Here’s the thing. The Leafs blueline, it’s not very good. In fact it’s pretty bad. If the Leafs get Rielly and Muzzin back, we’re a bit happier, but if you ask anyone what the biggest flaw on the team is they are probably answering defense, or possibly William Nylander, assuming you’ve asked your terrible uncle.
Enter this little tidbit from TSN Insider trading…
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Wild general manager Bill Guerin may be willing to part with a significant piece on his blueline before Feb. 24.
“I’m told that Bill Guerin is open for business and part of the trade bait list could include veteran defenceman Mathew Dumba,” Dreger said on Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading.
Dumba, 25, has three goals and 10 points in 47 games this season while averaging 22:44 of ice time per game. He carries a $6 million cap hit through the 2022-23 season on the five-year deal he signed with the Wild in 2018.
Pardon me while I swoon for a minute, regain my composure and start addressing why Matt Dumba checks a lot of the boxes for the Leafs …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation