Maple Leafs Reportedly Sending Low-Ball Trade Offers For 4 Goaltenders

The Toronto Maple Leafs don't feel like they are in a good spot with Martin Jones starting and a rookie without any experience in the NHL backing him up. While Joseph Woll is injured and without a return date, Ilya Samsonov is in the AHL trying to get his season back on track. This has caused some desperate trade attempts that have all reportedly been turned down.

Elliotte Friedman speculated that the Maple Leafs' general manager Brad Treliving offered multiple teams a sixth-round draft pick for a goaltender. All teams decline, but the offers were sent in the hopes that a team would be desperate enough to make a move. Luke Fox speculated that the goalies on the team among the group Treliving offered a sixth-round pick for included Dan Vladar of the Calgary Flames, Jake Allen of the Montreal Canadiens, Anton Forsberg of the Ottawa Senators, and Eric Comrie of the Buffalo Sabres.

Treliving is very familiar with Vladar as he was the general manager of the Flames and actually acquired Vladar from the Boston Bruins. If he is moved, Dustin Wolf can have a full time NHL job. The Canadiens have run with three goalies all season and Allen is the most likely to be moved. Even with his cap hit, that is too low of an offer for Allen. Comrie was since sent down to the AHL, so it is kind of odd the Sabres wouldn't take what they can get with Dustin Tokarski able to be the third string goalie. As for Forsberg, he has an extra year on his deal, but neither of the Senators' goalies are playing well. The team has multiple young goalies in the system that could and probably should get a good chance soon.

I don't expect Treliving to stop his efforts for a goalie, even with Jones holding the team together. All of these goalies who are struggling and may need a change of scenery were the right type of goalie to target. The Maple Leafs' GM might come back with a fifth-round pick or look elsewhere.

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