Max Domi at an impasse with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Max Domi at an impasse with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Max Domi's contract demands may be pushing him out the door in Toronto despite his strong play this season.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be at an impasse with one of the solid additions made by Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving in his first year in the GM chair.

Maple Leafs forward Max Domi is coming off a solid year with the organization at 29 years of age, having scored 9 goals and 38 assists during the course of the regular season, for a total of 47 points in his first 80 games with the Maple Leafs.

Domi would however elevate his game during the Stanley Cup playoffs after numerous Maple Leafs forwards were knocked out of the lineup, including star forwards William Nylander and Auston Matthews. He finished the Maple Leafs 7 game playoff run with 1 goal and 3 assists for a total of 4 points.

In spite of the fact that there seemed to be a fit between the two sides, and that Domi's father built a legacy in Toronto, there seem to be some obstacles when it comes to getting a deal done. On Sunday, Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported that Domi would likely have to fire his agent if he wanted to remain a member of the Maple Leafs.

From Simmons:

If I were Max Domi and I wanted to stay with the Leafs, I’d find myself a new agent. The numbers being floated around for Domi don’t fit what the Leafs will be looking at.

Domi carried a cap hit of just $3 million this past season on a 1 year deal but he will likely be seeking a raise after a solid season combined with a good showing in the playoffs. At 29 years of age that is a big commitment for a cap-strapped team like the Toronto Maple Leafs and that is especially true when adding the context of another pending Maple Leafs free agent, Tyler Bertuzzi, reportedly already talking to the Maple Leafs about a new contract.