32 Potential Trade Options for the Toronto Maple Leafs

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 20: Joonas Korpisalo #70 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save during the third period of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 20, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Toronto 4-2. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 20: Joonas Korpisalo #70 of the Columbus Blue Jackets makes a save during the third period of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 20, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Toronto 4-2. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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Evander Kane

This would be up there with it’s own full write up if I thought there was any chance at all of it happening. I’m not sure what is going on with his bankruptcy and just the other day I saw another article about how his contract may get terminated.

Seems like a lot of baggage, but who cares? If you can get Kane, get Kane. He is awesome.

Connor Garland

Much like Kane, I would have put in a lot more effort in to a Garland write-up if I thought the Leafs had any chance of getting him. I did fantasize about it here though if you are interested. 

Bobby Ryan

As sincerely dumb as the Marc Staal ideas.  This is a hard pass from me.

Boone Jenner

I am not even sure he could make the current Leafs, maybe if there weren’t already ten options to replace Jimmy Vesey I’d say sure, but there are so I won’t.

Tyler Bertuzzi

No.

Kyle Palmieri

This one actually deserves it’s own write up. He’s a great player who can score and is elite defensively. I’d be shocked if this wasn’t one of the Toronto Maple Leafs top targets.

Erik Haula

While I don’t really agree with spelling Eric with a K, it’s not a deal breaker for me.  You know what is? Not being good at hockey (comparatively speaking, it should go without saying). Pass.

Rickard Rackell

He’s OK, but he’s a poor-man’s version of the Gaudreau, Forsberg, Hall, Mantha option. Like asking Santa to bring you a Prince record and waking up to Maxi Priest – it’s not the worst album, but….you know…just OK.

And that brings us to the end of the article.  We have covered 32 options, and hopefully the Toronto Maple Leafs get somebody good, even if it’s someone I left out.  Pretty much every hockey player you can think of is in some kind of trade rumour right now, so odds are I forgot somebody, but at the very least I have convinced myself that the Leafs should just go for it and get another elite offensive winger.

Next. Leafs Top 10 Prospects. dark

I started this piece hoping for David Savard and now I’m going to be angry if they don’t get Johnny Gaudreau!