Trade proposal emerges, sending Jamie Oleksiak back into the Eastern Conference.

Published September 12, 2023 at 5:17 PM
Ron Francis has been quiet all summer despite being linked in various trade proposals.

In Talks with Brad Treliving in Toronto ?

The Maple Leafs have made many moves during the summer, starting with their front office. Their new GM, Brad Treliving, has been hungry to make a splash after signing Tyler Bertuzzi and John Klingberg.

A trade proposal's been gaining traction in social media, sending Jamie Oleksiak back to the Eastern Conference.

Proposed Trade

Maple Leafs Acquire:
Jamie Oleksiak
2024 3rd Round Selection Toronto

Kraken Acquire
TJ Brodie
Nick Robertson

The Kraken would be landing the former 2nd Round Selection, Nick Robertson, who would be this deal's main piece. A 22-year-old who has yet to find his stride at the NHL level, he sure holds value if he were to be traded.

However, it's hard to see how that deal makes sense from Francis' perspective. The Kraken already has loads of forwards able to play the game at the highest level, and Robertson has clearly outgrown the AHL. On the other side of things, Brodie is an experienced veteran, but does he hold more value than Oleksiak? He's older, smaller and carries a $5M cap hit.

Unless the scouting staff is certain that Robertson could unlock is

September 12   |   107 answers
Trade proposal emerges, sending Jamie Oleksiak back into the Eastern Conference.

What would your response be if Toronto came calling with this offer?

Hard Pass5955.1 %
Yes, make it happen2624.3 %
Open to it, you gotta add.2220.6 %

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