5 Players the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Consider Trading

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Bobby McMann

Bobby McMann has bounced between the Leafs and Toronto Marlies during his past two seasons in the organization.

Unlike a few others on the Leafs, McMann will be a UFA this off-season.

He also needs to clear waivers for the Leafs to send him down to the AHL. Something that could happen when Tyler Bertuzzi returns to the team. Instead of taking the risk of losing him for nothing, the Leafs should explore the option of trading him.

McMann has gone through his share of ups and downs with the Leafs, but if he's unable to keep a permanent spot in the lineup, Treliving should trade him while he's healthy.

I'm sure there will be a few teams interested in the 27-year-old McMann. His $762,500 salary will make him attractive to teams with limited cap space. He's been a good depth guy for the Leafs, but we have plenty of those, and most either have more term on their deals or are restricted free agents (RFA), which the Leafs can control.

Unfortunately for McMann, he could be the odd man out.

I wouldn't expect the Leafs to get much McMann in a trade, but if they were able to free up cap space and a roster spot, that in itself could benefit the team moving forward. Trading McMann should help Treliving acquire a mid-round or late-round draft pick.