Since the ongoing pause to the NHL season started in March, the Toronto Maple Leafs season has been in question for a while.
With the news coming out this week that the NHL will be resuming with the playoffs, it’s time to start thinking about this Toronto Maple Leafs team again. Other than the playoffs, one thing that’s also bound to still happen is the offseason.
In a previous article, I wrote about the Toronto Maple Leafs top priorities for the offseason. One of them was the Leafs need to dip into the unrestricted free agency market this summer.
The Leafs have a number of holes needing to be filled this offseason, especially a top-four defenseman. On top of this, the Leafs have a couple of players who will surely be walking away as free agents, such as Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci.
The exits of these players will give the Leafs a little more cap space to try and make a move during free agency.
With that said, let’s take a look at five free agent defensemen that the Leafs could target this offseason, in hopes to fill those needed holes.