Hyman and Foligno probably received’t be again
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Solar: Toronto Maple Leafs pending unrestricted free agent Zach Hyman will get curiosity from across the league if he hits the open market.
Will he need to keep in Toronto or money in elsewhere? The Leafs received’t have the ability to pay him as a lot as different groups can be keen to. He’ll probably get much less time period from the Maple Leafs as properly.
He’ll probably get a five-year deal at $5 million a season and it received’t be from the Leafs.
Ahead Nick Foligno is perhaps enthusiastic about remaining with the Maple Leafs however they received’t have the ability to afford him.
The identical Maple Leafs group may principally be again, however there are commerce choices
Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star: It’s sounding like Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and president Brendan Shanahan plan to principally convey the identical group again subsequent with hopefully totally different outcomes.
Must assume that possession could also be shedding endurance together with the followers. Rogers could need to add and the Bell aspect could not care as a lot concerning the playoffs. Larry Tanenbaum is within the center and is annoyed.
Dubas and Shanahan nonetheless consider in Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares and William Nylander.
The Maple Leafs present wage cap scenario with the flat cap received’t enable them to do a lot. The Leafs have about $69 million dedicated to 14 gamers.
Ahead Zach Hyman may get $5 million on the open market and must Leafs a hometown low cost on a long-term deal if they need him again.
Goaltender Frederik Andersen may get round $5 million from somebody. The Leafs might want to discover a veteran goaltender at round $2 million to share the online with Jack Campbell.
It will likely be one other 12 months of funds signing for the Leafs. Ahead Jason Spezza will probably return on one other league-minimum deal.
Defenseman Travis Dermott is a pending RFA with arbitration rights and could possibly be chosen by the Seattle Kraken. Alex Kerfoot ($3.5 million) and Justin Holl ($2 million) could possibly be different choices for the Kraken.
Morgan Rielly has a 12 months left on his contract and could possibly be a commerce possibility for the Maple Leafs and the return needs to be good.
Buying and selling ahead Mitch Marner could possibly be an possibility. Would a Marner for Seth Jones (with a contract extension) work? A Rielly take may comply with.
What about Marner for Jack Eichel? The transfer would save the Leafs about $1 million per season. Eichel does have an harm historical past and considered one of Auston Matthews or John Tavares would wish to maneuver to the wing.
What about Marner for Matthew Tkachuk or Johnny Gaudreau?