Two years ago the Leafs added Jake Muzzin, and that worked out really well.
One year ago the Leafs added Jack Campbell (and Kyle Clifford) and that worked out really well.
This year the Leafs are have been connected to Alex Iafallo (hooray!) and Jonathan Quick (boo!) and it seemed entirely possible the teams could hook up again, and now there seems to be even more gas to dump on that fire courtesy of a Toronto Star article by Mark Zwolinski:
One name that hasn’t been mentioned is Kings right winger Adrian Kempe. According to an industry source who requested anonymity, the 24-year-old Kempe has been heavily scouted by the Leafs. At six-foot-two and 200 pounds, he would come with a $2-million (U.S.) salary-cap hit this year and next before restricted free agency.
So Adrian Kempe is a very interesting name. He’s a player with a $2M cap hit, like what has been mentioned above, he’s got another year of his deal, and he’ll be a restricted free agent. All of that is incredibly good. You throw in the fact that at times in his career Adrian Kempe has shown himself to be defensively capable, and …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation