When the Leafs trade for Stephane Robidas: Who’s next?

Posted November 06, 2018 09:07:18 The Leafs are in no hurry to get rid of their two young forwards, as they’ll have a busy offseason to evaluate their options for next season.

But as soon as the trade deadline rolls around, they’ll be ready to add a forward or two.

One team that’s been linked to the 19-year-old Quebec native is the St. Louis Blues, according to Chris Johnston of The Hockey News.

Johnston also reports that the Stamps are also interested in Robidas.

But, the Stampeders are expected to be interested in getting another forward in return.

Robidas is a versatile forward who can play both on the wing and on the power play, but he’s most likely to see time in the offensive zone.

He’s also capable of playing in a top-four role and could even be the team’s fourth-line center moving forward.

The Blues, of course, aren’t the only team with interest in Robias.

The Edmonton Oilers are also looking for a winger to pair with Jack Campbell, who is expected to leave Edmonton after the 2018-19 season.

The Oilers are in need of a top line winger, especially with Connor McDavid out for the rest of the season.

But Robidas would make a perfect fit in Edmonton, who desperately needs scoring depth.

The Leafs have a lot of talent up front, but it’s unclear if they’d be able to acquire one of those three.

If they did, the organization would need to be willing to pay a premium for Robias and the Stamping will likely want that.