The Maple Leafs need goaltending help, and it appears Jake Allen is in their sights.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Reportedly Make A Play for Montreal Canadiens veteran goaltender

Published January 4, 2024 at 4:23 PM
BY TOM BANKS

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a fantastic forward group, but in net, they have a massive need, and now it appears as though they've made a play for a key veteran from a division rival.

Toronto Maple Leafs make offer for several goaltenders



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While most people expect Toronto to make a play for the likes of Juuse Saros, Jordan Binnington, Carter Hart or a top name, their recent actions may suggest otherwise.


According to a report from Elliotte Friedman, General Manager Brad Treliving has put out a standing offer to several teams of a sixth-round pick for one of their goaltenders.

« Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving has offered a sixth-round pick to several teams for a goaltender, which all teams refused. He was hoping a team would be desperate to trade a goalie. » - Elliotte Friedman

Montreal's Jake Allen among Toronto's Targets



That same report revealed that alongside Calgary's Dan Vladar, Buffalo's Eric Comrie and Ottawa's Anton Forsberg, the Maple Leafs made a play for Jake Allen of the fierce rival Montreal Canadiens.

« Dan Vladar (Flames), Jake Allen (Canadiens), Eric Comrie (Sabres), and Anton Forsberg (Senators) were among the goalies targeted by Treliving. » - Luke Fox


Unsurprisingly, given how many teams out there are looking for goaltending help, all of these teams refused the lowly offer of a late-round pick, because they believe as the trade deadline rolls around, there will be much bigger offers out there.

At this point, it's quite unclear whether or not the Maple Leafs are looking to land a top star in net, but if they're looking for a cheaper option, Treliving now found out that it may not be quite as cheap as he would have hoped.

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