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Restructure the Forwards

Created by: Dlowe5
Team: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs
Initial Creation Date: Feb. 24, 2021
Published: Feb. 24, 2021
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
Description
Rakell is a good target to bolster the top 6 which I believe will happen at the deadline this year. Forsberg is a stud and while not a massive upgrade over Nylander is a natural offensive player to add who brings a physical side to him as well liljgren needs a fresh start with a top 4 potential makes him a easy target along with Dermott to mold into a top 4 guy who needs a chance to do that and won’t be able to here. Bennett is a solid guy more unlikely but a second round pick the flames would listen. Probably would
need to add more then Engvall and petan however. Kerfoot is obviously Seattle’s pick may have to give up a future pick for them to pick him instead of Holl. Re signed Andersen and Hyman as they’re big key parts to the team. Re signed Boyd as he’s a valuable piece to the fourth line right now and simmonds as his veteran presence is needed with Spezza and Thornton likely retiring. That gives the door open for Robertson and Anderson on good cheap deals to mold and be protected on the fourth line. Sandin also finally gets his chance. Guys on the taxi squad are there because there is one in this. If not most of those guys don’t get signed and the leafs pad guys in the minors to call up if there is injuries.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
2$750,000
2$2,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
4$5,750,000
1$750,000
4$4,000,000
1$750,000
1$750,000
2$750,000
1$750,000
1$850,000
1$1,000,000
2$950,000
2$1,500,000
Trades
1.
TOR
  1. 2023 7th round pick (ANA)
ANA
  1. Kerfoot, Alexander
Additional Details:
This is who I have Seattle selecting in the expansion draft.
2.
3.
TOR
  1. Bennett, Sam [RFA Rights]
CGY
  1. Engvall, Pierre
  2. Petan, Nicolas
  3. 2022 2nd round pick (TOR)
4.
TOR
  1. Rakell, Rickard ($1,894,722 retained)
ANA
  1. 2021 1st round pick (TOR)
Additional Details:
They made this trade at the deadline for there playoff run. Plus he has another year left which Dubas likes.
Retained Salary Transactions
DraftRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7
2021
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2022
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2023
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
20$81,500,000$80,522,501$0$0$977,499

Roster

Left WingCentreRight Wing
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$6,000,000$6,000,000
LW
UFA - 1
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$11,640,250$11,640,250
C
UFA - 3
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$10,903,000$10,903,000
RW
UFA - 4
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$4,000,000$4,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 7
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$11,000,000$11,000,000
C, LW
NMC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Anaheim Ducks
$568,417$568,417
RW, LW
UFA - 1
$2,750,000$2,750,000
C
UFA - 4
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$1,500,000$1,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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$1,645,000$1,645,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
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$850,000$850,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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$750,000$750,000
RW
RFA - 2
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$796,667$796,667
LW, RW
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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$5,000,000$5,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
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$5,000,000$5,000,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 3
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$5,750,000$5,750,000
G
UFA - 2
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$5,625,000$5,625,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$2,000,000$2,000,000
RD
M-NTC
UFA - 2
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$1,650,000$1,650,000
G
UFA - 1
Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
$894,167$894,167
LD
RFA - 1
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$1,000,000$1,000,000
RD
UFA - 3
Taxi Squad
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$725,000$725,000 ($0$0$0$0)
G
UFA - 1
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$750,000$750,000 ($0$0$0$0)
LD
UFA
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$725,000$725,000 ($0$0$0$0)
C
UFA - 1
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$950,000$950,000 ($0$0$0$0)
LD
UFA - 1

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Feb. 24, 2021 at 7:15 a.m.
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Ducks retaining 50% of Rakell is worth more than a late 1st.
Feb. 24, 2021 at 7:16 a.m.
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Not sure I would do that Nashville trade considering Forsberg would be in the last year of his deal. The rakell trade is sneaky good, even without retention. It will be a late pick

You are over the cap with only 20 players
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Feb. 24, 2021 at 7:33 a.m.
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No thanks from Calgary, we don't want your 4th liners and a 2nd does nothing for us unless we decide to suddenly rebuild
Feb. 24, 2021 at 7:37 a.m.
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That's a big overpay for one year of Forsberg. Dermot and Liljegren are expected to NHL starters and next season and to include Nylander. Absolutely nonsense to put Bennett to play 3C...Gee he can't play that position for the Flames, he can't play it for the Leafs. Leafs keep the Engvall and the pick.
Feb. 24, 2021 at 7:40 a.m.
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Stop doing those ****ty Liljegren and forsberg trades.. ****ing hell.
Feb. 24, 2021 at 8:46 a.m.
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just for this year and next, Nylander for Forsberg 1 for 1 is a lateral move; not sure why you're giving up more assets when Nylander is signed for longer plus is younger. Ik some fans are down on him, but their 2nd line is at a down point right now, they'll bounce back
Feb. 24, 2021 at 8:52 a.m.
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I can't wait for the deadline to pass so we can stop seeing these horrible Nylander trades.
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:13 a.m.
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Quoting: Lenny7
Ducks retaining 50% of Rakell is worth more than a late 1st.

