The Big List of Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Deadline Options

Here is a big list of potentially available trade deadline acquisitions the Toronto Maple Leafs could make.

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Jordan Binnington

Until last year it seemed like Binnington was going to become like Sorokin or Saros and become a franchie goalie. Maybe he still can be. He does have a Stanley Cup and does come with a bit of baggage. However, as I am wont to say "He's better than Samsonov"

Colton Paryko

He's constantly mentioned as an option because once upon a time he was a star player and he won a Stanley Cup. Now he's awful. He's also already 30 and signed for seven more years.

Paryko is, at best, a 3rd pairing player right now. He's signed for about triple what he's worth and has one of the longest and worst contracts in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs wouldn't pick him off waivers.

Pavel Buchnevich

This is the kind of player who, if available, you do whatever it takes to get him. This would be a huge add for the Leafs. He's a star, plays all three forward positions and has a good contract that goes into next season.

Anthony Mantha

A pending UFA who makes $5.7 million, Mantha is an underrated borderline star player who would really help the Toronto Maple Leafs. I don't know that the Leafs really need a winger, but star players at any position help, and you could get him really cheap if you double-retained. Might be expensive to acquire.

John Carlson

He's old, but he's still good. He is a puck mover and would do what the Leafs wished John Klingberg would have done for them. Not an option with three years and a $6 million cap hit left, but if you could somehow get him with some salary retained it would pay off this year and you just deal with the other years later.

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That's it! That's I think roughly 70 players, and I'm sure I missed quite a few guys who will be traded next week while covering several dozen who won't! That's the fun of the NHL Trade Deadline, however, which I think is one of the most fun times of the NHL season. Here is hoping the Toronto Maple Leafs get themselves at least one, maybe two stars to help them win the Stanley Cup this June.