Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Out of the Derby on Top Rental for the Playoffs

Published March 5, 2024 at 11:29

Before the trade deadline, which is in less than a week, the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to make a few moves to bolster their ranks for the playoffs.

The Maple Leafs Could Still Pull Off a Trade After Lyubushkin's Addition

Brad Treliving already started earlier this week by trading for defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin. This move doesn't only help the Leafs' goal to reinforce their blue line, it also has almost no effect on the salary cap. Thanks to Treliving's clever maneuvering on the trade market, Lyubushkin uses only $687,500 of the Leafs' budget, which is less than the League's minimum wage.

With that in mind, we could really see the team make other moves, as they still have assets and money available.

One of the most coveted defensemen still available, Sean Walker, could interest the Leafs. However, a new report suggests that they are officially out of that derby.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Out of the Running to Get Flyers Defenseman Sean Walker


On Saturday morning, Darren Dreger disclosed on Leafs Morning Take that the Flyers are looking to trade Walker and that the Toronto Maple Leafs aren't believed to be involved in those talks.

"@DarrenDreger intimated on Leafs Morning Take this morning that it sounds like things are heating up on Philadelphia's Sean Walker. The Leafs are not believed to be involved. Full Interview dropping soon 👀"

Walker would've been a great addition for the Leafs, but not at any cost. He's a valuable player, and the Flyers' price might be too steep for Treliving.

With other targets still available on the market, the GM still has time to make a move, but don't expect Walker to play for Toronto soon.

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