The Maple Leafs were once in on Ben Chiarot, but shouldn’t be this time around

The trade deadline is 54 days away and as far away as that seems, it’ll be here before you know it.
With that being said, we have to discuss one player who the Maple Leafs could be looking to trade for.
And that’s Ben Chiarot.
In the latest 32 Thoughts with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek, the two talked about a few players who could be moving teams ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline.
One name was Chiarot and where he might end up in the future.
“I do think Chiarot is probably the first because he’s the UFA, and I already think there’s teams jockeying here. I do think there are some teams here who are saying we would like to do this, and we would like to start this as soon as possible. I think St. Louis has been around there, I think Florida’s been around there. I think that’s a player that Calgary has interest in. And just the other team I do wonder about is Toronto.
“Again, I think that the Maple Leafs will be patient and not overreact to some of the things that have been happening lately. But the reason I mention Toronto specifically is that I believe that when [Ben] Chiarot was an unrestricted free agent, and he signed with Montreal, Toronto was in there. And they just couldn’t make it work. But they liked him, he was in …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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