Former Maple Leafs GM not impressed by current roster.
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Former Maple Leafs GM not impressed by current roster.

A former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager expressed his concerns over the current state of the Maple Leafs roster.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs were active at the trade deadline but Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving was relatively conservative with the additions that he made to his roster heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

There are a number of factors that may have contributed to Treliving shying away from the big splash, and one of those could be the fact that he simply does not believe his team is a legitimate Stanley Cup contender in its current iteration.

Although the Maple Leafs boast one of the most dynamic offenses in the National Hockey League, the same can't be said of either their defense or their goaltending. Recently a former Maple Leafs general manager, speaking under anonymity, expressed his own doubts about the future of this current roster when it comes playoff time.

"I don’t see how you can win long-term in the playoffs with that defence and that goaltending," said the former GM as per Steve Simmons, "Too much guessing, I think."

Treliving did do some work towards addressing the team's issues on the blue line with the additions of veterans Ilya Lyubushkin and Joel Edmundson, but the Leafs GM did not make any moves to improve the team's goaltending. Those moves however are unlikely to have alleviated the concerns raised by the former Leafs GM who seems to think the Leafs are unlikely to go very far in the playoffs once again.