The Toronto Maple Leafs have been quiet lately after making a splash during the first two days of free agency.
On the first day of free agency (July 1st), the Toronto Maple Leafs added Ryan Reaves. Then on July 2nd, they signed John Klingberg, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Max Domi. Since then, they made one minor signing in Dylan Gambrell but nothing since.
With the team being $8.8 million over the salary cap, there isn’t much for them to do until they find a way to unload some of that money. Leafs GM Brad Treliving is still busy behind the scenes as he negotiates new contracts for Ilya Samsonov, William Nylander, and Auston Matthews. He also has to decide what to do with goaltender Matt Murray. With Samsonov filing for salary arbitration, the Maple Leafs can use the NHL’s second buy-out window to buy-out Murray if they so choose.
Things may seem quiet from where the rest of us are sitting, but the Maple Leafs front office is probably anything but quiet. GM Treliving is here to shake things up and change the culture inside the Maple Leafs locker room. Hopefully, his new additions will help the Maple Leafs find more success come playoff time.
With not much happening right now, I thought it would be fun to go ahead and make some very early 2023-24 regular season predictions. I will be using the roster that is currently in place on July 12th, 2023.