Prior to the draft this past weekend, it was floated by a few of the more ‘in-the-know’ Leafs sources that Kyle Dubas and his front office was set up to make a lot of moves in an effort to shed some dead weight and improve the club. Up to four or five trades, some expected. With the Marner negotiation still on at the front of everything, to this point Toronto has completed one deal: The Marleau trade that freed up $6.25-million in cap space at the cost of a first round pick next summer.
But just because the news has still been relatively quiet doesn’t mean the Leafs don’t have something cooking up on the back burner. According to James Mirtle of The Athletic, Dubas is still in search of two real-deal defenders, and of course will have to move out Nikita Zaitsev to go along with whatever moves he makes to get them. There’s still a shakeup coming, it seems.
“They’ve seemingly talked to every team in the league about every defenceman they could plausibly add, including some surprising names such as Darnell Nurse, a former Soo Greyhound whom Leafs GM Kyle Dubas apparently tried …
Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation