Among other trade rumours involving the Leafs as of late, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings are reportedly talking about a trade involving Patrick Marleau heading to LA.
Hearing the Leafs and Kings have talked about a potential Patrick Marleau trade. Obviously there’s the Todd McLellan connection there for Marleau so he might waive. But as of now I don’t think the two teams have found a fit. Kings would need to unload a contract or two as well…
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 31, 2019
Carrying a $6.25-million cap hit for next season before he heads to free agency or retirement, the Leafs are approaching a cap crunch with Marner, Kapanen and Johnsson all needing new contracts this summer.
Depending on the return, this would most likely be done to free up some space to re-sign those players or just provide some cap flexibility.
Marleau scored 16 goals and 37 points in a full 82-game season last year, averaging his lowest time-on-ice since the 2001-02 season.
Originally brought in with the glow of veteran presence ooziing from every pore of his body, the former San Jose Shark has caused some patience to be lost among fans. Especially with …
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