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Next season with a conservative salary increase

Created by: Couvy
Initial Creation Date: Dec 10, 2019
Published: Dec 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dermott, Travis3$2,500,000
Mikheyev, Ilya2$2,500,000
Gauthier, Frédérik2$1,000,000
Engvall, Pierre1$800,000
Timashov, Dmytro1$700,000
Schmaltz, Jordan1$700,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Domingue, Louis1$700,000
Muzzin, Jake4$4,500,000
Polák, Roman2$2,000,000
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
23$83,000,000$82,746,866$0$400,000$253,134
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW
UFA - 3
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,634,000
C
UFA - 4
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, C
UFA - 4
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,893,000
RW
UFA - 5
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$2,500,000
LW, RW
RFA
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
TOR
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 2
TOR
Engvall, Pierre
$800,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
TOR
Gauthier, Frédérik
$1,000,000
C
RFA
TOR
Moore, Trevor
$775,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$2,500,000
LD
RFA
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$4,500,000
LD
UFA
TOR
Liljegren, Timothy
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
Domingue, Louis
$700,000
G
UFA
TOR
Sandin, Rasmus
$894,167
LD
RFA - 2
Polák, Roman
$2,000,000
RD
UFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Petan, Nicolas
$775,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 1
TOR
Timashov, Dmytro
$700,000
LW
RFA
TOR
Schmaltz, Jordan
$700,000
RD
RFA

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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:00
#1
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Really Polak?
Dec 10, 2019 at 2:01
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KovalchukFor2RDP
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Quoting: PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood
Really Polak?


What @PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood said
No need for Polak
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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:02
#3
KFTW
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You really think Muzzin is going to accept the Gardiner who settled contract
Dec 10, 2019 at 2:04
#4
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Quoting: PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood
Really Polak?


Quoting: MaxDomi13
What @PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood said
No need for Polak


Anyone who doesn't think Polak is getting the Norris for us is insane
Dec 10, 2019 at 2:06
#5
get off my lawn...
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Quoting: csick
You really think Muzzin is going to accept the Gardiner who settled contract


Let muzzin walk I say. The only contract that would possibly work for the leafs is a 4 year deal and muzzin won’t want it.

Leafs are better off with Holl than polak. I think the best case scenario for next season is

Rielly-ufa
Dermott-Holl
Sandin-liljegren.
Dec 10, 2019 at 2:07
#6
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Quoting: Jamiepo
Let muzzin walk I say. The only contract that would possibly work for the leafs is a 4 year deal and muzzin won’t want it.

Leafs are better off with Holl than polak. I think the best case scenario for next season is

Rielly-ufa
Dermott-Holl
Sandin-liljegren.


Which UFA?
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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:14
#7
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Quoting: Couvy
Which UFA?


whatever one will take 4-4.5 mill
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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:18
#8
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Quoting: Couvy
Which UFA?


Could be any ufa or trade for a top 4 Dman. Personally I wouldn’t care if we picked up a bottom pair rhd. I have seen enough of Lilly to know he could pair well with Dermott and I seriously think Holl could pair with Rielly. This would certainly get us started next year and then we could evaluate from there. If sandin is tearing it up move Dermott up with Rielly and slide Holl down.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:19
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Quoting: Couvy
Which UFA?


Precisely. It seems to me that the only reasonably qualified talents are Travis Hamonic, Radko Gudas, Mark Pysyk, and Dylan DeMelo . . . not a very big field . . .
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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:20
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I like everything here except the Polak idea. Toronto can do better.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 2:27
#11
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
Precisely. It seems to me that the only reasonably qualified talents are Travis Hamonic, Radko Gudas, Mark Pysyk, and Dylan DeMelo . . . not a very big field . . .


Tanev, Vatanen, Shattenkirk, Bogasian, ladue, Stone. Tons of ufa out there. Dubas May go shopping in the khl again. Personally I think we should have re signed ozhiganov and not ceci.
Dec 10, 2019 at 2:48
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Quoting: Jamiepo
Tanev, Vatanen, Shattenkirk, Bogasian, ladue, Stone. Tons of ufa out there. Dubas May go shopping in the khl again. Personally I think we should have re signed ozhiganov and not ceci.


