Maple Leafs’ Justin Holl lands on Daily Faceoff’s off-season trade board

The Toronto Maple Leafs are approaching yet another pivotal summer with plenty of tough decisions to make. One of those revolves around defenceman Justin Holl, who could potentially be on the move this off-season.
Holl, 30, will be entering the final season of his three-year, $6-million contract next season. His deal also includes a modified no-trade clause, where he can submit a list of 10 franchises to which he can’t be sent. But as Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli writes, the 6’4″ blueliner could be available via trade.
In his latest article, Seravalli lists 25 skaters that could potentially be dealt this off-season, which includes Holl at No. 22. He also notes that due to the emergence of Timothy Liljegren, it’s no longer necessary for Toronto to hold onto Holl. Though, they might encounter fewer interested suitors than during previous times as his value has since declined.
Nevertheless, his $2 million cap hit for 2022-23 is a very reasonable price to pay for a third-pairing defenceman. In a salary-cap-crunch world, there’d likely be many front offices lining up to acquire his services. Of course, that is if the Maple Leafs decide to trade him.
You can never possess enough defencemen at the NHL level, especially ones who’re effective penalty killers.
After all, he did register career-highs in goals (three), points (23), hits (12 …

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Author: Thomas Hall / The Leafs Nation

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