What does this season mean to the Maple Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been through almost everything.
It has been an interesting last few years to say the least. I’d like to say it started with the Nikita Zaitsev signing in May of 2017 — a questionable choice. A year later, Lou Lamiorello, the Maple Leafs GM at the time was let go and Kyle Dubas was named the new GM.
There was a new head honcho for the Toronto Maple Leafs — someone younger, who can present new ideas and create a new team. That year was the hardest for Dubas and most Maple Leafs fans because 2018 was the year that William Nylander was an RFA, until December 1st.
A few months later, Auston Matthews signed his five-year, $58.17 million contract and it felt like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. Yet again though, we didn’t know what was upon us going into that summer. The Maple Leafs and Mitch Marner couldn’t agree on a contract, and later that summer his agent, Darren Ferris, said that the then 22-year-old would soon leave for Europe if there was no solid contract offer.
Fast forward to September 13th, Marner signs a six-year, $65.3 million contract and flies out St. Johns, …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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