The Toronto Maple Leafs should go big-name hunting at the NHL Trade Deadline this year.
As it currently stands, the Toronto Maple Leafs are fourth in the NHL in points percentage. Despite the success, it feels like many people aren’t convinced.
There are issues on the blue-line and it’s showed over the past 10 games.
When Jake Muzzin is out, the back-end looks incredibly different, but even when they’re fully-healthy, it’s not a defense-core many are incredibly confident in.
Jack Campbell is an NHL All-Star and a clear-cut number-one goaltender, but the team can’t rely on him every night in the playoffs. They’ll need to defend better as a group to guarantee victories in the biggest moments.
The same thing applies to the team’s best players.
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares and William Nylander will need to do the heavy-lifting in the biggest games to get this team over the hump. If they go cold in the playoffs, the Leafs can kiss another playoff series goodbye, as they disappoint their millions of fans worldwide once again.
Toronto needs one more forward and/or one (or two) more defenseman to solidify their roster.
The window to win a championship gets smaller with every passing day, so Toronto needs to be all-in to give themselves the best chance at winning.
Here are four big-name players the Toronto Maple Leafs should trade for at the NHL Trade Deadline.