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Freeing Up Cap

Created by: HeadHunter
Initial Creation Date: Oct 23, 2019
Published: Oct 23 at 11:49 pm
Team: 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs
Trades
TOR
  1. Zucker, Jason ($2,250,000 retained)
MIN
  1. Kerfoot, Alexander
  2. 2020 2nd round pick (TOR)
  3. 2021 3rd round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Larsson, Adam
EDM
  1. Ceci, Cody
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (TOR)
  3. 2021 4th round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Olofsson, Victor
  2. 2020 1st round pick (BUF)
  3. 2022 4th round pick (BUF)
BUF
  1. Johnsson, Andreas
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BUF
CBJ
TOR
VGK
TOR
CAR
COL
EDM
SJS
STL
WPG
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
BUF
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,306,309$0$202,500$1,193,691
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MIN
Zucker, Jason
$3,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 4
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,634,000
C
UFA - 5
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,893,000
RW
UFA - 6
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Shore, Nick
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, C
UFA - 5
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TOR
Gauthier, Frédérik
$675,000
C
RFA - 1
TOR
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 3
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Moore, Trevor
$775,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
TOR
Barrie, Tyson
$2,750,000
RD
UFA - 1
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
EDM
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 2
TOR
Hutchinson, Michael
$700,000
G
UFA - 1
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 1
TOR
Holl, Justin
$675,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Petan, Nicolas
$775,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 2
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
TOR
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Marincin, Martin
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Clarkson, David
$5,250,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Timashov, Dmytro
$694,444
LW
RFA - 1
TOR
Marchment, Mason
$767,500
LW
RFA - 1

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Oct 23 at 11:53
#1
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,505
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cant see buffalo doing that
heck they might not even do olofsson for johnsson one for one
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Oct 23 at 11:54
#2
Joined: Jun 2019
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Yikes, Zucker trade is the only one mildly reasonable. Larsson is leagues better than Ceci and mid round picks arent nearly enough to make up that difference.
Olofsson is better than Johnsson, and cheaper. There is a reason he is playing on the 1st line in buffalo
Oct 24 at 12:04
#3
Joined: May 2018
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Quoting: Ledge_And_Dairy
Yikes, Zucker trade is the only one mildly reasonable. Larsson is leagues better than Ceci and mid round picks arent nearly enough to make up that difference.
Olofsson is better than Johnsson, and cheaper. There is a reason he is playing on the 1st line in buffalo


Larsson isn't leagues better than anyone. Perhaps a little better than Ceci but he's not good. Never has been anything special just a better version of Gudbranson.
Oct 24 at 12:09
#4
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 635
Likes: 145
Along with Mikheyev, Kerfoot and Ceci have been two of our best players since the beginning of the season. We'd be below .500 without them. I mean literally: they have 2 GWG.
Oct 24 at 12:10
#5
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,429
Likes: 419
Quoting: LoganOllivier
Larsson isn't leagues better than anyone. Perhaps a little better than Ceci but he's not good. Never has been anything special just a better version of Gudbranson.


What do you mean? Larson is equal value to Taylor Hall...............well, according to Chiarelli anyway
Oct 24 at 12:26
#6
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,168
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
Larsson isn't leagues better than anyone. Perhaps a little better than Ceci but he's not good. Never has been anything special just a better version of Gudbranson.


Larsson is a solid #4 dman playing in a top pairing role. He’s a lot better than Ceci , who is one of the worst defenders in the league. Larsson is better defensively than everyone on the leafs with the exception of muzzin.
Oct 24 at 7:01
#7
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,622
Likes: 751
So many questionable moves, but I'll leave it at this, do you really think the Leafs are BETTER with Gauthier as their third line C?
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Oct 24 at 8:06
#8
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Quoting: Isles777
Larsson is a solid #4 dman playing in a top pairing role. He’s a lot better than Ceci , who is one of the worst defenders in the league. Larsson is better defensively than everyone on the leafs with the exception of muzzin.


