The Toronto Maple Leafs have improved their roster leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline.
After adding Ilya Lyubushkin just a few weeks ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs continued to bolster their blue-line by adding former Norris trophy winner Mark Giordano. They also added Colin Blackwell, but some of their greatest divisional competition improved as well.
Everybody has their guesses at who the winners and losers were at trade deadline, but right now it’s impossible to tell.
A lot of valuable picks and prospects exchanged hands, and we won’t see who those picks turn into for years to come. The real winner may only be the team holding the Stanley Cup at the end of the season.
There were a lot of moves around the deadline, and it seems like a lot of information if you look at every piece of every trade. I want to simplify things and look at just the roster players acquired and traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs and other the top teams in the Atlantic Division to see how they stack up.
All of these players were traded during the 2022 calendar year and are roster players. There are no picks, prospects or minor leaguers on this list: (stats and trade info from hockeydb.com and CapFriendly.com)
Let’s compare how the Toronto Maple Leafs did relative to their divisional rivals.