That’s fair value. He’s a top 6 forward if they were to add something maybe a mid level prospect to add to the ducks rebuild.
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:15 a.m.
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Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
Not sure I would do that Nashville trade considering Forsberg would be in the last year of his deal. The rakell trade is sneaky good, even without retention. It will be a late pick
Thanks I really like the rakell trade as well, thought of it after Boston got kase last year. I understand I’m over the cap but the free agents could each possibly get a little less to make it work. I agree with the Forsberg deal I Probaly wouldn’t do it for that personally but wanted to explore the possibility with Nashville open for business.

You are over the cap with only 20 players
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:17 a.m.
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Quoting: Ledge_And_Dairy
No thanks from Calgary, we don't want your 4th liners and a 2nd does nothing for us unless we decide to suddenly rebuild


Bennett will be traded for a pick and depth guys whether it’s the leafs or another team due to his poor performance and the pandemic along with treliving and his history of making moves and will why the money freed up for spending.
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:20 a.m.
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That's a big overpay for one year of Forsberg. Dermot and Liljegren are expected to NHL starters and next season and to include Nylander. Absolutely nonsense to put Bennett to play 3C...Gee he can't play that position for the Flames, he can't play it for the Leafs. Leafs keep the Engvall and the pick.


Nashville is exploring trades why I explored this trade they will want more since they want to re-tool on the fly. If you read my description you’d see and understand they won’t have room for Them or Dermott would possibly be picked by Seattle at the expansion draft. Bennett can and will be a solid 3C for someone just needs a change of scenery on a strong team who has patience to properly develop him as a center.
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:21 a.m.
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Quoting: SammyT_51
Stop doing those ****ty Liljegren and forsberg trades.. ****ing hell.


Just exploring a Nylander trade and liljegren will be traded for a quality piece as there’s to much of a log jam.
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:22 a.m.
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Quoting: PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood
I can't wait for the deadline to pass so we can stop seeing these horrible Nylander trades.


Calm down I’m a Nylander trade just exploring it.
Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:24 a.m.
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just for this year and next, Nylander for Forsberg 1 for 1 is a lateral move; not sure why you're giving up more assets when Nylander is signed for longer plus is younger. Ik some fans are down on him, but their 2nd line is at a down point right now,
they'll bounce back


I agree completely it’s just a chance to explore a possible trade. However to get Forsberg you’d have to give up that as Nashville would want a reason to do it.
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Feb. 25, 2021 at 2:31 a.m.
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Quoting: Dlowe5
Bennett will be traded for a pick and depth guys whether it’s the leafs or another team due to his poor performance and the pandemic along with treliving and his history of making moves and will why the money freed up for spending.


He hasn't been playing poorly, he might be moved but not for taxi squad players
Feb. 25, 2021 at 3:31 a.m.
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Just exploring a Nylander trade and liljegren will be traded for a quality piece as there’s to much of a log jam.


Liljegren is part of this teams future top-4 on defense. He isnt getting moved.
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Feb. 25, 2021 at 11:33 a.m.
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Nashville is exploring trades why I explored this trade they will want more since they want to re-tool on the fly. If you read my description you’d see and understand they won’t have room for Them or Dermott would possibly be picked by Seattle at the expansion draft. Bennett can and will be a solid 3C for someone just needs a change of scenery on a strong team who has patience to properly develop him as a center.


Don't know. why you say Bennett can be a solid 3C...he's never proved it in his 5 years in the NHL. And certainly the Leafs who are in win mode, aren't going to develop him on the fly this season.

Nonsense that Liljegren needs a "fresh start". He's at the development stage, no different than most other player selected where he was in his draft year. The Leafs might need him this season, and with Lehtonen and Bogosian UFA next summer, and the possible loss of either Dermot or Holl to expansion, Liljegren certainly is needed by the Leafs
Feb. 26, 2021 at 1:54 a.m.
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Don't know. why you say Bennett can be a solid 3C...he's never proved it in his 5 years in the NHL. And certainly the Leafs who are in win mode, aren't going to develop him on the fly this season.

