Joel Edmundson lifts the Stanley Cup after the St Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals.
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Maple Leafs Reportedly Linked to Multiple Stanley Cup Champions

Published March 3, 2024 at 8:32 PM

Last week, Brad Treliving, the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, made his first move before the deadline. He brought back defenseman Ilya Lyubuskin from the Anaheim Ducks. Looks like the Leafs are gearing up for more action this week, with rumors swirling around. Treliving seems keen on snagging another defenseman to beef up the blueline.

Trade Rumors Swirl Around Toronto Maple Leafs

According to The Fourth Period, Treliving's eyeing a few options. They've been linked to five defensemen, including Stanley Cup champs like David Savard, Colton Parayko, and Joel Edmundson.

The Leafs are believed to have varying degrees of interest in such defencemen as David Savard of the Montreal Canadiens, Matt Dumba of the Arizona Coyotes, Colton Parayko of the St. Louis Blues, Mario Ferraro of the San Jose Sharks and Joel Edmundson of the Washington Capitals, among others.

That said, the Leafs are tight on cap space. Any trade they make will need some financial gymnastics, like moving money out or pulling in a third team for help.

What's intriguing is that three of these defensemen are locked in beyond this season. Matt Dumba and Joel Edmundson are up for grabs in July, while David Savard has another year left on his contract. Mario Ferraro has two years to go. Colton Parayko is unrealistic too as he's locked up for five years with a $6.5 million annual tag.

There's talk of Toronto's first-round pick being on the table too but we will see how this transpires. Will Treliving pull the trigger before 3 p.m. ET next Friday? Let's keep our eyes peeled!

Source: The Fourth Period
March 3   |   974 answers
Maple Leafs Reportedly Linked to Multiple Stanley Cup Champions

Which defenseman should the Toronto Maple Leafs prioritize in trade talks?

David Savard28829.6 %
Joel Edmundson20721.3 %
Mario Ferraro15115.5 %
Other32833.7 %
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