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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023-24 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by cw - Today at 02:11:15 AM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on Yesterday at 11:16:31 PM
Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:38:40 PMWeber, Shea RD   Injured 3yrs @ $7,857,143 on LTIR
Weber isn't on LTIR. He's on IR and the Yotes use contracts like his to get to the cap floor. As for the building...they could care less right now. They get money from the NHL...the Leafs and other profitable teams.
Also Arizona got a 5th and Weber for an unknown player. You're not getting anything close to a 2nd rounder for an potential LTIR guy.

Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:38:40 PMAnother one: maybe the Caps would send a prospect and pick for the last year and a bit of Backstrom's $9.x deal ...

Am I crazy?
Maybe lol...no you're not but I don't see Wash giving up anything to dump a guy that can go on LTIR. They may want to dump Wilson though. His new contract 6.5M x7 kicks in next year. That's a terrible deal for a 30 year old.

Missed that on Weber's deal.
Voracek & Little are done. They could be put on LTIR.
Boyd is also done but just for the year. He too could be put on LTIR
They're at $80M in cap. Floor is $61.x so they have coverage there.
Those guys contracts are over for next year.

They're already getting the NHL max for revenue sharing.
They're $8 mil behind Ottawa so something like this deal doesn't seem to hurt them.
And could help their bottom line.
#2
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023-24 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by cw - Today at 01:49:19 AM
Quote from: Rob on Today at 12:00:10 AM
Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:38:40 PMNHL Rumours Trade Idea
QuoteEric Duhatschek of The Athletic: Looking at a hypothetical three-team trade involving the Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

Coyotes receive the Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 first-round pick.
Maple Leafs receive defenseman Matt Dumba and a 2024 second-round pick.

Maple Leafs receive defenseman Chris Tanev.
Flames receive a 2024 second-round pick (via the Coyotes)

I'm reluctant to trade a first but the above and the guy who proposed it (Eric Duhatschek) caught my eye.
I'm not sure it is realistic but the concept is not completely nuts.
I had been thinking if they had to trade a first, I'd like a 2nd back to lessen the pain and voila ...

It got me thinking when I was looking at the Coyotes Cap Friendly numbers
https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/coyotes
Weber, Shea RD   Injured 3yrs @ $7,857,143 on LTIR
Costing a team in a building with 4,600 capacity

I thought of the Marleau deal where the Leafs traded a 1st to get the Hurricanes to take the last year of his $6.x Mil deal off the Leafs hands.

Arizona has a boat load of 2nd round picks. Leafs have none.
If Az get any more draft picks, they'll run into Chicago's problem of signing them all. (They could roll them over ..)

So I wondered, for example - a sketch of an idea: Leafs trade Lagesson (to give Az a dman) for Dumba & Weber plus 2? second round picks - one for each $7 mil season and some consideration towards getting Dumba and they retain 50% of what remains of Dumba's deal (which will be offset by taking Weber's salary off them this season). Something like that ...

It would be a sweet deal for the Leafs - they get a RH dman and 2 picks for $ and Lagesson. AZ saves a bundle of dough to help their bottom line while still being well north of the cap minimum with a bunch of RFAs to sign.

Play around with the numbers or picks - the concept is something where the Leafs could use their money to get a RH Dman, picks to help the prospect pipeline or maybe turn around and get Tanev.

I figured Arizona must be hurting with only 4,600 tickets/game. I've seen mixed reviews of their profitability.

Another one: maybe the Caps would send a prospect and pick for the last year and a bit of Backstrom's $9.x deal ...

Am I crazy?

Weber's real money salary is only $1 million a year. 

They could eat Voracek, Little & Boyd LTIR and save them $3.5 mil
That would be offset by 50% retention of Dumba so net $1.55M savings
Maybe pick up a couple of AHL or NHL slugs contracts
My hope would be that something like that would drop the draft pick price down.
Or you get some picks back from a higher pick like Duhatschek suggested
#3
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023-24 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by Rob - Today at 12:00:10 AM
Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:38:40 PMNHL Rumours Trade Idea
QuoteEric Duhatschek of The Athletic: Looking at a hypothetical three-team trade involving the Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

Coyotes receive the Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 first-round pick.
Maple Leafs receive defenseman Matt Dumba and a 2024 second-round pick.

Maple Leafs receive defenseman Chris Tanev.
Flames receive a 2024 second-round pick (via the Coyotes)

I'm reluctant to trade a first but the above and the guy who proposed it (Eric Duhatschek) caught my eye.
I'm not sure it is realistic but the concept is not completely nuts.
I had been thinking if they had to trade a first, I'd like a 2nd back to lessen the pain and voila ...

It got me thinking when I was looking at the Coyotes Cap Friendly numbers
https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/coyotes
Weber, Shea RD   Injured 3yrs @ $7,857,143 on LTIR
Costing a team in a building with 4,600 capacity

I thought of the Marleau deal where the Leafs traded a 1st to get the Hurricanes to take the last year of his $6.x Mil deal off the Leafs hands.

Arizona has a boat load of 2nd round picks. Leafs have none.
If Az get any more draft picks, they'll run into Chicago's problem of signing them all. (They could roll them over ..)

