LATEST | Insider reveals the Maple Leafs' shopping not over and ties time to another blockbuster acquisition

Published March 1, 2023 at 7:48 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
The Toronto Maple Leafs have had their name linked to pretty much every player announced to be on the market. The fans have been complaining about the team's inability to make it further than the 1st Round for the last couple of years, but Dubas really stepped up his game this year and it appears he may not yet be done.

Dubas opened everyone's eyes when he acquired former Conn Smythe winner Ryan O'Reilly along with Noel Acciari. Two players, who are known to be great playoff performers, though he did not stop there when a few days later he managed to collect Sam Lafferty and Jake McCabe from Chicago. Earlier this week he added to his bill the Canucks' very own Luke Schenn. 5 players that are wildly known for their ability to play physical hockey.

Elliotte Friedman was on air today and made quite a statement on the Leafs' shopping list heading onto this year's March 3rd trade deadline:

''You're crazy if you think Dubas is done''



Per his beliefs and the information he's gathered through his sources, the Leafs are not shopping a goaltender, neither are they trying to dump Alex Kerfoot's contract but he thinks that Dubas has not set his eyes on Tyler Bertuzzi.

The pending free agent his very well-liked amongst the decisional personnel in Toronto's front offices and with Steve Yzerman's recent decision of trading young talent like Filip Hronek it's definitely not hard to believe that he could decide to trade away the feisty winger as well.


Perhaps the base of this trade would send Alex Kerfoot to Detroit for salary cap reasons, but if the Leafs manage to add Tyler Bertuzzi as well to their line-up they'd definitely have the roster depth to take the Lightning out in the 1st Round.

Dubas has been on a mission after the team's latest failures in the playoffs, with the deal he's made as of late, is this enough for the Leafs' to buy a 2nd Playoff Round?
IS THIS ENOUGH FOR THE LEAFS' TO BUY A 2ND PLAYOFF ROUND?
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