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Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:42:56 AM »


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“They pass Nick Ritchie. He’s 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds. Only three players scored more than this guy. Anaheim picked him up. [GM] Bob Murray picked him. He was the executive of the year. [Ritchie] is tough. He can score. He has beautiful hands.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2021, 09:05:13 AM »

I'm not thrilled about the second year but beyond that I like the idea of him on one of the PP units being a bear in front of the net. I'm actually really sort of starting to like this group of forwards.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2021, 09:11:05 AM »
For once I agree with Nik. I'm liking how the team is shaping up.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2021, 09:12:04 AM »
If the Leafs finally win a playoff round the Don Cherrys of the world will say it was Nick Ritchie all along. "Should have drafted him instead of Nylander!"

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2021, 09:16:15 AM »

I'm not thrilled about the second year but beyond that I like the idea of him on one of the PP units being a bear in front of the net. I'm actually really sort of starting to like this group of forwards.
The 2nd year is probably the only way he comes here.. Like the signing and like what Dubas had done with the forwards. I think a trade is the next move. Leafs essentially signed Kase and Ritchie for what Foligno got. Tidy work

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2021, 09:17:09 AM »
I hope Barb can get his skating a little better.  It's probably a little more money than I would like and I'm wary of the 2nd year given the cap probably doesn't adjust much between now and then but I figure the 2nd year lowered the AAV.

Maybe a trade is still coming down the road here.

If they keep Engvall on the roster and demote Brooks (13F, 6D, 2G roster) they would have 80K in cap space. 

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2021, 09:22:18 AM »
The 2nd year is probably the only way he comes here..

If that's true, and that strikes me as a significant if, then it strikes me as the sort of thing you should probably play hardball on. It doesn't spoil the signing for me or anything but I do think it's a bit of an experiment and you shouldn't commit to experiments for more than a year.

But again, I like the idea and think it might play out pretty well. In a way I think with some of the guys they signed they can sort of re-create Hyman in the aggregate.

Also, the team can always use more Ni(c)k's.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2021, 09:25:52 AM »

Also, I really have to imagine that with the possible exception of one of the London soccer teams there's no other team in pro sports that can or has signed so many guys who are unquestionably legit players at their level who grew up 45 minutes or so from their stadium.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2021, 09:27:06 AM »
Now we're talking.

Not thrilled with the Kase signing

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2021, 09:37:50 AM »
Saw this on the Twitter machine.

Annual cap hit of Zach Hyman in 2021-2022= 5.5M

Annual cap hit of Michael Bunting, David Kampf, Ondrej Kase, and Nick Ritchie in 2021-2022= 5.9M

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2021, 09:38:01 AM »
I hope Barb can get his skating a little better.  It's probably a little more money than I would like and I'm wary of the 2nd year given the cap probably doesn't adjust much between now and then but I figure the 2nd year lowered the AAV.

Maybe a trade is still coming down the road here.

If they keep Engvall on the roster and demote Brooks (13F, 6D, 2G roster) they would have 80K in cap space. 
Agree...Word was he was looking for 4 mill. The 2nd year probably dropped the AAV.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2021, 09:38:23 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2021, 09:39:16 AM »
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2021, 09:41:49 AM »
Word was he was looking for 4 mill. The 2nd year probably dropped the AAV.

If a guy who'd never scored 20 goals or 35 points was looking for 4 million dollars the Leafs shouldn't have signed him because of delusions of grandeur.
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