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The NHL trade deadline is now just a month away and the Leafs have been linked to almost every name out there. As the man in charge of the top team in the North Division, and one of the top teams in the league, Kyle Dubas is aware of the opportunity in front of his group this season and he will surely be looking to augment his lineup as best he can prior to the April 12th deadline.
They aren’t lacking for depth options up front or on the blue line, with the most obvious needs being a top six winger and/or a third line center – neither of which will come cheap, especially in the likely event that the Leafs will require prospective trade partners to retain salary.
A team with Cup aspirations, Toronto won’t be looking to deal away a significant piece of the current roster to address their needs. They could potentially swap out a couple of lower end roster pieces but Dubas’ best chance to make a splash will be offering up futures in the form of draft picks and prospects.
The Leafs’ recently restocked prospect pool could bear fruit …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation