Huge Trade Rumour Involving Nick Robertson

Published October 10, 2023 at 11:12

The Toronto Maple Leafs have one of the NHL's best forward groups, a point of pride for the team. However, this abundance of talent unfortunately means that several promising prospects have difficulty securing spots on the roster.

The Maple Leafs' Impressive Prospect Pool

The Maple Leafs have diligently cultivated a pool of talented young prospects, featuring names like Matthew Knies and Fraser Minten, who are seen as integral to the team's future success.

Regrettably, this crowded lineup has resulted in players like Nick Robertson being somewhat overlooked, despite glimpses of his potential in recent games. Even following an impressive preseason performance, it appears that he won't be part of the team for the regular season opener, as he joined the Marlies in the AHL.

Robertson: Victim of the Team's Depth in Toronto


In the wake of Robertson's omission from the roster, respected NHL insider Elliotte Friedman has raised eyebrows by suggesting that the Maple Leafs might contemplate parting ways with Robertson, who was once seen as one of their top prospect.

Elliotte Friedman on 32TP: "The one thing I wonder about here is Robertson. If he doesn't make the team, I'm wondering if they're just going to have to find somewhere else to give him a fresh start, because I think Gregor is gonna get signed."

Ultimately, if Robertson doesn't earn his roster spot and fellow prospects like Knies and Minten surpass him in development, exploring trade options wouldn't be an unreasonable choice for Toronto. If he can find his rhythm with another team and the Maple Leafs can secure a valuable return, it could prove mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

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Huge Trade Rumour Involving Nick Robertson

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