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Created by: kaljakori
Initial Creation Date: Feb. 4, 2019
Published: Feb. 4, 2019
Team: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Leafs: Get a rental forward who can put up points and is all-around solid.

Red Wings: Get a pick, a guy who can, WITH CORRECT DEPLOYMENT AND SYSTEM(read: not the one Babs has been deploying him with) be a solid, if a bit overpaid guy, and a young-ish forward who should be good for a minimum of another 6-9 years.
Trades
1.
TOR
  1. Nyquist, Gustav
DET
  1. Zaitsev, Nikita
  2. Johnsson, Andreas
  3. 2019 3rd round pick (TOR)
Additional Details:
Pick condition: 2nd round pick if Leafs make the 3rd round of playoffs, Leafs' choice of 2019 or 2020 pick.
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
Buried
  • Michael Hutchinson: $275,000 ($1,300,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
2019
TOR
TOR
STL
TOR
TOR
DAL
2020
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
EDM
SJS
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$79,500,000$72,848,611$2,550,000$5,400,000$6,651,389

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$894,167
RW
UFA - 1
DET
Nyquist, Gustav
$3,325,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 7
TOR
Kapanen, Kasperi
$863,333
RW
RFA - 1
TOR
Marleau, Patrick
$6,250,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 2
TOR
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 4
TOR
Nylander, William
$10,277,778
RW, LW
UFA - 6
TOR
Brown, Connor
$2,100,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
TOR
Gauthier, Frédérik
$675,000
C
UFA - 2
TOR
Lindholm, Pär
$925,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 4
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 2
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
TOR
Gardiner, Jake
$4,050,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD/RD
RFA - 2
TOR
Sparks, Garret
$675,000
G
UFA - 1
TOR
Hainsey, Ron
$3,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Ozhiganov, Igor
$925,000
RD
UFA - 1
TOR
Holl, Justin
$675,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Ennis, Tyler
$650,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Nyquist, G.
Tavares, J.
Nylander, W.
Matthews, A.
Rielly, M.
Power Play 2
Marleau, P.
Kadri, N.
Marner, M.
Kapanen, K.
Gardiner, J.

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Top Comments

Feb. 4, 2019 at 4:51 p.m.
#1
#LeafsFever
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 3,727
Likes: 918
I would think Andreas Johnsson gets moved only as part of a deal for a top-6 power forward or top-4 RHD. Nyquist is a good player, don't get me wrong, but he doesn't fit the bill on either fronts.
Feb. 4, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.
#2
Joined: Feb. 2019
Posts: 64
Likes: 13
The wings are going to want a 1st for Nyquist (who knows if they get it though). If not, it'll have be a 2nd or 3rd round pick, plus an enticing prospect. I don't think this is enough for him. We could eat the Zaitsev contract, but again, it'd have to be on top of a 1st or 2nd/3rd and prospect.

I watch all the wings games that I can and he's good on defense as well as being a great passer and having good puck control skills. Would be great with Tavares. He's worth the Leafs giving up actual assets for their run, but I think he'll end up somewhere like Calgary or Winnipeg
Feb. 4, 2019 at 5:24 p.m.
#3
Joined: Dec. 2017
Posts: 634
Likes: 623
Quoting: Wojo_is_a_Wings_Fan
The wings are going to want a 1st for Nyquist (who knows if they get it though). If not, it'll have be a 2nd or 3rd round pick, plus an enticing prospect. I don't think this is enough for him. We could eat the Zaitsev contract, but again, it'd have to be on top of a 1st or 2nd/3rd and prospect.

I watch all the wings games that I can and he's good on defense as well as being a great passer and having good puck control skills. Would be great with Tavares. He's worth the Leafs giving up actual assets for their run, but I think he'll end up somewhere like Calgary or Winnipeg


I get your point, but Zaitsev was a good player, when Babcock was deploying him more as a two-way guy and gave him pp time. He's a defensive anchor right now and he's not suited for that role. He's probably never worth his cap hit, but at his peak he's probably only overpaid by half a mil or so. Johnsson is also a very good young player, who's already past the prospect stage and is both a warm body for the Wings now in the rebuild and will be in his mid-late 20's when they're contending again, so he has all the tools to be a good piece. For the Leafs, giving much more than this isn't optimal, but a guy like Michael Carcone could be still reasonable enough.
Feb. 4, 2019 at 5:37 p.m.
#4
Joined: Feb. 2019
Posts: 64
Likes: 13
Quoting: kaljakori
I get your point, but Zaitsev was a good player, when Babcock was deploying him more as a two-way guy and gave him pp time. He's a defensive anchor right now and he's not suited for that role. He's probably never worth his cap hit, but at his peak he's probably only overpaid by half a mil or so. Johnsson is also a very good young player, who's already past the prospect stage and is both a warm body for the Wings now in the rebuild and will be in his mid-late 20's when they're contending again, so he has all the tools to be a good piece. For the Leafs, giving much more than this isn't optimal, but a guy like Michael Carcone could be still reasonable enough.


Unfortunately the Wings have a serious logjam at defense in the AHL. One is NHL ready (Hronek) and there’s another 3 guys that are only a year or two away. I guess I didn’t realize how long Zaitsev’s term was. Holland isn’t going to take that on. If you take off Zaitsev and make it a guarenteed 2nd round this year and 3rd next, I think that’d work though.
Feb. 4, 2019 at 5:44 p.m.
#5
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 2,132
Likes: 1,540
Quoting: kaljakori
I get your point, but Zaitsev was a good player, when Babcock was deploying him more as a two-way guy and gave him pp time. He's a defensive anchor right now and he's not suited for that role. He's probably never worth his cap hit, but at his peak he's probably only overpaid by half a mil or so. Johnsson is also a very good young player, who's already past the prospect stage and is both a warm body for the Wings now in the rebuild and will be in his mid-late 20's when they're contending again, so he has all the tools to be a good piece. For the Leafs, giving much more than this isn't optimal, but a guy like Michael Carcone could be still reasonable enough.


Agree completely on Z. Kinda drives me crazy sometimes on how babs sets and deploys the roster..

I also think Johnsson would be a good fit with a rebuilding Wings team. Think he'd do really well there and get the chance to play and stick in the top 9 if not 6.

Also wonder if the trade would be more palatable to wings/leafs if it was expanded with other pieces from the leafs and include Jensen coming back? If Z goes I think we need another rhd in the roster
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