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Major Mock Trade Sending Top Goalie in Toronto Emerges

Published July 12, 2023 at 10:40

Issues with the Leafs' Goalies

The Toronto Maple Leafs had their fair share of goalie problems in the last season, with Matt Murray injured most of the time. Even if the season ended, there's still major problems with their goaltenders. They haven't finalized a trade for Murray, and Samsonov hasn't been signed yet. Things are not looking good. We've been thinking about possible solutions for the Leafs' goalie position.

The Solution?

One interesting option that has been suggested is a trade involving Connor Hellebuyck.


This is just speculation, there is no real connection between Hellebuyck and the Leafs at the moment. However, Hellebuyck, who is 30 years old, has hinted that he wants to leave Winnipeg. If he is looking for a new team, it's likely that he wants to join a top-tier team like the Leafs.

Take a look:

Maple Leafs receive: Connor Hellebuyck and Logan Stanley

Jets receive: Ilya Samsonov, Nick Robertson, Connor Timmins, and a 2024 first-round pick.

This trade would mean that the Leafs would have to give up some young talented players and a valuable draft pick. But in return, they would get a great goalie in Hellebuyck and a promising defenseman in Stanley, who is 25 years old and stands at an impressive height of 6'7".

If the Leafs are serious about winning now (and they are), this trade could be a strategic move that sacrifices some of their future for a strong lineup in the upcoming season.

As for the Jets, who are looking to partially rebuild their team, this trade involving young talent and draft picks would make sense. Robertson, Timmins, and the future pick would bring long-term benefits to the team.

Would you like to see Hellebuyck in Toronto?

As reported on Hockey Patrol - MOCK TRADE: Maple Leafs acquire Hellebyuck
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Major Mock Trade Sending Top Goalie in Toronto Emerges

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