Hometown Power Forward May Become Available for the Leafs on the Trade Market

Published June 10, 2023 at 8:33 PM
BY WADE MESSIER
     
As we've already reported, Brad Treliving is set to have himself a very busy summer. The new GM has many moves he'll have to make out of necessity, but he could be on the market to make a move purely out of aggression, in the hopes of improving his team.

Treliving Could Pursue Wilson



According to trusted NHL insider David Pagnotta, NHL teams have grown curious about the availability of Capitals forward Tom Wilson.




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Wilson is a Toronto native, and if Treliving really wants to add some size and grit while greatly improving his team's scoring touch, Wilson is the guy to bring in.

Wilson Will be Costly



A player of Tom Wilson's caliber is bound to be pricey. The veteran forward has proven his worth in the NHL as a point producer but brings intangible assets such as his size and physicality.

Should Treliving decide to get aggressive on the trade market and pursue Wilson, he'll have to give up a lot. It's possible that Washington asks for Toronto's first-round pick in this year's draft, as well as a roster player and a prospect such as Matthew Knies, Rodion Amirov, or Topi Niemela.

Leafs fans may scoff at that price now, but it would be well worth it to acquire Wilson's services.

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Hometown Power Forward May Become Available for the Leafs on the Trade Market

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