BREAKING: Leafs Linked To Norris Trophy Winner By Top Insider

Published June 27, 2023 at 3:23 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY
     
The Leafs could be looking to add a top defenseman to provide an elite kick to their blue line.

Leafs Targeting Norris Winner



The Leafs will be entering this offseason looking to bolster their team. Players such as William Nylander and Auston Matthews will be looking for new contracts and if they cannot work something out, the Leafs may trade one of them.

NHL insider Pierre LeBrun just announced that the Leafs are linked to a top defenseman.



Erik Karlsson would be a massive addition for the Leafs. He returned to prime form this past year and won the Norris Trophy after scoring 101 points as a defenseman. Karlsson also outscored his next-closest teammate by 34 points which shows how much of a factor he was for the Sharks.

The details of what would go back are unknown but we can speculate on a potential return for the Norris winner.

Mock Trade



To TOR:
Erik Karlsson ($2.5 million retained total $9 million cap hit)

To SJS:
Roni Hirvonen
Matt Murray
Timothy Liljegren
28th pick in the 2023 NHL draft

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BREAKING: Leafs Linked To Norris Trophy Winner By Top Insider

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