Sean Monahan skating during an away game as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Officially Linked To Top Montreal Canadiens Player

Published January 22, 2024 at 7:15 PM

A new report from an NHL insider has connected the Toronto Maple Leafs to a top veteran on the Montreal Canadiens. As the trade deadline approaches the connections made by insiders will have more weight to them.

NHL Insider Confirms Top Canadiens Player Is On The Market

During a recent write-up NHL insider Frank Seravalli discussed the upcoming NHL trade deadline. One of the players that Seravalli has confirmed should be available is Montreal Canadiens forward Sean Monahan.

Monahan is in the last year of his contract with the Canadiens and has been on a tear. In 46 games this season Monahan has put up 31 points a huge improvement back to his prime numbers from several seasons ago.

With this improvement comes a high price tag to acquire Monahan and likely a bidding war according to Seravalli. If the Canadiens do part with Monahan Seravalli expects the Toronto Maple Leafs to be one of the contenders to land him for one specific reason.

Maple Leafs Officially Linked To Top Montreal Canadiens Player

Frank Seravalli continued and talked about teams that could be interested in Monahan. Seravalli believes due to general manager Brad Treliving the Maple Leafs could be heavily interested.

"Toronto Maple Leafs: GM Brad Treliving would know Monahan well. He isn't the same player now, but he'd fit nicely behind Auston Matthews and John Tavares."

The Maple Leafs have struggled to find a third-line center to round out their lineup and Monahan could fit that role perfectly. However, Seravalli also says that Monahan is likely to go for at least a first-round pick.

If the Maple Leafs are going to land him they will need to part with significant assets that could be used to help other parts of the team.

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