REPORT: 4 cup contenders including Toronto Maple Leafs making push for Sharks Timo Meier

Published February 14, 2023 at 3:16 PM
The 2023 National Hockey League trade deadline is only a few short weeks away and at risk of their player getting injured and not being able to trade them, it looks like teams are starting trade talks early this year.

Many teams believe they are capable of winning the Stanley Cup this year, but are missing maybe one piece to push them over the edge, and it looks like some of these contenders believe Timo Meier is that piece.

Meier was drafted 9th overall back in 2015 by the San Jose Sharks, and since then the 26-year-old has developed into a dynamic power forward in the NHL.

Last season, Meier set a career high in goals (35) and points (76) and this season he is on pace to smash that goal record, as he is currently on pace to score 45 this season.

Meier is a RFA at the end of this season, and has a qualifying offer of $10,000,000, which will not be possible for some teams to extend, but there is a possibility of a trade in the offseason. It is rumoured that the Maple Leafs are interested in his services and would then trade him in the offseason to avoid the $10,000,000 cap hit next season.

Four teams are reportedly pushing hard for his services, them being:

I'm told in addition to the @NJDevils, the @GoldenKnights, @Canes, and @MapleLeafs have significant interest acquiring @SanJoseSharks F Timo Meier.

While the Leafs, Golden Knights and Hurricanes all could use his services right now, they wouldn't be able to hold onto him long term, while the New Jersey Devils could definitely afford his services for the future.
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REPORT: 4 cup contenders including Toronto Maple Leafs making push for Sharks Timo Meier

Who would trade for him?

LEafs2022 %
Knights2022 %
Hurricanes1920.9 %
Devils3235.2 %
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