Maple Leafs Management Faces Challenges With Two Emerging Trade Targets

Published June 9, 2023 at 10:49
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The off-season excitement is in full swing, and everyone is talking about the expected changes for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's widely understood that the Leafs are about to go through some significant changes.

At the center of this transformation is Brad Treliving, the team's new General Manager, who faces a series of challenges in his first off-season in Toronto. These challenges include sorting out the goalie situation, dealing with impending free agents, and preparing for the draft.

To add to the intrigue, two potential trade scenarios have emerged.

Dubois and DeBrincat in Toronto?

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For a while now, Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Winnipeg Jets has been on the Montreal Canadiens' radar. However, it appears that the Habs are not the only contenders for his skills. As Dubois is set to switch teams, the rumors of a potential move to Toronto are growing louder by the day.

Another player to watch is Alex DeBrincat of the Ottawa Senators. This highly skilled sniper has been touted as a possible addition to the Leafs, particularly due to the impact he could have on their power play. DeBrincat has expressed his desire to explore options beyond the Senators, indicating that he is open to a move. And speculations suggest that he may not continue his career in Canada.

Setting the Stage for Treliving's First Big Move

The Leafs find themselves in a favorable position to make big trades. If they decide to leverage a player from their Core Four, acquiring talents like Dubois or DeBrincat could be within their reach.

Amidst all the speculation, one thing is certain - Treliving is likely to make a significant move that will leave a mark in his inaugural off-season as the Maple Leafs' General Manager.

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Two Major Trade Possibilities Challenge Maple Leafs Management
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