It's kind of shocking, but things are totally falling apart between the St. Louis Blues and captain Alex Pietrangelo. 

Pietrangelo will become UFA if the two sides can't get an extension done and at the moment it's not seeming likely. 

The Leafs have shown strong interest in trying to acquire Pietrangelo in the past and according to one NHL insider there's mutual interest. 

Darren Dreger reports on Leafs' Lunch that Pietrangelo would likely have Toronto at the top of his list. 

"I think that going into the open market, Toronto would be very high on his list. I think the Vegas Golden Knights would be high on his list and that list would be relatively short."

"If they got to invest upwards of $9M (AAV) to keep Alex Pietrangelo in St. Louis than either way it's coming at the expense of another player or players, so it's a delicate one for sure."

This is getting exciting!


Source: Darren Dreger