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Lou Lamoriello Leafs WHAT A GAME

Created by: MatthewsFan
Initial Creation Date: Jun 19, 2021
Published: Jun 19 at 10:53
Team: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs
Team Explanation
Ryan Pulock, what a save!

Ryan, Cole, Nash signed in 2018
And who knows, with Lou running the day to day plus contracts and Dubas running the drafts (no Hunter!) might have had something here.
Just having some fun. I can’t wait to see and Islanders vs Habs Stanley Cup final 😥
In all seriousness, I do hope do the Islanders take out Tampa. This has been a really fun series to watch. Hard hitting, rough stuff after the whistle, great goals, super entertaining!
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dermott, Travis1$874,125
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ryan, Derek1$3,125,000
Cole, Ian1$4,250,000
Andersen, Frederik1$5,000,000
Hyman, Zach1$2,250,000
Nash, Riley1$2,750,000
McElhinney, Curtis1$1,300,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Marner, Mitchell8$8,000,000
Nylander, William5$6,250,000
Matthews, Auston8$10,500,000
Trades
TOR
  1. Martin, Matt
  2. Komarov, Leo
NYI
  1. Tavares, John
Additional Details:
Never signed
TOR
  1. Kadri, Nazem
Additional Details:
Never traded
COL
  1. Kerfoot, Alexander
TOR
    CGY
    1. Brodie, TJ
    TOR
    1. Zaitsev, Nikita
    2. Brown, Connor
    Additional Details:
    Never traded
    OTT
      TOR
      1. Björnfot, Tobias
      2. Durzi, Sean
      3. Grundström, Carl
      4. Moore, Trevor [RFA Rights]
      LAK
      1. Muzzin, Jake
      2. Campbell, Jack
      Additional Details:
      Never traded for
      TOR
      1. Jensen, Nick
      Additional Details:
      Heard they looked at traded for him in 2018
      WSH
        TOR
          ANA
          1. Mikheyev, Ilya
          Additional Details:
          Never signed
          TOR
          1. Kapanen, Kasperi
          Additional Details:
          Never traded
          PIT
          1. Amirov, Rodion
          2. Hållander, Filip
          TOR
          1. Johnsson, Andreas
          Additional Details:
          Never trade
          NJD
          1. Anderson, Joey
          Retained Salary Transactions
          • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
          Buried
          • Pierre Engvall: $125,000 ($1,250,000)
          DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
          2021
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          2022
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          2023
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          TOR
          ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
          20$81,500,000$78,824,125$0$0$2,675,875
          Left WingCenterRight Wing
          TOR
          Hyman, Zach
          $2,250,000
          LW, RW
          NMC
          UFA - 7
          Matthews, Auston
          $10,500,000
          Nylander, William
          $6,250,000
          OTT
          Brown, Connor
          $3,600,000
          LW, RW
          UFA - 2
          COL
          Kadri, Nazem
          $4,500,000
          C
          NTC
          UFA - 1
          Marner, Mitchell
          $8,000,000
          NJD
          Johnsson, Andreas
          $3,400,000
          LW, RW
          UFA - 2
          Ryan, Derek
          $3,125,000
          RW, C
          UFA - 2
          PIT
          Kapanen, Kasperi
          $3,200,000
          RW
          RFA - 1
          NYI
          Martin, Matt
          $1,500,000
          LW, RW
          UFA - 3
          TOR
          Nash, Riley
          $2,750,000
          C, RW
          UFA - 1
          NYI
          Komarov, Leo
          $3,000,000
          RW, LW, C
          NTC
          UFA - 1
          Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
          TOR
          Rielly, Morgan
          $5,000,000
          LD
          NTC
          UFA - 1
          OTT
          Zaitsev, Nikita
          $4,500,000
          RD
          NTC
          UFA - 3
          TOR
          Andersen, Frederik
          $5,000,000
          G
          NTC
          UFA - 2
          Cole, Ian
          $4,250,000
          LD/RD
          UFA - 1
          WSH
          Jensen, Nick
          $2,500,000
          RD
          UFA - 2
          McElhinney, Curtis
          $1,300,000
          G
          UFA
          TOR
          Dermott, Travis
          $874,125
          LD/RD
          RFA - 2
          TOR
          Holl, Justin
          $2,000,000
          RD
          NTC
          UFA - 2
          ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
          TOR
          Nylander, William
          $6,962,366
          RW, LW
          UFA - 3
          TOR
          Marner, Mitchell
          $10,903,000
          RW
          UFA - 4
          TOR
          Matthews, Auston
          $11,640,250
          C
          UFA - 3

