No issue is more important to the Leafs than that of theAustin Mathews currently. What he thinks about the present and future of this formation is more important than ever because he will be able to sign a contract extension from July 1.
A small step has been taken by beating the Lightning in the first round this spring, but the team is a far cry from its Stanley Cup aspirations. 11 playoff wins, to be exact, underlining the importance of a summer where the Leafs need to improve dramatically while having to make decisions on 10 unrestricted free agents and 1 restricted goaltender Ilya Samsonov.
It will be interesting to see what direction the Leafs take if Matthews leaves because yes even if that is unlikely, there is a chance he will leave the Maple Leafs. That’s according to the Toronto Sun, which uses BetOnline.ag odds to predict where Matthews could land if he ends up with Toronto.
As reported by our colleagues from Hockey feedIn such a situation, the student is given an advantage BlackhawksWho wins the 2023 draft lottery and will be able to choose phenom Conor Bedard.
Then he comes Coyote On 3/1, f notice On 1/5 f Kings Beside Golden Knightsboth on 6/1.
But hey, the chances of Matthews leaving Toronto are slim. Although it will probably cost them 15 million per season.
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