Seattle Kraken reportedly looking to sign Leafs center Max Domi

Graham Montgomery
May 27, 2024  (9:25 PM)

Toronto Maple Leafs center Max Domi talking to the media after a game
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NHL insider David Pagnotta revealed today that the Seattle Kraken have expressed interest in signing Leafs center Max Domi.

Domi signed a one-year, prove-it style deal with the Leafs last summer, taking home 3 million dollars. He had a slow start to the season, but ended up being a very effective player for the Leafs, so he should be getting a reasonable raise on that, and probably some more term as well. The Kraken certainly have the cap space to make the move, but whether or not Domi wants to play in Seattle remains to be seen.
The #SeaKraken have Max Domi on their radar ahead of free agency.

[via: @TheFourthPeriod]

Whether or not the Leafs should re-sign Domi has been a subject of much debate since the season ended. NHL insider Pierre Lebrun believes that he will get between 5 and 6 million dollars a year on his next deal, which has many within the Leafs fanbase balking at the idea of re-signing him. This was discussed on the SDPN podcast.
Max Domi looked liked a good fit in Toronto. Can the Leafs afford to keep him around? #SDP #LeafsForever

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That being said, LeBrun has also reported that there is mutual interest between Domi and the Leafs to get a deal done. Perhaps he would be willing to take a slightly lower average-annual-value to stay with the team. After all, Domi has been on the record stating how much it means to him to be a Leaf.
The feeling is mutual on Max Domi and Tyler Bertuzzi re-signing with the Leafs
Be sure to stay tuned to the Leafs this summer to see whether or not they re-sign Domi. It should be a very eventful and exciting offseason for the team.