Toronto Maple Leafs Eye Four Potential Trade Targets

Published June 20, 2023 at 9:40 PM
BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB
     
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Toronto Maple Leafs' Upcoming Offseason: Potential Trade Targets



As the NHL offseason is just kicking off, the new General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brad Treliving, has the entire summer, inclusive of the NHL Draft and free agency, to make noteworthy moves.

Four names, in particular, have been flagged by an Insider as potential trade targets for Treliving.


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Targeted Players for the Maple Leafs



Dave Pagnotta points out four players who might soon be on the Leafs' radar:

Scott Laughton is a name that many teams would love to have on their roster. Known for his solid depth and a reasonable cap hit of just $3 million annually over the next three seasons, he is certainly an attractive target.

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Next on the list is Lawson Crouse. He is lauded for his considerable depth and an affordable salary of $4.3 million per season for the following four years.

This up-and-comer has the potential to be a game-changer, which could make him difficult to coax away from the Arizona Coyotes. A trade involving Crouse might not be plausible unless the Coyotes plan to step back for half a decade.

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Both Dan Vlader and Carter Hart, a pair of goaltenders, could also be of interest to the Leafs. Given that Matt Murray is still in Toronto, and with Ilya Samsonov as a restricted free agent, it might make sense to approach Vlader or Hart, especially if Samsonov seeks a significant salary increase.

Substantial Asking Prices



Acquiring Hart would likely come at a hefty cost. Samsonov's offer stands at $1.8 million, but he's probably going to ask for more. The exact figure, however, remains a mystery for now.

As Read on HockeyPatrol - REPORT: Four Names Emerge as Possible Trade Options in Toronto
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