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Jun 28, 2015
Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd Favourite Team
May 5, 1993
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Caniac2000</b></div><div>How have you managed to emulate the maple leafs?
No defence, ELITE forwards and a goalie who can always bail you out of trouble</div></div>
Emulating Leafs? Don't see elite forwards on LAK.
Compare these top 6's
TOR: Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Nylander, Hyman, Kapanen
LAK: Kopitar, Dubois, Granlund, Kempe, ?
Not even close.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ledge_And_Dairy</b></div><div>True, a buyout doesnt cause them to loose their pay, however it does cause them to move as they cant resign with the sharks. Outside of that there might be some consideration or desire to play elsewhere</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>OldNYIfan</b></div><div>I don't think that theory holds as much sway with a buy-out-on-the-horizon scenario. I understand why guys don't want to be exiled to Buffalo and would veto a trade there, but when the understanding is that the move is for purposes of making you a free agent, why wouldn't you waive? You're going to be bought out and freed by your current team, anyway . . . this way, you get your full contract benefit plus you get to re-sign with the team of your choice, and every additional penny from your new contract is a bonus.</div></div>
I didn't realize that there was no financial penalty to the player being bought out. I have seen this out there, and I doubt it happens, but if MTL buys out Carey Price, then the Alzner contract could be an option for teams looking to capitalize on having no buyout candidates internally like the Leafs. Are there other teams in a similar spot as the Leafs?