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          Jun 19 at 11:07
          #1
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          Amen to that. Either way win or lose its been fun.
          Jun 19 at 11:08
          #2
          Me
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          This team is not good tbh but somehow Lou magic would lead them to the conference finals
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          Jun 19 at 11:12
          #3
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          Ovchinnikov 137
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          Quoting: Islesforthecup
          Amen to that. Either way win or lose its been fun.


          Super enjoyable series to watch
          Jun 19 at 11:13
          #4
          Thread Starter
          Ovchinnikov 137
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          Quoting: Leafsleaks123
          This team is not good tbh but somehow Lou magic would lead them to the conference finals


          Absolutely, was just having some fun
          Jun 19 at 11:15
          #5
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          Quoting: Leafsleaks123
          This team is not good tbh but somehow Lou magic would lead them to the conference finals


          Not really sure what thats supposed to mean considering they are 2 wins away from the stanley cup all without their top goal scorer. Do they have a lot of sexy players? No. But to say their team isnt good is ridiculous.
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          Jun 19 at 11:16
          #6
          TAMPA SUCKS
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          Quoting: Islesforthecup
          Not really sure what thats supposed to mean considering they are 2 wins away from the stanley cup all without their top goal scorer. Do they have a lot of sexy players? No. But to say their team isnt good is ridiculous.


          totally agree. Pulock is literally just amazing, and the fact we can do this without Lee is stunning
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          Jun 19 at 11:17
          #7
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          Ovchinnikov 137
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          Quoting: Islesforthecup
          Not really sure what thats supposed to mean considering they are 2 wins away from the stanley cup all without their top goal scorer. Do they have a lot of sexy players? No. But to say their team isnt good is ridiculous.


          I think he was saying this Leafs team 🤷‍♂️
          Jun 19 at 11:18
          #8
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          Quoting: islandersfan14
          totally agree. Pulock is literally just amazing, and the fact we can do this without Lee is stunning


          Im still kinda in shock but tbf that was a damn good play by mcdonagh
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          Jun 19 at 11:19
          #9
          TAMPA SUCKS
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          Quoting: Islesforthecup
          Im still kinda in shock but tbf that was a damn good play by mcdonagh


          I think i sat on the couch for about 5 minutes with my jaw open after that save
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          Jun 19 at 11:19
          #10
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          Ovchinnikov 137
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          Quoting: islandersfan14
          totally agree. Pulock is literally just amazing, and the fact we can do this without Lee is stunning


          This Islanders TEAM is a lot of fun to watch
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          Jun 19 at 11:21
          #11
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          Can we trade Vasy for Pulock?
          Jun 19 at 11:22
          #12
          Hakuna Matata
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          Lou did nothing for us

          look at his big deadline trades for us

          Brian Boyle for a 2nd
          Plekanic for a 2nd

          where were the big Palmieri or Pageau trades

          exactly

          Lou did nothing to improve this team

          he wasted Marner and Matthews ELCs by not doing anything

          did he really think a Dcore of

          Rielly-Hainsey
          Gardiner-Zaitsev
          Dermott-Polak

          was gonna get us anywhere lul

          Other than the Kadri, Anderson, Brown, and Hyman contracts he did nothing

          terrible drafting, almost no good trades

          no wonder Shanahan said bye bye

          Like to think if he was making trades like he did with the Islanders

          Mcdonagh and JT Miller would have been leafs back in 2018
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          Jun 19 at 11:24
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          Quoting: aadoyle
          Lou did nothing for us

