NHL Rumors: Leafs & Forward Interested In Long-Term Deal

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi, attracted the attention of the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason, leading to a one-year, $5.5 million deal between the two sides.

Now there is speculation about a potential long-term contract between the two camps.

While the intricacies of salary cap restrictions have temporarily halted the process, both Bertuzzi and the Maple Leafs are keen on exploring the prospects of a lasting agreement.

The discussions are poised to kick off around January 1st, contingent upon the intricacies of the evolving salary cap landscape.

If these negotiations come to fruition before the 2024-25 salary cap announcement, it could signal a promising shift in the financial dynamics of the league.

Across his seven seasons in the NHL, the 28-year-old has amassed 92 goals and 218 total points over 326 games played.

Both parties remain optimistic about the possibility of securing a deal beyond the constraints of a single year, demonstrating a shared commitment to navigating the complexities of the NHL's financial framework.

As January 1st approaches, the anticipation surrounding these negotiations continues to build, holding the potential to reshape Bertuzzi's career trajectory and the Maple Leafs' roster dynamics. Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports