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06 Apr 2024 20:30:08
Monahan: 2M
Bertuzzi: 6M
Domi: 4M
Edmundson: 2.75M
Lyubushkin: 2.5M
Samsonov: 4M

Playoff Lineup Next Year



Samsonov - Woll

Leaves about 30,333$ in Cap Space



1.) 06 Apr 2024 21:21:36
Sorry Forgot to add.
Dewar to 1.2M
As well, Trade Jankrok, Kampf and Timmins for Borgen.

2.) 06 Apr 2024 22:05:29
Your valuation is garbage. Monahan at 55% Facebook wins and 63 points. Leafs didn't want to sign boosh at 2.75m why would they do 2.5.

Monahan does look like a good target, but the cost will be about 6+.

3.) 07 Apr 2024 00:52:00
He's only aming 1.985M this year.

4.) 07 Apr 2024 04:44:24
I would venture to say that there is not even one (out of 32) GMs in the league who would pay Monahan $6+M
His age and injury history make it far to big a risk.

$6M for Bertuzzi is much to rich for Leafs cap flexibility.
$5M should be the maximum and if another team wants to pay him more with term then thanks for the run and all the best!

Similarly Domi at $4M is overly generous for a player who has managed to score all of 9 goals this season.
$3 x 3 years is all I would want to see the Leafs commit to Domi.

Resigning both Lyubushkin and Edmundson is a luxury.
With Benoit stepping up his game Edmundson is probably gone.
Leafs need to spend money on their defense but they should be looking at a proper partner for Morgan Reilly, something Lyubushkin (a 3rd pairing defender) isn’t
Matt Roy, Sean Walker or Will Borgen fit the mold I would like to see for Leafs top pairing.

Samsonov’s return and salary will be determined by how he plays in the playoffs.
As of right now I view Samsonov as a $3.5 - $3.75 x 3 year goaltender.
A good showing in the playoffs pushes that up to $4M while an inconsistent showing moves the needle down.

5.) 07 Apr 2024 13:59:47
WB, your assessment mirrors mine.

6.) 07 Apr 2024 23:34:35
If you don't want to give a raise to Bertuzzi or Domi who has been promoted more than one time then they'll be leaving. Guaranteed no matter what you say, they will not accept their current contracts again.

7.) 08 Apr 2024 12:43:50

You may be correct that they will not accept less than they are currently making.

And they may still be looking for a team at the start of next season.

I personally would not pay a 40-45 point player who has played L1 or L2 most of the season $5m, let alone $6m.

And Domi is only worth more IMO than his current $3m if his goal total was perhaps 50% higher.

But you feel it’s more and that’s fine; it’s your assessment.

8.) 08 Apr 2024 13:40:11
I would say off of first look, I think you are under on Monahan and over on the rest as well. Although, without term length on the contracts its hard to tell who would except what.

9.) 08 Apr 2024 14:44:09
Neither Bertuzzi or Domi has done enough to deserve more money, especially Domi. The Lybushkin love fest should be over by now as he’s been bad. Edmundson hasn’t played enough yet to know.! I don’t trust Samsonov enough. Trade for Sarros or Markstrom. Re-sign Brodie for 4million over 2 years .

10.) 08 Apr 2024 22:44:38

I was nodding my until I got to the last two sentences.

First the goalies you mention are certainly solid but who are you giving up?

And I don’t see any reason, at any salary, to resign Brodie. He’s been on a steady decline for the last two years, IMO.

11.) 09 Apr 2024 02:39:43
@Rsears you wouldn't keep Brodie for league min? I would.

12.) 09 Apr 2024 12:06:54
Brodie had a good game last night.
At league minimum I suppose, as a 7thD.
But honestly I’d rather give someone a look-see at the minimum.
Maybe Tre can duplicate a Benoit-like move.

13.) 09 Apr 2024 23:48:02
Agree, If Tre can find a Benoit like player at league minimum, than I would WAY rather that than Brodie.



06 Apr 2024 01:00:00
Leafs sign Pavel Francouz this offseason and re-sign Bertuzzi, Domi, Dewar, Lyubushkin, and Edmundson. I am not sure how many years for any of them but here are the salaries that I thought of...

Bertuzzi: 6.1M
Domi: 4M
Lyubushkin: 3.5M
Edmundson: 2.5M
Francouz: 2.75M

Playoff Line-up Nexxt Year




Not sure who fits in the bottom pair RHD but this lineup gives us approx. 3.6M to fill the hole.



1.) 06 Apr 2024 03:17:11
You are more generous than Kyle Dubas!

$6.1 for Bertuzzi? ($5 max)
$4 for Domi? ($3 max)
$3.5 for Lyubushkin a 3rd pairing defenseman? ($2.5 max)

Lyubushkin needs to be replaced with a proper #2, 1st pairing, RHD
Matt Roy, Sean Walker, Will Borgen (if he can be pried loose from Seattle)
Timmins (if he can stay healthy) might be a good, 3rd pairing partner for Edmundson.
I would rather resign Samsonov that Francouz
You have left no room for the possibility of one or more of Minten, Cowan or Niemala making the team out of training camp.
I would like to see Kampf traded and Dewar as Leafs 4th line center, as similar to Kampf he is not suited for 3rd line center duties.
Henrique, Monahan or more cheaply Bujgstad would be suitable targets for 3rd line center.
Jarnkrok is still under contract to the team and seems to be a favorite of Keefe’s though depending on their playoff performance, Keefe might not be back next season.
If Jarnkrok could be traded his $2.1M cap hit could be used towards a proper 3rd line center.

