According to capgeek.com, the Toronto Maple Leafs have $21.2 million in cap space to spend in the offseason. While that seems like a lot, the Leafs have 12 free agents to either re-sign or let walk away.
Even re-signing half of those players will cut down the available cap space a couple million. If Brian Burke wants to sign Brad Richards and a few other free agents, he is definitely going to need a lot of cash.
Out of the 12 free agents the Leafs have, six are restricted and six are unrestricted. Two of the unrestricted free agents will not be coming back for sure. The rest of them are cheaper backup options, some of whom might end up playing for the Marlies next season.
As for the restricted free agents, pretty much all of them are integral parts to the Leafs future and will most likely be resigned to long-term contracts.
Who's leaving and who's staying?