Boston Globe writer suggests Leafs should try to trade for Sergei Bobrovsky

Published June 7, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Boston Globe writer Kevin Dupont had an interesting suggestion on Twitter Monday morning as to what the Toronto Maple Leafs should do to fix things this offseason.

Dupont first mentioned that general manager Kyle Dubas should look to move William Nylander, while also shopping captain John Tavares at '50 cents on the dollar'. The reason he wants to move these two, you ask? To bring in Florida Panthers goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky.

Bobrovsky, 32, is just two seasons into a seven-year, $70 million deal with a cap hit of $10 million. Meanwhile Tavares, 30, has four more seasons remaining at a cap hit of $11 million and Nylander, 25, has three seasons left with a cap hit of $6.96 million.

While the Leafs' goaltending heading into next season may have a bit of a question mark beside it due to Jack Campbell's inexperience at the NHL level, he had a far better season than Bobrovsky, who has struggled through the first two seasons of his deal with the Panthers.

Had this been in regards to the goalie who won two Vezina Trophies as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets, perhaps this proposal would be more intriguing, but he is no longer that same player, and as a result has one of the worst contracts in the NHL. This suggestion from Dupont is likely more of a troll job than anything else, but it was certainly enough to rile some Leafs fans up on social media.

June 7   |   157 answers
Boston Globe writer suggests Leafs should try to trade for Sergei Bobrovsky

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