2.) 08 Apr 2024 14:50:10
Zero skilled players in your D core other than Reilly, and he seems to forget that his own zone is his priority. 6.1 for Bertuzzi is ridiculous.



05 Dec 2022 00:02:37
Spezza and Dubas scouting Minesota, rumors are Matt Dumba.
What are your thoughts on who would go back the other way.


1.) 05 Dec 2022 01:23:04
Dumba ($6)
$6 million must go back to Minnesota.
Kerfoot ($3.5) plus?
Holl ($2)
1st round pick!
I would prefer to keep Holl if possible.
He is a good, 3rd pairing, RHD.
Engvall ($2.25) except trading Kerfoot plus Engvall would be sending away two left wing players with only Robertson and Steeves or another Marlies call up as replacements.
Not a great idea?
It would open roster space for Matthew Knies though!

2.) 05 Dec 2022 03:56:19
Hopefully kerfoot is involved.

3.) 05 Dec 2022 05:04:41
Where did you see they were scouting Dumba/ Wild?

Anyway what should go back would like to see Wild retain 50% and we could send Kerfoot, Robertson and a 1st round pick. something like that. still opens spot for Knies and we could then even maybe pursue a deal for Meier. also 50% retained with a 1st and maybe Niemela. would rather try to sign Meier than give out 4 to 5 million for Bunting next year. if we could trade Brodie we would have plenty of cash to sign Meier and maybe even Dumba as well.

4.) 05 Dec 2022 05:30:37
dumba not amazing on offense and sucks on defense, think Tyson barrie but he can throw some hits. Hard pass not worth assets and hes a rental.

5.) 05 Dec 2022 05:45:09
@WB 6 mil doesn't have to go back.

They're close to cap right now by choice, Muzzin's space can still be used.

6.) 05 Dec 2022 12:28:59
Please stay away from Dumba!
There are many better alternatives at less AAV.

7.) 05 Dec 2022 13:21:35
Not really the move the Leafs should be making. Although CLB just re-signed Peeke, the right package may land him and Mikkola should be on the market especially if STL keeps losing. That would be my preferred targets.

8.) 05 Dec 2022 19:43:39
No thanks and I would prefer to keep the 1st then trade it for a rental.



02 Dec 2022 23:26:08
Filip Roos
Max Domi 30% retained
Alex Kerfoot
Michael Koster
2nd in 2024

Also, Love the Ellis for Muzzin trade but it has already been posted.


1.) 03 Dec 2022 04:00:06
Not familiar with the play of the two young prospects, Roos from Chicago or Koster from the Leafs organization except Roos appears to be much bigger.

When it comes to the two journeymen players, Kerfoot and Domi, I would prefer to keep Kerfoot.
Domi does have 7 goals - 9 assists - 16 points - minus 7 but he has a history of having issues with each team he plays for.
Would he help the left side of the 2nd line?
I am just not confident in his character and attitude and how it might impact the Leafs dressing room.
I also have to wonder why Chicago would do this as I see no intrinsic value or benefit for them.

2.) 03 Dec 2022 04:10:37
I like kerfoot for domi don't know anything about Roos.

3.) 03 Dec 2022 04:15:26
I'm on board after reading about Roos.

4.) 03 Dec 2022 12:08:32
What are the character flaws in Domi?

I’ve not read or ever heard anything negative, he often sticks up for his teammates, most recently Patrick Kane.

Yes he does take the odd stupid penalty and is not the best defensively. Montreal traded him because they wanted a big winger instead of a small centre. Hence the Anderson trade. And btw playing centre in Montreal was his first attempt at that position in the NHL.

Kerfoot for Domi is a great trade! He’d be a definite contributor on LW with Tavares and his junior line mate Marner.

I’m in for this trade! And I do like adding Roos as well.

5.) 03 Dec 2022 13:30:44
Isn't Chicago rebuiding hence the reason I added the 2nd
Also, I have not heard or seen anything about Domi having a bad attitude or any other negative thing in the dressing room, where can I read this or where did you find that info.

6.) 04 Dec 2022 00:08:28
Funny but I have read many things about Domi’s attitude over the years.
Perhaps as a retiree I have the time to read extensively about hockey every day.

7.) 04 Dec 2022 13:26:37
Me too, retired.
All I remember is he can lose his cool and take stupid penalties.
People do change so I’d do a 1-for-1 and no retention.
Domi is the better player.



19 Nov 2022 23:47:53
I like Sam Lafferty as a target,

6th in 2024
Carl Dahlstrom

Get rid of a bad contract and take on a good one without losing a high draft pick





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11 Apr 2024 21:59:52
Package Brodie, Gregor, and Giordano for a solid player and have Timmins and Robertson as extras. Also just thought. Where would Jankrok fit in?




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09 Apr 2024 23:48:02
Agree, If Tre can find a Benoit like player at league minimum, than I would WAY rather that than Brodie.




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07 Apr 2024 23:34:35
If you don't want to give a raise to Bertuzzi or Domi who has been promoted more than one time then they'll be leaving. Guaranteed no matter what you say, they will not accept their current contracts again.




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07 Apr 2024 00:52:00
He's only aming 1.985M this year.




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06 Apr 2024 21:21:36
Sorry Forgot to add.
Dewar to 1.2M
As well, Trade Jankrok, Kampf and Timmins for Borgen.





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