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UFA replacements for Morgan

Initial Creation Date: Sep. 17, 2021
Published: Sep. 17, 2021
Team: 2022-23 Toronto Maple Leafs
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lindholm, Hampus4$5,000,000
Leddy, Nick4$5,000,000
DeKeyser, Danny4$5,000,000
Ekholm, Mattias4$5,000,000
Pulock, Ryan4$5,000,000
Letang, Kris4$5,000,000
Schultz, Justin4$5,000,000
Subban, P.K.4$5,000,000
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$110,548,950$212,500$0-$29,048,950
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Ritchie, Nick
$2,500,000
LW
UFA - 1
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Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 2
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Marner, Mitchell
$10,903,000
RW
UFA - 3
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Amirov, Rodion
$925,000
LW
RFA - 2
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Tavares, John
$11,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
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Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Robertson, Nicholas
$796,667
LW
RFA - 2
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Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
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Simmonds, Wayne
$900,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Bunting, Michael
$950,000
LW
UFA - 1
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Kämpf, David
$1,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Gogolev, Pavel
$834,167
RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Lindholm, Hampus
$5,000,000
LD
NMC NTC
UFA - 8
Subban, P.K.
$5,000,000
RD
UFA
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Mrázek, Petr
$3,800,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
Leddy, Nick
$5,000,000
LD
UFA
Pulock, Ryan
$5,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 8
Ekholm, Mattias
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 4
Letang, Kris
$5,000,000
RD
UFA
DeKeyser, Danny
$5,000,000
LD
UFA
Schultz, Justin
$5,000,000
RD
UFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Muzzin, Jake
$5,625,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Brodie, TJ
$5,000,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Dermott, Travis
$1,500,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1
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Holl, Justin
$2,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1

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Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
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1. Lindholm
2. Leddy
3. Ekholm
4. DeKeyser
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:31 p.m.
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
1. Lindholm
2. Leddy
3. Ekholm
4. DeKeyser


I would have Ekholm over Leddy and Lindholm but yeah those 4 would probs be the options unless Dubas makes a trade
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Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:34 p.m.
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I would have Ekholm over Leddy and Lindholm but yeah those 4 would probs be the options unless Dubas makes a trade


Dubas will make a trade...probably for some fancy advance stats corsi darling player, who in reality just stinks.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:37 p.m.
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I would have Ekholm over Leddy and Lindholm but yeah those 4 would probs be the options unless Dubas makes a trade


Well, those were the four listed.
But if you are going to pony up $ for LHD, why not just re-sign Rielly?
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:37 p.m.
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Edited Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:42 p.m.
Quoting: NHLfan10506
1. Lindholm
2. Leddy
3. Ekholm
4. DeKeyser


I guess I should add some RHD to the list, since it is easy to say that with Muzzin/Sandin/Dermott signed up, maybe Reilly gets replaced by a top4 RD instead. Have to get Holl out of the Top4 spot, the guy is a mistake waiting to happen on the ice (he makes Ceci look good).
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:40 p.m.
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Well, those were the four listed.
But if you are going to pony up $ for LHD, why not just re-sign Rielly?


If Reilly has one the those "play great for the contract season" year than he'll get offered more than the Leafs will offer, like Hyman got $1 (maybe $2) million more out of the Oilers than what Dubas would been offering.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:47 p.m.
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Dekyser isnt even a ceci replacement, leddy isnt much better
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:50 p.m.
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Dekyser isnt even a ceci replacement, leddy isnt much better


Just adding the best UFA's from an obviously weak summer next year. Reilly will bank an easy $8 on the open market with this kind of competition.
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Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:52 p.m.
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Just adding the best UFA's from an obviously weak summer next year. Reilly will bank an easy $8 on the open market with this kind of competition.


Sure, but signing those guys hurts more than helps
Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:56 p.m.
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Quoting: JaredOfLondon
Sure, but signing those guys hurts more than helps


Than to find a Top 4 dman replacement that isn't UFA, Dubas would have to trade away more assets, which he has already burned 6 Draft picks from last TDL, with nothing to show for. Holl needs to be bump down, he isn't a Top4 quality on a Cup contending team.

If Subban has a bounce back season, having Dougie Hamilton helping, I can see Subban taking a hometown discount and Dubas trying to be "woke" signing P.K.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:02 p.m.
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Than to find a Top 4 dman replacement that isn't UFA, Dubas would have to trade away more assets, which he has already burned 6 Draft picks from last TDL, with nothing to show for. Holl needs to be bump down, he isn't a Top4 quality on a Cup contending team.

If Subban has a bounce back season, having Dougie Hamilton helping, I can see Subban taking a hometown discount and Dubas trying to be "woke" signing P.K.


