Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 Trade Deadline Targets at Forward

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The third and final installment of my Maple Leafs trade deadline targets series are the forwards. There is an abundance of forwards available so I only chose the ones I felt the most confident the Leafs could afford and would fit the team, or who were can't miss targets.

For full disclosure, Adam Henrique, Anthony Mantha, Alex Wennberg, and Emil Bemstrom were on this list for me but are of course no longer available. I won't dive too much into either seeing as they don't factor into this discussion anymore but they both fit needs I felt. They were both depth scorers who were defensively responsible and possibly capable of playing further up the lineup if need be.

That being said, the main needs for the Leafs are depth that can help the Leafs defensively while chipping in secondary offense and potentially a center who can play in the middle-six. The center would allow Domi to shift to the wing during the playoffs and spread the Leafs wealth up front. This would possibly allow the Leafs to get away without acquiring an extra depth forward but still, depth is important come playoff time.

The Leafs have quite a few players that could be moved to open up cap and roster space up front, they are; Calle Jarnkrok, David Kampf, Ryan Reaves, Noah Gregor, Nick Robertson, and Connor Timmins.

Obviously these players provide varying value and cap relief but these are the likeliest players to be moved if necessary. Although, based on reports it is very possible that the team is flatout shopping Robertson.