The Case Against Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving

2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round One
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The Case Against Brad Treliving

With little to no commentary, here is a list of things that happened to the Leafs this year:

Read it and decide if you think this guy should keep running the team.

Keep in mind as we go that was one of only a few possible Auston Matthews' prime seasons. Despite the narratives about paying four players half the cap, the Leafs had a lot of cap flexibility, and assets to trade if they wanted.

Let's begin:

- They didn't do anything at the trade deadline to give the team a better chance to win in what are very rare circumstances.

- They failed to add to the team, but benched over $8.5 million in Samsonov and Brodie in the playoffs. In a cap league, leaving that much money essentially unused is just an incredibly massive unforced error.

- The Leafs dressed Benoit, Lyubushkin and Edmundson despite building the forwards of a high-flying offensive team. This was completely incompatible and backfired in the worst way when the team scored at least three goals only once and 12 overall in a seven game series.