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Toronto Maple Leafs signed Cody Ceci (1 Year / $4,500,000 AAV)

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Jul 4, 2019 at 9:46
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Cody Ceci has signed a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs
VALUE: $4,500,000
C.H.% : 5.52
SIGNING DATE: July 4, 2019
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
TOTAL$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
Jul 4, 2019 at 9:50
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1 year, no risk what so ever.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 9:54
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Nice, you'll only have to endure 1 year of questionable decisions and turnovers
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Jul 4, 2019 at 9:55
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He’s gone after one year, I didn’t even think he’d play for them
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:01
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Leafs only have 1 NHL defender signed beyond this year.. YIKES
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:02
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Dude watches the puck like a hawk. Have fun
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:04
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SeminStains
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Does anyone know if his salary is 4.5 million? Or is it heavy bonuses with a small salary so he'd be a good trade piece?
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:04
#8
Go Jets Go
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I don't mind this deal, like others have said, there is not a lot of risk with a 1 year contract. If his play improves, they can look at potentially signing him to a longer deal next year unless he decides to hit free agency.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:13
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Haha no cap cleared after all. OFFER SHEET MARNER RIGHT MEOW
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:15
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AwesomeMatthews
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Quoting: DDoverChucky
Haha no cap cleared after all. OFFER SHEET MARNER RIGHT MEOW




Technically Nathan Horton doesn't go on LTIR until the season starts so. It may look like they have no cap space but they actually do
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:15
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AwesomeMatthews
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Quoting: Rooney
I don't mind this deal, like others have said, there is not a lot of risk with a 1 year contract. If his play improves, they can look at potentially signing him to a longer deal next year unless he decides to hit free agency.


If Ceci is bad just let him go next year. Great signing
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:20
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I really hope this plan is to trade him and pick up Gardiner!
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:22
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rangersandislesfan
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Why that much money?

Edit: I thought he'd sign for his QO. I think it was 4.3M. This isn't much more, but even 4.3M is too much.
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:33
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Why that much money?

Edit: I thought he'd sign for his QO. I think it was 4.3M. This isn't much more, but even 4.3M is too much.


He would get more in Attribution
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:35
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rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: HabsForEver
He would get more in Attribution


Arbitration? Is this auto-correct that i'm talking to? tears of joy

How would he get more in arbitration? Hopefully the arbitrator understands that he's not a 4.3M player. If he got to arbitration they should have given him 4.3M because that's his QO and it's still more than they should be paying him.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:37
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rangersandislesfan
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Leafs will probably still need to move someone out.
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:38
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Edited Jul 4, 2019 at 10:48
Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Leafs will probably still need to move someone out.


Check lates simulations...it can be done even with Marner being above 10M...regardless of Term....dont gloat to soon....
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:50
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Arbitration? Is this auto-correct that i'm talking to? tears of joy

How would he get more in arbitration? Hopefully the arbitrator understands that he's not a 4.3M player. If he got to arbitration they should have given him 4.3M because that's his QO and it's still more than they should be paying him.


He still played quality minutes on Ottawa last season. There are things he could say that would get him close to 5 Million
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:53
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Quoting: vic997
1 year, no risk what so ever.


Quoting: CMac66
Nice, you'll only have to endure 1 year of questionable decisions and turnovers


Quoting: ConnorMcHellebucyk
He’s gone after one year, I didn’t even think he’d play for them


Quoting: Claesson4Norris
Dude watches the puck like a hawk. Have fun


Quoting: Broad93
Does anyone know if his salary is 4.5 million? Or is it heavy bonuses with a small salary so he'd be a good trade piece?


Quoting: DDoverChucky
Haha no cap cleared after all. OFFER SHEET MARNER RIGHT MEOW


Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
If Ceci is bad just let him go next year. Great signing


Quoting: L_FACTOR
I really hope this plan is to trade him and pick up Gardiner!


Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Why that much money? Edit: I thought he'd sign for his QO. I think it was 4.3M.


I have a feeling that this will turn into a sign and trade.

He had limited value unsigned ... and I'm hoping Dubas gave him a contract with 100% signing bonus ... to be paid immediately.

A cash strapped team would happily take a 100% free 25 year old RD who plays 20+ minutes a night.

They'd probably give us something OK too.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 10:53
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I would take Zaytsev over Ceci any day, for sure. Z was actually good in playoffs, easily TORs second best D.
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:57
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rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: HabsForEver
He still played quality minutes on Ottawa last season. There are things he could say that would get him close to 5 Million


You're not saying he's worth that, though, are you?
Jul 4, 2019 at 10:58
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
You're not saying he's worth that, though, are you?


No, not at all. He's worth 3 Million tops, but Ottawa signed him to a bad contract and then sent him a QO. Nothing Toronto can do really.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 11:02
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Quoting: drewjenks
I have a feeling that this will turn into a sign and trade.

He had limited value unsigned ... and I'm hoping Dubas gave him a contract with 100% signing bonus ... to be paid immediately.

A cash strapped team would happily take a 100% free 25 year old RD who plays 20+ minutes a night.

They'd probably give us something OK too.


Doubt it. He's already met with Babcock, and Dubas was talking about what his role will be in next season in his initial press conference.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 11:20
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Quoting: CMac66
Nice, you'll only have to endure 1 year of questionable decisions and turnovers


LOL

I guess there goes the, they won't sign him hope.
It could be worse, it could be multiple years. But he's awful. He doesn't play the body, and he doesn't play the puck. Not sure what he's doing out there half the time, and I don't think he is either.
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Jul 4, 2019 at 11:21
#25
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It's hard to call this a good or a bad deal as such. It's a thing that had to happen I guess?

Ceci couldn't make less than $4.3M, and I beleive if he was awarded somethign like $4.6M or so in Arbitration the Leafs wouldn't be able to walk away, and wouldn't get to structure the deal. I will be interested to see if this ends up being $3.8M or so in signing bonus just in case they decide to move him once Dermott is healthy, but I think they need a body, and getting him done for the same money as Zaitsev essentially means they got out from under the last 4 years of Zaitsev's deal scott free and got a 3rd for Brown.

So I guess this deal is just the cost of doing business.
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