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Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 06:13:44 PM »
I think the elephant in the room is a goalie and I think Campbell is going to chase $5m X 3-4 years somewhere, but I'm not sure he gets it...and I don't think Dubas is hitching his wagon to Campbell unless he comes in around Mrazek's deal.  We obviously have no heir apparent, so what's the play here?

I feel like the whole offseason goalie roulette thing that happens every year usually sorts itself out. We might not end up with a top-10 goalie leading the way but this team also doesn't really need one to have success. Heck Mrazek somehow ended up with a 12-6 record this season and Kallgren 8-4-1 and they both have a .888 Sv%. So I mean even worst case scenario if we're stuck with just those 2 in net I think this is still a playoff team, we just won't be setting another franchise record. I also think it's pretty much statistically unlikely for Mrazek to be as bad as he was this past season so if he's sticking around we can bank on at least some improvement there.

The UFA market isn't great, but there are some guys who could provide league average-ish goaltending out there. Kuemper likely re-signs with Colorado or is priced out from us, but after that some guys that I would at least consider: Fleury, Husso, Holtby, Koskinen, DeSmith, Comrie.

There's also some guys kicking around on the trade market. I mentioned Varlamov as someone who will probably get moved and could be a good fit here. Depending on what direction Anaheim goes Gibson could be someone who is available, although his contract and recent stats make him a little questionable for me. With San Jose picking up Koskinen that means one of Reimer or Hill will probably get moved. Again neither are the greatest of names but both have a good track record of providing league average goaltending. Georgiev in New York always feels like his name is out there and now that he's a RFA and 1 year away from unrestricted free agency maybe they finally look to get something for him assuming he doesn't want to sign long-term and be stuck behind Shesterkin.

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I would kill for a tell-all book (or blog post) from Cam about his time with the Leafs.

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Leafs Rumours & Speculation / Re: Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 02:38:10 PM »
Updated look at our cap situation with Giordano signed. This current 15-man roster gives us $9.4mil in cap space to play with:

Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Robertson-Kampf-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Giordano-Holl
Muzzin

Mrazek

Let's clear up our RFA situation and say the 4 NHLers there sign for $1.5mil each:

Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Engvall-Kampf-Kase
Robertson-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Giordano-Liljegren
Muzzin-Sandin
Holl

Mrazek

That brings us to a 19-man roster with about $3.4mil in cap space, 1 expendable defenceman, 1 goalie opening, and short a couple of forwards.

Logical move on defence is that Holl is a goner. Replacing him with a league minimum-ish guy at 7D opens up about $1.2mil in cap space and bumps that total number to $4.6mil.

Next logical expendable player becomes Kerfoot. He could be shipped out and replaced with two players for his cap hit. For this exercise let's say it's an UFA worth $2.75mil and Joey Anderson at $750k. Let's also just throw in one of our other $800k-ish forwards on the roster to fill out the line-up (Steeves/Holmberg/Abruzzese/MALGIN?):

Bunting-Matthews-Marner
Robertson-Tavares-Kase
Engvall-UFA-Nylander
Holmberg-Kampf-Anderson
Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Giordano-Liljegren
Muzzin-Sandin
Dahlstrom

Mrazek

That leaves us with roughly $3.8mil in cap space for our other goalie.

Specific line-up/roster decisions are obviously more up for debate, this little exercise was mostly just to show how much cap space we have to play around with assuming certain moves.

The big question of the offseason then for me will be which defenceman gets moved. As you can see, moving Holl gives us a very solid defence 1 through 6 (assuming Muzzin plays more like he did in the playoffs) but it doesn't provide much cap relief. Moving Muzzin instead of Holl though provides an additional $3.5mil in cap space to invest up front and/or on a goalie. Is that worth going from Muzzin-Sandin to Sandin-Holl on the bottom pairing?



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That's a Denis Malgin-like performance right there.

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Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.

It was a risk, sure, but with the way things were going, what did he have to lose?

The Panthers did put up 49 shots. By all rights, they should have won that game.

Down 3-0 yeah this series was over regardless and putting Thornton in was probably more of a "let's let him play one more game before he likely retires" than anything else, but scratching your 3rd leading goal scorer as opposed to just another 4th liner is pretty perplexing.

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Tampa was very beatable

Said about a team that just became the 3rd franchise in the history of the NHL to win at least 10 consecutive playoff series. Come on now.

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Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.

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So, Tampa: pretty good

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Guys that can be the shot supressing shut down type that you don't mind if they get caught out against the other teams top lines.

You quite literally just described Mark Giordano, who coincidentally enough suppressed shots at a better rate than any Tampa defenceman this season.

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I keep thinking there's something we must be missing here. Like are there $3mil in performance bonuses that just haven't been reported yet?

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Seems a little rude he didn't leave something for us to complain about. Obviously doesn't care about the fans.

I mean he clearly doesn't care about money so why not go full out and just go league minimum? That extra $40k-ish could have came in handy come deadline time.

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Instead they're going to fine Kadri $5k for being in the water bottle's way.

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I think they might keep Spezza as a 13th guy if he agrees to a reduced role.

He seems like the kind of guy who won’t complain as long as he gets to hang out with the boys

Only problem is Simmonds is already signed for next season and would currently be penciled in for that spot too. I really don't think we can justify having them both on the roster. If Spezza does want to return maybe we could see if Simmonds would be open to a trade to Philly.

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He signed for WHAT?!?!

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Will Tampa end up losing more games in the first round than rounds 2 and 3 combined?

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