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What If The Cap Went Up

Created by: Agent_Of_R9
Initial Creation Date: Oct. 22, 2021
Published: Oct. 22, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Toronto Maple Leafs
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I'm sure you can make this type of post for every team but I feel no team was impacted more by the flat cap than Toronto. They paid all these big name forwards big money and now have little money to improve the rest of the team. Of course, the front office deserves credit for bringing in solid players at low cost, but most of these guys don't have pedigree. They are ideally fourth line/third pair players who are given a role that's over their head. It's just not stable.
Trades
1.
TOR
  1. Pietrangelo, Alex
Additional Details:
*Signed Instead
VGK
  1. Holl, Justin
2.
TOR
  1. Cizikas, Casey
Additional Details:
*Signed Instead
NYI
  1. Ritchie, Nick
  2. Engvall, Pierre
3.
TOR
  1. Galchenyuk, Alex
Additional Details:
*Retained
ARI
    4.
    TOR
    1. Brooks, Adam
    Additional Details:
    *Retained
    MTL
      Retained Salary Transactions
      • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
      DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
      2022
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      2023
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      2024
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      TOR
      ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
      22$88,000,000$87,399,783$0$0$600,217

      Roster

      Left WingCenterRight Wing
      TOR
      Kerfoot, Alexander
      $3,500,000
      C, LW
      UFA - 2
      TOR
      Matthews, Auston
      $11,640,250
      C
      UFA - 3
      TOR
      Marner, Mitchell
      $10,903,000
      RW
      UFA - 4
      ARI
      Galchenyuk, Alex
      $750,000
      LW, C, RW
      UFA - 1
      TOR
      Tavares, John
      $11,000,000
      C
      NMC
      UFA - 4
      TOR
      Nylander, William
      $6,962,366
      RW, LW
      UFA - 3
      TOR
      Bunting, Michael
      $950,000
      LW
      UFA - 2
      NYI
      Cizikas, Casey
      $2,500,000
      C
      UFA - 6
      TOR
      Kämpf, David
      $1,500,000
      C, RW
      UFA - 2
      MTL
      Brooks, Adam
      $725,000
      C
      RFA - 1
      TOR
      Spezza, Jason
      $750,000
      C, RW
      UFA - 1
      TOR
      Kase, Ondrej
      $1,250,000
      RW
      RFA - 1
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
      TOR
      Rielly, Morgan
      $5,000,000
      LD
      NMC
      UFA - 1
      TOR
      Brodie, TJ
      $5,000,000
      RD
      NTC
      UFA - 3
      TOR
      Mrázek, Petr
      $3,800,000
      G
      NTC
      UFA - 3
      TOR
      Muzzin, Jake
      $5,625,000
      LD
      NTC
      UFA - 3
      VGK
      Pietrangelo, Alex
      $8,800,000
      RD
      NMC
      UFA - 6
      TOR
      Campbell, Jack
      $1,650,000
      G
      UFA - 1
      TOR
      Sandin, Rasmus
      $894,167
      LD
      RFA - 1
      TOR
      Dermott, Travis
      $1,500,000
      LD/RD
      RFA - 2
      ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
      TOR
      Amadio, Michael
      $750,000
      C, RW
      RFA - 1
      TOR
      Mikheyev, Ilya
      $1,645,000
      LW, RW
      UFA - 1
      TOR
      Biega, Alex
      $750,000
      RD
      UFA - 1

      Special Teams

      Power Play 1
      Nylander, W.
      Tavares, J.
      Matthews, A.
      Pietrangelo, A.
      Rielly, M.
      Power Play 2
      Marner, M.
      Kerfoot, A.
      Galchenyuk, A.
      Spezza, J.
      Sandin, R.
      Penalty Kill 1
      Cizikas, C.
      Kerfoot, A.
      Muzzin, J.
      Brodie, T.
      Penalty Kill 2
      Kämpf, D.
      Bunting, M.
      Dermott, T.
      Pietrangelo, A.

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      Oct. 22, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.
      #1
      LongtimeLeafsufferer
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      Sorry, I never understand this logic. So if the cap went up 10% wouldn't all those UFAs that you signed under 81.5m cap expect another 10% more too? And the other teams would have an increased cap to spend on players too....not just the Leafs. Sorry no way the roster looks like this.
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      Oct. 22, 2021 at 8:27 p.m.
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      You don’t want Chucky, i love him but he’s a black hole defensively and offensively is middling
      Oct. 22, 2021 at 8:33 p.m.
      #3
      In Pridham we trust
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      It was Brodie or Pietrangelo. Leafs wouldn't have gotten both.

