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Blockbuster Mock Trade Gives Auston Matthews a Fresh Start in the West

Published August 5, 2023 at 10:57
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As Auston Matthews continues to hold off on signing an extension with Toronto, should the Leafs start considering other alternatives for their standout player?

Matthews Fixes the Coyotes



Without a doubt, Auston Matthews is the most successful hockey player to come from Arizona. He has been rumoured to be sent there for years, and the circumstances could be right for a move to happen.

Since being picked number one in 2016, Matthews has distinguished himself as the leading even-strength goal scorer in the league and has a Hart trophy to his name.


A potential trade involving Matthews is bound to be a blockbuster, with his hometown Coyotes being an attractive destination. The team boasts a wealth of young talent and is likely among Matthews' preferred places to sign long-term.

This mock trade would see the Leafs receiving Logan Cooley, the 2022 3rd overall pick whose analytics indicate a potential to be a transformative star. Additionally, they would acquire the promising young defenseman Janis Jerome Moser, former fifth overall pick Barrett Hayton, and two first-round picks.

MOCK TRADE

Arizona Receives
Auston Matthews

Toronto Receives
Logan Cooley
Barrett Hayton
JJ Moser
2024 1st round pick
2025 1st round pick

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Given the increasing unlikelihood of Matthews committing to a long-term contract in Toronto, is it time for GM Brad Treliving to seek other options? A deal of this magnitude certainly warrants serious consideration!

As Read on House of Hockey - MOCK TRADE: Blockbuster Trade Sends Matthews to His Hometown
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