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If Toronto had nailed all their first round picks

Created by: CapFriendlysFinest
Initial Creation Date: Aug 26, 2019
Published: Aug 26, 2019 at 11:39
Team: 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
This is a weird theme but I thought it be fun.

I am going take the last 10 years the leafs drafted in the first round. I am going to take the best player in that draft where they were sitting. So I can pick someone like Mcdavid in Marners draft. But in the case of someone like Tyler Biggs I can select someone who was the best at that 22nd pick

Tyler Biggs = Nikita Kucherov
Stuart Percy = Johnny Gaudreau
Morgan Rielly = Morgan Rielly
Fredrick Gauthier = Shea Theodore
William Nylander = David Pastrnak
Mitch Marner = Mitch Marner
Auston Matthews = Auston Matthews
Timothy Liljegren = Maxime Comtois
Rasmus Sandin = Rasmus Sandin
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Marner, Mitchell3$9,000,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Kucherov, Nikita
TBL
  1. 2020 7th round pick (EDM)
TOR
  1. Gaudreau, Johnny
CGY
  1. 2020 7th round pick (SJS)
TOR
  1. Theodore, Shea
VGK
  1. 2020 7th round pick (STL)
TOR
  1. Pastrnak, David
BOS
  1. Nylander, William
TOR
  1. Comtois, Maxime
ANA
  1. Liljegren, Timothy
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
2020
TOR
CBJ
TOR
VGK
TOR
CAR
COL
WPG
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$100,908,999$0$132,500-$19,408,999
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CGY
Gaudreau, Johnny
$6,750,000
LW
UFA - 3
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,634,000
C
UFA - 5
TBL
Kucherov, Nikita
$9,500,000
RW
UFA - 8
BOS
Pastrnak, David
$6,666,666
RW
UFA - 4
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$9,000,000
RW
UFA - 6
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 3
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
ANA
Comtois, Maxime
$820,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
TOR
Moore, Trevor
$775,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
VGK
Theodore, Shea
$5,200,000
LD/RD
UFA - 6
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Barrie, Tyson
$2,750,000
RD
UFA - 1
TOR
Hutchinson, Michael
$700,000
G
UFA - 1
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 1
TOR
Ceci, Cody
$4,500,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Åberg, Pontus
$700,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
TOR
Clarkson, David
$5,250,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Schmaltz, Jordan
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Aug 26, 2019 at 11:40
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KFTW
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Man none of these players would be on those contracts if they got drafted by Toronto
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Aug 26, 2019 at 11:41
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Liljegren > Comtois
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:42
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Quoting: Barbs
Liljegren > Comtois


NOT EVEN CLOSE :Tears of Joy
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:44
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Quoting: csick
NOT EVEN CLOSE :Tears of Joy


Liljegren = Comtois in reality. Both would be great NHL players.
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:45
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Quoting: SammyT_51
Liljegren = Comtois in reality. Both would be great NHL players.


Comtois is a first line player. Liljegren is a bottom 4D
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Aug 26, 2019 at 11:45
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Quoting: csick
NOT EVEN CLOSE :Tears of Joy


Seems premature to think Comtois is a stud. He's only played 10 games so far...
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:46
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Quoting: csick
Comtois is a first line player. Liljegren is a bottom 4D


Top-6 winger and top-4 Dman. Pretty equal.
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:48
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Quoting: csick
Comtois is a first line player. Liljegren is a bottom 4D


Quoting: SammyT_51
Top-6 winger and top-4 Dman. Pretty equal.


Pump the breaks Comtois has only played 10 NHL games so far. Far too early to think he's a top line or even top 6 player
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:49
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Quoting: Barbs
Pump the breaks Comtois has only played 10 NHL games so far. Far too early to think he's a top line or even top 6 player


He looks like future captain material tbh
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:49
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Quoting: Barbs
Pump the breaks Comtois has only played 10 NHL games so far. Far too early to think he's a top line or even top 6 player


I think he is. I watched him for couple of years and Im pretty confident in him being very good top-6 LW.
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Aug 26, 2019 at 11:52
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Quoting: SammyT_51
I think he is. I watched him for couple of years and Im pretty confident in him being very good top-6 LW.


