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Toronto Maple Leafs signed Nick Ritchie (2 Years / $2,500,000 AAV)

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Jul 31 at 9:35
#1
Nick Ritchie has signed a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
STANDARD CONTRACT
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LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs
VALUE: $5,000,000
C.H.% : 3.07
SIGNING DATE: July 31, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000
2022-23$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$3,300,000$3,300,000$3,300,000
TOTAL$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
Jul 31 at 9:37
#2
Josh
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Would’ve preferred 1 year, but take what you can get….. now who gets traded.
Jul 31 at 9:37
#3
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Quoting: RKLW
Would’ve preferred 1 year, but take what you can get….. now who gets traded.


Nobody?
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Jul 31 at 9:39
#4
Leafs suck
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Where do we put all these guys lmao, Ik I said he sucks but he’s not that bad. A tough guy for the top six who can score and is a pp beast. We need that. Now we got Ritchie and Nylander. W.
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Jul 31 at 9:40
#5
Atleast SJ isnt BUF
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Huge W for the Leafs
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Jul 31 at 9:50
#6
Sweet Lou
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HUGE W
Jul 31 at 9:55
#7
Dach is Elite
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So the leafs are rumoured to get superstars yet they comeback from the store with middle 6 wingers
Jul 31 at 9:58
#8
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Quoting: IconicHawk
So the leafs are rumoured to get superstars yet they comeback from the store with middle 6 wingers


Who thought they were getting superstars this offseason? With what cap space?
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Jul 31 at 10:00
#9
Dach is Elite
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Quoting: BCAPP
Who thought they were getting superstars this offseason? With what cap space?


No it was rumoured they were gonna get Taylor Hall or Tyler Bertuzzi
Jul 31 at 10:05
#10
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Good secondary scoring and not a bad price. Call it a win.
Jul 31 at 10:06
#11
We are all equal
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Quoting: IconicHawk
No it was rumoured they were gonna get Taylor Hall or Tyler Bertuzzi


Hahaha
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Jul 31 at 10:13
#12
Its Tru-deau
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Pretty good, the leafs need a gritty winger like him BAD.
Jul 31 at 10:15
#13
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I don’t understand people saying huge W, Ritchie is ok bottom 6, but damm he’s slow, and take dumb penalties, maybe it will fit with flippy puck marner ahahaha
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Jul 31 at 10:22
#14
best poster
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I'm fine with this.
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Jul 31 at 10:38
#15
depressed njd fan
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i remember back when leaf fans were worried that they'd draft ritchie over nylander and now they're playing together on the same team ha

it's all come full circle or something like that
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Jul 31 at 10:40
#16
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if he's playing in the top6 for the leafs, im going to feel sorry for you leaf fans
Jul 31 at 10:40
#17
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it's a fairly decent contract but I wouldn't be surprised if it simpy doesn't work out.
Jul 31 at 10:44
#18
Drank the Seider
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Ducks of a feather fly together… From Anaheim to Boston and now to Toronto.
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Jul 31 at 10:44
#19
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Another forward, maybe ho sang also
Jul 31 at 10:51
#20
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any SOO players left out there ? The Dubarelli's hard-on just cant go away....Im assuming trading for Cousins is next......
Jul 31 at 10:59
#21
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Solid bet. AAV is high enough it's not a steal, but Ritchie is a decent physical player with the ability to score some goals. He takes too many penalties, but as long as even up calls are a real thing in the NHL, I don't think it harms his value as much as it's given credit for in most analytics model (different models seem to weight it differently).

I think Tatar is a better player, but likely costs what Toronto paid for Kase and Ritchie combined. Nice thing about splitting it is that it's easier to manage from a cap perspective, and there is a chance both deliver their full value, and less of a chance of missing completely on both.

Toronto isn't having as bad a summer as some think, but it really depends on how you rate their current group. If you look at last season on it's own, the Leafs were much better defensively, still strong offensively, very strong analytically, and really outplayed Montreal but ran into an extremely hot goalie. Toronto looked better against Montreal than Vegas did. Other top teams took more of a step back than Toronto did, and they did make some nice bets to counter one of their biggest weaknesses last year, which was depth scoring. It's fine for fans to overreact, it's why we watch sports, but I am glad management isn't. It's actually refreshing to see a GM with some conviction when on the hot seat. No big changes just for the sake of it, no mortgaging the entire future to save a job. Most GMs enter this sort of season with a swing for the fences mentality, knowing that if they gamble and win, they look good, but if they lose, it won't be their problem. If Dubas doesn't make it to next season, someone new won't really inherit a big mess of an organization with newly added bad contracts and lost assets to terrible desperation trades.

This isn't to say he's made no mistakes, there are plenty of good and bad moves, but it's nice to see he had a plan, and he's willing to just stick to it and either prove that it can work, or get fired if it doesn't.
Jul 31 at 11:22
#22
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The AAV is a little too high for my liking
Jul 31 at 11:23
#23
Western Champs
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I much rather have Ritchie at 2.5 than Foligno at 3.8
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Jul 31 at 11:23
#24
Josh
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Quoting: BCAPP
Nobody?


Leafs are over the cap by 1.2M I believe, going to have to trade someone.
Jul 31 at 11:37
#25
Hakuna Matata
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Edited Jul 31 at 11:57
Quoting: RKLW
Leafs are over the cap by 1.2M I believe, going to have to trade someone.


Bury engvall (175k against the cap)
 
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