5 Players the Toronto Maple Leafs Shouldn't Bring Back Next Season

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have 16 players who will become free agents this off-season.

11 players will be unrestricted, and five will be restricted. Not included in this list are players currently on the Toronto Marlies. Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving will have a busy off-season deciding which players to keep.

The Leafs currently have $20.55 million in available salary cap space this off-season. Considering their need to sign a top-two defenseman and a number-one goaltender, they won't have much money left to fill out their roster. Treliving will need to be both selective and creative in his signings. Hopefully, for the Leafs sake, his signings prove to be better than his first free agent signings as Leafs GM.

The Ryan Reaves, John Klingberg and David Kampf signings were not good, although I love what Reaves brings to the Leafs.

Anytime a GM puts a team together, there will be hits and misses. Sometimes, a GM can fix the team via trade, but not always. Treliving had an underwhelming trade deadline by failing to trade for any impact players, but he did get defensive depth for the playoffs. Sure, fans would have liked to see him do more, but sometimes, the deals a GM would like to make aren't there.

Hopefully, once Joel Edmundson, Ilya Lyubushkin, and Connor Dewar become familiar with the Leafs system, everything will fall into place come playoff time. Regardless of how well the Leafs do in the playoffs, there are five players on the roster that I think the Leafs shouldn't bother re-signing in the off-season. Here's a look at those five players.