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Homegrown Power Forward May Join the Leafs this Offseason

Published June 11, 2023 at 8:41

Potential Moves by GM Brad Treliving

Brad Treliving, the new General Manager, faces a packed schedule this summer. Although several necessary changes are on his agenda, the option to deliberately initiate a bold move with the objective of bolstering his team is a distinct possibility.

Speculations about Treliving's Interest in Wilson

Rumors have been floating in the NHL circles regarding Capitals forward Tom Wilson's availability, as per reputable insider David Pagnotta's reports.


Born in Toronto, Wilson could be a strategic addition if Treliving aims to inject more strength and grit into his team while simultaneously enhancing their offensive capabilities. Wilson fits this bill perfectly.

The High Price of Acquiring Wilson

Securing a player of Tom Wilson's skill set won't come cheap. Besides being a seasoned forward and a consistent point producer in NHL, Wilson offers invaluable assets in the form of his size and aggressiveness.

In case Treliving decides to brave the trade market and pursue Wilson, he'd be expected to relinquish quite a lot in return.

It's plausible that the Capitals may demand Toronto's first-round pick in the current year's draft, complemented by a roster player and a promising prospect like Matthew Knies, Rodion Amirov, or Topi Niemela.

Leafs fans might initially be less supportive considering the steep price. However, considering the potential return on investment in the form of Wilson's talent, it could be a price well worth paying.

As Read on HockeyPatrol - Hometown Power Forward May Become Available for the Leafs on the Trade Market
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Homegrown Power Forward May Join the Leafs this Offseason

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