TheLeafsNation Top 25 of 2020: #15 — Teams are trying to trade defencemen to the Leafs

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If there’s one thing the Leafs had needed help with, it’s defending.
At the best of times, the Leafs have struggled to keep the puck out of their net.
On January 15th, TLN writer Cam Lewis took a look at how teams wanted to trade their defencemen to the Leafs.
Teams are trying to trade defencemen to the Leafs, Jake Muzzin is in the early stages of extension talks

The article came on the heels of a Bob McKenzie report on Insider Trading saying ”
“Lots of teams around the NHL are calling the Toronto Maple Leafs and saying, ‘Hey, would you like one of our defensemen? We can make you a real sweet deal.’”
Here’s some of what Lewis wrote:
As McKenzie mentions, it’ll be players like Kasperi Kapanen, Andreas Johnsson, and Alexander Kerfoot who would be names other teams will be asking about in return for a young defenceman with a similar price-tag. Given Toronto’s cap situation, it’ll be incredibly hard to execute a deal for a worthwhile defenceman without giving up anybody currently on the roster.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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