Dave Nonis can't be sleeping well these days.
An eventful offseason has left the Leafs with just under $5 million in cap space, which likely won't be enough to ink restricted free agents Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri.
Both players are coming off career years. Kadri, 22, showed flashes of brilliance in his first "full" season with the team, finishing second on the team in goals (18), assists (26) and points (44) while Franson, 25, finished eighth in the league in scoring amongst defensemen and was a big contributor in the playoffs.
Given their respective performances last season, and the fact that both are entering their prime, the pair figure to not only be in the Leafs' immediate plans, but the team's long-term plans as well.
So what will it take for the Leafs general manager to get both Franson and Kadri under contract?
Let's explore his options.