Report: Maple Leafs Eyeing a New Player for Potential Trade

Published December 6, 2023 at 3:14 PM
In a new report, the Toronto Maple Leafs are eyeing this player for a potential trade that could help bolster their roster for the remainder of the season.

Leafs Looking to Add Unexpected Blue Liner in Potential Trade

It's well-known around the League that the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the market for a defenseman, as they have been riddled with injuries on the blueline this year. While many reports have the Leafs showing significant interest in Chris Tanev of the Calgary Flames, a new report has surfaced that has the Leafs showing interest in San Jose Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro.

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period has confirmed that the Leafs have a legitimate interest in Ferraro.

Ferraro Is What the Leafs Need Contract Wise

Ferraro is exactly what the Leafs need on the blueline. While he isn't much of a goal scorer, Ferraro plays heavy minutes for the struggling San Jose Sharks, being on their top pairing. He could help the Leafs out as a stay-at-home defenseman who can take some time on the Penalty Kill when required.

It's intermission so while we wait...

please enjoy this beauty angle of the 1st goal from Jacob MacDonald & Mario Ferraro 😍

I will say Mario Ferraro has been really growing on me the last few days. I would be really happy if the Leafs were able to acquire him for our top 4. Specifically for our 2nd pairing. Then go get Murphy or Larsson for our 1RD.

Best of all, Ferraro is on a friendly contract of just $3.25 million per season, all the way until 2026. This would help the Leafs out as they are strapped for cap space and have some upcoming contract negotiations to sort out.

As seen on Maple Leafs Daily - "Leafs reportedly have a new trade target"
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Report: Maple Leafs Eyeing a New Player for Potential Trade

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