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Keep the core Balance the Roster

Created by: teatimetibs
Initial Creation Date: Oct. 4, 2020
Published: Oct. 4, 2020
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Mikheyev, Ilya2$1,500,000
Anderson, Josh2$2,000,000
Dermott, Travis2$1,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Spezza, Jason1$700,000
Greiss, Thomas2$3,500,000
Hamonic, Travis5$4,000,000
Trades
1.
TOR
  1. Anderson, Josh [RFA Rights]
CBJ
  1. Johnsson, Andreas
2.
TOR
  1. Bennett, Sam ($1,225,000 retained)
CGY
  1. Andersen, Frederik
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
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2020
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2021
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2022
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
21$81,500,000$79,721,450$0$0$1,778,550
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 4
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Marner, Mitchell
$10,903,000
RW
UFA - 5
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Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 4
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Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Anderson, Josh
$2,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 7
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Engvall, Pierre
$1,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
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Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 3
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Mikheyev, Ilya
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
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Robertson, Nicholas
$821,667
LW
RFA - 4
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Bennett, Sam
$1,325,000
C
UFA - 1
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Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
Hamonic, Travis
$4,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 1
Greiss, Thomas
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 2
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Muzzin, Jake
$5,625,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
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Holl, Justin
$2,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
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Campbell, Jack
$1,650,000
G
UFA - 2
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Sandin, Rasmus
$894,167
LD/RD
RFA - 2
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Dermott, Travis
$1,250,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1
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Rosén, Calle
$750,000
LD
UFA - 1

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Oct. 4, 2020 at 1:46 a.m.
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No chance Calgary does that
Oct. 4, 2020 at 1:51 a.m.
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Quoting: Ledge_And_Dairy
No chance Calgary does that


I thought it was reasonable -- I know Bennet is an RFA but Calgary has needed a goaltender for too long -- I think they would immediately lock Freddy up to term.

What do you think gets that done?
Oct. 4, 2020 at 1:52 a.m.
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yeah, you dont get a starting goalie for a 4th liner.
Leafs dont even pretend to be interested
Oct. 4, 2020 at 2:00 a.m.
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One of you says Calgary would never do it, and the other says the Leafs would never do it.

Judging by this, I deem it a well-balanced trade, lol.
Oct. 4, 2020 at 2:03 a.m.
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Quoting: teatimetibs
I thought it was reasonable -- I know Bennet is an RFA but Calgary has needed a goaltender for too long -- I think they would immediately lock Freddy up to term.

What do you think gets that done?

There are goalies just as good as Andersen on the UFA market, not to mention while Bennett for Andersen might be fair, we aren't eating half of Bennett's contract just because your GM is too stupid to manage the salary cap.
Oct. 4, 2020 at 2:04 a.m.
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There are goalies just as good as Andersen on the UFA market, not to mention while Bennett for Andersen might be fair, we aren't eating half of Bennett's contract just because your GM is too stupid to manage the salary cap.


Lol, rude. But fair enough I guess. They don't need the salary retention in my scenario, could still do the deal at full salary.
Oct. 4, 2020 at 2:05 a.m.
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Quoting: teatimetibs
Lol, rude. But fair enough I guess. They don't need the salary retention in my scenario, could still do the deal at full salary.

I probably still wouldn't do it, the Leafs are desperate to shed cap, we aren't desperate for Andersen
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Oct. 4, 2020 at 2:40 a.m.
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I probably still wouldn't do it, the Leafs are desperate to shed cap, we aren't desperate for Andersen


Bennett also just had a fantastic playoffs once again. He earned the 3C role and I would bet he will at least be given the chance to keep it at the beginning of the season. The Toronto fan above calls him a 4th liner but that's like me calling Malkin a 2nd liner. The statement is fundamentally flawed. On Toronto Bennett would play 3C and Kerfoot would be shifted to the wing
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Oct. 4, 2020 at 3:38 a.m.
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Quoting: MethodMan
There are goalies just as good as Andersen on the UFA market, not to mention while Bennett for Andersen might be fair, we aren't eating half of Bennett's contract just because your GM is too stupid to manage the salary cap.


ahh yes this criticism means a lot from the team currently employing Milan Lucic in 2020
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Oct. 4, 2020 at 8:09 a.m.
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Quoting: MethodMan
There are goalies just as good as Andersen on the UFA market, not to mention while Bennett for Andersen might be fair, we aren't eating half of Bennett's contract just because your GM is too stupid to manage the salary cap.


Lol that’s rich coming from a team that has possibly the worst contract in the league on their books for the next 3 years and is it such dire straits that they are letting 2 of their 3 best defenseman walk in free agency
Oct. 4, 2020 at 10:32 a.m.
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ahh yes this criticism means a lot from the team currently employing Milan Lucic in 2020


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Lol that’s rich coming from a team that has possibly the worst contract in the league on their books for the next 3 years and is it such dire straits that they are letting 2 of their 3 best defenseman walk in free agency

Typical Leafs fans that don't watch the late games because it is past their bedtime. I'll address both you at once.

