The Toronto Maple Leafs are all ready for another competitive season once again this year as their journey is set to begin this coming Wednesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Ever since the 2016-17 season at the dawn of the Auston Matthews’ era, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been perennial contenders in the National Hockey League.
Despite some lack of success in the playoffs, they had actually performed admirably in the past few years throughout the regular season.
In keeping the team competitive for an extended period of time, the Leafs have traded away valuable draft pick and prospect capital in exchange for key pieces for their contending roster over the past few seasons.
For the current 2023-24 season, it will be no different as the Leafs are expected to be once again in the heat of the battle for the playoffs, and hopefully with the Stanley Cup waiting at the end of the trail.
With that goal in mind, which prospects could the Maple Leafs afford to trade this season to help accomplish that goal in the end?
Here, we take a look at three potential candidates that could see their Leafs tenure short-lived as a result of their championship aspirations.