Brad Treliving's Deadline History Cause for Concern for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Breaking down Brad Treliving's Trade Deadline History and why Maple Leafs fans should be concerned
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round One
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The trade deadline is just a few days away and the Toronto Maple Leafs still have a couple of holes to fill in their lineup, if they want to be a serious Stanley Cup Contender.

Whether it be the defense or goaltending, the Toronto Maple Leafs will definitely have to address one, if not both, of these weak spots in the coming days.

Having both, Lybushkin and Simon Benoit in the starting lineup come day one of the playoffs is not ideal considering, they are both below-average puck movers and should be playing on the third pair.

Lybushkin is an okay 7th or 8th defenceman for a playoff run but he should not be Morgan Rielly's or anyone else's partner on day one of the playoffs.

But with Treliving's trade deadline history, it is unlikely the Maple Leafs make trade that would move the needle before the deadline on March 8th.

While there are many players who would help the Leafs excell in the playoffs - players such as Noah Hanifin, Jake Guentzel and Juuse Saros - the Leafs are being linked to much smaller fish.

Given his so-so tenure up to this point, Leafs fans have a right to question whether Treliving is ultimately the man to run the team, but his past record at trade deadlines is not going encourage any of the doubters.

Let's look into it.