Latest Leafs Rumours to kick start free agency

Here we are. The moment of truth. What will the Leafs team that is finally going to make it past the first round of the playoffs going to look like? Well, that first round victory is a bit of a stretch, as the Leafs are losing Zach Hyman today, and need to find a solid NHL caliber goaltender with about $10M to address four roster positions, at least 3 of which need more than a bandage.
Still, today is about fun, and we should be like GM’s with their owner’s bank account today and not worry about the future.
With that in mind, here is the rundown of the latest Leafs rumours:

Michael Bunting has been linked to the Leafs through logical connecting of the dots, but we can confirm the two sides have been talking and Bunting wants to be a Leaf. Interest is mutual. Unless there is an offer out there that the Leafs won’t match in FA, we expect he will be.
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) July 28, 2021

Our peers at MLHS appear to be breaking another Leafs signing, and it’s the one that we’ve spent some time talking up on this site. Throw …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

If the Leafs are looking to bring in help, who should it be?

Let’s start off with an initial truth. A 7-2-1 start to the season doesn’t warrant a need for change. Even with the depth injuries the Leafs have suffered, they can backfill long enough, and keep on keeping on. Now that we’ve established the Leafs are doing well, we need to consider a couple of things, the first is that the Leafs have been rumoured to be seeking an upgrade to their secondary scoring. There’s also the fact that if trades are going to be made this year, they are most likely coming with a two week waiting period, which makes the trade deadline more of a true last chance day this year. Teams may wish to act soon.
We asked around the TLN crew to see whether there were any potential targets or players that need to be shipped out that the Leafs should be exploring…
Mark Norman:
When the Leafs signed Mikko Lehtonen it was much to the chagrin of the New Jersey Devils, who thought they were the front runners for the KHL’s top defenceman. We’re now 8 games into the season and Lehtonen is on the outside looking in, seemingly having …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation