Report: Leafs and Preds nearing a Granlund trade

But, can the Leafs make the finances work?


The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently the toast of the NHL, but GM Kyle Dubas evidently isn't satisfied.

According to a report from NHL insider Darren Dreger, Dubas and the Leafs are looking to bolster their forward group and Dreger reports that the Nashville Predators are a likely trade partner.

From Dreger's most recent 'Insider Trading' segment on TSN:

Management would like to bolster their forward group. Look, if you go back two weeks ago they weren’t certain that’s what they would do, but they would like to give this group a little bit more depth and firepower. Particularly in the middle of the lineup, there has been some speculation about Mikael Granlund of the Nashville Predators. Could there be a fit moving forward between David Poile and Kyle Dubas, well perhaps, if the Nashville Predators are willing to retain some salary. Look, Toronto has the prospects, and if necessary have the draft picks to make something like that happen. As long as the Leafs continue to win, then I know Dubas is going to try and bolster the group up front.

Mikael Granlund has been linked to the Leafs on multiple occasions now... you have to imagine that there's something there. Stay tuned, Leafs fans.