Teams reaching out to Maple Leafs about Kessel

The teams trade talks are about to ramp up.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, a handful of teams hayouve inquired with the Toronto Maple Leafs regarding their asking price for Kessel.

The future of the Maple Leafs star forward was a popular topic among NHL executives at this weekend’s NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, but Friedman reported that if a trade was going to be consummated, it would not happen for at least a couple of weeks.

Kessel is expected to be on the trading block this summer as the Maple Leafs could be active in order to get younger and stockpile draft picks and prospects as part of their rebuilding process.

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