The Toronto Maple Leafs and general manager Kyle Dubas were one of the busiest teams this offseason.
Even though Dubas barely had any cap space to work with, he was wheeling and dealing and brought in some new faces while moving out some familiar ones.
Before Dubas sent forward Andreas Johnsson to the New Jersey Devils, it seems he could have been on his way to Florida instead.
During the most recent edition of the "31 Thoughts" podcast with Elliotte Friedman, the NHL insider revealed the details of a trade between the Leafs and Panthers that fell through.
According to Friedman, the Leafs were prepared to send Johnsson and Travis Dermott in a deal that would have saw them acquire defenseman MacKenzie Weegar.
Friedman adds that the Dubas had been eyeing Weegar for awhile and it might be hard to acquire him now considering how well the 27 year old is playing.
Would you have made this deal?
Friedman & Marek talking about how well MacKenzie Weegar is playing for Florida. Marek brings up how Dubas was interested in him in the offseason, Friedman said they wanted Dermott and Johnsson in a deal, Toronto said no. #LeafsForever #FlaPanthers
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