten in exchange for Zadorov. Minten is considered one of the Leafs' top prospects, making a trade involving both players a premium offer for Zadorov.

There has been speculation swirling around that the Leafs might be trying to lure two top 4 defensemen from the Flames according to Elliott Friedman. If that's the case Brad Treliving will have to get creative with the cap space meaning a third team might have to get involved.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens but one thing for sure is that the Maple Leafs desperately need help on defense and teams know that so it might cost them more then they hope to pay.

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Maple Leafs Trade Assets To Acquire Key Defenseman Have Been Leaked

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