Maple Leafs Eyeing the Son of a Canadian Hockey Icon

Published July 14, 2023 at 11:41
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Treliving Could Add Another Defenseman

The Maple Leafs should consider getting another defenseman. Brad Treliving wanted to bolster his blue line in the off-season and he might not be done.

It was reported that Cal Foote, the son of Adam Foote, the legendary former NHLer, could be a perfect match.

He is currently not under contract due to his time with the Canadian team in 2018 and the controversy surrounding it.

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Foote in Toronto?

Adding Foote to the team could greatly enhance the versatility of the Leafs' defensive unit.
The defensive lines could look something like this:

Rielly - Brodie
McCabe - Klinberg
Giordano - Liljegren

Not only does Foote offer a strong defensive option, but he can also step in when there are injuries or give the veteran Giordano a well-deserved rest.

Cal Foote was chosen as the 14th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 Draft. He played 141 games and scored 19 points. These numbers highlight his playing style, and at 6'5, Foote is known for being always ready to protect his teammates.

In terms of his contract, it could be similar to Travis Dermott's previous one-year deal worth less than $1.1 million.

In summary, Foote embodies the type of talent that Brad Treliving would want to see in the Leafs' roster. With his skills and potential, Foote could indeed be a valuable addition to the team without breaking the bank.

Would you like to see Foote in Toronto?

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