Leafs and cap space issue next year

Created by: Pete
Initial Creation Date: Dec 6, 2019
Published: Dec 6, 2019 at 1:18 pm
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Mikheyev, Ilya2$2,500,000
Dermott, Travis2$1,500,000
Blackwood, Mackenzie2$1,200,000
Timashov, Dmytro2$750,000
Gauthier, Frédérik1$775,000
Bracco, Jeremy2$925,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Holl, Justin1$1,200,000
DeMelo, Dylan2$2,700,000
Muzzin, Jake2$4,500,000
Archibald, Josh2$1,100,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Miller, Colin ($875,000 retained)
BUF
  1. Kapanen, Kasperi
TOR
  1. Blackwood, Mackenzie [RFA Rights]
NJD
  1. Moore, Trevor
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
TOR
CBJ
TOR
VGK
TOR
CAR
COL
EDM
SJS
STL
WPG
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
20$81,500,000$80,989,366$0$0$510,634
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,893,000
RW
UFA - 5
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW
UFA - 3
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,634,000
C
UFA - 4
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, C
UFA - 4
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$2,500,000
LW, RW
RFA
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
TOR
Bracco, Jeremy
$925,000
RW
RFA
TOR
Timashov, Dmytro
$750,000
LW
RFA
TOR
Gauthier, Frédérik
$775,000
C
RFA
Archibald, Josh
$1,100,000
RW
UFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
DeMelo, Dylan
$2,700,000
RD
UFA
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$4,500,000
LD
UFA
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
Blackwood, Mackenzie
$1,200,000
G
RFA
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$1,500,000
LD
RFA
TOR
Holl, Justin
$1,200,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3

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Dec 6, 2019 at 1:23
#1
Joined: May 2019
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At least the free agency moves are reasonable. The trades though...
Dec 6, 2019 at 1:24
#2
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 516
Likes: 144
Why would the Devils trade their starting Goalie for a 4th line player?
Dec 6, 2019 at 1:55
#3
Canucks
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 437
Likes: 122
Quoting: Warrior24
Why would the Devils trade their starting Goalie for a 4th line player?


Cause its a Leafs post..
Dec 6, 2019 at 2:32
#4
The evil stats guy
Joined: Jun 2018
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I mean, when you make poor trades and overpay depth guys it is not surprising that there is a cap issue.
In terms of projected salary caps, the NHL has come out and said it would normally project as $84.5 million, but part of the discussions on limiting escrow might mean it only goes up by a fixed amount (2 mil) for the next two years. Seeing that we should assume a cap of $83.5 million.

I think you can get Mik on that contract for a 3rd or even a 4th year, but the aav is about right.
Dermott is likely going to cost more than that, say 3@3 ish or 7@4.25 ish
Blackwood is ass. Don't trade for him, let alone overpay him.
Timashov wont be back. Marchment and Engval are just better in every way. Only reason he is here is he'd be lost to waivers.
ffs anyone other than the goat. He doesn't fit with this team. He is a #5C. You can get better guys in UFA for cheaper (Engval is also a centre).
Bracco needs to have a big off season to make the team, and I think he wont command that contract given he has done nothing at the NHL level. Maybe a 1 year 750k deal (which would increase his chances of playing).
You can likely get Holl for 850k or somewhere in there. He has been a 3rd pair NHLer for all of 30 games.
Demelo is overrated af on this site. He is a 3rd pairing guy and I would not give that money to him. He is worth something between 800k-1.25M (although i'd bet someone will give him that deal you proposed).
If Muzzin will take that I am game. I need to see more out of him tho. He has looked off recently.
You can get cheaper depth than Archibald (Namely Moore).

Miller has had how many chances at getting a tp 4 spot and continues to be scratched, so why would the Leafs trade an asset for him and take on that contract when we are cap strapped? This isn't a team that can afford to experiment with reclamation projects like the Sens can (Namestikov for example). Trading Kappy for him is also a gross overpayment.
See above, don't move Moore for Blackwood.
Dec 6, 2019 at 2:59
#5
get off my lawn...
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 12,094
Likes: 6,089
Quoting: Random2152
I mean, when you make poor trades and overpay depth guys it is not surprising that there is a cap issue.
In terms of projected salary caps, the NHL has come out and said it would normally project as $84.5 million, but part of the discussions on limiting escrow might mean it only goes up by a fixed amount (2 mil) for the next two years. Seeing that we should assume a cap of $83.5 million.

I think you can get Mik on that contract for a 3rd or even a 4th year, but the aav is about right.
Dermott is likely going to cost more than that, say 3@3 ish or 7@4.25 ish
Blackwood is ass. Don't trade for him, let alone overpay him.
Timashov wont be back. Marchment and Engval are just better in every way. Only reason he is here is he'd be lost to waivers.
ffs anyone other than the goat. He doesn't fit with this team. He is a #5C. You can get better guys in UFA for cheaper (Engval is also a centre).
Bracco needs to have a big off season to make the team, and I think he wont command that contract given he has done nothing at the NHL level. Maybe a 1 year 750k deal (which would increase his chances of playing).
You can likely get Holl for 850k or somewhere in there. He has been a 3rd pair NHLer for all of 30 games.
Demelo is overrated af on this site. He is a 3rd pairing guy and I would not give that money to him. He is worth something between 800k-1.25M (although i'd bet someone will give him that deal you proposed).
If Muzzin will take that I am game. I need to see more out of him tho. He has looked off recently.
You can get cheaper depth than Archibald (Namely Moore).

Miller has had how many chances at getting a tp 4 spot and continues to be scratched, so why would the Leafs trade an asset for him and take on that contract when we are cap strapped? This isn't a team that can afford to experiment with reclamation projects like the Sens can (Namestikov for example). Trading Kappy for him is also a gross overpayment.
See above, don't move Moore for Blackwood.


I like what the goat brings and he is cheap, is it just me or did sandin and Lilly die?
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