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Trade Them To Toronto

12/29/2018 at 8:35am EST

Damien Cox of the Toronto Star wants the Leafs to makes some trades and three Detroit players are mentioned...

Gustav Nyqvist

Nyqvist’s no-trade could make this tricky, but he has high-end skill — as he seems to show every time he plays the Leafs — and is having a nice bounce-back season in Motown. He would be a pure rental: here in the winter, gone by the summer.

Jimmy Howard

Not that Garret Sparks has proven he can’t do it, but he hasn’t proven he can, either. Goaltending insurance behind Freddie Andersen just makes sense, and Howard would be the best you could buy. The hard question would be how much to pay at the deadline for a player who may not play. No more than a second-round pick.

Nick Jensen

Jensen is mobile and logs 20 minutes a night for the Wings. More important for the Leafs, he’s a valuable right-hand shot on the back end, something only Nikita Zaitsev, Igor Ozhiganov and rarely-used Justin Holl offer. Jensen would come cheap and provide depth, if not an upgrade.

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