Top Pairing Defenseman Would Be The Perfect Acquisition By The Leafs

Published June 11, 2023 at 11:53
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Improving the Leafs' Defense

This summer, the main focus for Brad Treliving will be strengthening the Leafs' defense. While they already have some good players, they need more firepower to have a better chance at winning in the playoffs.

During an intermission in last night's game between the Panthers and the Golden Knights, Elliotte Friedman hinted that a certain player could be of interest to the Leafs.

Hanifin in Toronto?

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Noah Hanifin, a 26-year-old defenseman, has been playing for the Flames since 2018. He has only one year left on his contract, which has sparked speculation about a possible trade.

According to Friedman, there is a lot of interest in Hanifin from other teams.

"You're going to hear Noah Hanifin's name a lot this offseason, 1 year left, teams are calling about him."

Since joining the Flames, Hanifin has been a key player in their defense. He is known for his impressive skating skills and offensive abilities, which have made a strong impact on the ice.

If the Leafs manage to acquire a player like Hanifin, it could have a significant impact on the team.

Would you like to see Hanifin with the Leafs?

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Top-4 Defenseman Potentially Available for the Maple Leafs
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