Toronto Maple Leafs Musings Abound
Nick Kypreos of The Star: With less than a month up until the Christmas Trade Freeze, the Toronto Maple Leafs have choices. Morgan Rielly anticipates to be out a minimum of for another three-plus weeks. Trading for Conor Timmins is a small band-aid on an open injury. Kyle Dumas understands this.
Rasmus Sandin stays sluggish to establish and Jordie Benn is oft-injured sadly for Toronto. Jakob Chychrun wants to still be out there however great deals of competitors exists. Dante Fabbro is not a bad alternative. Neither is Vladisov Gavrikov. These pieces will cost a little bit more. Maybe, that is excessive for Dubas to swallow today.
From the rental market, John Klingberg and even Mathew Dumba might be had for the ideal cost. However, those gamers include their own restrictions. The Maple Leafs anticipate to be smart here in their Christmas browsing as the freeze draws better.
New York Rangers Setting The Table After Reaves Trade
Vincent Mercogliano of LoHud: Ryan Reaves got moved for what total up to be a tune and a dance in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft. Now, Chris Drury shed the forward’s complete $1.75 million cap hit.
That maximizes some much necessary area for the Rangers. Reaves asked for the trade after he was healthy scratched 7 times in 8 video games.
The relocation enables New York to put faster gamers on their 4th line and get a bit more of an edge. Reaves ended up being restricted and expendable, essentially. With about $2 million in cap area, that ends up being about $6.6 million at the March 3rd trade due date. This provides the Rangers more choices.
Besides Patrick Kane, there is Bo Horvat. Horvat anticipates not to re-sign with Vancouver. Even Vladimir Tarasenko might end up in the mix. Everyone presumes a forward might be headed back to the Rangers.
However, what if a defenseman appears? Does Chris Drury shoot and take the Maple Leafs’ thunder?