      Also if the cap goes up that high, Hyman is likely still a Leaf.

      Galchenyuk lives in Arizona, cap up or down has nothing to do with him not being a Leaf.
      Oct. 22, 2021 at 9:02 p.m.
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      Quoting: palhal
      Sorry, I never understand this logic. So if the cap went up 10% wouldn't all those UFAs that you signed under 81.5m cap expect another 10% more too? And the other teams would have an increased cap to spend on players too....not just the Leafs. Sorry no way the roster looks like this.


      I thought it was rumored that Pietrangelo wanted to sign with the Leafs 9x8.
      Oct. 22, 2021 at 9:03 p.m.
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      Quoting: A_Habs_fan
      You don’t want Chucky, i love him but he’s a black hole defensively and offensively is middling


      Yeah he's got a lot of weaknesses. But he played really good for the price in Toronto.
      Oct. 22, 2021 at 9:03 p.m.
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      Quoting: Barilko14
      It was Brodie or Pietrangelo. Leafs wouldn't have gotten both.

      Also if the cap goes up that high, Hyman is likely still a Leaf.

      Galchenyuk lives in Arizona, cap up or down has nothing to do with him not being a Leaf.


      Fair enough. Maybe they would've signed a cheaper 2RD like Demelo instead.
      Oct. 22, 2021 at 10:30 p.m.
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      Galchenyuk 2nd line lol
      Oct. 22, 2021 at 10:43 p.m.
      #8
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      Quoting: Penguins_Legend_Sheary
      Fair enough. Maybe they would've signed a cheaper 2RD like Demelo instead.


      DeMelo re-signed with Wpg just before UFA opened.
      Oct. 23, 2021 at 8:14 a.m.
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      Quoting: Barilko14
      DeMelo re-signed with Wpg just before UFA opened.


      I see. Maybe they could’ve traded for Weegar then.
      Oct. 23, 2021 at 8:16 a.m.
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      Quoting: Hedman77
      Galchenyuk 2nd line lol


      Like I always say, if you have 2 elite centres, you don’t need to spend too much on wingers. They should be able to make fringe NHL players score 60 points.
      Oct. 23, 2021 at 11:46 a.m.
      #11
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      Quoting: Penguins_Legend_Sheary
      I see. Maybe they could’ve traded for Weegar then.


      Rumour was Leafs balked at giving up Dermott plus Johnsson, flat cap wasn't a factor.

      Holl is a Keefe/Dubas guy, he was a Leaf last year no matter what other circumstances were happening.
      Oct. 23, 2021 at 4:27 p.m.
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      Cizikas could of choosed more money elsewhere this offseason regardless the cap. He choosed to stay as an Islander by his heart. He even stated that he wanted to ”die an Islander”, so no, everyone doesn’t want to play for the Maple Leafs.
      Oct. 23, 2021 at 10:50 p.m.
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      Quoting: Penguins_Legend_Sheary
      Like I always say, if you have 2 elite centres, you don’t need to spend too much on wingers. They should be able to make fringe NHL players score 60 points.


      Because that's been working great for Toronto so far
      Oct. 24, 2021 at 12:32 p.m.
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      Quoting: Barilko14
      Rumour was Leafs balked at giving up Dermott plus Johnsson, flat cap wasn't a factor.

      Holl is a Keefe/Dubas guy, he was a Leaf last year no matter what other circumstances were happening.


      Yes I know that the front office really likes Holl. IDK, he's been pretty bad this season.
      Oct. 24, 2021 at 12:33 p.m.
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      Quoting: Hedman77
      Because that's been working great for Toronto so far


      It's cuz our centers are not performing up to their usual standard. Neither is Marner. If these guys figure it out, they will be a force.
      Oct. 24, 2021 at 5:31 p.m.
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      Quoting: Penguins_Legend_Sheary
      Yes I know that the front office really likes Holl. IDK, he's been pretty bad this season.


      I'm not saying it was the best way to go. But there's no point in suggesting if there was changes to cap, that Holl might not have been on the Leafs last year.
      Oct. 24, 2021 at 9:37 p.m.
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      Quoting: Barilko14
      I'm not saying it was the best way to go. But there's no point in suggesting if there was changes to cap, that Holl might not have been on the Leafs last year.


      Agree, the front office's obsession is Holl is starting to become questioned by fans of social media as well.
       
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