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Maple Leafs seeking to exchange for a defenceman

: Trade speculation has been going round for awhile that the Leafs want a pinnacle 4 defenceman in the event that they need to contend for the Stanley Cup. Darnell Nurse might be an ideal fit for the Leafs however the Edmonton Oilers say he isn’t always to be had.

Nick Kypreos reports the Maple Leafs are looking for a proper-shot defenceman and the value will come at a premium.

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“Certainly the Leafs are looking for one,” Kypreos said all through Saturday’s Headlines section on Hockey Night in Canada. “In phrases of what they’re seeking out, the hassle is if you’re going to head after a pinnacle four — and we mentioned [Blues’ defenceman Alex] Pietrangelo months ago, and it’s controversial whether he’s still to be had but they’re possibly, the St. Louis Blues, two or 3 or four-sport dropping streaks away from making him available — they’re luxurious. Extremely high priced.”

Kypreos feels the Leafs will offer their 2019 1st spherical pick out and prospect Timothy Liljegren for a top 4 defenceman. The Leafs will now not trade Rasmus Sandin or Kasperi Kapanen for a dman.

If Pietrangelo is not to be had, the Leafs may want to goal LA Kings dman Jake Muzzin or Philadelphia Flyers rearguard Radko Gudas.

New York Islanders ought to make trades at NHL Trade Deadline

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York Post: With the New York Islanders performing above expectancies and effortlessly in a playoff spot. Larry Brooks reviews the Islanders should make some closing date deals to make a run at the Stanley Cup.

The Islanders have a pretty honest collection of younger belongings to offer groups for a change. Brooks feels that the Islanders should target Matt Duchene or Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators if they’re not signed to new agreement extensions.

Brooks also shows the Isles ought to goal some depth defenceman like LA Kings Jake Muzzin or Alec Martinez.

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