Former NHLer Carter Hutton blasts the Maple Leafs for their offseason moves

Julien Trekker
July 10, 2024  (10:32)

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving in a press conference.
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The former NHLer Carter Hutton blasted the Toronto Maple Leafs for their underwhelming offseason moves.

The Leafs' general manager Brad Treliving had many things to do this summer in order to get his team to the next level.
After years of struggles in the playoffs, it was believed he would do some major moves to surround his players by good people.
That's what he did with Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Chris Tanev.
However, for Carter Hutton and Nick Alberga, who talked about the situation in a recent Leafs Morning Take episode.
Check out what they said here:
"Nothing's really changed. I mean, you could tell me there's been change. There has been, but it's always the same thing. When you have the same nucleus, it's going to be the same results in my world," Alberga said.

"You can't get into the playoffs, it wanes every year. Last year, we looked back on winning a first-round against Tampa where realistically they weren't that great, you know, like they could have easily lost that series just as well as they won it," Hutton said.

"And then just to get whacked by the Panthers this year, just to get whacked by the Bruins. They go to seven, but they can't score, especially when your team is built to score and you can't score. There are a lot of red flags there."

"So I think as a fan now and as an analyst on the other side, something's got to change. It obviously hasn't. And again, it's insanity. I agree. I think you're hitting the nail on the head," Hutton added.

While Tanev and Ekman-Larsson played important roles for the Dallas Stars and the Florida Panthers in the recent playoffs, the Leafs Morning Take crew still believes it's not enough for the team to get to the next level.
Source: Sportskeeda
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