Former Red Wings Player would be the Ideal Signing for the Leafs

Published July 20, 2023 at 9:06
BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB
     
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The Leafs' Potential Bargain: An Overlooked Free Agent



An exciting player remains available in the free agent market, offering the potential for a high-impact, low-cost addition to the Leafs.

Maple Leafs' General Manager Brad Treliving has been incredibly active this offseason, securing a few notable signings. The team welcomed Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi, Ryan Reaves, and John Klingberg - all acquisitions through free agency. Each player is set to contribute uniquely to the Leafs' capabilities.


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Treliving isn't slowing down just yet. He's currently immersed in the team's goalie situation while negotiating extensions for William Nylander and Auston Matthews. Amid the buzz surrounding these big names, it's easy to overlook the lesser-known players who could bring significant value to the team.

Enter Pius Suter, an unsung hero left unsigned in the free agent market, to many people's surprise.

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Unleashing Suter's Potential: A Third-Line Powerhouse



Suter's contribution to the Maple Leafs could be remarkable. Ideally fitting into a third-line role, he possesses a solid defensive playstyle, often seen on the penalty kill. However, his offensive prowess is also top-tier.


He's now gearing up for his fourth NHL season, having initially chosen to kickstart his career in the Swiss National League (NL). Interestingly, Suter has prior on-ice experience with Leafs' star Auston Matthews, having played together for the ZSC Lions.

Since transitioning to the NHL, Suter has consistently demonstrated his worth as a middle-six forward, notching 14 or more goals every season. For Treliving, securing Suter for under $1.5 million could mean acquiring an exceptional third-line player, ready to step up into the top six.

As Read on HockeyPatrol - Perfect Free Agent Signing for the Maple Leafs Has Been Found
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