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Leafs draft Konecny and dont trade Naz

Created by: Malc
Initial Creation Date: Jan 1, 2021
Published: Jan 1 at 9:44
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
Purely hypothetical... and yes the back end is trash.
I like Dermott and do believe he is hasn't been given the opportunity to show is value. But man did I cringe when that trade was announced on draft day. Imagine hauling Marner AND Konecny in the same draft?!
Like many, I also didn't initially mind the Naz/Barrie deal. It simply just didn't work out. On paper, it wasnt a bad hockey trade.
I wanted to see what this team could look like if both these transactions were reverted. I think it would make for quite the top 9.
This is as close to the cap I could get it without making any other significant changes.
What do you think?
Trades
TOR
  1. Konecny, Travis
PHI
  1. Dermott, Travis
TOR
  1. Kadri, Nazem
COL
  1. Kerfoot, Alexander
Buyouts
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2022
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2023
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$81,500,000$81,516,450$0$0-$16,450
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 4
TOR
Marner, Mitchell
$10,903,000
RW
UFA - 5
TOR
Robertson, Nicholas
$821,667
LW
RFA - 3
TOR
Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
TOR
Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 4
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$1,645,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
COL
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
PHI
Konecny, Travis
$5,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 5
TOR
Vesey, Jimmy
$900,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Boyd, Travis
$700,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Spezza, Jason
$700,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Thornton, Joe
$700,000
C, LW
NMC
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TOR
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TOR
Bogosian, Zach
$1,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
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
Sandin, Rasmus
$894,167
LD
RFA - 2
TOR
Lehtonen, Mikko
$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TOR
Brodie, TJ
$5,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 4
TOR
Simmonds, Wayne
$1,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
TOR
Engvall, Pierre
$1,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 2

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Jan 1 at 9:48
#1
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If i was re-doing that draft i'd still make the trade and then just draft Aho and Cirelli
Jan 1 at 9:50
#2
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I remember watching that draft. I saw konecny fall all the way to the leaf pick and I was hyped. Then they traded the pick and then traded it again if I recall correctly. Then I went to sleep as the leafs wasted my time.
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Jan 1 at 9:56
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Malclepp
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You can re-do the draft. Thats what AGM is for.
I chose to create this team based on a more realistic scenario where Konecny was projected to be a top 15 pick and was available for the leafs at 24. It is much tougher to project outside the first round, and im sure every team inside the top 10 would have jumped at both Cirelli and Aho.
Jan 1 at 9:59
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cheeks klapanen
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Quoting: JaredOfLondon
If i was re-doing that draft i'd still make the trade and then just draft Aho and Cirelli


this one is a bit more realistic though. Leafs had this pick and then traded It for like a couple of second rounders if I recall correctly.

Even if they did draft konecny though he'd likely be traded for a RHD by now
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Jan 1 at 10:03
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Quoting: leafs101
this one is a bit more realistic though. Leafs had this pick and then traded It for like a couple of second rounders if I recall correctly.

Even if they did draft konecny though he'd likely be traded for a RHD by now


yeah, they traded it for the 29th and 61st over all picks then they traded back again for the 34th.
Jan 1 at 10:31
#6
LongtimeLeafsufferer
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Quoting: CeciGOAT
I remember watching that draft. I saw konecny fall all the way to the leaf pick and I was hyped. Then they traded the pick and then traded it again if I recall correctly. Then I went to sleep as the leafs wasted my time.


You're right. The Leafs weren't going draft Konecny but thought they could trade down to 29th and get Dman Larsson. Then the Ducks surprised the Leafs by drafting Larsson, then they Leafs traded down again and picked Dermot.
Jan 1 at 10:36
#7
LongtimeLeafsufferer
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In your scenario is that Kadri makes 1m more than Kerfoot, and Konecky 4.6m more than Dermot. So who gets dumped for that 5.6m difference....well it's Brodie and more.
Jan 1 at 10:50
#8
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Malclepp
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Quoting: palhal
In your scenario is that Kadri makes 1m more than Kerfoot, and Konecky 4.6m more than Dermot. So who gets dumped for that 5.6m difference....well it's Brodie and more.


Again, this is hypothetical. Take a look at the LTIR- those are the moves I made (or the moves I wouldn't have made) to get as close to cap compliant as possible.
Jan 1 at 11:03
#9
NHL Trade Inspector
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Quoting: JaredOfLondon
If i was re-doing that draft i'd still make the trade and then just draft Aho and Cirelli


I would one up that. Go back in time and prevent Burke from trading 3 picks that became Saad, Gibson and Rakell. And its ironic as not many people remember that one and its sad as Burke set us back 10 years with both those trades and the kessel trade
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Jan 2 at 11:16
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LongtimeLeafsufferer
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Quoting: aadoyle
I would one up that. Go back in time and prevent Burke from trading 3 picks that became Saad, Gibson and Rakell. And its ironic as not many people remember that one and its sad as Burke set us back 10 years with both those trades and the kessel trade


Agree with you. Burke set the Leafs back 10 years with due to total incompetence/laziness as GM. He's a great TV personality as he comes off as the godfather of knowledge. But for a guy who had so many high priced executives with MLSE, and unlimited control, he failed to deliver when he actual had the power as a Leaf GM and President. Years after he was fired he still blames the media and the fans for the Leafs poor performance under his tenure.
 
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