As we hit the halfway mark of the 2023-24 NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves right in the thick of things for the playoff race while hanging on for dear life at the same time.
Currently third in the Atlantic Division with a 21-13-8 record, the Toronto Maple Leafs have somehow survived the onslaught of injuries earlier on in the season, in particular to their back end and goaltending.
Powered by William Nylander’s career year along with the rest of the core four of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and John Tavares, the Leafs are currently fifth in the league in goals for, as they have played a huge role in many of the team’s victories throughout the season.
But as well as the season has been going for the Leafs, they are currently mired in a four-game losing streak, showing that there are still some aspects of their game that needs improvement. With just a little less than seven weeks away from the NHL trade deadline, the Leafs will be looking to add the right pieces to address their needs by bolstering their roster for the stretch run.
4 Toronto Maple Leafs That Will be Gone by the NHL Trade Deadline
In doing so, there will also be some current Leafs that will unfortunately be gone by the trade deadline as a result of the upgrades being made to the roster. Here, we take a look at four Leafs players that will likely no longer be with the team for the Stanley Cup playoff run.