Just trade Matthews now - next years look

Created by: HollywoodHudon
Initial Creation Date: Mar. 15, 2022
Published: Mar. 15, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Toronto Maple Leafs
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
IF Mrazek waives his NTC to go to ARZ - remove him from the "trade block" obviously.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kase, Ondrej3$1,750,000
Liljegren, Timothy2$1,000,000
Sandin, Rasmus2$1,000,000
Vejmelka, Karel2$1,000,000
Crouse, Lawson2$2,000,000
Rubins, Kristians2$800,000
Seney, Brett2$800,000
Krys, Chad2$900,000
Scott, Ian2$900,000
Duszak, Joseph2$800,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Campbell, Jack2$3,000,000
Lyubushkin, Ilya2$2,000,000
Spezza, Jason1$750,000
Mikheyev, Ilya2$2,000,000
Kivihalme, Teemu2$800,000
Hutton, Carter2$800,000
Hutchinson, Michael2$800,000
Biega, Alex2$800,000
Menell, Brennan2$800,000
Trades
1.
TOR
  1. Chychrun, Jakob
  2. Crouse, Lawson [RFA Rights]
  3. Keller, Clayton
  4. Schmaltz, Nick
  5. Vejmelka, Karel [RFA Rights]
  6. 2022 3rd round pick (ARI)
  7. 2022 4th round pick (ARI)
  8. 2022 5th round pick (ARI)
  9. 2022 6th round pick (ARI)
ARI
  1. Matthews, Auston
  2. Holl, Justin
2.
TOR
    ANA
    1. Muzzin, Jake
    2. Mrázek, Petr
    Additional Details:
    Anywhere for picks/prospects. Give depth picks (not 1sts) to dump if necessary.
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2022
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    2023
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    2024
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    21$81,500,000$81,127,866$212,500$0$372,134

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Bunting, Michael
    $950,000
    LW
    UFA - 1
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    Tavares, John
    $11,000,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 3
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    Marner, Mitchell
    $10,903,000
    RW
    UFA - 3
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    Keller, Clayton
    $7,150,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 6
    Logo of the ARI
    Schmaltz, Nick
    $5,850,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 4
    Logo of the TOR
    Nylander, William
    $6,962,366
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    Logo of the TOR
    Kerfoot, Alexander
    $3,500,000
    LW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Kämpf, David
    $1,500,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
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    Kase, Ondrej
    $1,750,000
    RW
    RFA
    Crouse, Lawson
    $2,000,000
    LW
    RFA
    Logo of the TOR
    Spezza, Jason
    $750,000
    C, RW
    UFA
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    Mikheyev, Ilya
    $2,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Rielly, Morgan
    $7,500,000
    LD
    NMC
    UFA - 8
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    Brodie, TJ
    $5,000,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Campbell, Jack
    $3,000,000
    G
    UFA
    Logo of the ARI
    Chychrun, Jakob
    $4,600,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 3
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    Lyubushkin, Ilya
    $2,000,000
    RD
    UFA
    Vejmelka, Karel
    $1,000,000
    G
    UFA - 3
    Logo of the TOR
    Sandin, Rasmus
    $1,000,000
    LD/RD
    RFA
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    Liljegren, Timothy
    $1,000,000
    RD
    RFA
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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    Dermott, Travis
    $1,500,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 1
    Taxi Squad
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    Simmonds, Wayne
    $900,000 ($0)
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Bunting, M.
    Tavares, J.
    Marner, M.
    Spezza, J.
    Rielly, M.
    Power Play 2
    Crouse, L.
    Schmaltz, N.
    Nylander, W.
    Keller, C.
    Sandin, R.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Kämpf, D.
    Kase, O.
    Chychrun, J.
    Lyubushkin, I.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Kerfoot, A.
    Mikheyev, I.
    Rielly, M.
    Brodie, T.

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    Top Comments

    Mar. 15 at 5:14 p.m.
    #1
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    Imagine trading Matthews and not getting a first round pick back. Horrible trade for Toronto
    ZachHymanForTheHart and Garak liked this.
    Mar. 15 at 5:16 p.m.
    #2
    LongtimeLeafsufferer
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    Quoting: LeafsDude
    Imagine trading Matthews and not getting a first round pick back. Horrible trade for Toronto


    I thinktheLeafs take that deal. Gives them about 15 years of control over those incoming players compared to two years for Matthews.
    The real flaw in the post, thinking M NTC Muzzin can be traded.
    Mar. 15 at 5:57 p.m.
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    I think this is a really interesting concept. Obviously it won't happen, but I think it's interesting and... maybe fairly believable? My big issue is with losing Muzzin, though. That just can't happen. If you're gonna lose Matthews, you need a solidified top 6 and top 4 that's better than what you had. In this team, Churchrun just replaces Muzzin on defense... I don't necessarily think that's a straight upgrade (especially since you confusingly don't even use Churchrun on the power play???). I think Kerfoot has to go the other way in the trade, and you gotta keep Muzzin. Otherwise, I think the top 6 is better with Matthews, and the top 4 defense is pretty much just the same.

    On the ARI side, they don't give up any of their 1st round draft picks so they can still fully do a rebuild, but I think that haul of players would still move the needle on Matthews. However, I don't think they are gonna bail on their goalie. Unless there's someone else already in the system. It's not easy to come by a young goalie that can potentially be your franchise goalie.

    I also don't think there's a chance in hell this happens this season. This is definitely an off season move. So I would change the time it happens, and find a way to make the cap work to keep Muzzin, and ARI doesn't give up Vej. Maybe they retain salary on one of the pieces for compensation?

    Probably the most interesting aspect here... Matthews can't even block this. How does Patrick ****in' Nemeth weasel out a M-NTC, but Matthews has nothing!?
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