Not Leafs related, but take this for what it is worth as usual and this is not gospel but it sounds as if Edmonton and Columbus have already had talks with Redden's agent as to what the intentions of Redden and are more than likely the front runners at this point.
Yes, he hasn't been bought out yet, but I dont believe NYR brass will be taking any issue with premature discussions with other teams until the buyout is official.
What is the leaf best lineup you can build with Perry and Getzlaf signed for 7.5 each and a cap of 64.2?
Well I personally think that Getzlaf will re-sign in Anaheim, but Perry is possiable. BUT if both were to sign as free agents, the team would be in a good spot.
To Toronto- Niklas Hjalmarsson and 2013 1st round pick
To Chicago- Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke Macarther
To Toronto- Ryan O'Reilly (Re-Sign at 4.75 for 5 years) and 2013 2nd round pick
To Colorado- Dion Phaneuf
To Toronto- Roberto Luongo, Alex Burrows and 2013 1st round pick
To Vancouver- Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and James Reimer
To Detroit- John Michael Liles
To Toronto- 2013 2nd round pick
Play the youngsters this season and get top 5 pick. Draft Centerman Nathan Mackinnon.
Amnesty Defenceman Mike Komisarek at the end of the year.
7.5 - Ryan Getzlaf
7.5 - Corey Perry
5.5 - Joffery Lupul
4.75- Ryan O'Reilly
4.5 - Alex Burrows
4.25- James Van Reimsdyk
3.0- Nathan Mackinnon
2.8 - Nikolai Kulemin
1.25- James McClement
1.20- Leo Komarov
0.95- Matt Frattin
0.73- Mike Brown