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I Do This A Lot

Created by: LeafsFan
Initial Creation Date: Jan 27, 2016
Published: Jan 27, 2016 at 2:20
Team: 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
Signed Versteeg to give the Leafs another top 6 winger to play alongside growing forwards Nylander and Marner.
Not many acquisitions or signings as some youth will fill most holes in lineup.
Marner is still questionable to play, but its either another year of Junior where it will be too easy or the NHL.
A rotation of young defenseman will fill the bottom six and compete for a roster spot. Personally from what I've seen I like Percy and Harrington, but will have to see how it all sorts out.
You can decide between signing Lindback or Garrett Sparks, or both.
Side note: I'm really starting to see the benefit of keeping Tyler Bozak around. Think he can fit into the lineup nicely and contract is good for points production.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Corrado, Frank2$975,000
Harrington, Scott2$975,000
Holland, Peter2$1,000,000
Leivo, Josh2$800,000
Marincin, Martin2$975,000
Percy, Stuart2$975,000
Rielly, Morgan8$5,950,000
Kadri, Nazem4$4,750,000
Sparks, Garret2$925,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Spaling, Nick3$2,500,000
Lindbäck, Anders1$950,000
Versteeg, Kris3$4,666,667
Buyouts
  • Tim Gleason: $1,333,333
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
25$72,400,000$65,300,334$512,000$1,700,000$7,099,666
Left WingCenterRight Wing
van Riemsdyk, James
$4,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
Kadri, Nazem
$4,750,000
C
UFA - 6
Komarov, Leo
$2,950,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 2
Holland, Peter
$1,000,000
C
UFA - 1
Nylander, William
$894,167
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Lupul, Joffrey
$5,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
Versteeg, Kris
$4,666,667
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Bozak, Tyler
$4,200,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
Marner, Mitchell
$894,167
RW
UFA - 3
Leivo, Josh
$800,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Froese, Byron
$575,000
C
UFA - 1
Spaling, Nick
$2,500,000
C, LW
UFA
Winnik, Daniel
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 1
Hyman, Zach
$900,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Rielly, Morgan
$5,950,000
LD
UFA - 6
Hunwick, Matt
$1,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
Bernier, Jonathan
$4,150,000
G
UFA - 1
Gardiner, Jake
$4,050,000
LD
UFA - 3
Phaneuf, Dion
$5,250,000
LD
NMC NTC
UFA - 5
Lindbäck, Anders
$950,000
G
UFA
Percy, Stuart
$975,000
LD
UFA - 1
Harrington, Scott
$975,000
LD
UFA - 1
Sparks, Garret
$925,000
G
UFA - 1
Corrado, Frank
$975,000
RD
UFA - 1
Marincin, Martin
$975,000
LD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 4
Robidas, Stephane
$3,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1

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Jan 27, 2016 at 2:24
#1
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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That is a lot of money for Kris Versteeg.
Jan 27, 2016 at 2:35
#2
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
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Don't like the bottom 4 defence...maybe 1 or 2 but not all of them. Think we have to let Sparks "run with it as Leaf" to see if he the goalie of the future. Let's move on from Versteeg and Spaling.
Jan 27, 2016 at 3:09
#3
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 35
Likes: 1
Leafs laugh at Versteeg and pay him 4.67 million to quit hockey.
Jan 27, 2016 at 4:26
#4
Thread Starter
Joined: Nov 2015
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Likes: 88
You could lower the amount for Versteeg, but the leafs need a short-term option skilled winger to play alongside Nylander and Marner. Other options I noticed were Boedker (probably a little expensive and longer term) and Nathan Gerbe (another small player that won't be quite as good). And as for the 4 defenseman playing the bottom six, I placed them there to fight for the bottom pairing... we don't need another veteran to come in when we could give some experience to these younger defenseman for a cheaper salary. When Percy was up with the leafs for the 8 games or whatever last year, he seemed very effective and steady. Its no promise of good return but at some point you need to give them a chance.
Jan 27, 2016 at 4:40
#5
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 36,150
Likes: 10,237
Generally, if players been the minors for three years (goalies excluded), they are not going to NHL players of any much consequence. This is one reason Percy and Harrington are probably not in the NHL.
Don't know about your line combinations. The LWs are Lupul, JVR, Winnick, Komarovl, Leivo. Lupul or Leino could be RW,
Jan 28, 2016 at 8:15
#6
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 198
Likes: 10
Jamie McGinn is a UFA next year, he is putting up 'decent' numbers in buffalo and could be a cheaper LW for the next year or two. Also Nikita Zaitsev has a pretty good chance of starting on the bottom D pairing next season as a right handed shot.
 
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