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Package For Aaron Ekblad

Created by: AnalyticsGeek
Initial Creation Date: Oct 9, 2020
Published: Oct 9, 2020 at 1:34
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
Gonna try and make a contending team without moving any of the core players.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Mikheyev, Ilya1$1,500,000
Dermott, Travis1$925,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Clifford, Kyle1$1,500,000
Martin, Matt1$1,500,000
Crawford, Corey2$3,000,000
Perry, Corey2$700,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Marner, Mitchell1$9,000,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Ekblad, Aaron
FLA
  1. Robertson, Nicholas
  2. Sandin, Rasmus
  3. 2021 1st round pick (TOR)
  4. 2022 1st round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. 2023 2nd round pick (SJS)
SJS
  1. Johnsson, Andreas
TOR
  1. 2021 2nd round pick (CAR)
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (CAR)
CAR
  1. Andersen, Frederik
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
TOR
CAR
CAR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2023
TOR
TOR
SJS
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$81,465,949$0$400,000$34,051

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 4
Marner, Mitchell
$9,000,000
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Engvall, Pierre
$1,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
Martin, Matt
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
Clifford, Kyle
$1,500,000
LW
UFA - 2
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Simmonds, Wayne
$1,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
FLA
Ekblad, Aaron
$7,500,000
RD
UFA - 5
Crawford, Corey
$3,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Muzzin, Jake
$5,625,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
TOR
Holl, Justin
$2,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
TOR
Campbell, Jack
$1,650,000
G
UFA - 2
TOR
Dermott, Travis
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
TOR
Liljegren, Timothy
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Perry, Corey
$700,000
RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,903,000
RW
UFA - 5
TOR
Marincin, Martin
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Nylander, W.
Tavares, J.
Matthews, A.
Marner, M.
Rielly, M.
Power Play 2
Hyman, Z.
Kerfoot, A.
Simmonds, W.
Spezza, J.
Ekblad, A.
Penalty Kill 1
Clifford, K.
Martin, M.
Muzzin, J.
Ekblad, A.
Penalty Kill 2
Mikheyev, I.
Hyman, Z.
Dermott, T.
Holl, J.

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Oct 9, 2020 at 1:35
#1
Pens were the best
Joined: Sep 2019
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Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:36
#2
Who adds what?
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


I think Fla passes, but yeah. If Crawford is healthy, they're good. If you're gonna redo Marner's contract, assuming he gets eight years? But that just doesn't work under the "create a player" button?

Third pair is still not as good as Tampa's last year, but Tampa's won't be either.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 1:37
#3
Go Jets Go
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I like the team! Trade values seem okay as well. I would probably play Perry in Martin's spot and move Martin to Clifford's spot and not re-sign him. Instead, sign 2 players for league minimum so you can have a full 23 man roster. Also, what is going on with Marner's contract?
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Oct 9, 2020 at 1:37
#4
Bench Komorav 4ever
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Honestly Florida should accept
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:37
#5
rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


Depends what you mean by "legit contenders" ... could they win the cup? Absolutely. But they wouldn't be in the top 5 candidates for the cup. Probably a playoff team, though.
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:37
#6
Breadman likes Bread
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


Team looks good.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 1:37
#7
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not with that defense.
you added grit on the bottom 6...but can they actually play hockey?
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:38
#8
rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
Honestly Florida should accept


I agree, although I don't think Toronto should give up that much for him.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 1:38
#9
Go Jets Go
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Was also gonna say, goaltending might be a bit suspect but Crow could do very well still.
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:38
#10
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


Not sure.

Below average goalies

And absolutley not sustainable.

I am very much against trading ELC players. Rather let those players push out Johnsson, Kerfoot or Dermott.

Plus. Lehtonen over Dermott any day of the week
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:38
#11
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


Too much for Ekblad. You're a big fan of cap space. Your giving them 6.5M in cap space and our 2 top prospects (who are probably worth top 10 picks) plus 2 more 1sts...

There goes our future...
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:38
#12
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Likes: 1,287
Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


You really need to stop the Marner trade/termination re-sign it's hot garbage - an Ekblad package would have Nylander in it - if your looking for a Cat's Leafs trade it makes so much more sense it involves AJ and Weegar
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:38
#13
Hugh Hefner of CF
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As far as I am concerned, Sandin an Robertson are both off limits right now.
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:39
#14
exo2769
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Team looks good. I just don't think CAR will touch that trade. They're honestly a better team than TOR...why wouldn't Crow go to CAR?
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:40
#15
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Quoting: Boomer125
You really need to stop the Marner trade/termination re-sign it's hot garbage - an Ekblad package would have Nylander in it - if your looking for a Cat's Leafs trade it makes so much more sense it involves AJ and Weegar


Tbh Idk. I think there is definitely potential for them to blow it all up, depending on how this upcoming season goes. They could get quite the haul for Barkov, Huberdeau, and Ekblad if they play their cards right.
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:41
#16
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
Sorry for the mention guys, but what'd y'all think of this team? Are they legit contenders?


That is A LOT to give up for Ekblad. If you look at Robertson he probably would have went top 15 this draft. Also it seems like cap circumvention for Marner to do that no??
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:42
#17
JustinHoll Isnot ahl
Joined: Jan 2020
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This is very fair value but i don't think either team does. Florida honestly might need ekblad more then the leafs do
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:47
#18
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Crawford was offered $3.5M from Chicago and made a statement that he wants to stay in Chicago and willing to take a discount so if he turned down $3.5M in Chicago, Leafs aren't getting him for $3M or $3.5M, you're likely at $4M.
Oct 9, 2020 at 1:48
#19
Banned
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Fat no from Toronto. They aren't giving up the farm system for 1 guy. That's not their method (nor should it be).

Am why am I seeing multiple posts about Marner re-doing a contract? Makes no sense
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Oct 9, 2020 at 2:05
#20
New pfp, same moron
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Edited Oct 9, 2020 at 4:00
Fine roster but the Sharks don’t want Johnsson anymore.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 2:11
#21
LongtimeLeafsufferer
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Horrid trade for Eckblad. Heck you can get spend 7.5m on UFA,,,,and keep Sandin, Robertson and the two first rounders. What's with the Marner LTIR and then signing?
Oct 9, 2020 at 2:14
#22
Leafs GM v4
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Way too much for Ekblad. They cant be having Martin on their 3rd line either. Trading rielly for Ekblad would make so much more sense
Oct 9, 2020 at 2:37
#23
Joined: Aug 2020
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If a number one defenceman is coming in it's a top line forward moving out- and I don't think that termination/ re-sign thing is going to happen.
Oct 9, 2020 at 2:46
#24
Leafs fan...sorry
Joined: Jul 2019
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way too much for ekblad. what's the deal with the marner contract? I don't want to give up a second just to resign clifford. Team looks alright. Still not cup contenders imo
Oct 9, 2020 at 3:09
#25
HaMo
Joined: Aug 2020
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Dude that's an insane overpayment for Ekblad.

2 1sts, plus a top 10 d prospect, top 10 winger prospect.

Not good value at all for the leafs and kills our prospect pool completely
 
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