Maple Leafs Pursuit Of Chris Tanev Takes A Shocking Turn With New Development

Published December 4, 2023 at 12:24

Today the Maple Leafs' public pursuit of Chris Tanev has taken a new turn. New information has complicated their ability to acquire Tanev.

Insider Reports Confirm Maple Leafs Interest In Tanev

To begin December Elliotte Friedman spoke about the Toronto Maple Leafs. Specifically, he talked about the team's pursuit of defenseman Chris Tanev. The Maple Leafs' affinity for Tanev cranked up after Nikita Zadorov landed in Vancouver.

Elliotte Friedman on 32T says that one defensemen Leafs will go hard at is Chris Tanev. Leafs believe they can keep him past this season


While the Maple Leafs are all in on wanting to acquire Tanev new reports have indicated it might not be up to them.

Friedman Indicates Flames Could Complicate The Tanev Trade

According to Elliotte Friedman in his latest 32 Thoughts Podcast the Calgary Flames now have interest in keeping Chris Tanev. Original reports were that the Flames wanted to get rid of both Tanev and Zadorov. However, Friedman thinks things have changed.

On his most recent 32 Thoughts podcast, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman says that he believes the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the teams that are still in the mix to acquire Tanev, but that he's also heard from his sources that the Calgary Flames are trying to keep him.

If the Flames are leaning towards keeping Tanev this drives his price up in a trade. This means the Maple Leafs will either have to overpay Tanev or find a new target. How Brad Treliving handles the trades he makes this season could make or break the team and its future.

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Maple Leafs Pursuit Of Chris Tanev Takes A Shocking Turn With New Development

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