If the options are sign a bad defender or no one, then i play Sandin there. If hes not better than leddy and dek3yser now he will be in a year.
And if dubas signs subban it will be that he sees potential value. Not for a "woke "reason
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:08 p.m.
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If the options are sign a bad defender or no one, then i play Sandin there. If hes not better than leddy and dek3yser now he will be in a year.
And if dubas signs subban it will be that he sees potential value. Not for a "woke "reason


Make or break season for Sandin. With how much Leaf fans talk of him you'd think he has done more in his career so far. By the same age Reilly was already a proven Top4 guy and yet we are still waiting on Sandin.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:16 p.m.
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I'd look at someone like Dumba from the Wild via trade. He might be available next offseason when the Parise/Suter buyout money gets real expensive and they also have Calen Addison who looks like a solid prospect that can slot in on their 2nd pair next year. He is obviously a downgrade on Rielly, but he is still a really good top 4 defenseman that is right handed as well. He has an absolute bomb from the point which could be a threat on the PP.
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Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:19 p.m.
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Make or break season for Sandin. With how much Leaf fans talk of him you'd think he has done more in his career so far. By the same age Reilly was already a proven Top4 guy and yet we are still waiting on Sandin.


Morgan rielly waa drafted 5th over all, sandin was taken 29th. Do you have any idea how rare it is for a 21 year old defender drafted that late to be established top 4 guy? Its super rare.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:22 p.m.
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I'd look at someone like Dumba from the Wild via trade. He might be available next offseason when the Parise/Suter buyout money gets real expensive and they also have Calen Addison who looks like a solid prospect that can slot in on their 2nd pair next year. He is obviously a downgrade on Rielly, but he is still a really good top 4 defenseman that is right handed as well. He has an absolute bomb from the point which could be a threat on the PP.


I don't see Dumba aging well. I think his prime years are past and now he is starting the twilight years.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:26 p.m.
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Morgan rielly waa drafted 5th over all, sandin was taken 29th. Do you have any idea how rare it is for a 21 year old defender drafted that late to be established top 4 guy? Its super rare.


Not knocking Sandin, just a fact we know this is a make or break season. Just like next season will be Nick Robertson's make or break season.
You can't stay as prospect forever....Right Lilypad ???
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:31 p.m.
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Pulock won't be available and both Lindholm and Ekholm (who I think are your two best choices) will cost more. I'd love to see Hampus playing with you guys.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:31 p.m.
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Not knocking Sandin, just a fact we know this is a make or break season. Just like next season will be Nick Robertson's make or break season.
You can't stay as prospect forever....Right Lilypad ???


Most defenders dont even make the nhl full time until they are 22-24. It's not a make or break season for either of them, especially when you throw in a pandemic to mess up development
Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:39 p.m.
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I don't see Dumba aging well. I think his prime years are past and now he is starting the twilight years.


That's fair. He would still have 1 year left on his deal so we wouldnt have to commit long-term to him.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 7:26 p.m.
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Most defenders dont even make the nhl full time until they are 22-24. It's not a make or break season for either of them, especially when you throw in a pandemic to mess up development


The Leafs were more fun of a team to watch when they started this journey, having 4 of the top 10 rookies; 5 years ago (Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Brown) and 4 D who were all under 26 yrs old (Reilly, Gardiner, Zaitsev and Carrick) and a 26 yr old 30+ winning games goalie (Freddie).

Why can't Dubas let the youngsters break thru all over again. Let's see Robertson, Brooks, Gogo, SDA, Sandin, Lily, Rubins, Kallgren.
Sep. 17, 2021 at 7:32 p.m.
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Pulock won't be available and both Lindholm and Ekholm (who I think are your two best choices) will cost more. I'd love to see Hampus playing with you guys.


Dubas will trade or find an unsigned college player or Euro/Russian player instead of buying a big ticket dman in free agency. This is what happens Dubas when you sign J.T. to 11 million knowing you already own 3 potential superstars with MNM, you have to play the cheap stake game on the Dcorps and goalie (which ironically is the most important things on a Cup winner).

That J.T. signing was both the best and worse think Dubas has ever done.
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Sep. 18, 2021 at 9:50 p.m.
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Pulock won't be available and both Lindholm and Ekholm (who I think are your two best choices) will cost more. I'd love to see Hampus playing with you guys.


Ekholm nah, he will be 32 and based on what we have seen old guys dont make much. 5-6mill is reasonable for him as his deal will probs be 4 years.

Lindholm had a bad year so my guess is what Pelech got is what he most likely will get if hes traded then signs an extension. Open market probs looking at a Krug deal

Now is that cheaper than Rielly probably. Just got to wait and see

As like Muzzin I got a feeling Rielly will be extended at the deadline.
 
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