Nonsense that Liljegren needs a "fresh start". He's at the development stage, no different than most other player selected where he was in his draft year. The Leafs might need him this season, and with Lehtonen and Bogosian UFA next summer, and the possible loss of either Dermot or Holl to expansion, Liljegren certainly is needed by the Leafs


Bennett would literally need to work on his faceoffs and D position to play for the leafs. From his talent he’d be able to do it easy. Liljgren will be traded, Sandin is farther along in the developmental process players nowadays from where he was drafted should be in the nhl sheltered on the bottom pair. Yes the leafs stacked up, however they won’t be playing him with Sandin on the bottom pair next year, which is where Sandin will play. When they drafted him it was who I wanted, I still want him to be apart of the future just logically speaking can’t see it.
Feb. 26, 2021 at 1:56 a.m.
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He hasn't been playing poorly, he might be moved but not for taxi squad players


3rd and 4th liners for most teams aren’t taxi squad players just because they are with leafs. However yes it would take more then that Probaly but that pick would be enough imo where Bennett is at In his career.
Feb. 26, 2021 at 2:14 a.m.
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3rd and 4th liners for most teams aren’t taxi squad players just because they are with leafs. However yes it would take more then that Probaly but that pick would be enough imo where Bennett is at In his career.


Petan has been on the taxi sqaud most of the season so far. I believe Engvall got injured but he is a mediocre 4th liner. You may value Bennett as a 2nd but a late 2nd doesn't do anything for Calgary
Feb. 26, 2021 at 2:17 a.m.
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Quoting: Ledge_And_Dairy
Petan has been on the taxi sqaud most of the season so far. I believe Engvall got injured but he is a mediocre 4th liner. You may value Bennett as a 2nd but a late 2nd doesn't do anything for Calgary


Petan has yes but on most teams is a 4th liner (ones that value skill) and Engvall is a guy you can move all around your bottom six. The late second does do something for Calgary and if you really must they could add a middle talent prospect.
Feb. 26, 2021 at 2:17 a.m.
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Petan has yes but on most teams is a 4th liner (ones that value skill) and Engvall is a guy you can move all around your bottom six. The late second does do something for Calgary and if you really must they could add a middle talent prospect.


What does the late 2nd do? They arent rebuilding
Feb. 26, 2021 at 8:36 a.m.
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Bennett would literally need to work on his faceoffs and D position to play for the leafs. From his talent he’d be able to do it easy. Liljgren will be traded, Sandin is farther along in the developmental process players nowadays from where he was drafted should be in the nhl sheltered on the bottom pair. Yes the leafs stacked up, however they won’t be playing him with Sandin on the bottom pair next year, which is where Sandin will play. When they drafted him it was who I wanted, I still want him to be apart of the future just logically speaking can’t see it.


Sorry, I can't see the logic that just because Sandin makes the Leafs full time next year, Liljegren is traded. Leafs might lose 3 of top 7 by this summer so replacements are needed. Teams need eight NHL competent Dmen to make it through an NHL season. There is lots of playing time for both Liljegren and Sandin. Really this "bottom pair" scenario is pure nonsense. Dermot who in the past two seasons played "bottom pair" behind LHD Reilly and Muzzin played 17 minutes a game. Gee, when playing 17 minutes a game, you can't call those sheltered minutes.
Feb. 26, 2021 at 11:04 p.m.
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Sorry, I can't see the logic that just because Sandin makes the Leafs full time next year, Liljegren is traded. Leafs might lose 3 of top 7 by this summer so replacements are needed. Teams need eight NHL competent Dmen to make it through an NHL season. There is lots of playing time for both Liljegren and Sandin. Really this "bottom pair" scenario is pure nonsense. Dermot who in the past two seasons played "bottom pair" behind LHD Reilly and Muzzin played 17 minutes a game. Gee, when playing 17 minutes a game, you can't call those sheltered minutes.


I agree about the 8 D hence why they’ll sign guys to league minimums near the end of there career for depth. And 17 minutes is sheltered when playing against 3-4 liners the whole time with no pp time and little to no pk.
Feb. 26, 2021 at 11:05 p.m.
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What does the late 2nd do? They arent rebuilding[/quote

They use it for another trade, to get a guy from a team Probaly selling?
 
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