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Significant Changes Ahead for the Leafs' Lineup in the Coming Two Seasons

Published July 23, 2023 at 7:37 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs Make Bold Moves in the Offseason

The offseason witnessed some active engagement from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the free agency market. These endeavours resulted in the surprising acquisition of numerous new players to bolster their quest for the Stanley Cup.

Yet, it's worth noting that these new roster additions might only have a short-term stay, hinting at potential significant changes to the lineup in the upcoming seasons.

Reviewing Short Term Agreements and Pending Contracts

In their attempt to revamp the squad, the Leafs signed several new faces, including notable names like Max Domi, Tyler Bertuzzi, and John Klingberg. Among these agreements, only Ryan Reaves has a contract that extends beyond one season.


Furthermore, Reaves is a member of the exclusive group of just 11 players whose contracts are secured beyond the next season.


This group also includes key players like Calle Jarnkrok, David Kampf, and Morgan Rielly. It does seem like some major contractual commitments are in order.

Allocation of Salary Cap Predominantly to Superstars

One of the biggest challenges the Leafs are contending with is the hefty portion of their salary cap allocated to a limited number of players. This roster segment chiefly includes the team's core players, namely Mitch Marner, John Tavares, Rielly, and Auston Matthews.

While Matthews hasn't officially signed a high-value long-term deal yet, rumblings suggest that a contract extension is likely underway and nearing its final stages.

There's also buzz about William Nylander aiming for his upcoming contract to be set at $10 million annually for eight years, but the likelihood of such an agreement being reached is questionable.

The new General Manager, Brad Treliving, has some crucial decisions to make concerning the team's future in Toronto.

The potential to devise a championship-caliber roster for the Leafs is present, irrespective of whether the team maintains its current structure or undergoes a complete overhaul. The definitive answer will unfold over the course of the next two seasons.

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Significant Changes Ahead for the Leafs' Lineup in the Coming Two Seasons

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