The Toronto Maple Leafs will make a trade at the deadline.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have arguably one of the strongest rosters in franchise history, nonetheless, being injury-ridden during this season, they will have to make a trade at the deadline this season to secure a playoff spot.
In response to the injury goaltender Frederik Andersen, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a move by acquiring Jack Campbell in trade with the Los Angeles Kings. With the acquisition of Campbell, Dubas perhaps addressed the teams biggest need; (solid) back-up goaltending.
However, it might also indicate the injury Andersen is battling might be more serious than thought.
Regardless of when Andersen returns, the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t done yet, not if they want to make the playoffs.
Potential Trade Targets
Currently looking from the outside in a tight playoff race in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs are without their best defenceman, Morgan Rielly, and without winger Ilya Mikheyev, who won’t return for this season.
Missing the playoffs is a luxury the Toronto Maple Leafs can’t afford, not with the talented group they have this year.
With plenty of possible additions available at the trade deadline, the writing staff of Editor In Leaf came together this week to answers this weeks roundtable question; “Which player should the Toronto Maple Leafs trade for and against what price?”
Let’s find out. (Please note some of these were answered prior to the Leafs trade for back-up goalie Jack Campbell).