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An $81M Salary Cap Would Do It

Created by: OldNYIfan
Initial Creation Date: Jul 23, 2018
Published: Jul 23, 2018 at 7:50 pm
Team: 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
The problem presented by 2019 is to keep most of the core talent while not exposing an inexperienced defense. As you can see, I'm keeping the top 10 forwards and the top defense pairing. You can substitute any one of our top 5 defense prospects (Borgman, Ozhiganov, Rosen, Lindgren or even Sandin) for Liljegren. Ditto Bracco or one of the Russians for a LW. And I'm sure that in 2019 there will be viable UFA candidates for all of those slots, too. (If you don't like the idea of retaining Connor Carrick, there's likely to be Robert Bertuzzo.)
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Matthews, Auston8$11,000,000
Marner, Mitchell8$7,000,000
Nylander, William8$6,000,000
Kapanen, Kasperi4$2,400,000
Carrick, Connor4$1,950,000
Johnsson, Andreas4$1,500,000
Borgman, Andreas3$975,000
McAdam, Eamon3$975,000
Moore, Trevor3$975,000
Ozhiganov, Igor3$975,000
Rosén, Calle3$975,000
Sparks, Garret3$833,333
Subban, Jordan3$833,333
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Folin, Christian4$1,250,000
Lindholm, Pär3$975,000
Marincin, Martin3$975,000
Pickard, Calvin3$975,000
Jooris, Josh3$833,333
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Durzi (RD), Sean3$925,000
Rasanen (RD), Eemeli3$925,000
Korshkov (RW), Yegor3$925,000
Woll (G), Joseph3$925,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Connauton, Kevin
Additional Details:
(trade best made at end of summer in 2018)
ARI
  1. 2020 2nd round pick (TOR)
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (TOR)
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
EDM
SJS
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,000,000$81,384,999$0$400,000-$384,999
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Marleau, Patrick
$6,250,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 1
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
Nylander, William
$6,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 5
Marleau, Patrick
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
Matthews, Auston
$11,000,000
C
UFA - 5
Marner, Mitchell
$7,000,000
RW
UFA - 6
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 3
Kapanen, Kasperi
$2,400,000
RW
RFA - 3
Johnsson, Andreas
$1,500,000
LW
UFA - 4
Lindholm, Pär
$975,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
Brown, Connor
$2,100,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Grundström, Carl
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
Jooris, Josh
$833,333
C
UFA
Moore, Trevor
$975,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
Zaitsev, Nikita
$4,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 5
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
Connauton, Kevin
$1,375,000
LD
UFA - 1
Carrick, Connor
$1,950,000
RD
UFA - 2
Pickard, Calvin
$975,000
G
UFA - 2
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 1
Folin, Christian
$1,250,000
RD
UFA - 1
Liljegren, Timothy
$863,333
RD
RFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1

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Jul 23, 2018 at 9:53
#26
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I agree for this year that the back end will be weak and Reilly and Zaitsev will handle most of the big minutes. With Marlaeu contract done and the cap going up maybe an extra few million we can sign more than trade a stud or two solid Dman to round of the top 4
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Jul 23, 2018 at 9:57
#27
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
"Worst backend in the league"?? Apparently, you haven't seen enough of Buffalo, Ottawa, Arizona or Vancouver.


That wasn't a crack at your team. Rielly and Zaitsev were horrible together and can't yet defend to save their lives. They're currently decent #4's. Dermott could be better than them both, maybe, and the rest are currently in the 6-7 range.

That being said, I believe Carrick might surprise some this year and if Dermott makes the full time jump with no regression, they could both be good. I also believe they re-sign Gardiner, potentially before the rfa's.
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Jul 24, 2018 at 11:13
#28
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Quoting: Goulet
It's Robert...


Any relation?
Jul 24, 2018 at 11:16
#29
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Quoting: Subbanator7667
What’s how much players get paid have to do with their depth at a different position? Players get as much as they can, if they take less to win its a discount. The contracts above are what I would say are discounts, in my opinion.


Thanks for the opinion(s)! I'm glad to have generated a study that received so much commentary.
Jul 24, 2018 at 11:18
#30
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Quoting: Fignn
I agree for this year that the back end will be weak and Reilly and Zaitsev will handle most of the big minutes. With Marlaeu contract done and the cap going up maybe an extra few million we can sign more than trade a stud or two solid Dman to round of the top 4


Yes, that's the plan. My object was to upgrade the defense beyond having three or four rookies there, which is what I always see. Or trading Zaitsev, too, or Nylander.
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Jul 24, 2018 at 11:51
#31
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I think our young’ guys should be kept.
Jul 24, 2018 at 1:47
#32
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Quoting: Fignn
I think our young’ guys should be kept.


I agree. These guys could all be filtered in. Here are some free-agent left defensemen that could be available in 2020 for $6M or less: Roman Josi, Jake Muzzin, Brenden Dillon, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Brandon Manning, plus the guy mentioned in my team (Kevin Connauton).
Jul 24, 2018 at 6:55
#33
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Those are better than what we have. I don’t like Gardner to many night I been yelling at the tv because he done something wrong
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Aug 10, 2018 at 4:53
#34
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Quoting: Goulet
None of the numbers are good.
Term brings the aav down, not up.
Nylander is 4years to UFA, Marner/Matthews 5.


Larkin got 5 years 6.1 per
Same numbers as Nylander
Good comparable to Nylander and Larkin as a natural center
Everybody saying really good deal for Wings
Repliessss......
He got less because they did not get any UFA years
He is a UFA at the deals end
And Larkin is not playing with Matthews
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Aug 10, 2018 at 6:08
#35
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Quoting: buxvet
Larkin got 5 years 6.1 per
Same numbers as Nylander
Good comparable to Nylander and Larkin as a natural center
Everybody saying really good deal for Wings
Repliessss......
He got less because they did not get any UFA years
He is a UFA at the deals end
And Larkin is not playing with Matthews


Yes and no. Larkin led the wings in points, icetime for forwards and took the second most draws. They just signed him as their number one centre and for the first time in a while, it wasn't a terrible deal.

His deal doesn't help Nylander, it does however offer another realistic player for management to point at and say, "you're not making that much".
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