The Toronto Maple Leafs need to find a way to improve their roster for cheap ahead of the trade deadline.
They need a bargain!
Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas is well aware that his team is up against the salary cap and might be tempted to listen to the advice of NHL insider Pierre LeBrun, who has recommended the Leafs may be best off pursuing a buy-low option at the trade deadline.
And LeBrun has the perfect player in mind as he explained on the air of TSN Radio 1050 Toronto on Wednesday:
“If I were the Leafs, (Josh Anderson) is a guy - with his skills set - it’s one thing to be able to grind it up and be a physical player, but he’s also a guy I believe that can score 25 goals a year in the National Hockey League when he gets his game right.”
Anderson has been on the sidelines with a shoulder injury and has yet to get going this season, but could be the grit Toronto needs to make the postseason.
Fans in Toronto have been complaining about the lack of physicality and hits from their team and hope this will get remedied prior to the trade deadline.
As LeBrun points out, nothing has shown that the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to move Anderson in the coming weeks, but since he is a pending free agent, a trade could be considered.
“He’s a buy-low candidate for anyone in the league.”