Colton Parayko in Toronto Maple Leafs jersey wondering if he will be traded?
Are the Leafs finally landing Colton Parayko? Latest trade rumors, asking price, and salary cap hurdles analyzed.

The Colton Parayko saga continues in St. Louis. As the Blues’ rebuild becomes more apparent, the towering defenseman’s name won’t escape the rumor mill. And as always, the relentless Toronto Maple Leafs occupy the center of the speculation.

For over a year now, the connection between Parayko and Toronto has persisted. Leafs fans salivate over the thought of adding his size, reach, and offensive touch to their blue line. But the latest whispers have everyone asking: Is this the year it finally happens?

Parayko’s No-Trade Clause – The Key to Any Deal

New intel suggests that Blues management hasn’t officially asked Parayko to waive his full no-trade clause. This is significant. Parayko holds all the cards, and if St. Louis wants to move him, they need his permission.

Of course, this doesn’t mean a deal is off the table. Parayko, 30, is a veteran on a hefty contract ($6.5 million AAV through 2029-30). His current season (9 goals, 21 points in 62 games) hasn’t been spectacular, but those underlying skills still exist.

The Leafs, as per usual, are hungry to bolster their defense. They’d have to make significant salary cap gymnastics to accommodate Parayko, and the ask from St. Louis likely includes their 2024 first-rounder plus a top prospect like Fraser Minten or Easton Cowan.

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