Toronto Maple Leafs: Roundtable Mock Trade/Draft Selection

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The 2015 NHL Draft is deep – but the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t have a selection in the second round.

In this weeks roundtable we’re going to get the Maple Leafs into the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft and select a player with the pick based on today’s (March 11th) standings.

Let’s get into it.

Tim Chiasson

In my previous post today I mentioned Wiercioch as a player the Leafs should be looking at acquiring. His underlying stats are fantastic and I’m not sure he was ever in favor with the Senators.

He has the potential to be a solid 4-6 defender for several years for Toronto and I’d rate him higher than almost all of the Leafs current defenders that aren’t on the big club.

Greening comes over as a financial requirement to satisfy the internal budget for the Ottawa Senators and the Leafs get the coveted second round selection.

For Ottawa they get a legitimate top-six winger to to round out a group that already includes Bobby Ryan, Milan Michalek and Clarke MacArthur. There is no salary retention in the deal because of Greening coming back.

The Senators need to start making a move or two that makes them better, this trade does that with minimal loss. Wiercioch is lost in a large group of blueliners and Greening doesn’t have much value – especially at his current salary.

Draft Selection

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