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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Zach Werenski

This should be one of the Toronto Maple Leafs priorities when it comes to improving their team. Few players this good ever become available, and while it's no guarantee that he is, the Blue Jackets are an awful, poorly run team and they might be looking to move on.

He has three years after this one at $9.5 million, so it's likely not doable, but who knows? He is a great player with upside who is only 26. Injuries are an issue, but maybe something with some money retained would be worth a really big package. You gotta get creative if you want to add elite players since the only other way is to be horrible enough to draft them.

Boone Jenner

A popular choice that would be like when the Leafs got Nick Foligno. He's not scoring in Toronto as much as he scored in Columbus because he wouldn't get the opportunities to do so.

I do like the idea of having Jenner and Bertuzzi and Knies in the playoffs, however. I am more against this as the major upgrade. If they do other stuff and also added Jenner that'd be great.

Elvis Merzlikens

I'm a fan of anyone named Elvis, but I really don't think this is the answer to the Leafs goaltending problems.

Erik Gudbranson

This is probably the single worst idea I've heard anyone float.

Sad thing is I can see Treliving thinking this is a good move. It's not.

Andrew Peeke

Another popular choice that makes no sense.

If the Leafs were missing depth blue-liners, sure. But with Benoit, Laggessson, Giordano and even Brodie (who should be on the 3rd pairing) there is no reason to add players like this.