Why would the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Alex Kerfoot?
Siegel went on to say in his piece that newly acquired free agent forward Calle Jarnkrok could easily fill the role of playing on the Leafs second line with John Tavares and William Nylander.
Aston-Reese is known to be a good defensive forward and if he is signed with the Leafs, he will end up playing on the 3rd line with David Kampf.
Alex Kerfoot trade frees up salary cap space
If Kyle Dubas can pull off an Alex Kerfoot trade that would free up $3.5 million in cap space and give the Leafs enough room to sign Rasmus Sandin to a new contract.
Looking into the future, it will also give the Leafs a little wiggle room to chase a Patrick Kane trade later in the season.