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Roster with Tavares out

Created by: johnston3504
Initial Creation Date: Oct 18, 2019
Published: Oct 18 at 8:40 am
Team: 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
here is my take on what the roster should look like with tavares out for a min 2 weeks. what do you think we should do.
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
TOR
CBJ
TOR
VGK
TOR
CAR
COL
EDM
SJS
STL
WPG
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$81,176,310$0$152,500$323,690
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Moore, Trevor
$775,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,634,000
C
UFA - 5
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,893,000
RW
UFA - 6
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, C
UFA - 5
TOR
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 3
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Bracco, Jeremy
$842,500
RW
RFA - 1
TOR
Timashov, Dmytro
$694,444
LW
RFA - 1
TOR
Gauthier, Frédérik
$675,000
C
RFA - 1
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
TOR
Ceci, Cody
$4,500,000
RD
UFA - 1
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
Marincin, Martin
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Holl, Justin
$675,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Shore, Nick
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
TOR
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Gravel, Kevin
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Clarkson, David
$5,250,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 1

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Oct 18 at 9:06
#1
get off my lawn...
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I think it should look like

Moore-Matthews-marner
Johnsson-nylander-kapanen
Timashov-kerfoot-mikheyev
Oct 18 at 9:30
#2
Thread Starter
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Quoting: Jamiepo
I think it should look like

Moore-Matthews-marner
Johnsson-nylander-kapanen
Timashov-kerfoot-mikheyev


i like that line up alot, reunite johnsson and kappy
Oct 18 at 9:35
#3
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Quoting: Jamiepo
I think it should look like

Moore-Matthews-marner
Johnsson-nylander-kapanen
Timashov-kerfoot-mikheyev


I think in this case less is likely more. Give Spezza time with Marner and whoever on the other wing and keep the other lines largely intact.
Oct 18 at 9:57
#4
get off my lawn...
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
I think in this case less is likely more. Give Spezza time with Marner and whoever on the other wing and keep the other lines largely intact.


I would like to keep the Matthews line together but I can’t see spezza replacing Tavares. My idea here is just moving Matthews into Tavares spot and nylander to Centre. It looks like there is more going on but it really isn’t.
Oct 18 at 10:02
#5
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With Tavares out of the lineup we will see if Marner truly is the player some people think he is.

I have felt that Marner is a very good player but also benefited from playing with Tavares. Regardless of lines, it's time for Marner to show he can step up while his linemate is out.
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Oct 18 at 10:08
#6
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
I think in this case less is likely more. Give Spezza time with Marner and whoever on the other wing and keep the other lines largely intact.


my only problem with that is as good as Spezza is he wont be able to keep up with the others so i feel he would be better if kerfoot was injured.
Oct 18 at 10:21
#7
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Quoting: Jamiepo
I would like to keep the Matthews line together but I can’t see spezza replacing Tavares. My idea here is just moving Matthews into Tavares spot and nylander to Centre. It looks like there is more going on but it really isn’t.


Its time Babs really unleashed Matthews. Let him go toe to toe with the best and he's been at his best when he's had Nylander on his wing. I know Spezza can't step in for Tavares without there being a drop off but with Kerfoot doing what he does on the 3rd line you can run Matthews and him against the best the other team has to offer and then give Marner, Spezza and whoever some softer opposition against 3rd liners. Really get them moving.
Oct 18 at 10:22
#8
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Quoting: johnston3504
my only problem with that is as good as Spezza is he wont be able to keep up with the others so i feel he would be better if kerfoot was injured.


What? Kerfoot isn't injured and obviously no one really replaces JT. That being said with Kerfoot and Matthews the other two centres, why change all 4 lines when you can insert Spezza and keep everything that has been working, working still and just weather the storm with JT out. Give the hard matchup to Matthews or Kerfoot and give Spezza soft 3rd line competition. Should really open things up for Marner as well.
Oct 18 at 10:26
#9
Joined: Apr 2019
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Likes: 6
I think Marner needs to play with Matthews. Just like all the other teams the 2 best players are on the same line. ex. McDavid/Drasaitl, Marchand/Bergeron, MacKinnon/Rantannen,Benn/Seguin and so on.
GIve it a real shot. IT's not like they are running away with the league on what they have been doing. Time for change!
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Oct 18 at 11:11
#10
get off my lawn...
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
What? Kerfoot isn't injured and obviously no one really replaces JT. That being said with Kerfoot and Matthews the other two centres, why change all 4 lines when you can insert Spezza and keep everything that has been working, working still and just weather the storm with JT out. Give the hard matchup to Matthews or Kerfoot and give Spezza soft 3rd line competition. Should really open things up for Marner as well.


So your idea would be

Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Mikeyev-kerfoot-kapanen
Moore-Spezza-Marner
Timashov-shore-Gauthier

That would work too but I don’t know if Babs will go for it.
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Oct 18 at 12:42
#11
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Quoting: Jamiepo
So your idea would be

Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Mikeyev-kerfoot-kapanen
Moore-Spezza-Marner
Timashov-shore-Gauthier

That would work too but I don’t know if Babs will go for it.


Yeah something like that. I know some are going to say, that is an insult to Marner but I don't think Marner will be hurt by this. And if it doesn't work out then move Marner to the 2nd line with Kerfoot and Kap onto the Spezza line. I don't think Babs is going to change everything around. That often creates problems all over the lineup that don't need to be made.
Oct 18 at 7:01
#12
BtZ's buttercup
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Speeza will he slotting temporarily in Tavares spot.
Demoting that line to 3rd lines makes sense.
 
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