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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Trevor Zegras

Why the Ducks would be interested in moving on from someone with his talent has more to do with the NHL's embarrassingly stupid culture than anything else. A buy-low move on someone this young and talented should be every GM's goal. If Brad Treliving could in any way swing this, it would be spectacular. A second-line centre who could push Tavares to the wing and give the Leafs just an insane amount of options, this would be a dream come true, but it's highly improbable.

Clayton Keller

Keller is, like Zegras, an unrealistic dream acquisition. He makes $7 million dollars and the Coyotes would be nuts to trade him. However, stranger things have happened and it would be undoubtably cool if the Leafs traded for him.

Alex Kerfoot

This isn't going to happen, but ironically it's a great idea. Kerfoot can play on any line, he's great defensively and he scores quite a bit more than you think 5v5.

At $3.5 and another year on his deal, he'd be a pretty attractive asset. He's boring and people don't like him, but he's a lot more effective than pretty much anyone in the Leafs current bottom-six + Bertuzzi.

In retrospect, Kerfoot was better than Domi and the Leafs should have just kept him, but I can see why they felt the need to make some changes.

Nick Bjugstad

He's 31 and doesn't score enough to usurp Domi. He would be an improvement over Kampf. He's a popular yet bad idea for help. Non-stars don't really make any difference one way or the other, so teams should be pursuing players with upside, which Bjugstad doesn't have.

The Toronto Maple Leafs should have no interest.