Grades for Each of the Toronto Maple Leafs Free-Agency Moves

May 25, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Chris Tanev (3) in action during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Edmonton Oilers in game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
May 25, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Chris Tanev (3) in action during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Edmonton Oilers in game two of the Western Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Alienating Nick Robertson

He scored more per minute at 5v5 than William Nylander who scored 40 goals.

He has a motor that never stops and an elite shot.

Did the Leafs put him on the power-play? No they did not.

Did they give him minutes with their best players? Not really.

When they changed coaches, did they call him and assure him a fresh start? Appearently not.

Robertson was healthy-scratched in game 7 in what might be the worst move of Sheldon Keefe's career. The team that couldnt' score and couldn't get their power-play going sat one of their best offensive players in their most important game.

Robertson was the youngest player in his draft year and instantly made the NHL. He would have been a top ten pick the following year if he was two days younger.

The Leafs failed completely to take advantage of a great pick. Now he's seemingly exiting the organization despite the team desperte for cheap offense.

Grade: F -