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Lineup, pretending that Lupul passed his physicals

Created by: Strobez
Initial Creation Date: Sep 18, 2017
Published: Sep 18, 2017 at 7:41
Team: 2017-18 Toronto Maple Leafs
Buyouts
  • Tim Gleason: $1,333,333
  • Jared Cowen: $750,000
  • Mikhail Grabovski: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Phil Kessel: $1,200,000 (15%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
TOR
TOR
SJS
SJS
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ANA
2019
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
2020
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
TOR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$75,000,000$73,016,667$5,370,000$4,550,000$1,983,333
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Marleau, Patrick
$6,250,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 3
Matthews, Auston
$925,000
C
UFA - 2
Nylander, William
$894,167
RW, LW
UFA - 1
van Riemsdyk, James
$4,250,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
Bozak, Tyler
$4,200,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
Marner, Mitchell
$894,167
RW
UFA - 2
Lupul, Joffrey
$5,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
UFA - 5
Brown, Connor
$2,100,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
Hyman, Zach
$2,250,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
Fehr, Eric
$2,000,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Martin, Matt
$2,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
Komarov, Leo
$2,950,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
Moore, Dominic
$1,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Rielly, Morgan
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 5
Hainsey, Ron
$3,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
Andersen, Frederik
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 4
Gardiner, Jake
$4,050,000
LD
UFA - 2
Zaitsev, Nikita
$4,500,000
RD
UFA - 7
McElhinney, Curtis
$850,000
G
UFA - 2
Marincin, Martin
$1,250,000
LD
UFA - 1
Carrick, Connor
$750,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Horton, Nathan
$5,300,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 3

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Sep 18, 2017 at 7:44
#1
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Joined: Jul 2016
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if Lupul is deemed healthy, then he's absolutely getting buried on the Marlies, no question.
Sep 18, 2017 at 8:01
#2
Joined: Mar 2017
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Quoting: DragonRaptorHybrid
if Lupul is deemed healthy, then he's absolutely getting buried on the Marlies, no question.


Unlike with Robidas, now all salary above $1 million or so per AHL player counts against the NHL team cap.
Plus Lupul has a 14 team approved trade list, making him harder to trade.
Retaining salary wouldn't help, paying a team with an internal budget would be expensive in terms of picks/prospects, and all this leads to trading JVR on very short notice for whatever doesn't return salary.

BUT Lupul is going to be a good boy, he's out of shape and not ready to play if the Leafs are forced into letting him play. So he'll shut up and not challenge the physical's results with independent doctors.

The one remaining risk is if Lou Lamiorello gets spanked by the other owners like they did with the Kovalchuk contract. Rogers has substantial influence with the core NHL executive, but even they take orders from the core group of old owners.
Sep 18, 2017 at 8:34
#3
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 32,574
Likes: 8,472
If he does pass, he doesn't play for the Leafs. And he's not tradable. So it's about 4.1 of cap hit with when he is sent to the Marlies (and doesn't play there either). But Lupul has to get the NHLPA involved and invoke his right for "another opinion:. If he does goes the "union route", it really doesn't matter what Lupul says.
And Lou certainly isn't going to spanked by the NHL or other owners. Other clubs might want cap help in future years,(like Detroit this year) so why upset the system. And even teams like Arizona has benefitted by trading for guys with LTIRs and therefore reached the cap floor without actually spending real $$$$. I don't Rogers/Lou or the Leafs have any influence on what other teams think or do. Teams worry about their business and team, and if it meant screwing the Leafs they might do. But most teams will use the LTIR (and why shouldn't they ) to their cap benefit at some time.
As the roster shows, Leafs have cap space even with Lupul on the roster and even more if he's a Marlie, Leafs don't have to trade another to cap compliant.
 
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