Toronto Maple Leafs: Five Restricted Free Agents Ripe for the Picking

September 6th, 2010 by Cale Loney Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a very eventful offseason, acquiring Kris Versteeg, Colby Armstrong, Mike Brown, Clarke MacArthur, and Matt Lashoff.  In doing so, the Leafs traded only one roster player in Viktor Stalberg.

This article makes the assumption that Leafs' GM Brian Burke will be trading to acquire any of these players. Burke has stated in the past his distaste for offer sheets, and—as shown by the Kessel deal—would most likely acquire these players via trade.

The following five restricted free agents are players who would have a very significant impact on the Leafs' roster if they were acquired. All young players who are still unsigned, these players represent pieces that realistically could be acquired for the right price.

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