OFFICIAL: Brad Treliving and the Maple Leafs are eyeing Three Time Norris Trophy Winner

Published June 27, 2023 at 4:53 PM
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Leafs Eyeing Elite Defenseman

The Leafs are reportedly considering reinforcing their blue line with the addition of a top-tier defenseman. This move could inject a much-needed boost to their defensive game.

The Quest for a Norris Trophy Winner

As the Leafs prepare for the upcoming offseason, strengthening their team is a top priority. Key players like William Nylander and Auston Matthews are on the brink of contract renewals.

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Should negotiations not pan out, a potential trade involving one of these players may be on the table.

NHL insider Pierre LeBrun recently unveiled the Leafs' interest in a top-ranked defenseman.

Erik Karlsson's name has come to the forefront as a significant prospective addition for the Leafs. Karlsson made an impressive comeback last season, clinching the Norris Trophy with a striking 101-point score as a defenseman.


The gap between Karlsson's points and his closest teammate's, a staggering 34 points, emphasizes his impact on the Sharks.

While the specifics of the potential trade remain undisclosed, we can make educated guesses regarding the return for the Norris Trophy winner.

Potential Trade Scenario

The proposed trade might look something like this:

Incoming to Toronto (TOR):
Erik Karlsson ($2.5 million retained, making a total of $9 million cap hit)

Going to San Jose Sharks (SJS):
Roni Hirvonen, Matt Murray, Timothy Liljegren, and the 28th pick in the 2023 NHL draft.

As Read on HockeyPatrol - BREAKING: Leafs Linked To Norris Trophy Winner By Top Insider
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