Could the Leafs be eying Rickard Rakell?

While much has gone right for the Toronto Maple Leafs early on this season, a quick rash of injuries coupled with depth forwards failing to meet the lofty expectations of “just chip in here and there, we literally have Auston Matthews” has left the team, at times, looking out of kilter. And despite the trade deadline being over two months away, the Leafs front office supposedly is already looking to add.
On his 31 Thoughts Podcast, Elliotte Friedman mentioned that he believes that the Leafs have a particular forward in mind, but he has not been able to confirm, a sentiment he doubled down on during an appearance on Tim & Sid. Friedman specifically mentions it would be a winger of high enough caliber to play with either Matthews and Marner or Tavares and Nylander, the latter pair having been affected the most by the early season shuffling.
In typical fashion, fans of the Leafs have begun scouring the roster pages of teams expected to be outside the playoffs, trying to determine who the mystery winger could be. The most common name is Los Angeles Kings winger Alex Iafallo, and while it is not hard to see why (established trade history …

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Author: Brian Reid / The Leafs Nation

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