TSN puts the Leafs as the number one buyer, Johnston still has the Leafs in on Ekholm, and updates to The TLN Trade Bored

It’s only fitting that if TSN is updating their Trade Bait Board that we also update our Trade Bored, so here we go with more rumour mongering and wild speculation to kick off your morning.
Frank Seravalli did some sorting and came up with a list of top buyers for the trade deadline (deadline month), and you’ll never guess who is number one (assuming you didn’t look at the title of this post already)
1. Toronto Maple Leafs: GM Kyle Dubas hopes to make a trade ASAP? Check. Willing to trade a top prospect? Yep. Would prefer a rental player? Indeed. Primary goal: A middle-six forward? Yes, the Leafs check all of the classic buyer boxes as they attempt to make hay in a unique year before some roster surgery is required with Zach Hyman and Frederik Andersen as pending free agents.
So that’s a lot of to unpack in a small amount of space. Let’s work backwards through this, and start with the idea that the Leafs will be hamstrung by re-signing Frederik Andersen. I’m going to speculate here, but the Leafs aren’t going to be too worried about bringing back their increasingly …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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