There is literally no proof of this. Larsson is a negative possession player, has little to no offence, can't really move the puck but hits a lot. He has a positive public perception that is completely undeserved. He is hardly an upgrade over anyone. He's a bottom 4 defenceman.
Oct 24 at 8:45
#9
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 28,399
Likes: 6,494
Don't like the Zucker trade at all for a Leafs. But the other two are highly favoured for the Leafs.
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Oct 24 at 11:37
#10
Isles777
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
There is literally no proof of this. Larsson is a negative possession player, has little to no offence, can't really move the puck but hits a lot. He has a positive public perception that is completely undeserved. He is hardly an upgrade over anyone. He's a bottom 4 defenceman.


He’s not a positive possession player because he spends most of his starts are in the Dzone. He has a positive xGA and CA/60 , meaning he’s above average defensively
Oct 24 at 12:24
#11
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Quoting: Isles777
He’s not a positive possession player because he spends most of his starts are in the Dzone. He has a positive xGA and CA/60 , meaning he’s above average defensively


I have not seen these stats. I have just recently been seeing how possession data is now being correlated differently which is a good thing. The whole starting most of the time in your own zone will totally sway possession numbers in a negative light, however, Larsson isn't anything special. I don't look at him as much more than a better version of Zaitsev. He isn't great and he isn't terrible. He's just a player. He doesn't move the needle at all and at this stage of his career I doubt he ever will. Good depth guy but that's it.
Oct 24 at 12:37
#12
Isles777
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
I have not seen these stats. I have just recently been seeing how possession data is now being correlated differently which is a good thing. The whole starting most of the time in your own zone will totally sway possession numbers in a negative light, however, Larsson isn't anything special. I don't look at him as much more than a better version of Zaitsev. He isn't great and he isn't terrible. He's just a player. He doesn't move the needle at all and at this stage of his career I doubt he ever will. Good depth guy but that's it.


He’s a #4 guy playing in a #2 role
Oct 24 at 12:39
#13
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Quoting: Isles777
He’s a #4 guy playing in a #2 role


I completely agree with that, I don't think he's trash, I just don't think he's anything special. Just a pretty good #4 guy. I'd love to have him on the Leafs but I think I'd want him at about 3.5 and playing on the 2nd pair and killing penalties. I'd wager with the current lineup, he'd be paired with Rielly to be the shutdown pair which is insane, since Muzzin is the best defender on the team in that regard, but Babs knows best. (He doesn't)
Oct 24 at 3:38
#14
Isles777
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Quoting: LoganOllivier
I completely agree with that, I don't think he's trash, I just don't think he's anything special. Just a pretty good #4 guy. I'd love to have him on the Leafs but I think I'd want him at about 3.5 and playing on the 2nd pair and killing penalties. I'd wager with the current lineup, he'd be paired with Rielly to be the shutdown pair which is insane, since Muzzin is the best defender on the team in that regard, but Babs knows best. (He doesn't)


Muzzin is a better all around defenseman than larsson, but they are about the same defensively. Putting a #4 guy with Reilly to be the shutdown pairing allows muzzin and barrie to attack offensively against lesser competition, but still be solid defensively.

Reilly - barrie would be too much of a liability in their own zone so that’s out of the question.
Oct 24 at 8:04
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Quoting: Isles777
Muzzin is a better all around defenseman than larsson, but they are about the same defensively. Putting a #4 guy with Reilly to be the shutdown pairing allows muzzin and barrie to attack offensively against lesser competition, but still be solid defensively.

Reilly - barrie would be too much of a liability in their own zone so that’s out of the question.


I am not so sure, it would be interesting to see them together. Your other statement though is just not true, Muzzin is an upper echelon defensive player. I think he'd make a deadly shutdown pair with Dermott and Barrie with Rielly could be all offense and still not terrible in their zone but man would that be creative. Either way, Larsson just isn't anything special for what it would cost. I think internal players will be more than adequate without costing anything.

Plus the defence isn't the problem so much as defensively systematic breakdowns in the defensive zone that has been the problem. They need to tighten up their play in their own zone. Missed assignments and blown positioning have been the biggest problem. Some of that may be just a matter of early season shaking the rust off. They could start gelling and much of this will be a worry of the past.
 
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