Mike Green, Detroit Red Wings
Unlike Oduya, Green would bring an extra year of term on his deal and carries a $6 million cap hit next season. Depending on the cost, Green could be a nice solution to the Leafs’ blue line puzzle, albeit a short-term solution.
As a right shot defenceman, the 31-year-old Calgary, AB native could slide into one of the Leafs’ top two pairings and take over the team’s top power play unit. Of course, injuries have plagued Green throughout his career, but he has played in 70 or more games the last three seasons.
Statistically, Green has been a solid possession player throughout his career, boasting a career 53.9 CF%, and he has been the quarterback of two excellent power play units during his time with the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings. For the Leafs, Green would solidify their already lethal power play and would likely contribute a minimum of 30 points next season.
The question, of course, comes to down to cost. Unfortunately, based on how the Trade Deadline has gone so far, I think the cost to acquire Green would be expensive.