          look at his big deadline trades for us

          Brian Boyle for a 2nd
          Plekanic for a 2nd

          where were the big Palmieri or Pageau trades

          exactly

          Lou did nothing to improve this team

          he wasted Marner and Matthews ELC by not doing anything

          did he really think a Dcore of

          Rielly-Hainsey
          Gardiner-Zaitsev
          Dermott-Polak

          was gonna get us anywhere lul

          Other than the Kadri, Anderson, Brown, and Hyman contracts he did nothing

          terrible drafting, no good trades

          no wonder Shanahan said bye


          Are you Boo or Boourns?
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          Jun 19 at 11:38
          #14
          ALjet12
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          Quoting: aadoyle
          Lou did nothing for us

          look at his big deadline trades for us

          Brian Boyle for a 2nd
          Plekanic for a 2nd

          where were the big Palmieri or Pageau trades

          exactly

          Lou did nothing to improve this team

          he wasted Marner and Matthews ELCs by not doing anything

          did he really think a Dcore of

          Rielly-Hainsey
          Gardiner-Zaitsev
          Dermott-Polak

          was gonna get us anywhere lul

          Other than the Kadri, Anderson, Brown, and Hyman contracts he did nothing

          terrible drafting, almost no good trades

          no wonder Shanahan said bye bye

          Like to think if he was making trades like he did with the Islanders

          Mcdonagh and JT Miller would have been leafs back in 2018


          He did get Anderson out of Anaheim
          Jun 19 at 11:39
          #15
          Hakuna Matata
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          Quoting: ALjet12
          He did get Anderson out of Anaheim


          and overpaid for him lul

          1st and a 2nd for a goalie is way to much in todays world

          especially when you consider Bernier and Reimer were putting up good numbers with a Dcore that was god awful
          Jun 19 at 11:47
          #16
          Isles7
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          I wouldn't trust lou to build a team from scratch and he makes a lot of questionable decisions, but he's pretty good at keeping his teams competitive and identifying players who will perform in the playoffs.
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          Jun 19 at 11:48
          #17
          TAMPA SUCKS
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          Quoting: Florida_Man_Maroon
          Can we trade Vasy for Pulock?


          never!
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          Jun 19 at 11:55
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          Edited Jun 20 at 12:00
          Quoting: Isles777
          I wouldn't trust lou to build a team from scratch and he makes a lot of questionable decisions, but he's pretty good at keeping his teams competitive and identifying players who will perform in the playoffs.


          The good:

          The Leafs trade D Dion Phaneuf, F Matt Frattin, F Casey Bailey, F Ryan Rupert, and D Cody Donaghey to the Ottawa Senators for D Jared Cowen, F Colin Greening, F Milan Michalek, F Tobias Lindberg, and a 2017 2nd-round pick.

          The Leafs train F Shawn Matthias to the Colorado Avalanche for F Colin Smith and a 2016 4th-round pick.

          The Leafs trade D Roman Polak and F Nick Spaling for F Raffi Torres, a 2017 2nd, and a 2018 2nd.

          The Leafs trade G James Reimer and F Jeremy Morin for G Alex Stalock, F Ben Smith, and a conditional 4th-round pick (the condition was that the Sharks make the 2016 Cup Final; they did, so this pick upgraded to a 3rd.)

          The Leafs trade F Daniel Winnik and a 2016 5th for Connor Carrick, Brooks Laich, and a 2016 2nd.

          The Leafs extend RFA C Nazem Kadri and RFA D Morgan Rielly for six years each. Kadri’s AAV is $4.5M and Rielly’s is $5M.

          The Leafs trade a 2016 1st and a 2017 2nd for G Frederik Andersen. In a separate transaction on July 8th, the Leafs send Jonathan Bernier to Anaheim for a conditional pick. The Leafs then sign Andersen for five years at $5M AAV. The conditional on the pick was never triggered and no pick was ever moved.

          The Leafs sign unrestricted free agent F Matt Martin for four years at $2.5M AAV.

          The Leafs claim G Curtis McElhinney on waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

          The Leafs extend RFA wingers Zach Hyman and Connor Brown. Hyman gets four years at $2.25M AAV; Brown gets three at $2.1M.


          The bad:

          The Leafs extend their own RFA, RD Nikita Zaitsev, for seven years at an AAV of $4.5M.

          The Leafs trade F Kerby Rychel, D Rinat Valiev, and a 2018 2nd-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for F Tomas Plekanec and F Kyle Baun. The Canadiens retain 50% of Plekanec’s salary.

          The Leafs drafted: Auston Matthews (1 OA), Yegor Korshkov (31 OA), Carl Grundstrom (57 OA), Joseph Woll (62 OA), Jordan Greenway (72 OA), Adam Brooks (92 OA), Keaton Middleton (101 OA), Vladimir Bobylev (122 OA), Jack Walker (152 OA), Nicolas Mattinen (179 OA), Nikolai Chebykin (182 OA.)

          The Leafs drafted: D Timothy Liljegren (17th OA), D Eemeli Rasanen (59th OA), G Ian Scott (110th OA), F Vladislav Kara (124th OA), D Fedor Gordeev (141st OA), F Ryan McGregor (172nd OA), D Ryan O’Connell (203rd OA.)
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          Jun 20 at 12:02
          #19
          Isles7
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          Quoting: MatthewsFan
          The good:

          The Leafs trade D Dion Phaneuf, F Matt Frattin, F Casey Bailey, F Ryan Rupert, and D Cody Donaghey to the Ottawa Senators for D Jared Cowen, F Colin Greening, F Milan Michalek, F Tobias Lindberg, and a 2017 2nd-round pick.

          The Leafs train F Shawn Matthias to the Colorado Avalanche for F Colin Smith and a 2016 4th-round pick.

          The Leafs trade D Roman Polak and F Nick Spaling for F Raffi Torres, a 2017 2nd, and a 2018 2nd.

          The Leafs trade G James Reimer and F Jeremy Morin for G Alex Stalock, F Ben Smith, and a conditional 4th-round pick (the condition was that the Sharks make the 2016 Cup Final; they did, so this pick upgraded to a 3rd.)

          The Leafs trade F Daniel Winnik and a 2016 5th for Connor Carrick, Brooks Laich, and a 2016 2nd.

          The Leafs extend RFA C Nazem Kadri and RFA D Morgan Rielly for six years each. Kadri’s AAV is $4.5M and Rielly’s is $5M.

          The Leafs trade a 2016 1st and a 2017 2nd for G Frederik Andersen. In a separate transaction on July 8th, the Leafs send Jonathan Bernier to Anaheim for a conditional pick. The Leafs then sign Andersen for five years at $5M AAV. The conditional on the pick was never triggered and no pick was ever moved.

          The Leafs sign unrestricted free agent F Matt Martin for four years at $2.5M AAV.

          The Leafs claim G Curtis McElhinney on waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

          The Leafs extend RFA wingers Zach Hyman and Connor Brown. Hyman gets four years at $2.25M AAV; Brown gets three at $2.1M.


          yeah he definitely has a decent track record with trades, but he just falls in love with certain players and overpays them. I think he's an excellent POHO, average GM at this point in this career.
          Jun 20 at 12:09
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          Ovchinnikov 137
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          Quoting: Isles777
          yeah he definitely has a decent track record with trades, but he just falls in love with certain players and overpays them. I think he's an excellent POHO, average GM at this point in this career.


          I would probably most highlight the Kadri, Rielly, Hyman, and Brown deals. And getting rid of Phaneuf’s terrible contract and actually getting a 2nd rounder out of it.

          I’m happy with Dubas was just having some fun with ‘what if’s’
          That was an incredible game tonight, really fun to watch.
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