5 Toronto Maple Leafs That Have Been Major Disappointments

TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 11: Tyler Bertuzzi #59 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the 1st period in an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 11, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 6-5 in a shootout. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 11: Tyler Bertuzzi #59 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the 1st period in an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 11, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 6-5 in a shootout. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Oct 21, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Max Domi (11) and Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) battle for the puck in the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Max Domi

Another one of the Leafs offseason signings, Max Domi was thought to be a significant upgrade over the departed Alexander Kerfoot in terms of offence.

After all, he once posted a 72-point season with the Montreal Canadiens back in the 2018-19 season.

Now that he was joining the offensive juggernaut in the Maple Leafs, he was expected to have a breakthrough season offensively in 2023-24.

However, other than a standout game in which he set up rookie Matthew Knies for two key goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning over two weeks ago, Domi has been anything but in his current tenure with the Leafs.

Almost appearing negligible on the ice on many nights, Domi has accumulated only five assists through 12 games so far this season.

To make matters worse, he wasn’t going to provide much value defensively as that was previously known, but he has also taken eight penalties already, putting his team in a bind quite often as a result.

One would have thought bringing Domi to town where his dad previously made a name for himself would inspire the motivation and confidence in him to perform well for the Leafs.

However, that spark and fire in his eyes has been totally lacking from his play thus far. Hopefully, he will be able to get things going soon, or else the Leafs could be in for a long season with secondary scoring becoming harder by the day.