3 Players The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Avoid In Free Agency

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Last month I graded Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving's performance throughout his first year. For the Free Agency grade, I gave him a C. This is largely because his two biggest signings in terms of caphit were relatively poor and even a few of the lower AAV deals he handed out did not work out too well.

This year, Treliving will need to perform better in this category specifically, if the Toronto Maple Leafs want to get past the first round again.

Luckily, he will have another $18.5 million to spend this off-season (Capfriendly,com) to re-sign players and to hopefully improve the team.

Treliving has another chance and hopefully he does a lot better. The Leafs wasted a lot of money last year signing Ryan Reaves, John Klingberg and David Kampf.

There are quite a few names that are floating around that the Leafs are potentially interested in that are worrisome.

So, I decided to compile a list of three players that I feel the Leafs should avoid in free agency. Hopefully, Treliving learned from his mistakes and will perform better this time around.

His performance in Calgary does not generate too much optimism from me but we can always hope. For the purposes of this article, I will be using AFPAnalytics contract projections.