According to The Fourth Period, the Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to re-sign Unrestricted Free Agents Tyler Bozak, Colton Orr, and Mike Kostka, while winger Clarke MacArthur and defenseman Ryan O’Byrne could possibly walk this summer.
MacArthur is finishing up a two-year, $6.5 million dollar contract and it’s believed the 28-year-old could look up to $4 million dollars per year, which would probably send him out of Toronto as that price tag is too high for the Leafs.
Bozak is reportedly looking for a long-term deal worth $5.5 per season, so it’s very possible he may not be back with the Leafs next season either, since Toronto isn’t interested in signing him to anything over $4 million dollars per year. As I mentioned before, Dave Nonis is looking to sign Bozak to a more cap-friendly number around $3.5 to $4 million dollars, but if both sides can’t reach a deal, the team has other options to explore as Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy and Stephen Weiss are a few centermen that are positioned to become free agents this summer. So my point: there is no need for the Leafs to over pay for Bozak, as there are other options out there come this off-season.
Komarov will not be back with the Leafs next season as he’s signed a one-year deal with his former team, Dynamo Moscow of the KHL. The Leafs offered Komarov a deal, but Dynamo topped what the Leafs first offered. It’s believed the Toronto offered Komarov $1.3 million dollars on a one-year deal.
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