3 Players Toronto Maple Leafs Must Re-Sign This Offseason

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The Toronto Maple Leafs need to make a ton of changes, but there are still a few pending free agents that the team should re-sign.

Throughout the Toronto Maple Leafs era with Kyle Dubas in charge, the team was very good when it came to free agency. They rarely overpaid for players and were very good at bargain hunting. They were able to get the most value out of their players, but also knew when they should let "x player" walk.

You can argue that letting Zach Hyman walk was a terrible idea, but the team replaced him with Michael Bunting for one-fifth of the price, so it was the right decision. Hyman may be a 50-goal scorer who's $5.5M contract looks like a steal, but I'd rather take a 20-plus goal scorer and 60-point producer for minimum wage than Hyman for $5.5M.

With current GM Brad Treliving in command, the team screwed up tremendously spending $15M on Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi, Ryan Reaves, David Kampf and John Klingberg, when that money could have been spent so much wiser. Let's hope that same thing doesn't happen this offseason, but based on his track record, it probably will.

Anyway, as we look at the Leafs pending free agents, there are a lot of people who they should let walk, as showcased here, but here are three players the team should actually re-sign this offseason.