While the Leafs’ 2021 season might be off to a hot start, the rumours of them going after another forward have not gone away. Now it appears that they appear to be keen on going after Sam Bennett.
During today’s edition of Hockey Central, Chris Johnston came on and said the following regarding Bennett’s future:
I think a trade is possible. There are teams with interest. I think even the Leafs have some level of interest in Sam Bennett. I don’t know if they have the right piece to send back that would make that kind of trade palatable, but there are teams out there kicking tires naturally on a 24-year-old player. I know he’s had inconsistencies, it’s something that’s plagued him, but we’ve also seen him have some pretty major playoff performances for the Flames over the years. And that’s going to be appealing to any team depending on the acquisition price.
The main takeaway from this is obvious: the Leafs might be willing to trade for Bennett but it’s hard to forecast if they have the pieces needed to get the deal done. There are plenty of other teams interested …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation