Lou Lamoriello Speaks On Upcoming Trade Deadline.

Published January 13, 2018 at 10:30

There's been plenty of speculation in regards to what the Toronto Maple Leafs should do with the NHL trade deadline looming. Many believe the Leafs absolutely need to add some depth on the blueline, while others would like to see them add some more scoring on the wing. However many reporters have recently started to promote the stance that the Leafs will stand pat and consider their own upcoming UFA's as trade deadline rentals. TSN's Darren Dreger stated that despite other GM's feeling the Leafs could get some assets for JVR, Bozak and Komarov, the team will probably stand pat. The man himself, Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello commented on the deadline recently:"I don't think you ever make a trade for the sake of making it. If you make one, you make it to help your team get better. We have forward depth in our organization and defensive depth, a little more experience on offence there, than defence. It's our responsibility to get a player to where they should be (in the minors), but you ask yourself the question all the time . . . and there are sometimes little trades that can make you better. But it's always the same thing, and every GM in the league will tell you the same thing, you make a trade to make your team better."
The Leafs GM also pointed out the team has plenty of fresh legs ready to go in the AHL which could also be considered trade deadline help. Of course, we won't know exactly until the trade deadline comes and goes on Monday February 26th.

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