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May 16, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ryminister_27</b></div><div>Leafs don't want it either</div></div>
Totally incorrect. Weegar would be a huge add for this team. The way I see it there are two problems with adding him. 1 is acquisition cost, because obviously it takes more than this to get him. If you have to include Kerfoot in the deal (and maybe you wouldn't) that makes it dicey, as he's going to be a big part of our middle 6 going forward. They won't want Justin Holl because they have enough D men right now, so you'd have to make another move to send Holl (or somebody else, likely Dermott) somewhere else, which adds layers of complication. But if you have to give up a 2021 first rounder for Weegar, do you want to do that knowing how important ELC and cheap contributors will be to this team going forward.
2 is the salary cap this year and going forward. You might be able to find space for what Weegar wants this year, but what then. If you tie up some money in him over a longer-term, you're now going to struggle to resign Morgan Rielly in 2 years (and Hyman next year). The Leafs have very fixed costs for the next 4-5 years and need to be sure that whoever they add is going to fit in that fixed cost structure. If you add Brodie and Weegar this offseason, you risk losing out on Rielly and Hyman. Not sure if that makes our team better overall. And if you're only going to have Weegar for two years, you have to be careful how much you give up to get him.