The Toronto Maple Leafs could likely trade for a top-6 winger at the trade deadline
- The Maple Leafs right now are on fire, on top of the NHL with a record of 11-2-1. They have a dominant roster and are looking to add more before their playoff run. One part of their roster they would like to improve is their top 6, adding wingers for Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner. They are looking towards a two-way or power winger that would compliment the play of their star players. A name that has been thrown out into that conversation was Kyle Palmieri.
The Wild, Avalanche, Blue Jackets, Rangers, Maple Leafs all have interest in Sam Bennett.
- Sam Bennett has been the center of talk for the last couple of weeks as he recently stated that he wanted a trade out of Calgary as he desired more playing time in the top 6. The Wild, Blue Jackets, and Rangers are in need of a center for their top 6 and Bennett would fit nicely. The Avalanche and Maple Leafs are two contenders that are also interested in Bennett for a two-way depth center in their playoff runs.
The Bruins, Senators, and Sharks have called for Jake Virtanen
- Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has been very disappointing this season after a solid last season. To shake up their team a bit after their rough start, the Canucks would part ways with the young two-way RW. The Bruins, Senators, and Sharks want to make their roster young by acquiring the struggling winger. The value for Virtanen would be around a mid-round pick.
Tony DeAngelo could be traded to the Flames, Red Wings, Ducks, Senators, or Kings.
- The Tony DeAngelo situation is not over in New York. The Rangers are still looking for a good deal to send DeAngelo away. After clearing waivers, it is determined that DeAngelo has negative value so the Rangers would have to retain salary or pay to get rid of him. The Flames, Red Wings, Ducks, Senators, and Kings all could make a risky move by trading for DeAngelo and hoping he turns out fine. A potential deal for DeAngelo to the Flames could be DeAngelo (50% retained) and a 2nd round pick for Bennett.