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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2019, 09:42:24 PM »
Ceci's stats are terrible. This may be a good deal in a year, but it doesn't seem to be doing much for the Leafs this year. Wonder what the sweatener will be.

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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2019, 09:43:37 PM »
Ceci's stats are terrible. This may be a good deal in a year, but it doesn't seem to be doing much for the Leafs this year. Wonder what the sweatener will be.

It may very be just cap space.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 09:58:38 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2019, 10:03:19 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

I don't like that they may, it's just what I've seen on twitter.

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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2019, 10:04:28 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2019, 10:10:10 PM »
I think what we are forgetting is we want D men who can move the puck quickly. Not panic in the D zone, make a first crisp pass or rush the puck into he O zone where they can make offence happen.  Not that I hated the Z but he was not the guy we hoped he would be . Hope to exploit him in Ottawa.
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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2019, 10:37:50 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

Because of Zaitsev's contract and the Leafs' desire to get out of it.
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2019, 10:49:39 PM »
Could see Brown as the sweetener. Clears up some space.

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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2019, 11:05:49 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

Because of Zaitsev's contract and the Leafs' desire to get out of it.

I’m also slow...as I understand it, this next year is the issue so if that is indeed the case, how does simply being able to be rid of the dollars after next season help this season? Other than as stated being out from Zaitsev long contract is good I am befuddled....not the first time nor the last. I also wonder and I guess can assume that there was simply no ability to make at least a little bit of a hockey deal.
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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2019, 11:32:52 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

Because of Zaitsev's contract and the Leafs' desire to get out of it.

I’m also slow...as I understand it, this next year is the issue so if that is indeed the case, how does simply being able to be rid of the dollars after next season help this season? Other than as stated being out from Zaitsev long contract is good I am befuddled....not the first time nor the last. I also wonder and I guess can assume that there was simply no ability to make at least a little bit of a hockey deal.

You're not the only one.  There seem to be a lot of moving parts here in terms of Ceci and arbitration (PPP has an article explaining), though we don't yet know what else is in the deal.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2019, 11:35:25 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

Because of Zaitsev's contract and the Leafs' desire to get out of it.

I’m also slow...as I understand it, this next year is the issue so if that is indeed the case, how does simply being able to be rid of the dollars after next season help this season? Other than as stated being out from Zaitsev long contract is good I am befuddled....not the first time nor the last. I also wonder and I guess can assume that there was simply no ability to make at least a little bit of a hockey deal.

 They have been trying for a month. Maybe they realize that this is as good a deal as they will get.

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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2019, 11:36:29 PM »
I’m okay with this.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2019, 11:39:49 PM »
Maybe I’m slow but why would Toronto have to ‘sweeten’ this deal?

Because of Zaitsev's contract and the Leafs' desire to get out of it.

I’m also slow...as I understand it, this next year is the issue so if that is indeed the case, how does simply being able to be rid of the dollars after next season help this season? Other than as stated being out from Zaitsev long contract is good I am befuddled....not the first time nor the last. I also wonder and I guess can assume that there was simply no ability to make at least a little bit of a hockey deal.

Future years are an issue too because the cap hasn't really been going up that quickly lately and Rielly, Dermott and maybe Muzzin if they decide to keep him are going to need raises in the next few years so getting out from Zaitsev's long term money would help with that.

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2019, 11:44:32 PM »
I’m okay with this.

But how do you know until we find out what else it's costing us?

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Re: Zaitsev [tentatively] traded to Ottawa
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2019, 12:31:34 AM »
I’m okay with this.

But how do you know until we find out what else it's costing us?

Freeing up 4.5M from our cap for this and next season will be huge. Unless you think they’re sweetening the pot with a core player (haha), there is no real downside.

If the sweetener is indeed Brown, that’s 6.6M freed up, where Ottawa only needs to cover 3.1M in salary this season after we pay signing bonuses.
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