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

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Treliving's Ugly Trade History

Brad Treliving was the general manager of Calgary for just less than a decade.

In that time Calgary made the playoffs five times and was deemed a "contender" in two of those years, 2019 and 2022.

The other three years (2015, 2017, 2020) they finished middle of the pack in the conference and Treliving did not make any substantial moves.

He traded for depth pieces such as Derek Forbort (2020), Erik Gustafsson (2020), Curtis Lazar (2017), and decided to stand pat in 2015.

In 2019, the Flames had played 62 games, were 39-16-7 on deadline day and Treliving made one move. He traded a conditional 4th-round pick to the L.A Kings in exchange for Oscar Fantenberg.

To put it into perspective, that record would be second in the league this season, just one point behind the Florida Panthers (on March 3rd) and better than the Vancouver Canucks who are 38-17-7 through 62 games.

While Treliving was twiddling his thumbs players such as Mark Stone, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Fiala, and Mikhail Granlund were all moved to western conference teams.

The Flames ended up winning eleven of their last twenty regular season games and lost in five games to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round.