NHL trade rumors were going around a few months back about the Toronto Maple Leafs looking to sign a top-6 forward this off-season.
TSN’s Darren Dreger is now reporting that while the Boston Bruins would like to re-sign Taylor Hall before he hits the open market on July 28, the Maple Leafs are among the teams with interest in the 29-year-old winger.
Dreger went on to say, “Toronto has interest, I’m sure, if they can’t get Zach Hyman signed, or depending on what happens with Freddy Andersen.”
The Leafs are projected to have just under $11 million in cap space this off-season, with 16 players under contract. If the Leafs do not re-sign Hyman, lose Alex Kerfoot to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft and Hall takes a hometown discount, the Leafs may be able to fit Hall under the salary cap.