Are the Toronto Maple Leafs going to trade for Max Domi?
Max Domi is currently in his last year of a $5.3M AAV contract, which means he could be a trade target for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Domi’s career has been filled with ups and downs. The former 12th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft had a great rookie season with the Arizona Coyotes, but was promptly traded away to the Montreal Canadiens two years later.
That first campaign in Montreal was also incredible, and although it was weird to see Domi in a Canadiens jersey, he lived up to the lofty expectations that come with playing in one of hockey’s biggest market.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Max Domi
After a disappointing second season in Montreal, Domi was on the move again. This time, to Columbus, where his stay looks to be short once again.
After dominating junior hockey and ultimately winning a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship’s, Domi’s career hasn’t gone as projected. Although he’s not the point-per-game superstar that many predicted he’d become, he’s a much better player than he’s been labelled as.
In 473 career games, he has 300 points, which is a 52-point pace in an 82-game season. That’s essentially the same point-per-game as Zach Hyman (0.56 point per game), yet Hyman was treated like a god in Toronto and gained a $5.5M AAV contract from it.
Domi, on the other hand, is considered a bust by some people, which doesn’t make a ton of sense.
According to @TheFourthPeriod, the Toronto Maple Leafs are interested in Max Domi.
Although he’s bounced around a few teams over his seven-year career, Domi could be a great fit in Toronto, paired beside John Tavares and William Nylander.
Domi possesses a ton of offensive skill, but can also be a pain to play against. As everyone knows, Domi’s father (Tie Domi) played for the Leafs during their great run in the early 2000s and is one of the most beloved players in team history.
If Max joined this roster, he’d probably wear his dad’s old #28 jersey and run around like a maniac trying to get the fans on his side, and it would be a brilliant move.
Domi is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and definitely isn’t going to fetch the $5.3M contract that he previously received, but he could help his pockets by playing awesome in Toronto.
If Columbus retains 50 percent of this contract, it’s a no-brainer, as I think everyone would love to see another Domi play for the Leafs.