Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Targets from the Central Division

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Pavel Buchnevich

Pavel Buchnevich is a 28-year-old, 6'1", 196 Lbs left winger. He has 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 47 games this season. Buchnevich could slide into the Leafs top six as he is averaging 19:54 minutes of ice time and is on pace for 66 points in 80 games. He could be the secondary scoring the Leafs have needed all season.

Buchnevich would be tough to acquire, with his salary cap hit being $5.8 million for this season and next. The Leafs would need to clear out some salary first before acquiring Buchnevich. However, the Leafs left wing has been a weak spot for them this season, even with Tyler Bertuzzi and Matthew Knies. Buchnevich could strengthen the Leafs left wing for the next season and a half.

Oskar Sundqvist

Oskar Sundqvist is a 29-year-old, 6'3", 220 Lbs center who will be 30 at the end of March. He has six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 49 games this season. Sundqvist is averaging 13:13 minutes of ice time and plays well without the puck. His 22 takeaways compared to nine giveaways is a perfect example of that. He also has 38 blocked shots and 46 hits.

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Sundqvist will be a UFA this summer, but with a salary cap hit of $775,000, he could be a good depth piece to add for the playoffs. I think he would improve the Leafs bottom six, and they would have no trouble fitting his salary onto the team.