NHL Rumors: 2 Maple Leafs Free-Agent Forward Options

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas loves internal competition and he's hoping come training camp, players are going to be at their best trying to compete for roster spots this season. Dubas has added some depth pieces up front so far this summer with the likes of Calle Jarnkrok, Adam Gaudette and Nicolas Aube-Kubel, however the work is far from finished. Talent remains on the open market, here's two forwards linked to attending Maple Leafs training camp:

Sam Gagner

Considering his strong ties to the greater Toronto area, Sam Gagner has been heavily linked to the Maple Leafs this summer. The lost Jason Spezza to retirement and have a gaping hole at fourth-line center. Gaudette will challenge, however Gagner could be the perfect fit and give the Leafs another option for their second power-play unit. 
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The veteran forward spent last season with the Detroit Red Wings and found himself in a more defensive role. He finished the season with 31 points in 81 games. Production the Maple Leafs would likely take for someone set to receive a league minimum contract.

Mathieu Perreault

The Maple Leafs could use some more depth at left wing and Mathieu Perreault is still on the open market. He's likely going to see a PTO before training camps open and it very well could be in Toronto. Perreault spent last season with the Montreal Canadiens and struggled, only recording nine points in 25 games. The 34-year-old isn't quite the player he used to be but can contribute in the right situation. Fourth-line left wing appears to be the place and the Maple Leafs may have a spot to compete for at training camp. Look for Dubas to add some veterans on try outs in the next couple of weeks, and Gagner and Perreault could make the list.

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