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The veteran Jake Allen is drawing trade interest from several teams.
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Maple Leafs Make Offer For Veteran of rival Montreal Canadiens

Published January 4, 2024 at 5:39 PM
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It's no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs need plenty of help in net, and now it's been revealed that they made a play for the veteran of a key divisional rival.

Maple Leafs make a play for Canadiens' Jake Allen



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After a few months of watching their goaltenders struggle for consistency, it's clear that Toronto need an upgrade, and while many thought they'd chase a star, it appears they're looking to find their upgrade through a veteran of the Montreal Canadiens.


According to Elliotte Friedman, the Maple Leafs offered a sixth-round pick to several teams for their goaltenders, with the Montreal Canadiens and veteran Jake Allen, who has been fantastic for them over the past few seasons.

« Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving has offered a sixth-round pick to several teams for a goaltender, which all teams refused. He was hoping a team would be desperate to trade a goalie. » - Elliotte Friedman

Toronto denied by every party for their lowly offer



Unfortunately for Brad Treliving, a simple sixth-round pick didn't entice anyone, but given Allen's play over the past few years in Montreal, if he upped the offer a little, he may be the right man to help fix their situation for a relatively cheap price.

« Dan Vladar (Flames), Jake Allen (Canadiens), Eric Comrie (Sabres), and Anton Forsberg (Senators) were among the goalies targeted by Treliving. » - Luke Fox

In four years with Montreal, Allen has compiled a .900 save percentage along with a 3.24 GAA in 119 games, and with the Canadiens struggling for the most part over the past few seasons, those numbers become even more impressive.

While it's still likely that Toronto chase a star like Carter Hart, Jacob Markstrom or Juuse Saros, this was a solid idea from Treliving, and if he can up the offer a little, the rival Canadiens may certainly have some interest.

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