After the Leafs made the move to ship Kasperi Kapanen back to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their forward depth took a bit of a hit. There are plenty of options on the fringe that have a legitimate shot to crack the lineup next season (ex: Nick Robertson, Evan Rodrigues), but the team could certainly benefit from acquiring a player outside the organization that has the speed to burn.
If any of you have been following my Twitter page for a while, you likely already know who I am referring to. This player could not only be a good replacement for the departed Kapanen in terms of his on-ice agility but he would provide a sandpaper play style that the Leafs could definitely benefit from. Given that it has now been four straight seasons of stagnation, the time is ripe for a new presence offensively.
Toronto should look into acquiring Blake Coleman as he would be the kind of guy the Leafs could really use.
Blake Coleman is Kasperi Kapanen if Kasperi Kapanen consistenly gave a fuck.
— Samuel Tirpak (@SammyT_51) August 29, 2020
Back in January, I wrote about why acquiring Coleman would be a wise move for the Leafs to make. Roughly …
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