4. Helge Grans – RHD – Malmö Redhawks
While taking Grans at 15th overall would be a reach, the Leafs could consider trading down to take the Swedish blue liner.
He is considered by many to be a late bloomer and is a big right-handed defenceman which is why he would be considered. He is a fairly rare player and will likely continue to develop in Sweden but the Leafs could look to take advantage of his upside.
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One area many believe Grans can work on is his struggles with turning over the puck in his own end. Considering the desire to have defenceman capable of chipping in more offensively, this is the type of player some teams will start to covet more.
There is usually a player that tends to fall in the rankings and this could be the case with Grans considering the number of defencemen that are ranked higher.
Some might see Kaiden Ghule as that type of player who is projected to go in the top 15 and he could be of interest for the Leafs if he were to fall to them. However, given Dubas’ past history with trading picks, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Leafs GM consider that again.
Who would you like to see the Leafs take at 15th overall? Should they consider trading the pick? Is there a scenario where you see him move up or down?