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Zaitsev trades Do any of these work

Created by: PJosephM13
Initial Creation Date: May 23, 2019
Published: May 23, 2019 at 9:25
Team: 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs
Free Agent Signings
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Zaitsev, Nikita5$4,500,000
Zaitsev, Nikita5$4,500,000
Zaitsev, Nikita5$4,500,000
Zaitsev, Nikita5$4,500,000
Zaitsev, Nikita5$4,500,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
BUF
  1. Zaitsev, Nikita
  2. Borgman, Andreas
  3. Kapanen, Kasperi [RFA Rights]
  4. 2019 3rd round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Hamilton, Dougie
CAR
  1. Zaitsev, Nikita
  2. Kadri, Nazem
  3. 2020 1st round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Santini, Steven
  2. Bratt, Jesper
NJD
  1. Zaitsev, Nikita
  2. Baptiste, Nicholas [RFA Rights]
  3. 2020 2nd round pick (TOR)
  4. 2019 4th round pick (TOR)
Additional Details:
Kappy
TOR
  1. Pionk, Neal [RFA Rights]
NYR
  1. Timashov, Dmytro
  2. Zaitsev, Nikita
  3. Lindgren, Jesper
  4. 2020 4th round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. DeMelo, Dylan
OTT
  1. Brown, Connor
  2. Zaitsev, Nikita
  3. 2020 3rd round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Stecher, Troy
VAN
  1. Carcone, Michael [RFA Rights]
  2. Zaitsev, Nikita
  3. 2019 2nd round pick (TOR)
Additional Details:
Kappy
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
  • Robin Lehner: $1,100,000 (22%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
STL
TOR
TOR
DAL
2020
TOR
TOR
EDM
SJS
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$83,000,000$83,056,366$0$225,000-$56,366
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Marleau, Patrick
$6,250,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 1
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,634,000
C
UFA - 5
TOR
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Marleau, Patrick
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 5
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Gauthier, Frédérik
$675,000
C
RFA - 1
TOR
Moore, Trevor
$775,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
TOR
Petan, Nicolas
$775,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 2
NJD
Bratt, Jesper
$749,167
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
TOR
Holl, Justin
$675,000
RD
UFA - 1
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Sparks, Garret
$750,000
G
UFA - 1
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 1
TOR
Scott, Ian
$805,833
G
RFA - 3
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 3
TOR
Duszak, Joseph
$800,000
RD
RFA - 2
CAR
Hamilton, Dougie
$5,750,000
RD
UFA - 2
NJD
Santini, Steven
$1,416,667
RD
RFA - 2
OTT
DeMelo, Dylan
$900,000
RD
UFA - 1
VAN
Stecher, Troy
$2,325,000
RD
RFA - 1

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May 23, 2019 at 9:32
#1
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 662
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Is Zaitsev really that bad, Ive never seen him play, or is his contract the real problem because every leafs ACGM trades Zaitsev away immediately
May 23, 2019 at 9:36
#2
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 539
Likes: 139
Quoting: TheDime99
Is Zaitsev really that bad, Ive never seen him play, or is his contract the real problem because every leafs ACGM trades Zaitsev away immediately


I've watched almost every leafs game and he's not as bad as everyone says he is. He can eat minutes and do a good job on the PK but his breakout passes are brutal and basically ices the puck every time he has it in his own end. He was pretty good offensively in his first year but Babcock decided to play him in a more defensive role and it didn't work out as expected. Most ACGM teams trade him because the leafs need the cap space to afford the RFA's (Marner, Kapanen, Johnsson, etc)
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May 23, 2019 at 9:36
#3
Hugh Hefner of CF
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 4,862
Likes: 2,915
He is a little overpaid right now but I think Leafs need to keep him.

He showed he can be shutdown 2nd pair D
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May 23, 2019 at 9:37
#4
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 662
Likes: 113
Quoting: iilucassxx
I've watched almost every leafs game and he's not as bad as everyone says he is. He can eat minutes and do a good job on the PK but his breakout passes are brutal and basically ices the puck every time he has it in his own end. He was pretty good offensively in his first year but Babcock decided to play him in a more defensive role and it didn't work out as expected. Most ACGM teams trade him because the leafs need the cap space to afford the RFA's (Marner, Kapanen, Johnsson, etc)


Good to know, Thanks
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May 23, 2019 at 9:46
#5
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,825
Likes: 1,843
I don't get why so many people want Zaitsev traded because soon after trading him the Leafs will want someone with similar skill/defensive play.

Trading players from the current D roster only makes the defense about the same as it is now.
Improving should be the goal, not be worse or about even.
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May 23, 2019 at 9:59
#6
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 2,673
Likes: 594
Bratt won't work, Shero likes him too much, we do too!
Santini and Mueller gets you your bottom pairing without going to the Marlies. ; )
Kappy and Z /Marleau, what else?
May 23, 2019 at 10:02
#7
Thread Starter
PJosephM13
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 728
Likes: 121
Quoting: Smitty426
Bratt won't work, Shero likes him too much, we do too!
Santini and Mueller gets you your bottom pairing without going to the Marlies. ; )
Kappy and Z /Marleau, what else?


Mueller and Santini for Z, Kappy, 3rd?
May 23, 2019 at 10:06
#8
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 2,673
Likes: 594
Quoting: PJosephM13
Mueller and Santini for Z, Kappy, 3rd?


I'd do it!
Both defenders don't suck, I think they are not the coaches favs. Santini had some s#!tty luck and they yo-yo'd him. MM is a big kid who has tools to be a better D just not asserting
Send over the papers
May 24, 2019 at 4:45
#9
future lamentation
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4,555
Likes: 2,382
To answer the question, if I were the Buffalo GM, I would make this trade. Zaitsev would be perfect with Dahlin, Kapanen would give Buffalo a good RW and who knows what the 3rd will bring.
I as a Sabres' fan think Ristolainen just as Zaitsev, gets too much criticism. 3 different HC have played him over 24 min/gm. Now unless they are trying to self destruct they must believe he is the best defenseman on the team. He gets the toughest assignment and starts in the defensive zone over 50% of the time.
So Buffalo and Toronto are trading players that are not fan favorites.
If I added Buffalo's 2nd from 2020, would Toronto add their 1st from 2020, or do I need to add more? If I do, what else would I need to add?

Quoting: iilucassxx
I've watched almost every leafs game and he's not as bad as everyone says he is. He can eat minutes and do a good job on the PK but his breakout passes are brutal and basically ices the puck every time he has it in his own end. He was pretty good offensively in his first year but Babcock decided to play him in a more defensive role and it didn't work out as expected. Most ACGM teams trade him because the leafs need the cap space to afford the RFA's (Marner, Kapanen, Johnsson, etc)


Quoting: Trickster
He is a little overpaid right now but I think Leafs need to keep him.

He showed he can be shutdown 2nd pair D


Quoting: TheDime99
Good to know, Thanks


Quoting: oneX
I don't get why so many people want Zaitsev traded because soon after trading him the Leafs will want someone with similar skill/defensive play.

Trading players from the current D roster only makes the defense about the same as it is now.
Improving should be the goal, not be worse or about even.
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