3 Forwards Who Could Be Traded To The Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to work the phones as general manager Kyle Dubas is trying to add to his roster before the April 12th trade deadline. Dubas has been very open about the fact he has an 'all-in' mindset this season and is open to moving a number of his top prospects for the right return. 

3 Players Who Could Be Dealt to the Leafs

Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets

Foligno makes $5.5 million on the salary cap so immediately the Leafs would need the Blue Jackets to eat about half of his salary, however, they'd be willing to pay the price and sweeten the pot. The 33-year-old grew up around the Leafs as his Dad was a big part of their organization and Foligno would fit in perfectly on the team's second line left-wing or as their third line center. His versatility, toughness, and his character would be a welcomed addition to the Leafs and he's certainly someone they have interest in renting. It's likely if Foligno gets traded away from Columbus this season, he goes back and re-signs there in the summer.

Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils

The Leafs love Wood as he's a big body, skates very well and has found his scoring touch this season with 11 goals. He's signed through next season and at 25-years-old, this would be more of a hockey trade than anything for the Leafs. These two general managers have done business before so there's some common ground to start from. It's likely a top prospect and Pierre Engvall would head the other way in this deal.

Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames

The Leafs have been watching the Bennett situation closely this season and he was recently given a 'second chance' by management with his new head coach, but it doesn't appear to have solved much. The 24-year-old could use a change of scenery after he's having another mediocre season with 10 points in 37 games. A trade for Bennett though does seem a touch unlikely for the Leafs as he's too risky and belief is the team wants a more proven player for their playoff push. Some think if the Leafs do make a deal with the Flames, they would also be interested in acquiring goaltender David Rittich in the package and love the fact both players wouldn't have to be held out of action for an extended period of time.

With their cap crunch, the Leafs are expected to wait until Monday to pull the trigger on a deal so they can save every last dime before acquiring some more talent. While these three forwards aren't the only ones linked to the Leafs, they certainly are some names to keep an eye on as Kyle Dubas works to upgrade the roster for the playoffs. 

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