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NHL Rumors: Proper-handed defensemen which may curiosity the Toronto Maple Leafs

TSN: Dave Poulin, Jeff O’Neill and Darren Dreger on what defensive choices are on the market which may curiosity the Toronto Maple Leafs.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

James Duthie: “Defenseman. So Klingberg is gone long-term, doubtlessly your entire season. There’s been infinite speak, first, an replace on him and any recent names within the dialogue of commerce speak of who they could like to accumulate.”

Dreger: “Effectively, and these are names that now we have established not connecting Brad Treliving and the Toronto Maple Leafs to those gamers, however we all know that they’re in search of a right-shot defenseman.

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So, the names that I’ve recognized could be after all, Chris Tanev from the Calgary Flames. You’ve received Ilya Lyubushkin, previously of the Toronto Maple Leafs, down in Anaheim. Sean Walker, who’s under-the-radar, proper? He’s a 5 foot 11 right-shot defenseman taking part in the Philadelphia Flyers. And then you definitely’ve received Andrew Walker, or Andrew Peeke, who’s with the Columbus Blue Jackets. His identify has been on the market for a protracted, lengthy whereas. So there are alternatives and I’m certain Treliving is contemplating at this level.

As for Klingberg, James, you recognize, he’s on LTI, so it’s 10 video games, 24 days. He’s received to make that call as a participant. He’s receiving therapy, it’s a hip associated downside. How’s it going to really feel as you undergo this course of? Is surgical procedure an possibility? If surgical procedure is an possibility, then he’s finished.”

O’Neill: “I believe Chris Tanev matches the invoice. I imagine he’s a Toronto man. He’s a right-handed shot. He can play with Morgan Rielly in that prime pairing. And I’ll say it once more Morgan Rielly has by no means had that type of stable, right-handed shot that may deal with the minutes and simply shovel the puck off to him and let him do his factor and canopy him within the defensive zone. I believe Tanev could be the proper man on this market.”

Poulin: “I’m a giant Tanev man too. I like the truth that he’s quiet as effectively. Like there’s not a variety of noise popping out of there and the large quiet one. However Ilya Lyubushkin, I like a man who has been right here earlier than. He got here and I by no means actually type of perceive why he went as simply as he did. He signed in Buffalo for 2 years. He was solely 27 years outdated on the time, simply turned 29. And he appeared to slot in very well right here. He was bodily, he was a ache to play in opposition to. He partnered with Morgan Reilly for some time. I assumed was fairly comfy with it.”

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Duthie: “That’s an interesting risk. You’re giving me the Dregs Inside smile.”

Dreger: “You already know it’s sophisticated, proper? It’s the cap. It’s greenback in, it’s greenback out. However we all know Toronto wants a right-shot D man and he had success in Toronto.”



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