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Pray the young D turn into studs

Created by: PhillyDip123
Initial Creation Date: Sep 17, 2020
Published: Sep 17, 2020 at 10:45
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
Flat cap might mean short term, less money deals for Dermott, Rodrigues, and Mikheyev.

Lehtonen is looking good, and Lilypad needs some NHL experience under his belt. If Demelo or someone else cheap is available that’d help a ton, but that’d mean Johnsson or Kerfoot coming out- and neither of their values are especially high right now lol. I also think Johnsson rebounds and gets back to mid 30s to low 40s, could be a valuable piece.

I think we start the season relatively boring trade-wise but acquire someone before the trade deadline if the D experiment doesn’t work. The cost to acquire a top pairing D now is probably more than we’re willing to pay.

Cycle the bottom pairing D and bottom 6 wingers as they get hot and cold.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dermott, Travis1$1,300,000
Mikheyev, Ilya2$1,700,000
Gauthier, Frédérik2$800,000
Malgin, Denis2$800,000
Bracco, Jeremy2$800,000
Rodrigues, Evan1$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Spezza, Jason1$800,000
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
PIT
TOR
TOR
VGK
VGK
TOR
CAR
COL
SJS
STL
WPG
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$81,065,616$0$400,000$434,384
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 4
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,903,000
RW
UFA - 5
TOR
Robertson, Nicholas
$821,667
LW
RFA - 3
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
TOR
Barabanov, Alexander
$925,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
TOR
Engvall, Pierre
$1,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$800,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$1,700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
TOR
Brooks, Adam
$725,000
C
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Holl, Justin
$2,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$5,625,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
TOR
Lehtonen, Mikko
$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Campbell, Jack
$1,650,000
G
UFA - 2
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$1,300,000
LD
RFA - 1
TOR
Liljegren, Timothy
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
TOR
Marincin, Martin
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Korshkov, Yegor
$925,000
RW
RFA - 1

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Sep 17, 2020 at 10:49
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Sandin?
Sep 17, 2020 at 10:53
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Quoting: lucerus
Sandin?


I think he needs more time- the skill is obviously there but I think he needs to grow and develop like Liljegren- he took time to grow into his frame.
Sep 17, 2020 at 11:05
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Isn't Nylander a LW?
Sep 17, 2020 at 11:10
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Quoting: A123GoodOleHockeyGame
Isn't Nylander a LW?


He plays RW most of the time, I really liked the Hyman - Matthews - Nylander line in the past.
Sep 17, 2020 at 11:25
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I don't think signing Demelo means you have to trade someone. You can afford one dman. Anything more then yes you probably have to trade someone.
Sep 17, 2020 at 11:38
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What is latest thinking on Mike Koster? Always felt he was a steal of his draft. A lot of upside.
Sep 17, 2020 at 11:54
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Quoting: PhillyDip123
I think he needs more time- the skill is obviously there but I think he needs to grow and develop like Liljegren- he took time to grow into his frame.


Sandin looks better than Liljegren...
Sep 18, 2020 at 12:15
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LongtimeLeafsufferer
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"Pray the young D turn into studs". You're right, and it's true with most teams in a cap flat league.
I would think the Leafs would trade Johnson....even for a 7th rounder and clear 3.4m of cap space, if meant they could sign DeMelo.
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Sep 18, 2020 at 8:28
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Jaxon34
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That D Core will get ruined.
Please see the final 4 teams right now and their Defence, and compare to this.
Might be a team that does not make playoffs and a step backwards
Sep 18, 2020 at 4:16
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Quoting: Leafs_and_Sens_Fan
Sandin looks better than Liljegren...


I think Sandin had a better showing this year, but he got pushed around a lot. I think they’re both studs and cycling them in and out for each other might help both develop.
Sep 18, 2020 at 4:18
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Quoting: TooMalevolent
I don't think signing Demelo means you have to trade someone. You can afford one dman. Anything more then yes you probably have to trade someone.


There’s only 500,000 in cap space with a 23 man roster -Johnsson or Kerfoot would have to move to sign Demelo.
Sep 18, 2020 at 5:29
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Quoting: PhillyDip123
I think Sandin had a better showing this year, but he got pushed around a lot. I think they’re both studs and cycling them in and out for each other might help both develop.


Sandin's in a different class than Liljgren.

Sandin's gonna be a 2/3D. Liljegren will be a 4/5D.
 
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