3 Toronto Maple Leafs Who Could Disappoint In 2023-24
No. 1: Max Domi
As we look forward to the 2023-24 season, the most interesting player on the roster has to be Max Domi, based on his family tree.
Every Leafs fan remembers Max’s dad (Tie Domi) for his incredible fighting resume, but he also had some offensive skill that made him a very unique player.
The Toronto Maple Leafs won’t be expecting Max to play exactly like his father did, but there will still be plenty of eyeballs on him when the season opens up in a few weeks.
Domi’s career has been a little disappointing, based on where he was drafted, so it’s unsure what player the Leafs are getting.
Are they getting the guy who scored 28 goals and registered 72 points with the Montreal Canadiens or are they getting the nine goal and 24 point player who joined the Columbus Blue Jackets?
I think a majority of Leafs fans think that Domi is going to automatically score 20 goals, play tough on both sides of the ice and get into a few fights, but these expectations do not match the player he has been for the vast majority of his NHL career.
The narrative of Domi joining the team where his dad had so much success is such a fun story, but there must be so much weight on his shoulders to succeed.
Although I hope I’m wrong, I’m not expecting much out of Domi this year and his $3M deal could look like an overpayment by year’s end.