Maple Leafs Brass Say They Will Consider Changing "Everything"

The Toronto Maple Leafs held their annual early-playoff-exit press conference on Friday morning, and for the first time in this disappointing eight-year run that has included just one playoff series win, the front office brass has admitted that there will be significant changes.

“We will look at everything this summer and we will consider everything this summer, all with the intention of the one thing that we are here for, which is to make the Maple Leafs better and to win," said Shanahan.

Wait, even the so-called 'Core Four' could change? The impression, from everything that was said, is that yes, even they are on the table.

One specific area that GM Brad Treliving addressed was finding players that can do the "unsexy" things that are needed in the playoffs, noting that the team's offence, which was 2nd-best in the NHL during the regular season, once again flopped in the playoffs, and "playoff goals are different than regular season goals."

Translation: Some skill will be heading out the door, in return for players who can play and create opportunities in the "more difficult" situations in the playoffs. 

Their first order of business, they outlined, is finding a new head coach, and from there, significant roster changes can be expected.