10 Veteran UFA’s Toronto Maple Leafs Could Sign This Offseason

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MONTREAL, QC – JUNE 06: Corey Perry #94 of the Montreal Canadiens . (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

No. 4: Corey Perry

The Toronto Maple Leafs should have signed Perry last season, instead of Wayne Simmonds and they’re unfortunately paying the price for it right now.

No offense to Simmonds, who I love, and loved the signing, but Perry is a playoff-performer and that’s exactly what the Leafs needed. After helping the Dallas Stars reach the Stanley Cup Finals last year, there weren’t a lot of people convinced that he could do it again.

However, as we sit right now, Perry is still in the playoffs, while our beloved Leafs are not.

Even if Perry isn’t scoring, he’s a pest to play against. He’s someone you want on your team but hate to play against and he’s proven that once again this playoff-run.

If you’re thinking that Perry hit John Tavares on purpose during Game One of the first round, he didn’t. They’re friends and that’s something no player would ever intend to do. As a result, he should forgive Tavares by signing with Toronto in the offseason and help them win a Stanley Cup for the first time in 55 years.