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Two signings was not enough. Fans are greedy for more Leaf players to get a deal, so who's the next one to put his name on a contract?

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The first Leaf signing of the off-season was so much fun. Everything about it was a delight--the unleaked surprise of the announcement, the total silence from the Toronto press as they scrambled for a very long time to get the details, and then with a nod to tradition, Bob McKenzie announced it first.

But somewhere in the Rules of Acquisition, there has to be one about buying in bulk. Leafs! Don't stop at two! Get more guys under contract, because as much fun as trades are, straight up acquisition is fun too.

So who's next? Who is the next guy the Leafs will sign? Here's some potential names:

Name Position Age Status Waiver Exempt Arbitration Eligible
Peter Holland C 25 RFA no yes
Sam Carrick C 24 RFA no yes
Martin Marincin D 24 RFA no yes
Frank Corrado D 23 RFA no yes
Garret Sparks G 22 RFA yes
Stuart Percy D 22 RFA yes
Josh Leivo LW 22 RFA yes
Connor Carrick D 22 RFA yes
Colin Smith C 22 RFA yes
Scott Harrington D 23 RFA yes
Michael Grabner RW 28 UFA
P.-A. Parenteau RW 33 UFA
Brad Boyes RW 33 UFA
T.J. Brennan D 27 UFA
Ben Smith RW 27 UFA
Mark Arcobello C 27 UFA
Rich Clune LW 28 UFA
JJ Piccinich F 19 unsigned yes
Stephen Desrocher D 20 unsigned yes
Jeremy Bracco RW 20 unsigned yes
Martins Dzierkals RW 19 unsigned yes
Tony Cameranesi C 22 unsigned yes
Nikita Korostelev RW 19 unsigned yes
Dominic Toninato C 22 unsigned yes
Dakota Joshua C 19 unsigned yes
Nolan Vesey LW 21 unsigned yes
Pierre Engvall LW 19 unsigned yes
Fabrice Herzog LW 21 unsigned yes

Information is from Elite Prospects, General Fanager and Cap Friendly

For RFAs, qualifying offers have to be submitted by June 28, but they can be signed at any moment before then, or after. Cap Friendly explains what a qualifying offer is, and you can check their page out for more details.

Teams must extend a qualifying offer to a restricted free agent to retain negotiation rights.
  • If the player rejects the qualifying offer, they remain an RFA and their rights are retained by the team.
  • If a player does not receive a qualifying offer, the player becomes a UFA.

For UFAs, signings can't happen until July 1. For those guys who are European professionals, like oh, say, Nikita Zaitsev, they can be signed when their contract runs out--his is May 1--or when they are allowed to trigger an out clause.

So who is next? Pick who the next Leaf is to be signed. And feel free to pick someone else in the comments, argue about salary, concoct offer sheet scenarios, whatever.

Acquisition is fun. That's definitely in the rules somewhere too.