Alex Kerfoot
NHL trade rumors for July 18, 2022 feature Alex Kerfoot. The Leafs will look to trade him to free up salary cap space.

After the recent signing of Calle Jarnkrok, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves over the NHL salary cap with Rasmus Sandin still left to sign.

NHL trade rumors are starting to make the rounds that the Leafs will look to ship out Alex Kerfoot to free up the necessary Leafs salary cap space.

NHL Rumors last season had the Leafs interested in trading Justin Holl, but he is on a team friendly, $2 million salary cap hit, so the Leafs will likely keep him this year.

That leaves Kerfoot as the odd man out. James Mirtle of The Athletic reports if you trade Kerfoot, you keep seven pretty good NHL defencemen and gain another $2 million or so to spend.

The only problem with trading Kerfoot is you lose a player who put up 51 points last season and can play throughout the lineup.

It will be interesting to see what GM Kyle Dubas does this offseason because they need to shed salary and Kerfoot is the logical choice to be traded as the team needs the salary cap space.

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