The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a very interesting position heading into this season.
Being one of the very few teams that had sufficient funds to go out and significantly upgrade various positions on their roster, the Leafs had the unique ability to head into 2021 one of the most drastically changed teams.
Kyle Dubas and Co. managed to navigate the rough economic situation of the National Hockey League as a whole, while simultaneously bolstering their defense, augmenting their bottom-six forward group with different elements, and give starter Frederik Andersen some healthy competition behind him.
It was an incredibly difficult needle to thread; one that could only be done in the one-of-a-kind offseason we witnessed in 2020.
Bringing in TJ Brodie will surely be the biggest addition to this roster, and the off-ice contributions of Joe Thornton, Wayne Simmonds, and Zach Bogosian will undoubtedly benefit tremendously. I, for one, am looking forward to the ripple effects these overwhelmingly positive moves will have on this team.
Now, with under a week until training camp starts, let’s take a look at 10 offseason predictions I have for the Toronto Maple Leafs.