In our first offseason instalment of WWDYW this year, we’re already looking ahead to the new season.
If you didn’t know somehow before the playoffs, you quickly learned that the Leafs are a very good hockey team.
But even the team’s biggest optimist will tell you that there’s work to be done yet with this team’s roster.
Some people are of the mindset the Leafs should be making a Stanley Cup push as early as next season, others are going to be happy just to make the playoffs again.
And whether it will be a busy offseason or not is foreseen, but at the very least it’ll be an interesting one. Players will come and players will go, and the roster we saw in the playoffs isn’t going to be the same one that hits the ice in October and moving forward.
We’ll go through an expansion draft that although it won’t kill the Leafs will see them lose an asset, we’ll go through the draft where the Leafs are picking in the middle of the first round for the first time in a while, and we’ll go through a July 1st free agency period where the Leafs should have a little cash to spend.
So what do you want to do this offseason that’s pretty crazy but also within the realm of plausibility?
Trade away all of the team’s draft picks? Trade up in the draft? Give Jeremy Bracco the captaincy and make him the first line centre?
Trade Nylander for a depth defenceman? Reward Curtis McElhinney with a nine-year deal? Hand Shattenkirk a blank cheque? Make a push for Joe Thornton? Build an Auston Matthews statue on Legends Row already? Find a way to trade for Wayne Simmonds? Bring in TJ Oshie? Pull in Thomas Vanek?
What is it? Leave your answer in the comments below.