The Toronto Maple Leafs Set To Acquire Vezina-Caliber Goalie Before Deadline

Published February 1, 2024 at 5:24 PM

A highly sought-after goaltender is a rare find in the NHL trade market due to their long-term commitments with teams. However, recent reports indicate that Juuse Saros, a Vezina-caliber goalie, might become available.

Nashville Predators Open to Trading Saros: Here's the Asking Price

Juuse Saros has consistently performed at an elite level for the Nashville Predators, making him a valuable asset. The Predators, recognizing his high market value, seem willing to entertain trade offers.

General Manager Barry Trotz has reportedly disclosed the asking price for Saros, and it's not a modest one:

"The Predators likely want two first-round picks, a top prospect, and a fourth asset for Juuse Saros."


Potential Move for the Maple Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs, facing goaltending challenges, could benefit significantly from acquiring a talent like Saros. This unexpected availability might prompt a shift in Brad Treliving's strategy.

While the Leafs are somewhat short on first-round picks, parting with two for Saros could be a worthwhile investment. With uncertainties in their current goalie unit, especially if Samsonov or Murray departs before the deadline, Saros could fill a crucial role. Moreover, his presence could contribute to Joseph Woll's development as the future primary goalie for the Leafs.

Saros is likely to attract interest from various teams, but the possibility of the Leafs making a move is an intriguing one worth keeping an eye on.

Source: Hockeypatrol
February 1   |   202 answers
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