RUMOR: Blockbuster Deal Between The Calgary Flames And Toronto Maple Leafs Has Been Leaked

Tyler Ball
November 19, 2023  (2:19 PM)

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames have been linked in trade talks in recent weeks. Today a major rumor has provided a look at what a trade package could look like.

Maple Leafs All In On Zadorov?

One of the players linked to the Maple Leafs from Calgary has been Nikita Zadorov. Zadorov recently requested a trade. He was also reportedly complimented by Maple Leafs players for his play style. After his trade request his agent seemed to hint to the Maple Leafs that they should trade for his client.
Here comes Zadorov train get your #LeafsForever tickets today #WeAreGoldStar!

With the rumors flying Flames fans have started to come up with trade packages that could make sense as a return for Zadorov. One common name has been provided as a player to look out for.

Flames Looking To Re-Unite Former Teammates In Rumored Trade

The rumored return for the Calgary Flames in a trade is likely to include a prospect or two. One player that has been heavily sought after by Flames fans is Nick Abruzzese.
As the hockey world tries to piece together various pieces that could make a Leafs trade for a Flames defenceman possible, consider the fact Toronto farmhand Nick Abruzzese was Matt Coronato's setup man at Harvard two seasons ago.
The Leafs 4th rounder was just named AHL player of the week w 2g and 5a in 3 games.

Abruzzese played with Matthew Coronato just a season ago at Harvard.
Abruzzese (#16 in this clip) would be a great pick up in a potential Zadorov trade with the leafs!

He had a good connection with Coronato in his freshman year at
Harvard #Flames

With Abruzzese in mind as a main centerpiece of the return for the Flames a mock trade proposal was put together.
BREAKING: Deal on the table between @MapleLeafs and @NHLFlames #LeafsForever #flames #zadorov

To Calgary: Abruzzese, Holmberg, Klingberg, two draft picks (including 1st in 2024)

To Toronto: Zadorov (50% retained), Tanev (50% retained)

The trade would bring both Nikita Zadorov and Chris Tanev to town to shore up the Maple Leafs' defense in a major way.
John Klingberg who has struggled mightily with the Maple Leafs would be moved on to a new opportunity to turn things around. Abruzzese would come along with Pontus Holmberg. Finally a pair of draft picks including a first-round pick would be Calgary's
This is a ton to give up for two expiring defensemen. However, if the Maple Leafs believe these two players could be the difference makers in a Stanley Cup coming to town they need to make it happen.
As the Maple Leafs return from Sweden, rumors are likely to begin picking up regarding a trade. As these rumors continue we will see if any of these rumored trade pieces end up being involved.
RUMOR: Blockbuster Deal Between The Calgary Flames And Toronto Maple Leafs Has Been Leaked

Who wins the mock trade between Toronto and Calgary?

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