$5.625 million — that’s the price the Maple Leafs will need to pay to keep Jake Muzzin around for the next two seasons.
Since Toronto was ousted out of the first round by the Lightning, there’s been a lot to break down. The feeling is usually different at this time of year — a lot of fans broken from yet another series loss. Not this season, though.
There’s not a lot to dissect from the playoffs. The Maple Leafs got beat by the better team, and yes, some would say Toronto was defeated by the referees too. But that’s neither here nor there.
This off-season brings a lot of decisions to the forefront. Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas has to decide on the players he’d like to re-sign and maybe a few that he’d like to ship out for some much-needed cap space.
One of the first players that comes to mind is Petr Mrazek, who suffered an injury at three different points this season. The 30-year-old has a $3.8 million cap hit for the next two seasons and questions remain about his play and whether he can be good enough on a consistent basis.
Going down the list a bit longer and you’ll find yourself at Alex Kerfoot. He’s on the Maple Leafs’ books for the next two seasons at $3.5 million, but I wouldn’t be too …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation