The Toronto Maple Leafs made a trade on Wednesday evening that quite frankly won’t accomplish anything. This may just be another Leafs blunder for the ages as they swing for the fences in hopes of making the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In any other situation the trade would look like a good one. Unfortunately for Toronto, they aren’t in any other situation. The Leafs are in full out panic mode and if they aren’t they should be.
On Wednesday night the Leafs put the call in and pulled the trigger picking up goalie Jack Campbell and forward Kyle Clifford. In exchange for the duo the Leafs gave up Trevor Moore, Columbus’ third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional third round pick in 2021.
The Leafs trade isn’t really a surprise because they had to do something, but in the end everyone and the dog knows that the Leafs need a defenceman or men. This is another miss by Kyle Dubas, considering they didn’t do anything that can stop the bleeding.
You could actually have Grant Fuhr in net and if you play defence like the Leafs do your goalie is going to get shell shocked. This will ultimately look like another fail by the buds.
Everyone also knows the Leafs have salary cap issues so it is no surprise that the Kings had to do them a solid and retain some salary. At the end of the day that is exactly what the Los Angeles Kings did as they retained 50% of Clifford’s salary.
At what point do we say have fun golfing during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs?