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Details of a Failed Blockbuster Trade Between the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks Have Been Revealed

Published May 23, 2023 at 2:23 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
Now that Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs parted ways, more details about his reign in Toronto will emerge. People aren't afraid of speaking out about what's happened now that he isn't someone's boss.

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Details of a Failed Blockbuster Trade Between the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks Have Been Revealed



This is what was supposed to go down:

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To Toronto:

Brandon Hagel
Marc-Andre Fleury

To Chicago:

Petr Mrazek
Matthew Knies
Two first-round picks

Why was it Cancelled?



The General Managers had approve the trade, but in the end, it didn't happen. The official reason is that Toronto would've had issues with their salary cap. But rumors are that Brendan Shanahan intervened.

"Here's a trade that didn't happen. Chicago and Toronto discussed Hagel and Fleury, with the Leafs, for Mrazek, Matthew Knies, and first-round picks. It never reached a stage where Fleury was officially asked to waive. Toronto declined based on the future contracts involved."

- Darren Dreger


The Maple Leafs' 2022 playoff run could have been totally different if that trade happened. With Fleury and Hagel, do you think the Leafs would've beaten the Lightning?

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