Aug. 7, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Affectionate_Side_64</b></div><div>Yeah you might be right, I just figure it's better to give the perception of a alight overpay to avoid looking biased and show what's realistically possible.</div></div>
I think theres a big issue with Klingberg though: hes defensively horrible with an injury history, TOR can't/won;t retain on him, only contenders needing an offensive RD would place any value on acquiring him. The only teams with cap space are not contenders, and would have to rely on him staying healthy and productive on a bad team, THEN have to retain on him hoping to get back a 3rd and 5th MAYBE from a contender, so theres really no value to a non contender to grab him. PHI has the cap space, but no need for Klingberg and they have 3 other UFA dmen already to move at the TDL, with only 2 retention spots. So moving Klingberg might cost TOR a 3rd (or maybe more).
A deeper deal to PHI could work, where TOR gets Walker for Klingberg and a 3rd and ? Or does TOR stop pursuing the blossoming Nylander resign? I saw an ACGM of interest where Nylander AND Klingberg go to PHI for Tippett, Frost, Walker and a 1st, which frees up 5mil and gives extra trade/draft capitol to address other issues, but I dont know why PHI would do that