Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas says they’re open to trading newly acquired first-round pick

Enter speculation season as the Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be far from done.

In a Tuesday afternoon, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas said the team isn’t sold on holding onto the newly acquired first-round pick.

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The pick, 15th overall, is apparently up for grabs if the right deal comes along. The first round is arguably one of the deepest the NHL has seen in a long time with some high-end options around pick 15 that may have gone in the top 10 in other years.

On the other hand, with the first-round pick being so valuable this year Toronto could swing a sweet deal in getting a player or asset that could help them sooner than who they could draft in the first round.

The Leafs are entering a definite re-tool phase here and the Kapanen deal is the metaphorical bat signal that its open season on a lot of the clubs’ players.

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