He's right the field is not that deep. Tanev is always injured. Shattenkirk sucks in his own zone, he's a decent puck mover but someone will mistakenly pay him big money again even though he's in his 30s.
And for every guy that moves there is a hole left behind. Which drives up price. One of the issues is there isn't even 6 defense men playing on each team now that belong there.
There is a short supply. But there are some. Be prepared to pay.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 3:40
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Quoting: Jamiepo
Tanev, Vatanen, Shattenkirk, Bogasian, ladue, Stone. Tons of ufa out there. Dubas May go shopping in the khl again. Personally I think we should have re signed ozhiganov and not ceci.


I'm not sure this selection widens the screen. I was only so-so about Vatanen when he was here, and that was years ago. I get to see LaDue and the jury is still out on him. Shattenkirk strikes me as aging out and Tanev and Bogosian have bad injury histories.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 3:43
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Quoting: pharrow
He's right the field is not that deep. Tanev is always injured. Shattenkirk sucks in his own zone, he's a decent puck mover but someone will mistakenly pay him big money again even though he's in his 30s.
And for every guy that moves there is a hole left behind. Which drives up price. One of the issues is there isn't even 6 defense men playing on each team now that belong there.
There is a short supply. But there are some. Be prepared to pay.


There are a lot of young players paying top 4 positions. Much more than there used to be. Toronto is sending 2 off to ufa and only need one back. Doesn’t have to be ufa. Trade, overseas, ufa doesn’t really matter. I think the sticking part is they have to be nhl good and preferably RH. I think what will drive the price down on ufa’s is the fact that they will all want full nmc’s for the upcoming expansion.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 3:46
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
I'm not sure this selection widens the screen. I was only so-so about Vatanen when he was here, and that was years ago. I get to see LaDue and the jury is still out on him. Shattenkirk strikes me as aging out and Tanev and Bogosian have bad injury histories.


Nope I agree, they all have their issues but would be nhl good and capable of bottom pair easily.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 10:07
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Quoting: Jamiepo
Could be any ufa or trade for a top 4 Dman. Personally I wouldn’t care if we picked up a bottom pair rhd. I have seen enough of Lilly to know he could pair well with Dermott and I seriously think Holl could pair with Rielly. This would certainly get us started next year and then we could evaluate from there. If sandin is tearing it up move Dermott up with Rielly and slide Holl down.


I think dermy and lilly would be a good pair too, but I would like to see Sandin and Lilly paired together on the 3rd pair when they first come up. My reasoning is that they already have chemistry together so it would be one less thing for them to have to worry about. Sandin already got a taste of the nhl so I don't think it would affect him as much but why make them learn a new partner's positioning etc when those two are already on the same page. After a while, if things need to be shaken up then separate them but I think they will end up being too good together. What do you think?

I'm not sure if Holl would or could thrive playing tougher comp and more minutes but personally, I'd like to see how that experiment goes. Maybe after the TDL if we're out of it Keefe could give it a go.

IMO, we need to do better than a bottom pair D but I do like DeMelo and he should come cheap. I just don't think that we can afford to have a "evaluate later" mindset going into next year because we probably can't keep Andersen after that so we need to take a serious run at the cup.
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Dec 10, 2019 at 10:14
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
Precisely. It seems to me that the only reasonably qualified talents are Travis Hamonic, Radko Gudas, Mark Pysyk, and Dylan DeMelo . . . not a very big field . . .


Obviously, Hamonic would be the best fit for us but I'm sure alot of other teams could say that including the one he's currently playing for and the one close to home. If we can't get him which I think will be the case I like DeMelo and Gudas (in that order) but I'd pass on Pysyk unless he came at a serious discount. I just think it should be easy enough to find someone else who brings what he does at a cheaper price. Who would you like to see the leafs bring in either on this list or not?

Quoting: OldNYIfan
I like everything here except the Polak idea. Toronto can do better.


Me too, it looks good to me but maybe swap out Pollock for DeMelo?
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Dec 10, 2019 at 10:18
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Quoting: Jamiepo
Let muzzin walk I say. The only contract that would possibly work for the leafs is a 4 year deal and muzzin won’t want it.

Leafs are better off with Holl than polak. I think the best case scenario for next season is

Rielly-ufa
Dermott-Holl
Sandin-liljegren.


At first I wanted Muzzin back for obvious reasons...but now I'm leaning towards letting him walk or flipping him at the deadline if we're out of the playoff race. I like DeMelo what do you think of him? Also, I agree we need to bring Holl back but I wouldn't break the bank to do it.
 
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