Lucic is not a good contract, but the worst? Not since the Oilers are paying him 750K and he rebounded in play to be a fairly valuable asset in the second half and the playoffs..... oh and to get that bad contract, we moved out an equally bad contract. While overpaid, he's not the worst contract in the league, that honor is clearly bestowed upon Bobrovky.

See but another thing is, every GM signs some bad contracts, Dubas on the other hand, seems to like to give every player 2m+ too much and while you aren't stuck with an egregious contract, it hurts the trade value of all of your players and you end up having to dump multiple poor contracts rather than 1 bad one.

As for us losing 2 of our top 3 defensemen to free agency.... what the **** are you talking about? We are potentially losing 1 to free agency, as Rasmus Andersson was very clearly equal with Brodie last season and Hanifin was right behind them, both considerably better than Hamonic who fell off the map this past season, who is I assume is who you think our #3 defenseman is. We also have Valimaki returning, who was already looking like a top 4 defenseman prior to his injury and is already absolutely killing it in Finland on his COVID loan. We also signed Mackey who by all accounts is NHL ready. Then we have Kylington ready for a regular role too and Yelesin in the AHL also ready to step in. Also, shall I mention the irony of a Leafs fan talking defense? You guys have a #1 and a #3, you have a couple kids with potential that haven't shown squat. Your blueline is as barren as my sex life.
Oct. 4, 2020 at 10:34 a.m.
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Quoting: MethodMan
Typical Leafs fans that don't watch the late games because it is past their bedtime. I'll address both you at once.

Lucic is not a good contract, but the worst? Not since the Oilers are paying him 750K and he rebounded in play to be a fairly valuable asset in the second half and the playoffs..... oh and to get that bad contract, we moved out an equally bad contract. While overpaid, he's not the worst contract in the league, that honor is clearly bestowed upon Bobrovky.

See but another thing is, every GM signs some bad contracts, Dubas on the other hand, seems to like to give every player 2m+ too much and while you aren't stuck with an egregious contract, it hurts the trade value of all of your players and you end up having to dump multiple poor contracts rather than 1 bad one.

As for us losing 2 of our top 3 defensemen to free agency.... what the **** are you talking about? We are potentially losing 1 to free agency, as Rasmus Andersson was very clearly equal with Brodie last season and Hanifin was right behind them, both considerably better than Hamonic who fell off the map this past season, who is I assume is who you think our #3 defenseman is. We also have Valimaki returning, who was already looking like a top 4 defenseman prior to his injury and is already absolutely killing in in Finland on his COVID loan. We also signed Mackey who by all accounts is NHL ready. Then we have Kylington ready for a regular role too and Yelesin in the AHL also ready to step in. Also, shall I mention the irony of a Leafs fan talking defense? You guys have a #1 and a #3, you have a couple kids with potential that haven't shown squat. Your blueline is as barren as my sex life.


And I thought most Leaf fans were delusional...
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Oct. 4, 2020 at 10:49 a.m.
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Quoting: Birdman
And I thought most Leaf fans were delusional...


At least point out what is so "delusional"

If it is about Lucic, just use the cost per point feature on this site. He's better than other forwards like Rask (Min), Okposo, Steen, Byron, Beagle, Skinner, Eriksson, Nielsen... etc; several of who are being paid more and/or have the same/longer term than Looch, are playing larger roles on their teams and don't have other aspects to their game.
Oct. 4, 2020 at 1:39 p.m.
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Well @Birdman I'm waiting...... what about it was so delusional.
Oct. 5, 2020 at 1:19 a.m.
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Well @Birdman I'm waiting...... what about it was so delusional.


LOL you waiting three hours for a response on a hockey forum kinda proves how delusional you really are. And who apart from Marner is overpaid by 2 million? Everyone else has signed for what their worth, the only other player would be JT and he signed as a free agent where you need to overpay. I'd rather over pay marner by 2 million than Lucic by 4 million but hey if you'd rather have Lucic that's on you.
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Oct. 10, 2020 at 12:35 p.m.
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Well @Birdman I'm waiting...... what about it was so delusional.


There is one single contract on that entire team that is an overpay by about 1-1.5m. That’s it... literally one. And he is a truly elite RW in the NHL. Your stupid ass gm took on a player who’s only chance of finding a modicum of success is to be sent down to the AHL at 6m per year for 3 more years with a NMC. Anyway, have fun with that washed up defensive defenseman who looked like a shell of himself last year that your idiot GM just signed. The Leafs will gladly take your best dman from last year for 0.5m more.
Oct. 10, 2020 at 1:40 p.m.
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not worth it
 
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