Toronto Maple Leafs: Who Is Available, Who Is Untouchable

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Alexander Kerfoot, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Toronto Maple Leafs Names on the Trade Block

The Toronto Maple Leafs have some names with uncertain futures with the team. That may be due to an expiring contract, displeasure with their performance, or to fetch an upgrade.

Along with some players are assets that will help rebuilding teams. In an attempt to help Toronto this season, giving up a part of the organization’s deep pool of prospects or draft picks is likely.

  • G. Frederick Anderson
  • C/LW. Alexander Kerfoot
  • LD. Travis Dermott
  • Draft picks
  • Other prospects

Goaltender Frederick Anderson’s contract expires this offseason. His declining play over the years spurred speculations surrounding the team moving on from him. Toronto could move forward with Campbell and Hutchinson or swap goaltenders with another franchise.

Included in the deal trading away Nazem Kadri, Alex Kerfoot has been an up and down player in Toronto. He adds a defensive presence to Toronto, but his inability to capitalize offensively may see him traded from the Leafs. He would be a player sought after by other teams.

Pending restricted free-agent Travis Dermott has been an active name in the trade market. He has shown flashes of excellence but has been inconsistent. Dubas may be unwilling to pay what Dermott wants. Replacing him could be Rasmus Sandin or an upgrade.

With the Toronto Maple Leafs in win-now mode, draft picks and prospects are on the table. Kyle Dubas’ track record with drafting means the team can recoup their loss without much of an issue.

There are countless fans and analysts out there saying Kyle Dubas should go all-out in an attempt to win the Stanley Cup this season. One of those people is Joeseph Zita of Editor in Leaf.

"“If there was a year where this team should go all-in  it’s this year for them to do that.”"

He goes on to list different players the Leafs should try to acquire. He makes good points, such as the need to solidify the bottom-six forwards and grabbing a left-winger to play on either of the top two lines.

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Don’t get me wrong; I think the Leafs should try and win the Cup this season. I’ve mentioned before that Dubas should be careful not to get too carried away, though.

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I stand by my statement. A move should not be made unless it is a clear upgrade. With that in mind, now you have an idea of what will be on the table.