In today’s NHL trade rumors rundown we will talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs. The fan base is getting very frustrated with their star players. The fans want an Eichel for Marner trade, they want Nylander traded for a #1 defenceman.
NHL Analyst Frank Seravalli was on Toronto’s sports station The Fan 590 and talked about three options the Maple Leafs could do to fix the situation they are in.
Seravalli’s three options are:
- Fire the coach.
- Make a huge trade.
- Triple down on the roster as is.
Seravalli went on to say, he doesn’t see the Leafs firing the coach. “I just don’t see it,” he said. “Sheldon Keefe just got an extension and we just talked about the big three not holding up their end of the bargain. And it’s not on him.” If a trade is made, Seravalli also believes it would have to be Mitch Marner that gets moved. He explains, “He has value. Talented player. Tough playoff runs. Not doing it this year. Huge salary cap hit. All those things come together. I don’t see the Leafs being at that point.”
The most likely option is the Leafs will triple down on their current roster and ride or die with it. If they do end up missing the playoffs, you can bet one of the big three will be traded and the likely one gone is Marner.