So I wondered, for example - a sketch of an idea: Leafs trade Lagesson (to give Az a dman) for Dumba & Weber plus 2? second round picks - one for each $7 mil season and some consideration towards getting Dumba and they retain 50% of what remains of Dumba's deal (which will be offset by taking Weber's salary off them this season). Something like that ...

It would be a sweet deal for the Leafs - they get a RH dman and 2 picks for $ and Lagesson. AZ saves a bundle of dough to help their bottom line while still being well north of the cap minimum with a bunch of RFAs to sign.

Play around with the numbers or picks - the concept is something where the Leafs could use their money to get a RH Dman, picks to help the prospect pipeline or maybe turn around and get Tanev.

I figured Arizona must be hurting with only 4,600 tickets/game. I've seen mixed reviews of their profitability.

Another one: maybe the Caps would send a prospect and pick for the last year and a bit of Backstrom's $9.x deal ...

Am I crazy?

Weber's real money salary is only $1 million a year. 
#4
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023-24 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by Guilt Trip - Yesterday at 11:16:31 PM
Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:38:40 PMWeber, Shea RD   Injured 3yrs @ $7,857,143 on LTIR
Weber isn't on LTIR. He's on IR and the Yotes use contracts like his to get to the cap floor. As for the building...they could care less right now. They get money from the NHL...the Leafs and other profitable teams.
Also Arizona got a 5th and Weber for an unknown player. You're not getting anything close to a 2nd rounder for an potential LTIR guy.

Quote from: cw on Yesterday at 10:38:40 PMAnother one: maybe the Caps would send a prospect and pick for the last year and a bit of Backstrom's $9.x deal ...

Am I crazy?
Maybe lol...no you're not but I don't see Wash giving up anything to dump a guy that can go on LTIR. They may want to dump Wilson though. His new contract 6.5M x7 kicks in next year. That's a terrible deal for a 30 year old.
#5
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2023-24 Toronto Maple Leaf...
Last post by cw - Yesterday at 10:38:40 PM
NHL Rumours Trade Idea
QuoteEric Duhatschek of The Athletic: Looking at a hypothetical three-team trade involving the Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

Coyotes receive the Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 first-round pick.
Maple Leafs receive defenseman Matt Dumba and a 2024 second-round pick.

Maple Leafs receive defenseman Chris Tanev.
Flames receive a 2024 second-round pick (via the Coyotes)

I'm reluctant to trade a first but the above and the guy who proposed it (Eric Duhatschek) caught my eye.
I'm not sure it is realistic but the concept is not completely nuts.
I had been thinking if they had to trade a first, I'd like a 2nd back to lessen the pain and voila ...

It got me thinking when I was looking at the Coyotes Cap Friendly numbers
https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/coyotes
Weber, Shea RD   Injured 3yrs @ $7,857,143 on LTIR
Costing a team in a building with 4,600 capacity

I thought of the Marleau deal where the Leafs traded a 1st to get the Hurricanes to take the last year of his $6.x Mil deal off the Leafs hands.

Arizona has a boat load of 2nd round picks. Leafs have none.
If Az get any more draft picks, they'll run into Chicago's problem of signing them all. (They could roll them over ..)

So I wondered, for example - a sketch of an idea: Leafs trade Lagesson (to give Az a dman) for Dumba & Weber plus 2? second round picks - one for each $7 mil season and some consideration towards getting Dumba and they retain 50% of what remains of Dumba's deal (which will be offset by taking Weber's salary off them this season). Something like that ...

It would be a sweet deal for the Leafs - they get a RH dman and 2 picks for $ and Lagesson. AZ saves a bundle of dough to help their bottom line while still being well north of the cap minimum with a bunch of RFAs to sign.

Play around with the numbers or picks - the concept is something where the Leafs could use their money to get a RH Dman, picks to help the prospect pipeline or maybe turn around and get Tanev.

I figured Arizona must be hurting with only 4,600 tickets/game. I've seen mixed reviews of their profitability.

Another one: maybe the Caps would send a prospect and pick for the last year and a bit of Backstrom's $9.x deal ...

Am I crazy?
#6
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The "Mr T" Man of the Matc...
Last post by louisstamos - Yesterday at 10:06:02 PM
Benoit
HM: Bertuzzi
#7
Quote from: Bender on Yesterday at 09:54:49 PMAs much as I think it's overstated we definitely need a right shot or two.
Seeing Liljegren and Timmins are our only RS D...yup. McCabe does well on RD tho.
#8
As much as I think it's overstated we definitely need a right shot or two.
#9
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The "Mr T" Man of the Matc...
Last post by cw - Yesterday at 09:53:17 PM
Benoit
Reaves
#10
2023/2024 Leafs Game Day Threads / Re: Golden Knights @ Maple Lea...
Last post by cw - Yesterday at 09:46:01 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on Yesterday at 09:37:32 PMWhat a clunker of a game.  But the reason we lost was VGK's defense was excellent.

They always seemed to get a stick or a body in the way of whatever the Leafs were trying to do.
It was hard to get a flow or keep control in their D-zone.

Some of it was the Leafs D was a little off with the new partners.
Or the forwards were off with them - passing on their wrong side.