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Leafs make their move to improve their forward depth, what’s next?

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Yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Tomas Plekanec and a meh AHLer from the Montreal Canadiens for two meh AHLers and a 2nd round pick. It gives the Leafs pretty ridiculous depth, as they can now run out four effective lines. We churned out a bunch of content related to the trade:

When the news broke — Leafs Acquire Plekanec, Baun from Habs for Valiev, Rychel, 2nd.

An in-depth look at what the Leafs acquired — With Tomas Plekanec, the Maple Leafs have vastly improved their centre depth.

An in-depth look at what the Leafs gave up — What the Leafs gave up in the Tomas Plekanec trade.

We’ll have some more content out about the deal later today.

The Leafs expect Plekanec to join the team in time to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road tonight. Hopefully the Lightning don’t have time to bring in Erik Karlsson, if that rumoured deal ever actually happens...

ONTO THE LINKS!

Toronto Maple Leafs by the numbers: 2018 Trade Deadline | by Katya

Should the Leafs trade James van Riemsdyk? | by Arvind and Katya

Rick Nash Traded to Bruins, as Atlantic Arms Race Begins | by Arvind

Marlies recap: Miro Aaltonen injured in 7-4 loss to Amerks | by Species. A real shame about Aaltonen, he has really turned it on in February with 1.5 PPG this month.

CWHL Recap: Thunder flatten Furies 5-2 | by nafio

More reactions to the Plekanec acquisition:

Tomas Plekanec, the consummate Canadien, says he is ready to win with the Maple Leafs | by James Mirtle at The Athletic

Comparing the Plekanec trade to the Boyle trade | by Ryan Hobart at The Leafs Nation

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Tomas Plekanec from the Montreal Canadiens | by Alec Brownscombe at MLHS

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As of writing this last night, we can safely say that Erik Karlsson will likely be traded to San Jose

...or Tampa Bay...

...or Nashville...

...or Vegas...

So I assume all this means that by the time this actually gets published Monday morning, Karlsson will have been traded to Colorado or some weird shit like that.

Poll

Where will Karlsson to wind up?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Tampa Bay
    (30 votes)
  • 5%
    Nashville
    (12 votes)
  • 15%
    Vegas
    (34 votes)
  • 8%
    San Jose
    (19 votes)
  • 55%
    Probably fucking Chicago or some bullshit like that
    (119 votes)
214 votes total Vote Now