Maple Leafs Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Ilya Samsonov

The Toronto Maple Leafs are likely to let goaltender Ilya Samsonov walk into free agency this offseason. It is clear that they need a serious upgrade between the pipes. Because of this, let’s discuss three teams who could take a shot on Samsonov this offseason.

Los Angeles Kings: The Los Angeles Kings are a team to watch when it comes to Samsonov. It is not a secret that the Kings need goaltending help, and they could look to add Samsonov because of it. He would be a decent 1B goalie for them to bring in. This is especially so if he bounces back next year and finds his previous form. 

Chicago Blackhawks: The Chicago Blackhawks could look to bring in another goalie this offseason. Samsonov could form a decent tandem with netminder Petr Mrazek as the Blackhawks look to be a bit more competitive in 2023-24.

Winnipeg Jets: If the Winnipeg Jets lose Laurent Brossoit in free agency, they could take a look at Samsonov. He would be a decent backup for Connor Hellebuyck and could give the Jets a real boost if he bounces back from his rough 2023-24 season. 

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