Announced like a tsunami of offseason transactions, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed seven free agents to contracts on Wednesday morning, but who exactly are these players?Most of them won’t have a major impact on the NHL roster. Either pure depth signings, designated to be in the minors, or to play a minor role on the Leafs, these seven new players are to just build-up a solid foundation beneath the stars of this team.
Undervalued and mostly forgotten about, GM Kyle Dubas and the rest of the Leafs’ front office is clearly trying to find some diamonds among the players that will play for around league minimum.
Already signing veteran and hometown boy Jason Spezza to a one-year deal that will pay him the minimum, the Leafs have their intentions set out for them.
When you’re in a hard cap system like the NHL is, there are a couple ways to go about it and the Leafs are definitely going the “stars and scrubs” route. Some players that are getting paid like scrubs are certainly not that and this is where these seven new players come in.
Some have experience in the NHL, while others have been stuck …
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation