St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko
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Insider says four intriguing new names being linked to the Maple Leafs

Published February 12, 2024 at 11:30
BY MIKE ARMENTI
As we approach the March 8th trade deadline, everyone knows that the Leafs' number one trade target has been Calgary's Chris Tanev right from the get-go. However, that doesn't mean that he's their only target.

The Leafs have a variety of needs as we approach March 8th and while names like Tanev, Hanifin and Chychrun will continue to come up, there are a handful of other players who have recently been linked to the Leafs by NHL Insider David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period.

Per Pagnotta, in his most recent Trade Watch List article, the Leafs are now being linked to the likes of Anthony Duclair (SJ), Colton Parayko (STL), Jordan Eberle (SEA), Joel Edmundson (WSH). In addition, Pagnotta also believes that the Leafs have checked in on a few names that we've heard about earlier in the year, including a trio of Philadelphia Flyers in Scott Laughton, Sean Walker and Rasmus Ristolainen, as well as former Leaf Ilya Lyubushkin (ANA) and David Savard (MTL).




It's worth mentioning that Brad Treliving was in Buffalo over the weekend with a Leafs scout to take in the Sabres/Blues game in person. Perhaps he was there to scout Parayko in person.

Last week, we heard TSN's Pierre LeBrun and Mike Johnson confirm that the Leafs' problems are not solved by bringing in just one piece. LeBrun suggested that the Leafs were two defensemen and a top-9 forward away from being a true contender, so there may be multiple players on this list that the Leafs will look to add before March 8th.
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Insider says four intriguing new names being linked to the Maple Leafs

If you could only bring one of these 4 players to Toronto, who would it be?

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