After yet another first-round existence, the Leafs are sure to make plenty of changes to the makeup of their roster in an attempt to improve their chances of a better fortune in 2022-23.
The need for more scoring throughout their lineup beyond the big four has continued to remain apparent as the Leafs have only scored one goal or less in the past four series-deciding games. Having more reliable offensive threats further down the lineup has proven time and time again as a necessity for teams to go on deep runs in the playoffs, and the Leafs should be exploring every possible option.
Whether it be through free agency (Rickard Rakell), an internal option (Nick Robertson), or a trade, finding some additional scoring options is the second most important thing for the Leafs to do this offseason, with goaltending being atop the to-do list. So if there is an intriguing option that has some upside and can be obtained for a reasonable price when compared to the market, it’s something Kyle Dubas and company need to be all over.
This is why this recent report from Kevin Weekes should have team management salivating:
I’m told the @EdmontonOilers are actively shopping F Jesse Puljujarvi, and there’s some interest from clubs in market for his services. Curious to see if there’s a match for potential deal between now and next week’s Entry Dra …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation