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Ideal Deadline Targets from an Outside Perspective

Created by: krakowitz
Initial Creation Date: Apr 1, 2021
Published: Apr 5 at 7:42
Team: 2020-21 Toronto Maple Leafs
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As a non-Leafs fan, I think these two are the perfect targets for the Leafs. I see Wood bringing a few Hyman-esque elements to the middle six and penalty kill that they need more of, and Savard is a shot blocking beast that can help contain the scoring depth that teams like Winnipeg have. I'd also look into an Andersen+ for Kuemper deal if Arizona is up for it, but I doubt something like that is possible and the Leafs end up rolling with Campbell in the playoffs.

I didn't take the time to figure out values in the trades since everybody gets so up tight about them. The key is that the Leafs aren't giving up any of their top three prospects (Amirov, Sandin, Robertson) to get either of these players. Probably moving out mostly draft picks and prospects in the next tiers to get these deals done.
Trades
TOR
    to whoever for whatever
    SJS
    1. Kerfoot, Alexander
    TOR
    1. Wood, Miles ($1,000,000 retained)
    NJD
      whatever (within reason)
      TOR
      1. Savard, David ($2,125,000 retained)
      CBJ
        whatever (within reason)
        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$78,699,741$0$0$2,800,259
        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
        NJD
        Wood, Miles
        $1,750,000
        LW
        RFA - 2
        TOR
        Tavares, John
        $11,000,000
        C
        NMC
        UFA - 5
        TOR
        Nylander, William
        $6,962,366
        RW, LW
        UFA - 4
        TOR
        Galchenyuk, Alex
        $1,050,000
        LW, C, RW
        UFA - 1
        TOR
        Spezza, Jason
        $700,000
        C, RW
        UFA - 1
        TOR
        Mikheyev, Ilya
        $1,645,000
        LW, RW
        UFA - 2
        TOR
        Engvall, Pierre
        $1,250,000
        LW, C
        RFA - 2
        TOR
        Thornton, Joe
        $700,000
        C, LW
        NMC
        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
        TOR
        Brodie, TJ
        $5,000,000
        RD
        NMC
        UFA - 4
        TOR
        Campbell, Jack
        $1,650,000
        G
        UFA - 2
        TOR
        Muzzin, Jake
        $5,625,000
        LD
        NMC
        UFA - 4
        TOR
        Holl, Justin
        $2,000,000
        RD
        NTC
        UFA - 3
        TOR
        Andersen, Frederik
        $5,000,000
        G
        NTC
        UFA - 1
        TOR
        Dermott, Travis
        $874,125
        LD
        RFA - 1
        ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
        TOR
        Bogosian, Zach
        $1,000,000
        RD
        NTC
        UFA - 1
        Taxi Squad
        TOR
        Barabanov, Alexander
        $925,000 ($0)
        RW, LW
        UFA - 1
        TOR
        Vehvilainen, Veini
        $925,000 ($0)
        G
        RFA - 1
        TOR
        Sabourin, Scott
        $700,000 ($0)
        RW
        UFA - 1
        TOR
        Hutchinson, Michael
        $725,000 ($0)
        G
        UFA - 2
        TOR
        Marincin, Martin
        $700,000 ($0)
        LD
        UFA - 1
        TOR
        Liljegren, Timothy
        $863,333 ($0)
        RD
        RFA - 2

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        Apr 5 at 7:45
        #1
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        The defence TO has has done a great job of defending against the high powered offence of Edmonton and Winnipeg. Savard hasn't been doing the same in his division.
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        Apr 5 at 7:49
        #2
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        Quoting: PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood
        The defence TO has has done a great job of defending against the high powered offence of Edmonton and Winnipeg. Savard hasn't been doing the same in his division.


        Fair. I haven't really watched Columbus this year with the exception of a few games, but I know he's been playing fairly heavy minutes against a lot high end talent, which won't happen in Toronto. At the very least, I think he's an upgrade to Bogosian (even though he hasn't played poorly) and gives them more depth. I do think he'll do better in Toronto than he has this year in Columbus. His track record is much better than this, and CBJ being a dumpster fire this year doesn't help
        Apr 5 at 7:59
        #3
        Jack Hughes is Elite
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        Wood would cost a lot to get, especially with retention
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        Apr 5 at 7:59
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        Miles Wood be good in Toronto.
        Leafs fans aren’t gonna like the price though.

        Top D-man prospect, bottom-6 forward and pick
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        Apr 5 at 8:04
        #5
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        Quoting: Devil1122
        Wood would cost a lot to get, especially with retention


        Quoting: NHLfan10506
        Miles Wood be good in Toronto.
        Leafs fans aren’t gonna like the price though.

        Top D-man prospect, bottom-6 forward and pick


        I figured as much. I'm sure the extra year of control is a pretty big factor too. As a Caps fan, I've seen a lot of him this year and I've been pretty impressed. What are you guys thinking from a Leafs perspective? Liljegren and a 2nd ish?
        Apr 5 at 8:10
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        Quoting: krakowitz
        I figured as much. I'm sure the extra year of control is a pretty big factor too. As a Caps fan, I've seen a lot of him this year and I've been pretty impressed. What are you guys thinking from a Leafs perspective? Liljegren and a 2nd ish?


        1st
        Sandin or Liljegren
        Depth forward

        Something like that
        Apr 5 at 8:18
        #7
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        Quoting: krakowitz
        I figured as much. I'm sure the extra year of control is a pretty big factor too. As a Caps fan, I've seen a lot of him this year and I've been pretty impressed. What are you guys thinking from a Leafs perspective? Liljegren and a 2nd ish?


        Probably not enough. It would cost an overpayment if the Leafs want Wood and that isn't really an overpayment.
        Apr 5 at 8:47
        #8
        In Pridham we trust
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        If Wood was such a good PKer, wouldn't he actually play the PK??? Like even a little bit???

        Where is this myth coming from that Wood is this great 2 way forward??

        Leafs want nothing to do with a guy making that much $$ to play in their bottom 6, while his cost is higher than it should be because he was on a shooting % bender to start the season.
        Apr 5 at 8:50
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        I find Wood to be super overvalued. If the Devils want something along the lines of the crazy price that fans on here want for him, I don't think he's an ideal target.
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        Apr 5 at 8:55
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        Quoting: Barilko14
        If Wood was such a good PKer, wouldn't he actually play the PK??? Like even a little bit???

        Where is this myth coming from that Wood is this great 2 way forward??

        Leafs want nothing to do with a guy making that much $$ to play in their bottom 6, while his cost is higher than it should be because he was on a shooting % bender to start the season.


        I honestly think it's just because he plays a hardworking game. Appealing for fans to see that and causes them to make assumptions, I guess?
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        Apr 5 at 8:58
        #11
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        Thornton and Spezza do not play centre for the Leafs. Leafs need Kerfoot at centre and don't need LWer Wood as an exchange.

        Does the current edition of Savard replace any Leaf top 6 Dman?

        The only reason Kerfoot should be traded by Leafs is because of the Leafs need the cap space for a superior player coming back in a trade. To think Kerfoot doesn't have value as Leaf....foolish.
        Apr 5 at 9:00
        #12
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        Quoting: krakowitz
        Fair. I haven't really watched Columbus this year with the exception of a few games, but I know he's been playing fairly heavy minutes against a lot high end talent, which won't happen in Toronto. At the very least, I think he's an upgrade to Bogosian (even though he hasn't played poorly) and gives them more depth. I do think he'll do better in Toronto than he has this year in Columbus. His track record is much better than this, and CBJ being a dumpster fire this year doesn't help


        Maybe but I am not sure he's needed.
         
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