A Quick Look Through the Free Agent Pool: David Schlemko

Under the leadership of Kyle Dubas, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster is likely to remain a constant work in progress.
There will always be a market inefficiency to tap into; a weakness to address; a missing piece to acquire. It’s the natural path for any forward-thinking team. And while operating within a league that requires constant ascension, Dubas is a GM who rarely finds happiness in the concept of “good enough”. Which, at the moment, is more or less what these Leafs project to be.
Could another dip into the free-agent pool be enough to change that? Good question! And after centring on three different names last week, let’s continue our quick look through the remainder of the 2019 UFA class by refining our focus to find out.
David Schlemko
Position: Left-Shot Defence
Age (as of October 2nd, 2019): 32
2018-19 Cap Hit: $2,100,000
2018-19 Stat Line: 0 goals, 2 assists for 2 points in 18 games
How does a nightly dose of “third-pairing Ben Harpur” sound to you? Not great? Then maybe hear me out.
David Schlemko‘s 2018-19 season was an abject disaster in pretty much every conceivable way. Between two separate trips to the IR – the first of which coming courtesy of a …

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Author: Mike Stephens / The Leafs Nation

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