Toronto Maple Leafs Rumors: Toronto's talking to Capitals about Nick Jensen

Elliotte Friedman on the 32 Thoughts Podcast, said that he believes that the Toronto Maple Leafs have been around the Washington Capitals' defenseman Nick Jensen.

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The Maple Leafs acquired Jake McCabe and Sam Lafferty from the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 27, 2023, and now there are reports that Toronto is looking to move a few contracts out. If they can find a suitor for Justin Holl, then Jensen makes a lot of sense. They are both right-handed shot blue liners and the Leafs could get the Capitals to retain half of Jensen's $2.5 million contract, bringing him to $1.25 million. 

Jensen, 32, is exactly what the Maple Leafs would need for the playoffs. So far this season, he has 110 blocks and 90 hits, and with the addition of McCabe, they would provide something that the team hasn't had since Jake Muzzin. 

Last year's playoff series against the Tamp Bay Lightning, was a grind. It was evident that Toronto wasn't able to keep up physically, but if they can add Jensen on top of the four new additions they have already made, they would be built differently, for the playoffs. 

Toronto's GM Kyle Dubas met with the media after the massive trade with the Blackhawks, and when he was asked if the team was done dealing, he smiled and replied, "I think we will stay busy active." If you are a Leafs' fan, it is an exciting time to follow the team, and in the next three days, it'll only get better. 

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