This offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs faced a summer when they had to re-sign a bunch of their key players to new contracts. Clarke MacArthur, Tyler Bozak, Carl Gunnarsson and James Reimer have all re-upped with the Leafs. Luke Schenn is yet to be signed, but he will most likely be signed within the next couple of weeks.
Next offseason, however, the Leafs have a combined 10 players who will be either restricted or unrestricted free agents that made some big contributions for the Leafs or their previous team this past season. I will look at the biggest six of them in this slideshow.
In total, their will be a total of $14,883,333 coming off the cap after next season. Depending on how much Schenn signs for, the Leafs will again have around 20 million dollars to spend next offseason, which could come in handy with all the quality players that could be available. Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, Dustin Penner, RJ Umberger, Brad Boyes and Rich Peverley could all be had come next July 1.
First, the Leafs will have to re-sign these six players or choose to let them go.