Matt Dumba and Others the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Still Target

Mar 26, 2022; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) checks Columbus Blue Jackets center Sean Kuraly (7) in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2022; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) checks Columbus Blue Jackets center Sean Kuraly (7) in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports /
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ELMONT, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Alexander Edler #2 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New York Islanders at the UBS Arena on February 24, 2023 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

No. 3: Alex Edler

With over 1000 games of NHL experience, Alex Edler could be a welcomed addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs blue-line.

The team already has a veteran in Mark Giordano, but Edler could be another piece to fill the void of Luke Schenn.

Edler is 37-year-old, so he’s on the verge of retirement, but he could still be a useful defenseman in Toronto.

As of right now, the Leafs seem to have an abundance of right-shooting blue-liners, so Edler could help as a lefty.

At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, he’s never been a player who shy of physicality. Not only that, but he’s been very consistent offensively over his career.

Edler would bring a wealth of experience, including a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2011 and would be someone you could probably get relatively cheap.

When it comes to bottom-pairing defenseman, you’re just looking for someone who can play sound defensively and won’t hurt you and Edler could be that player.

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It’s not the sexiest signing out there but if the Toronto Maple Leafs want to continue to bolster their blue-line then Edler could be a good person to target.