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Zaitsev and Brown traded to Ottawa
« on: June 29, 2019, 05:42:56 PM »

This would be weird, very weird. But hey why not.

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Zaitsev and Brown traded to Ottawa
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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 05:47:44 PM »

This would be weird, very weird. But hey why not.
Ceci is an unsigned RFA. He probably remains that way with the Leafs.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2019, 05:52:28 PM »

This would be weird, very weird. But hey why not.

Ceci is an RFA, qualified at 4.3M, what would his contract actually look like though?

We know the term will definitley be shorter and if the AAV is significantly lower than Zaitsev, then it makes sense for us I think.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 05:55:31 PM »
Ceci is an unsigned RFA. He probably remains that way with the Leafs.

He's already been given a qualifying offer. The Leafs wouldn't just let him walk anyway. He's not a top pair guy, probably not even a top-4 guy, but I'd wouldn't mind seeing what he can do outside of Ottawa. If they can't flip him for something valuable, I'd give him a 1-year deal.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 06:05:49 PM »
Ceci is an unsigned RFA. He probably remains that way with the Leafs.

He's already been given a qualifying offer. The Leafs wouldn't just let him walk anyway. He's not a top pair guy, probably not even a top-4 guy, but I'd wouldn't mind seeing what he can do outside of Ottawa. If they can't flip him for something valuable, I'd give him a 1-year deal.

If he walks away from his QO and goes to arbitration Leafs can walk away from the contract if he's awarded too much

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 06:24:38 PM »
From his perspective, accepting his QO is probably the way to go.

If he goes to arbitration and awaraded more, then the Leafs walk and he goes to unrestricted free agency and I doubt anyone is offering him 4.3M.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2019, 06:24:47 PM »
If he walks away from his QO and goes to arbitration Leafs can walk away from the contract if he's awarded too much

Yeah, that's fair. I'd imagine at most he'd get $5mil through arbitration because of his minutes. He got $4.3mil in last years arbitration and his stats seem pretty much the same (very slightly better offensive numbers). I gotta think as long as he doesn't have big term there's somebody out there that would give up a 2nd rounder or something for Ceci.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2019, 08:40:52 PM »
McKenzie saying it's essentially done, just waiting for Toronto to pay the July 1st signing bonus:


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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 08:44:40 PM »

Obviously we'll have to see what the sweetener is for the Leafs but this is fine.
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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2019, 08:46:08 PM »
How shocked will we be if the sweetner is Marner

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 08:48:37 PM »
How shocked will we be if the sweetner is Marner

No chance Melnyk takes on that salary!!!

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
I have a feeling the Leafs are hoping he goes to arbitration and they can walk away.  His underlying numbers are a bit weird...he's better offensively, but worse defensively, than Zaitsev.  I don't think he's exactly what the Leafs want/need.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2019, 09:26:29 PM »
I'm trying to remember who was the big name player rumored to be traded a few years back that Ottawa supposedly refused to trade Ceci for?

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2019, 09:28:00 PM »
I'm trying to remember who was the big name player rumored to be traded a few years back that Ottawa supposedly refused to trade Ceci for?

Taylor Hall.
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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2019, 09:33:23 PM »
I'm trying to remember who was the big name player rumored to be traded a few years back that Ottawa supposedly refused to trade Ceci for?

Taylor Hall.

There were also rumours about Drouin.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2019, 09:33:23 PM »