Rumours: There’s something to this Leafs shopping a defenseman thing

Rumours: There’s something to this Leafs shopping a defenseman thing

Where there is some there is often fire. What a wonderful cliche that allows us to work ourselves up into a frenzy over the Leafs, even more than usual.

Besides Travis Dermott, hearing that @leafs have also made it clear to @NHL clubs Justin Holl is available in trade discussions. More detail with @jtbourne and @SamAMcKee today 3-5pm est @FAN590 pic.twitter.com/N3HPcRZ9ct
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) November 4, 2021

For whatever reason, while Toronto’s defense is struggling, the Leafs are viewing themselves as having too many NHL defensemen, and not only are willing to shop one, but are willing to shop one that plays on the right side, you know, that side that seems to be most coveted in the NHL.
The players being offered up as sacrificial lambs are Justin Holl, who has most notably been a healthy scratch of late, and Travis Dermott, the 24 year old that has found himself promoted to the top pairing, and then injured, which really should be what underlines the need for carrying seven capable NHL defensemen, if not more. If you look at the injuries to the blueline over the past couple of seasons, there is certainly a need …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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