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San Jose Sharks star linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs in off-season trade

Published June 11, 2024 at 7:44 PM

The San Jose Sharks have a relatively barren roster, but their top defenseman, Mario Ferraro, is a top trade target for many teams; including the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Per David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with the Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, and Chicago Blackhawks, have inquired on Mario Ferraro. The Maple Leafs are at the forefront however, as they have had continued interest in the defenseman:

Stud blueliner Mario Ferraro has continued to attract interest from a number of teams dating back to mid-season.

Ferraro, 25, is under contract for to more seasons and comes with a $3.25 million salary cap hit. He is not looking to be traded and enjoys San Jose, but teams are calling, and my understanding is Grier is open to trading him. However, the price remains very high and it will take a significant return for Grier to part with Ferraro.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks are among the teams believed to have varying levels of interest in Ferraro, some going back to the middle of the season.

I am not sure what type of return the Sharks want for Ferraro, but if they go the package route, I would imagine a first-round draft pick is part of the ask, along with a top-ranked prospect and possibly another high asset. And given his attractive cap hit, it's understandable why Grier would hold firm.

The Leafs had their eyes on Ferraro and Sharks forward Luke Kunin during the season and it's entirely possible Toronto GM Brad Treliving circles back on both this off-season

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