Maple Leafs Rumors: Trade Talks Started For Canucks' Defenceman

The Toronto Maple Leafs have cap space to use at the deadline and are looking to make two moves, adding a forward and a defenceman. Justin Holl has not been great and the team is looking to upgrade the right side of the ice. They have set their sights on the Vancouver Canucks as one defenceman has struck their interest, Tyler Myers.

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period reported that the Maple Leafs have been engaged in trade talks with the Canucks about Myers and there appears to be some traction. It's no secret that the Canucks are trying to move Myers to help free up cap space for the summer. He has a cap hit of $6 million AAV for this season and next, so Vancouver will have to retain a portion of that to make a deal work.

To make the cap and roster work, it is likely Holl will also be headed back to Vancouver. He is a UFA at the end of the season so he will be off the books.

Myers isn't an add to help out offensively, those days are long past. He is a big body that plays physically that the Maple Leafs need on their blue line. They need a defenceman to replace the style of play they lost from Jake Muzzin out of the lineup. It isn't a long commitment for Toronto either. Myers may not be the most attractive name out there, but he won't cost a ton, has some term, and is an upgrade at the very least.

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