Leafs offseason improvements
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06-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
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undeniably, as a whole the last decade has been a failure for the leafs.
yes, the team is moving in the right direction and must continue to do so in order to gain respectability back, and with that in mind, here are the moves they should make ahead of next season in order
and yes i know this is all a pipe dream ... but one can dream
obviously tough to judge rfa numbers on many of these contracts so im just ball parking these for cap sake
own team ufa/rfa signings and promotions:
Kadri - 2.5 / year
Komarov - 1.25 / year
Gunnarsson - 2.5 / year
Franson - 2 / year
Colborne - 1 / year
O'Byrne - 1.5 / year
Bozak - 3.75 / year
Orr - 850k / year
move up to 3rd overall
to take Drouin, or if not then Mackinnon (but Drouin would be the goal)
1st round - 3rd overall
3rd round pick - Tampa's choice 2013 or 2014
2013 3rd round pick
2014 conditional 3rd round pick if penguins make conference finals if not then 4th round
Eric Hartzell - goalie prospect
D'Amigo - ahler/prospect/depth player
LA's 1st rounder - 26-30 overall
David Clarkson - 4.25 / year
Mark Eaton - 1 / year
Van Riemsdyk - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Clarkson
Ashton - Grabovski - Frattin
Komarov - McClement - Orr
Phaneuf - Gardiner
Brewer - Cody Franson
Liles - O'Byrne
leaves just about 200k in cap space if i used capgeek.com correctly!
with drouin in pipeline and adding a late first + goalie prospect
I expected worst.
Kadri at 2.5? As long as it's not long-term, it's totally reasonable. Remember -- he just had one good season since being a Leafs regular.
Komarov at 1.25 ? No problem
Gunnarsson? On the low-end of the scale probabilities, but totally makes sense.
Franson? He might refuse 2, and at that price, he'll fetch RFA offers.
Colborne? Obviously no problem there, not to mention he'll probably get a 2-way contract.
No problem with the UFA's either.
The trade for Drouin : The Bolts would get 26 better offers than that one.
The trade of Kulemin : It's something the Pens might want to do, but they will probably have shed salary. Value is there, just not sure of that move being the right fit.
The Gunnarson trade : Why bothering signing him, and why would LA take Gunnarson to begin with? That one makes no sense.
No problem with Eaton. Clarkson might get better offers -- even though 4.25 is okay as far as im concerned. It will come down to whether Clarkson actually wants to play with the Leafs.
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