Four teams in the mix to acquire Leafs’ Barrie

Trade talks are heating up!

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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas is going back and forth: he still hasn’t made up his mind on whether he will trade defenseman Tyson Barrie at the deadline.

On Thursday night, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that the Leafs are getting calls on Barrie and his asking price. They will move him they can fill his spot on the blue line before Monday’s 3pm ET deadline.

TSN’s Frank Seravelli got more inside on the situation on Friday, revealing that four teams are now in the mix for Barrie’s services. McKenzie had pointed out that the Vancouver Canucks were interested, but they will have to deal with the Calgary Flames, Vegas Golden Knights and Carolina Hurricanes. 

The Maple Leafs, who are currently without Rielly and Cody Ceci on their blueline due to injuries, are believed to have a contract extension in place with fellow pending UFA defenseman Jake Muzzin.

There are a lot of pieces to move around of the blue line options in Toronto and it seems like the possibility of moving Barrie out remains one.

It remains to be seen which team will convince the Leafs to sell.