Leafs interested in Ribero?


Corey Perry’s name is the name that has surfaced on talk surrounding the Leafs with regards to trade or off-season moves.

But another name making the rounds around the Leafs is Mike Ribeiro, a top-six centre.

The Leafs are said to be interested in adding a centre and a top-four defenceman.

The question remains, though, is what advantage would Ribeiro bring.

The Leafs, who have several key contract situations coming up, may want to see if this current roster, bolstered by Lupul’s return, can deliver a playoff berth.

A veteran defenceman appears to be a possibility. But the club also has nine NHL-capable defenceman, with Jake Gardiner waiting in the wings with the AHL’s Marlies.

It’s possible another move will be made to clear up room on the roster. But the reality is the Leafs look more and more like they will drive for a playoff berth with the current roster.