Acording to cap geek.com
the Anaheim Ducks have aproximatly 13.5 million in cap room
whilst the Toronto MAple Leafs have around 2 million
I have spent a while thinking a bout this trade and I think I have come up with a deal that helps both teams
has only 1 big flaw in there team and that is there Defence, Anaheim only has Two defence left on there team aswell as a few promising prospects but in this deal I am offering a way to complete there top 4
Anaheim will recieve any 2 of
Anaheim also recieves a strong Prospect Keith Aulie whom they can use as a 5th or
6th line defenceman
In exchange for the two Defenceman Toronto recieves Bobby Ryan
and in there side of the Prospect swap is Matt Belensky
so the Trade looks like this
any of 2 of
Both prospects are exchangeable or removable if need be
why they do this
Anaheim has 2 defence man signed to contract and wether they want 2 reliable guys like Beauchemin and Komisarek or if they believe they can resign kaberle then he is the way to go, and if they want a younger player then they would want to grab Gunnarsson.
Anaheim has many options in this deal to complete there top 4 and an option of a future top 4 or a 5th or 6th man in Aulie
Gets a great player that will fit in great with Kessel
they also recieve a future top 6 forward in the deal
Toronto can afford to lose 2 defenceman because of our great depth in D
If this trade was done Leafs still have
Phaneuph,Schenn, and the 2 Defencemen that were not given away in this trade make up the top 4
and then lebda and a prospect to complete the defence
2) Anaheim has more than two defensemen signed: Visnovsky (#1), Lydman(#3), Sutton(#4), Brookbank(#5), Mikkelson/Sbisa(#6), Festerling(#7). They need a single #2 defender.
3) We already have a ton of defensive prospects we do not need Aulie. Beleskey is much more important to us.
4) We already had Beauchemin and wouldn't want him for that amount of money, otherwise we probably would have kept him (unless he absolutely wanted to bolt for Toronto, which could be if he has a close relationship with Burke).
5) We need a Marc Staal, Ryan Suter, Erik Johnson, etc... type if moving Bobby Ryan for a defender. None of those guys cut it.