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THORNTON AND MATTHEWS MAGIC

Created by: TML_Tika
Initial Creation Date: Dec 28, 2020
Published: Dec 28, 2020 at 11:21
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
The Leafs move up Thornton to play with Matthews and create a dominating line.
Trades
TOR
  1. 2021 7th round pick (WPG)
FLA
  1. Malgin, Denis
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
Buried
  • Pierre Engvall: $175,000 ($1,250,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
WPG
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2023
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$81,896,408$0$0-$396,408
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Thornton, Joe
$700,000
C, LW
NMC
UFA - 1
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 4
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
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
Mikheyev, Ilya
$1,645,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
TOR
Vesey, Jimmy
$900,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Simmonds, Wayne
$1,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Barabanov, Alexander
$925,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Brodie, TJ
$5,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 4
TOR
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
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
$874,125
LD
RFA - 1
TOR
Lehtonen, Mikko
$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
TOR
Bogosian, Zach
$1,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1

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Dec 28, 2020 at 11:22
#1
Bench Komorav 4ever
Joined: Mar 2019
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Why would Thornton dominate w someone 12x as fast as him 😭
Dec 28, 2020 at 11:24
#2
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 4,907
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Thornton is still a ppg player, he was awesome for Davos.
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Dec 28, 2020 at 11:25
#3
Thread Starter
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 758
Likes: 147
Quoting: AndrewLadd
Why would Thornton dominate w someone 12x as fast as him 😭


A valid comment......The anwser is Thornton thinks the game better and faster and knows how to move the puck via elite passing.........which more than makes up for his slower foot speed........his size is also a tremendous asset as well in protecting the puck while cycling in the corners.
Dec 28, 2020 at 11:30
#4
Thread Starter
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 758
Likes: 147
Quoting: draft_em_sign_em_trade_em
Thornton is still a ppg player, he was awesome for Davos.


I also heard the praise he was getting from the Davos GM.........impressive point production while playing on the big ice in Europe........I think he is really motivated to come back to Toronto and show the hockey world that he still has a lot of gas still in the tank.....the fact that he even went to play in Europe in the first place shows he wants to be a difference maker back in the NHL this year.
Dec 28, 2020 at 11:59
#5
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 4,907
Likes: 1,129
Quoting: TML_Tika
I also heard the praise he was getting from the Davos GM.........impressive point production while playing on the big ice in Europe........I think he is really motivated to come back to Toronto and show the hockey world that he still has a lot of gas still in the tank.....the fact that he even went to play in Europe in the first place shows he wants to be a difference maker back in the NHL this year.


I agree with your cycle down low, puck protection and passing skills comment. plus Marner seemed more comfortable playing with J.T. , Mitch seemed too concerned with helping Matthews win the Rocket trophy than playing good hockey.
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Dec 29, 2020 at 12:16
#6
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 204
Likes: 36
I actually like the idea of Thornton and AM but I don`t know if Thornton can skate top line minutes anymore. He may be suited better as PP specialist and 9-10 mins a night.
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Dec 29, 2020 at 8:00
#7
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 20,445
Likes: 6,356
Leafs put Matthews on the ice and create a dominant line.
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Dec 29, 2020 at 9:08
#8
FoxCzarCup
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 3,747
Likes: 374
Quoting: PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood
Leafs put Matthews on the ice and create a dominant line.


YOU FORGOT THE ALL IMPORTANT SELF FULFILLING CAPS LOL
 
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