3. Trade William Nylander
As the story usually goes with contending teams, sometimes changes have to be made. William Nylander has the lone contract at forward that could bring in a difference maker (COULD) with no movement terms to his contract.
While many may want Nylander to be traded for players like Filip Forsberg, I feel like he would be best to trade for a younger, dependable defenseman.
Just as the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens had a swap of Mikhail Sergachev for Jonathan Drouin, the Maple Leafs could look to do the same.
Maybe a swap of Nylander for Jakob Chychrun could be in the works. As Nylander isn’t necessarily needed on the roster with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner leading the way, he could be a first-line winger elsewhere.
These are three decisions the Toronto Maple Leafs should consider to remain contenders in the Atlantic division. While they could not go with any of what I said and find cheap depth talent, I still feel like the scenarios I mentioned could turn things around for the Maple Leafs sooner rather than later.