Marner’s name added to the TSN Trade Bait board

I admit to be a sucker for trades, rumours, and speculation. I also am aware that I’m a total rube when it comes to this and that most of this is hype that has very little chance of happening. Still, I want to believe that exciting things are going to happen, and that’s why I love the TSN Trade Bait board.
Leafs on the Board
The Leafs have six players on the board, a list consisting of 35 players, so Toronto is pretty well represented. If you are feeling extra nostalgic you also can appreciate that Phil Kessel and James Reimer are in play. Neat.
Anyway, back to the Leafs players, let’s break down who is available from Toronto
Nikita Zaitsev is in the number one spot on the trade bait board. There is a damned good chance he gets traded, and with Karlsson signed, Niskanen and Gudas flip flopped, and the Jets have been fleeced on Trouba, Zaitsev is one of the few non-Hurricane right handed defensemen available right now.
The upside to this is that the idea of dealing Zaitsev as an asset seems to be improving every day. The downside is that as the right …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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