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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Tanner Pearson

A left wing, but he's having a terrible season. It's been a long time since he scored 24 goals for the Kings. I don't see the Leafs having any interest or him helping much if they did.

Michael Matheson

A puck moving defender, he plays the left side and would be a great addition for the Leafs. What they thought they might get in Klingberg, they would really get in Matheson.

With Rielly on the top pairing and Jake McCabe on the second pairing, Matheson would look amazing on the third pairing, playing sheltered minutes and moving the puck like a star. He'd also give the Leafs a second PP QB.

He is 29, signed for 2 years after this one, and costs just under $5 million.

David Savard

He's 33 and he sucks, but he's a bit of a name so of course people love to throw him out there. He would be an incredibly stupid option for the Toronto Maple Leafs, along the lines of Bogosian or something.

Jake Allen

I don't believe in Ilya Samsonov's redemption and I wouldn't have him anywhere near a playoff roster.
But Jake Allen is like Martin Jones but worse. I want a goalie for the Leafs, but not this one.

Tyson Barrie

The Leafs do need a puck-mover, and like Matheson he would ideally be a good one to have on a third pairing getting sheltered minutes and playing on the second power-play unit. Unfortuantely, at 32 his best playing days are behind him and I don't think he has anything to offer the Leafs. No interested in a reunion here.

Alexander Carrier

He is 27 and makes $2.5 million and is a pending UFA. His player card says he's bring a little bit of value offensively and a slightly negative value defensively.

He's a popular name on Leafs Twitter, but he's a bottom pairing guy who doesn't do too much. He'd be a slight upgrade on Simon Benoit, but otherwise isn't going to help too much.