May 1, 2017
Toronto Maple Leafs
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Divisionally, id say Edmonton and Arizona have about an equal chance, Anaheim and LA have no chance, and CGY, SJ, VGK are very likely to make it in some capacity.
Given how strong the central is, id say getting a wildcard spot would be very hard. likely gotta be close to 95 points.
Nashville, St. Louis, Dallas, Colorado will all probably be 95+, Winnipeg will be close.
Does everyone think Marner is far better than Rantanen, Connor, Laine, and Point? I assume Rantanen, Connor and Laine wouldn't be automatic matches with a 10.4 x 5 offer sheet, and you would keep 2 first round picks. Thats why this Marner speculation surprises me.
I realize Point is a tougher situation due to the no tax in Florida, and Rantanen likely gets matched, although I can't say that with 100% conviction. I, biased or not as a leafs fan think Marner is better than Connor and Laine, but for less of an AAV and saving 2 first round picks, I'm not so sure.