Nov 18, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ledge_And_Dairy</b></div><div>Couple things
1. I would not spend 5x5 on Hamonic if I were you
2. Yes the leafs have the cap next year but as a GM you cant be thinking 1 year at a time. Look at Colorado "oh they have so much cap space why don't they get Hall in the off season for 11M." Well aure they have cap now but over the next 3-4 years they dont really have any bad contracts coming off the books and a lot of players will need raises. Girard's 5M contract kicks in, Burakovsky and Zadorov need raises next year. 2 years from now Landeskog and Grubauer need a raise, Makar meeds a massive raise. Then 3-4 years, MacKinnon, Kadri, Donskoi, Byram, etc.
The Leafs dont have any dead weight contracts coming in the next 3 years either yet Rielly and Andersen likely both need raises. Yes the leafs have the room for a RD next year but they should be careful on how much they spend.</div></div>
To be honest, I have no idea what an appropriate contract for Hamonic will look like so I aimed high because my overall purpose was to show everyone talking about how the Leafs have no one on D next year and no cap space to spend, is just plain wrong. I know that there's more to look at long-term, I just wanted to show that there's a lot more panic short term than there should be and even if they lose all of Barrie, Muzzin, and Ceci (obviously not actually a loss), their D core will be fine for next year.