21 Jan 2022 13:00:42
So, this deal got a fair amount of support, which makes me think my initial thought of asking Buffalo to take both Mrazek and Ritchie was too much. So I am re-adjusting and adding a second deal.

Nylander $6.96M
Mrazek $3.8M

Tuch $4.75M
Jokiharju $2.5M
Anderson $.750M
Hagg $1.6M

2nd deal

Kerfoot $3.5M
Ritchie $2.5M($1M retained)

McLeod $.975M
Okhotyuk ELC

Cap out $15.76M
Cap in $8.225M

Cap space gained $7.535M(includes Ritchie's retention)

First deal was explained before.

NJ gets a top 6 forward who can PP and having a very good season while signed for another year. They take on Ritchie, but with the Leafs retaining $1M, Ritchie is priced properly and they give up a D prospect I really like in Okhotyuk which makes up the value difference between Kerfoot and McLeod at the moment.

Leafs get McLeod, who has speed and can play C or LW and is signed for another season at $.975. He can take Kerfoot's spot on JT's wing and I don't really think there will be a drop off. He can play centre and great on the draw if and injury occurs. Okhotyuk gives us another D prospect. The $7.5M in cap space solves the Leafs cap issues now and moving forward.

Bunting Matthews Marner
McLeod JT Tuch
Mikheyev Kampf Kase
Clifford Spezza Simmonds

Rielly Brodie
Muzzin Jokiharju
Sandin Hagg
Holl, Dermott, Liljegren


With all the cap space and D depth, Leafs can make a move to upgrade the 4th line and add another goalie at the TDL if they want, without giving up high picks or prospects. With the new cap space and the players who are on expiring contracts, they should have pots of cap to re-sign any of the players they want while giving Campbell a good raise. Holl can be moved in the off-season as well if they want to clear more cap space.

1.) 21 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022 13:09:28
The only thing achieved here is cap space the team got worse tho.

2.) 21 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022 16:14:53
@L1994. Explain how it is worse?

3.) 21 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022 20:11:44
What a hot mess.

4.) 21 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022 22:15:49
Explain the hot mess Rocket.

5.) 21 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022 23:02:12
Tuch is the only good player you brought in and I’d say offensively he’s not close to nylander this mcloed kid that’s everyone seems to be hornet about puts up fourth line numbers and you go him in the top six and the two defencemen you have here are bottom pair guys.

6.) 22 Jan 2022
22 Jan 2022 02:01:44
L1994. As for McLeod, you told me the same thing about Bennett. He now has 40pts in 41 games for Florida playing in the top 6. I wasn't wrong on Bennett, but you assume I am on McLeod. Jukiharju is playing 21 mins a night on a bad Buffalo team and looks quite good for a 22 year old. Hagg is a very good 3rd pair defensive D. Anderson at 40 is better than Mrazek and $7M+ in Cap space means they can add a big piece at the deadline if they want.
No doubt in my mind this is a better overall team with more cap flexibility than the current team.