Heading into the 2020 NHL trade deadline, it’s a perfect opportunity to eye up some trade possibilities to try to improve the Maple Leafs. There’s a laundry list of qualities (aside: what is a laundry list? –who makes lists of the laundry they need to do?) that the Leafs should be searching for in a trade target. No trade is going to materialize all of those qualities, but a trade for PK Subban crosses off quite a few of mine.
Why Trade for Subban?
Some of these qualities are tangible, some are not, but all are important to some degree.
The most obvious reason is that the Leafs are in desperate need of a right handed defender to round out their defense core. Although Barrie and Holl have reached new highs since Sheldon Keefe took over as head coach, showing a lot of value that wasn’t coming through during Mike Babcock’s reign because of limited opportunity, Ceci remains a bit of a black spot on this team, and edging him out of a job will save the Leafs some grief in the short term.
Another reason Subban is a good trade target …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation