NHL Trade Rumours: Top Trade Scenarios for Kris Versteeg

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NHL Trade Rumours: Top Trade Scenarios for Kris Versteeg
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As the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to toil in whatever falls just below mediocrity, it's that time of the year to ship out the few pieces that still have some value.

The Leafs currently sit 27th in the 30-team NHL, and have only a second-round pick in the first three rounds of the NHL Entry Draft this summer.

Kris Versteeg, who came to Toronto during the great dismantling of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, is one of the players the Leafs may choose to trade before the deadline on February 28th.

Versteeg has 12 goals and 18 assists in 39 games so far this season, but his plus/minus rating is a dismal minus-10. He's been a bright spot in several games, but has completely disappeared frequently as well.

Despite his inconsistent play, Versteeg is an attractive option for many potential playoff teams looking to bolster their forward lines.

On top of that, his experience winning the Cup with the Blackhawks last season could be invaluable, especially to young teams with limited playoff seasoning.

Let's take a look at some possible Versteeg destinations, and what kind of return the Leafs might expect.

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