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MOCK TRADE: Connor McDavid Traded to His Hometown Maple Leafs


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Aaron Itovitch
August 4, 2023  (8:56 PM)
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Connor McDavid is unanimously considered the best player in hockey. With strong Toronto roots, could he bring a cup to the 6ix?

McDavid Traded to His Hometown

This mock trade is definitely a blockbuster - with two of the best players in the league involved. The cost to acquire a player of Connor McDavid's calibre will be extreme, but with the Oilers fizzling out in the playoffs, and the Maple Leafs looking to hit that next level, this deal could be a match made in heaven.
The two main pieces in the deal would be McDavid, and Mitch Marner. Marner is one of the more underrated players in the league, and has emerged as one of the better two-way players in the sport. He's arguably the best winger in the league at this point, and would be a great starting point for a McDavid deal.
Also included in the deal would be 2021 pick Matthew Knies, who will in all likelihood be a competent middle-six power winger, defenseman TJ Brodie, and two first round picks.
Mock Trade

Toronto Acquires
Connor McDavid

Edmonton Acquires
Mitch Marner
TJ Brodie
Matthew Knies
2024 1st
2026 1st

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League-Altering Trade

This deal would shake the league to its core, but it could truly benefit both teams. Marner and Leon Draisaitl would combine to be one of the best two-way duos in the league, and McDavid tied to the hip with Auston Matthews would be truly magical.
The only question is - would either team pull the trigger?
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MOCK TRADE: Connor McDavid Traded to His Hometown Maple Leafs

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