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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2021, 09:42:57 AM »
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2021, 09:44:05 AM »
He scored at a 21g - 38 point pace last season, 15g - 36 point pace the year before.

I'm good with this deal, especially given how weak the left side was looking.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2021, 09:46:23 AM »
Which one of Bunting, Ritchie or Kase will Edmonton overpay next because the core 4 pumped their tires for a year or two?

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2021, 09:54:37 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
That alone is an amazing thing, at least 3 of them have good potential. Hate to repeat myself but Zach is going to break down on the side of the road at some point. Love him, but I am excited about these new additions.  As Nik said, its more fun in the offseason.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2021, 09:57:09 AM »
Comparing forwards from how we started last season to forwards from how we project to start this season:

OUT                 
Hyman
Thornton
Vesey
Barabanov
IN
Ritchie
Bunting
Kase
Kampf

Hyman is undeniably the best of the bunch here, so it remains to be seen if the improvements down the line can make up for that. All of Thornton, Vesey, and Barabanov essentially became non-factors for the Leafs later on though.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2021, 09:58:48 AM »
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Engvall's getting waived. Or, if there's a great deal to be had on Mikheyev (pending UFA) I'd consider it.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2021, 10:00:39 AM »
Engvall's getting waived. Or, if there's a great deal to be had on Mikheyev (pending UFA) I'd consider it.

We are compliant if we run a 21-man roster, but I still expect some movement to give us the largest, cap-flexible/banking roster.
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2021, 10:02:28 AM »
Engvall's getting waived. Or, if there's a great deal to be had on Mikheyev (pending UFA) I'd consider it.

We are compliant if we run a 21-man roster, but I still expect some movement to give us the largest, cap-flexible/banking roster.

Compliant yeah, but with only 6 defencemen. That'd be an issue.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2021, 10:03:04 AM »
Engvall probably isn't necessarily on the roster now although I think his penalty killing is something we would miss.

We do still have Kampf, Mikheyev, Kerfoot (although right now he seems more top 6 bound so would have increased 5on5 responsibilities) and Marner (I would like to see less of him on the PK to balance his minutes better)

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2021, 10:09:50 AM »
Engvall's getting waived. Or, if there's a great deal to be had on Mikheyev (pending UFA) I'd consider it.

We are compliant if we run a 21-man roster, but I still expect some movement to give us the largest, cap-flexible/banking roster.

Compliant yeah, but with only 6 defencemen. That'd be an issue.
They ran with 6 for a lot of last year. Always have the emergency call up and Sandin is still waiver exempt.

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2021, 10:11:12 AM »
At what point to they have to be compliant...the day before regular season starts?

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2021, 10:11:39 AM »
At what point to they have to be compliant...the day before regular season starts?
Pretty much

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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2021, 10:12:02 AM »
No line projections yet?
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2021, 10:13:56 AM »
Engvall probably isn't necessarily on the roster now although I think his penalty killing is something we would miss.

We do still have Kampf, Mikheyev, Kerfoot (although right now he seems more top 6 bound so would have increased 5on5 responsibilities) and Marner (I would like to see less of him on the PK to balance his minutes better)
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Re: Leafs sign Nick Ritchie - 2 years x 2.5M
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2021, 10:14:19 AM »
No line projections yet?
Ritchie-Matthews-Marner                     
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kampf-Kase
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds
Thornton-Matthews-Marner
Vesey-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Hyman
Barabanov-Spezza-Simmonds

A lot of things could be moved around but this is how I'd like to see it started.

edit: added how we started last season for comparison.
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