Recently re-signed Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has already made his mark on the team in his first seven months on the job but his biggest test is still ahead of him.

The Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf a defenseman who logged 25:10 minutes per game in 2013 has just one year left on his contract. On top of that their leading scorer Phil Kessel is also set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Locking those players up or otherwise preparing the team for losing one or both of them could be the difference between the team continuing on their current upward path or stumbling but regardless of what Nonis’ plans are it doesn’t sound like he will act soon.