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4 pending free agents the Leafs can realistically pursue

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With the Stanley Cup Finals well underway, the 2017-18 season is quickly reaching its conclusion. This means the offseason is fast approaching and many important decisions will need to be made by teams heading into both the draft and free agency.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a few areas that need to be addressed in the coming months in order for the team to make the next step towards Cup contention. The 2018 playoffs proved that defence was still a top priority and the depth at centre heading into 2019 is unclear.
Obviously, the team could draft the best prospect at the Leafs spot and develop them. That could take a while though as the window is just now opening. There could also be a trade, but what assets do the Leafs feel comfortable giving up to get immediate help?
The logical conclusion then would be to sign some key free agents starting July 1st. There are many marquee players that could be available, like John Tavares, John Carlson, and Mike Green among others, although it's …

Five takeaways from the Leafs 2017-18 season

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Solid season for Andersen, but clearly overworked

Ranking the Five Leafs games I saw in person in 2017-18

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The 2017-18 regular season came to an end on Saturday night with the Toronto Maple Leafs defeating the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. It clinched the best regular season in franchise history both in wins (49) and points (105). Winning the game also gave goaltender Frederik Andersen the most wins in a season by any Leaf goalie (38) and put the team on the right track with the playoffs fast approaching.
A lot of the games themselves were special to watch as the core of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander among others dominated other teams at times with their deadly offence, speedy defence, and solid goaltending. Luckily for me, I was able to see a few of these games in person.
To make a long story short, my uncle has season tickets that he shares with my family every season since he can't see all the home games. This season I got to see five games at the Air Canada Centre, each of them a Leaf win!
Since the regular season has finally concluded, I decided to reflect on these fi…