This Leafs Player Won't be Staying on the Roster for Long

Published August 6, 2023 at 9:10 PM

The New Maple Leafs


The Toronto Maple Leafs have undergone significant changes in their roster this offseason, they signed Max Domi and Tyler Bertuzzi but one of the most notable additions is John Klingberg.

His arrival has created a surplus of talent on the Leafs' blue line, potentially leading to the departure of a defenseman. T.J. Brodie has been part of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the past three seasons, experiencing varying playing time during his tenure. While Brodie is a dependable two-way defenseman capable of logging considerable minutes, he doesn't bring about game-changing offensive or defensive talents. The arrival of Klingberg renders Brodie and his five million dollar cap hit expendable. Given the Leafs' current projection of being over the salary cap, a contract move is necessary. Clearing Brodie's contract would help them align with their financial needs.

Another Expendable Player


Another player under consideration is Calle Jarnkrok, aged 31, whose cap hit exceeds 2 million for the next three seasons. To maximize value, the Leafs should consider moving Jarnkrok before his performance no longer justifies his cap hit.

As Brad Treliving takes charge of shaping the team's identity, anticipate the departure of many of the depth players signed by former general manager Kyle Dubas. This applies to both Jarnkrok and Brodie, who might find themselves moving on to new homes under this new direction.

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This Leafs Player Won't be Staying on the Roster for Long

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