Picture of the Toronto Maple Leafs playing the Anaheim Ducks. Will the two teams make a blockbuster trade.
The latest NHL trade rumors have the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks working on a blockbuster trade to free up cap space for Leafs.

The Toronto Maple Leafs must shed salary before the NHL season starts in 12 days. They are currently -2,943,950 over the salary with LTIR being used.

NHL trade rumors are making the rounds that the Leafs and Anaheim Ducks could make a significant trade to get the team salary cap compliant.

Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks working on blockbuster trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a tough call to make. They could either send down some players exempt from waivers to get salary cap compliant or consider making a trade to free up more cap space and avoid issues with waivers.

The proposed trade making the rounds is the Leafs working with the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim Ducks trade:
Ilya Lyubushkin, with one year remaining at $2,750,000

Toronto Maple Leafs trade:
TJ Brodie, with one year remaining at $5,000,000
Timothy Liljegren has one year remaining at $1,400,000

Yes, the Leafs are overpaying the Ducks for this trade, but Lilegren is the sweetener in the deal to complete the trade and save Toronto $3,650,000 in much-needed salary cap space.

What are NHL fans saying about the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks proposed trade?

Anaheim Ducks will have to throw in a draft pick if Toronto wants to complete that proposed trade.

Leafs will just go the waiver route. I do not see the team making any type of trade right now.

Great deal for the Ducks. Lilegren has great upside. Not sure I would trade him.

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  1. This deal is bad, but a deal like this is what management is left with. No team is going to do the Leafs any favors as cap space is at a premium. Placing players on waivers could get you under the cap, but then your just left with holes in the starting lineup.

  2. What nonesense. Waive Jones and Gambrell. Waive one of Gio or Timmins. Send down one of Holmberg or Robertson. Boom, cap compliant!

  3. Trading lilegren now would be like trading Randy Carlyle back when…..didn’t turn out so well. Giving up 2 very useful players needed for a cup run for 1 average player just to get compliant makes No sense unless there’s a higher calibre player coming back. Clearly nonsense imo


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