While neither has specifically asked for a trade, per se, three members of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization are seemingly on the lookout for new homes in the New Year.
As reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman in his “31 Thoughts” column this week, Jeremy Bracco, Dmytro Timashov and Ben Harpur have reportedly each asked Leafs management to gauge who could use their services on the trade market, therein hinting at some frustration over their respective current roles.
For Bracco and Harpur, this is relatively understandable.
Bracco finished second in the entire AHL last season in points and has established himself as arguably the most gifted passer in the Leafs organization. He had one of the most prolific offensive seasons for a 22-year-old in AHL history in 2018-19 and became a dominant force on a terrific power play. And yet, as the Maple Leafs have continued to experience horrific injury luck this season, Bracco’s name has been passed over for a promotion time and time again — save for a brief emergency recall that ultimately only netted him a day or so of NHL wages.
If the Leafs aren’t keen on using his services, …
Author: Mike Stephens / The Leafs Nation