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Proposed High-Profile Trade Could Land Top NHL Goaltender with the Maple Leafs


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Elliot Ben Jacob
July 7, 2023  (3:22 PM)
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Maple Leafs Trade Rumors Abound

Speculation about potential Toronto Maple Leafs trades is always rife and a recent proposal is causing quite the stir, suggesting that Toronto could be landing one of the best goaltenders in the NHL.

Potential Acquisition: Juuse Saros

The proposal in question details a possible trade that could lead to the Leafs securing the coveted goaltender, Juuse Saros from the Nashville Predators. The speculated trade-off would involve William Nylander, Matt Murray, and a 1st round draft pick moving over to Nashville.
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Such a trade may initially appear costly, but it deserves serious consideration from the Leafs' fanbase.

Justifying the Proposal

The proposed trade, though painful to contemplate given the loss of a 'Core Four' member and a 1st round draft pick, warrants a more detailed examination. William Nylander is seeking a contract valued over $10 million, which is a steep figure that Toronto might struggle to afford currently.
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Despite Nylander's undoubted talent, the return from the trade would be a top-class goaltender costing half as much as Nylander.
In addition to acquiring Saros, the Leafs could unload Matt Murray's hefty salary onto Nashville, an objective they have been keen to achieve. The resulting financial savings could be used to secure a new contract for Ilya Samsonov, which would provide a formidable goalie duo for the team.
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Although the departure of Nylander would be a tough pill to swallow, the team could offset his absence through recent recruits Tyler Bertuzzi and Max Domi. Additionally, the emerging talent of Matthew Knies adds to the list of potential compensations.
As Read on HockeyPatrol - Major Trade Proposal Would Send One of the Best Goalies in the League to the Maple Leafs
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