Report: Leafs Setting Up Another Trade.

Published November 26, 2020 at 6:37 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs and general manager Kyle Dubas were definitely one of the busiest teams during the offseason. A couple of trades, some solid free agent signings and it looked like Dubas was happy with his little refresh. However that might not be the case. According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, despite the Joe Thornton signing, the team isn't happy with their third line center role. This might indicate we could see lots of veterans mixing it up on the fourth line. "Thornton can't play 200-foot hockey anymore and can't be counted on to play in the defensive zone. Kerfoot is a better winger than he is a center. The combination of the two will test Keefe's ability to manage in-games throughout the season." writes Simmons. As of right now you'd have either Alexander Kerfoot or Thornton slotting in at the third line center but according to Simmons the team wants somebody who can play top penalty killing minutes. With training camps expected to start sometime in December, we could see this trade sooner than we think.

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