Just think about it and hear me out

Created by: Davisoc
Initial Creation Date: Sep 26, 2018
Published: Sep 26, 2018 at 1:25
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
These moves are to help a soft offense and a soft defense, while also building on weaker sides of a team. Just, like I said, hear me out.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Nylander, William6$6,990,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Faulk, Justin
  2. Bean, Jake
  3. McKeown, Roland
Additional Details:
Picks/prospect to balance
CAR
  1. Carrick, Connor
  2. Kapanen, Kasperi
  3. Grundström, Carl
  4. Gardiner, Jake
  5. 2019 1st round pick (TOR)
Additional Details:
Pick/prospect to balance.
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
2019
TOR
TOR
TOR
STL
TOR
TOR
2020
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
EDM
SJS
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$79,500,000$67,773,333$2,550,000$5,900,000$11,726,667
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Marleau, Patrick
$6,250,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 2
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,990,000
RW, LW
UFA - 6
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 7
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$894,167
RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$787,500
LW
UFA - 1
TOR
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 4
TOR
Brown, Connor
$2,100,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
TOR
Leivo, Josh
$925,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
TOR
Lindholm, Pär
$925,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
TOR
Ennis, Tyler
$650,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 4
CAR
Faulk, Justin
$4,150,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
CAR
Bean, Jake
$863,333
LD
RFA - 3
TOR
Zaitsev, Nikita
$4,500,000
RD
UFA - 6
TOR
McElhinney, Curtis
$850,000
G
UFA - 1
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 2
TOR
Ozhiganov, Igor
$925,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Hainsey, Ron
$3,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Holl, Justin
$675,000
RD
UFA - 2

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Sep 26, 2018 at 1:31
#1
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 32,984
Likes: 8,661
Don't know how this helps the Leafs defence. Faulk is soft, or certainly strong defensively. Bean has potential. McKoewn if an iffy NHLer.
Sep 26, 2018 at 1:35
#2
Wannabe Leafs GM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 1,013
Likes: 307
Quoting: palhal
Don't know how this helps the Leafs defence. Faulk is soft, or certainly strong defensively. Bean has potential. McKoewn if an iffy NHLer.


I see it as a huge step up from what they had. Dermott can take that 3rd/4th spot from Bean and put up 30-40 points. Faulk is a better top paring option then Hainsey. And Bean and McKoewn have huge potential.
Sep 26, 2018 at 1:55
#3
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 17,486
Likes: 5,271
I understand where you are coming from but this is way off base.

Faulk is essentially the same thing as Gardiner but likely even worse defensively. Bean isn't needed, the Leafs have several young prospects coming up that can fill holes so there is no need to jump the gun and overpay for Bean or Faulk.

The Leafs defence isn't a problem, its just not nearly as good as their offence and that to some means its a big issue. It just isn't nearly as big as people think it is.

With the offense this team will run with, what they need are fast and mobile players on the back end who make smart decisions and can go retrieve the puck in their end before forecheckers get there. I see a lineup something like this in 3 years for TO.

Rielly with Liljegren
Dermott/Rosen with Zaitsev
Sandin with Ozhiganov

Maybe Ozhiganov plays with Rielly, I don't know or care. This isn't going to be nearly as much of a problem as others think it will be.
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Sep 26, 2018 at 1:57
#4
Wannabe Leafs GM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 1,013
Likes: 307
Quoting: LoganOllivier
I understand where you are coming from but this is way off base.

Faulk is essentially the same thing as Gardiner but likely even worse defensively. Bean isn't needed, the Leafs have several young prospects coming up that can fill holes so there is no need to jump the gun and overpay for Bean or Faulk.

The Leafs defence isn't a problem, its just not nearly as good as their offence and that to some means its a big issue. It just isn't nearly as big as people think it is.

With the offense this team will run with, what they need are fast and mobile players on the back end who make smart decisions and can go retrieve the puck in their end before forecheckers get there. I see a lineup something like this in 3 years for TO.

Rielly with Liljegren
Dermott/Rosen with Zaitsev
Sandin with Ozhiganov

Maybe Ozhiganov plays with Rielly, I don't know or care. This isn't going to be nearly as much of a problem as others think it will be.


I see rolling out with Hainsey in the top four a huge issue. I want him out there, bottom pairing, sure, but he can not keep up with Reilly. Give Reilly someone who can actually elevate his talent, not hinder it.
Sep 26, 2018 at 2:02
#5
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 17,486
Likes: 5,271
Quoting: Davisoc
I see rolling out with Hainsey in the top four a huge issue. I want him out there, bottom pairing, sure, but he can not keep up with Reilly. Give Reilly someone who can actually elevate his talent, not hinder it.


Ozhiganov, I believe could see himself move up to the top pair this season. I am not sure if that's the best idea yet but its certainly better than Hainsey. I guess if we have to have Hainsey in the lineup, playing sheltered minutes with Dermott or Rosen on the bottom pair will certainly be better than nothing.
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