Realistic Trade Deadline Moves For The Leafs To Make.

The easiest ways for the Leafs to upgrade their defense without giving up a lot of assets and without eating up to much Cap Space:

Zach Bogosian

With The Vereran defensemans contract being terminated he will become a free agent and likely be looking to sign for league minimum on a playoff team.

Known for his big body and defensive game he is someone who could plug in to our bottom 6 and be an instant upgrade

OFFER: 1 year, 750K

Secondly, is a 27 year old defenseman from The Chicago Blackhawks:

Erik Gustafsson

Gustafsson is a shock to even be on the market, however is a name a lot of teams should be interested in.

After hitting career highs in both goals (17) and points (60) he brings an offensive flair to any club lucky to aquire him.

The most important part of acquiring The Swedish defenseman is the fact his cap hit is only 1.2M, yes just 1.2M.

Although the fact his low cap hit should bring a high return, he is also a Free Agent this summer which should bring the price tag down a bit.

OFFER: Jeremy Bracco, conditional 2020 3rd round pick (becomes 2nd if he resigns)

Although these aren’t the big name acquisitions Leafs fans are dreaming of they’re realistic and ones that can upgrade our defense heading into the post season.