There's lots of chatter about what the Toronto Maple Leafs might do at the deadline, however general manager Kyle Dubas needs to focus on next year as well. 

Why?

Because he's almost got literally no defenseman signed for next year. 

That could change in the coming weeks as we continue to hear chatter that Dubas is working on an extension with defenseman Jake Muzzin. 

"The organization, the way they look after us, the guys here, the city, the buzz in the city about hockey is huge," the defenseman told media on Monday. "Being close to home is always a nice touch, especially with a little one around now, so there's lots of good things here and I'd love to stay."

The 30 year old likely will be looking for a contract similar to his last one which saw him sign a five year deal worth $20million in total. 


Source: Sportsnet