God, this season seems weird, doesn’t it? Looking at the Leafs sitting outside of a playoff spot going into the all-star break when it feels like they were reeling off win after win just a couple weeks ago really makes it difficult to get a handle on what this team is doing, or more importantly, should do for the next three months.
I made an argument that Toronto was one of the most boring teams going into the trade deadline from a rumours perspective, and I still believe that. But with the way things have been good to bad to worse to good again and finally mediocre, it’s understandable that teams are starting to circle and see who might shake loose in the next month.
According to Elliotte Friedman from 31 Thoughts, there have been calls about the Leafs’ much-talked-about defence corps specifically.
I also think the Maple Leafs have been asked about their UFA-to-be defenders — Tyson Barrie, Cody Ceci, and Jake Muzzin. I don’t see Toronto falling out of the race, so the only way anything happens here is if they are convinced one of the younger defencemen needs a permanent …
Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation