Just two rounds remain in the 2012 NHL playoffs, and Toronto Maple Leaf fans continue to watch without the ability to cheer on their favorite team. The Maple Leafs will require some help in several areas next year and fans are hoping Brian Burke and his masterful front office are putting in the effort to obtain said help.
The free-agent market may not be as expansive as we’ve seen in past seasons, but there still remain some gems that could be waiting for the Leafs to uncover them. I really believe the best way for the Leafs to find help this offseason will be via the trade market. But should that fail, here are five free agents the Maple Leafs should hotly pursue this summer.