Quoting: csick
He looks like future captain material tbh


Lets be real, both players are going to be great. that being said I can see Comtois has a bigger upside but again top 6 wing = a top 4 D so ... pick your poison
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:55
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Quoting: csick
He looks like future captain material tbh


Is that because he was Captain at the World Jrs? It's also worth pointing out that captains aren't always good players.

Quoting: SammyT_51
I think he is. I watched him for couple of years and I'm pretty confident in him being very good top-6 LW.


If you've been watching him play in the Q than you probably have the best scouting report on him for this thread but from what I've seen he had a handful of good games at the NHL but I thought he looked average at best at the world Juniors compared to his peers. People might just be excited by good results in a very small sample size.
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:56
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Quoting: csick
He looks like future captain material tbh


Future choker maybe
Aug 26, 2019 at 11:57
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Quoting: TheresAlwaysNextYear
Future choker maybe


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Aug 26, 2019 at 12:04
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Quoting: csick
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Quoting: TheresAlwaysNextYear
Future choker maybe


Not his fault he missed. He never should have been picked to take that shot
Aug 26, 2019 at 12:06
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Quoting: csick
Comtois is a first line player. Liljegren is a bottom 4D


Not sure how you can say that yet. Comtois looks pretty good yeah and currently is further ahead than Liljegren but to assume he's going to be a bottom pair guy is awfully bold. He was the top RHD defenceman for the Marlies in their surprising playoff run and that isn't a small accomplishment for a 20 year old playing against men. I do think Liljegren was wrongly projected as an offensive force. He is not at all a Karlsson type of defenceman. I see him being more like Strahlman type of guy. A terrific skater, positionally sound and good at skating the puck out of trouble and being all around solid if not spectacular.
Aug 26, 2019 at 12:08
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Quoting: Barbs
Is that because he was Captain at the World Jrs? It's also worth pointing out that captains aren't always good players.



If you've been watching him play in the Q than you probably have the best scouting report on him for this thread but from what I've seen he had a handful of good games at the NHL but I thought he looked average at best at the world Juniors compared to his peers. People might just be excited by good results in a very small sample size.


Not just Q but WJCs and tournaments and so on. He is that type of player who is consistent but not exactly shiny. He hasnt been that good on NHL level as well. He had great point totals, but wasnt that shiny or particularly incredible. Just like what his seasons in Q were. But he has strong chance of becoming top-6 LW because he has the determination and tools to be it. BUT as for WJC example thats really like 6 games or so as well. He was a good leader for them. Not the greatest player of them all, but solid performance from Max.
Aug 26, 2019 at 12:22
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Bruins can easily top that. ??‍♂️

Could not afford them all had we drafted correctly.

Hindsight. ?
Aug 26, 2019 at 1:37
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Quoting: Gofnut999
Bruins can easily top that. ??‍♂️

Could not afford them all had we drafted correctly.

Hindsight. ?


We should do one for the 2015 draft for you guys!
Aug 26, 2019 at 1:46
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Edited Aug 26, 2019 at 2:03
Quoting: CapFriendlysFinest
We should do one for the 2015 draft for you guys!


That one is not as bad as other years.

Been done to death anyways.

Logan Couture over Zach Hamil
Kucherov over Kohklachev
Gaudreau over Camara
Skjei over MSubban
Pesce over Arnesson
Barzal over Senyshyn
Chabot or Boesser over Zboril
Carter Hart/Debrincat over Trent Frederic

Could do this all day. For every team. It is what is.
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Aug 26, 2019 at 1:51
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the 2011 picks could be said for any team considering every single one of them passed on kuch and johnny at least once.

realistically i think burke would've picked guys like jenner and edmundson
Aug 26, 2019 at 3:21
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Quoting: mondo
the 2011 picks could be said for any team considering every single one of them passed on kuch and johnny at least once.

realistically i think burke would've picked guys like jenner and edmundson


personally I would have loved Jenner.
 
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