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Is It Realistic For The Maple Leafs To Land a Top Defenseman?

October 14th, 2017 No Comments

When you consider the landscape of trade partners, the Maple Leafs the pickings look to be somewhat bleak with regards to landing that coveted top-flight Defenseman. Let’s face it, top defensemen are tough to come by, meaning if the Maple Leafs want to land a top defenseman, they are going to have to give up a player and/or draft picks of considerable value to get a deal done. Looking at the 2018 NHL Unrestricted Free Agent List there are a few defenseman that may be on the move on or before the trade deadline. Names like Zdeno Chara, Mike Green, Tobias Enstrom, John Carlson, Jack Johnson and Calvin de Hann look to be amongst the best available, but none of them are without their fair share of blemishes (age, salary, etc.). With that in mind, are any of those defenseman