Breaking: Maple Leafs Closing In On Deal To Sign $3.5 Million Right Wing Free Agent

Breaking: Maple Leafs Closing In On Deal To Sign $3.5 Million Right Wing Free Agent

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ horrific postseason run of losing games was still going strong. They experienced an earlier than expected offseason after being eliminated in the first round by the Boston Bruins.

After the early departure, the squad took a significant step forward and sacked coach Sheldon Keefe. Craig Berube, who is under pressure to help the squad progress, has taken his spot. The squad can concentrate on its roster now that the head coach dilemma has been resolved.

The Maple Leafs’ cap hit for the 2024–25 season is $97.6 million, according to CapFriendly. There will be some flexibility to make some moves because the organization has 15 contracts with a combined $38.5 million coming off the books. Furthermore, there have been tidings that Mitch Marner will be moving, freeing up even more room.

Tyler Bertuzzi and Max Domi are two players to watch among the team’s free agents.Toronto and both players are interested in closing deals, according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.

“Both parties are interested in seeing Bertuzzi rejoin the Leafs, but it’s unclear if that will happen given the team’s other commitments.

“The Leafs front office and (Max Domi’s) agent Judd Moldaver of Wasserman have already spoken, expressing a shared desire to close a deal. However, LeBrun wrote, “No numbers exchanged yet.”

Keep Bertuzzi and Domi on board if the Maple Leafs decide to part with Marner as planned. A space on the first line would open up, and they would see an elevation in their roles within the club.

During the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Domi was selected by Keefe to take Austin Matthews’ place on the top line. Domi scored nine goals in 80 games and finished with 47 points during the 2023–24 regular season.

Bertuzzi scored 43 points in the regular season, with 21 goals. He also played in 80 games. In the postseason, he tied with Domi for the team lead in points with four, along with Matthews.

Both players are 28 years old and could be part of the Maple Leafs core for years to come. Losing either of them, along with trading Marner, would create a huge void to fill in their forward rotation.

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