Toronto Maple Leafs: Roundtable Mock Trade/Draft Selection

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Daniel Goldsmith

Calgary has three picks in the 2nd round of the upcoming draft, and could be willing to part with one of them at a reduced rate if it meant improving their current roster.

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Tough as nails, Roman Polak is a defenseman who will fit well with the blue-collar style that Calgary has adopted under head coach Bob Hartley, GM Brad Treliving and President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke.

The Leafs on the other hand are going into a rebuilding phase, and the trade value of a veteran player like the 28-year-old Polak will outweigh his long-term value to the Leafs.

Moreover, with 2015-16 as the final year of his contract with the Leafs, Leafs management would be wise to get something for Polak before he has the option of leaving for nothing as a free agent. This logic is the same sort that inspired the Leafs to move Daniel Winnik, Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson before this season’s trade deadline.

Draft Selection

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