Joined: Aug. 2018
So in hindsight, Toronto gave a 1st, a 2nd, a 3rd, and a 4th and a midlevel prospect AND a bunch of other stuff (McCabe, schenn, deals, etc...) to get out of the 1st round....barely. In hindsight thats a pretty substantial package that they dont have the resources to do again, all for limited gain.
While I like the acquisitions they've made at forward, their acquisitions/proposed defense looks uneven at best. Losing O'reilly who signed for a fair bargain at 4.5mil and Schenn at 3mil when we signed Klingberg for over 4mil seem quite bad. The playoffs werent kind to any of the youngsters either (with timmins a healthy scratch throughout, Liljegren a healthy scratch half the time, Knies getting injured).
and now still being over cap by 1.2 (with really only dropping jarnkrot as the answer), with pretty meagre help in the minors, few impact prospects in the system and missing so many high picks ALL on top of half the team expiring in 23-24 and almost the rest of the team expiring in 24-25, the future is now, but its not later thats for sure.