Into The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Salary Cap Conundrum
James Mirtle of The Athletic: Toronto represents a fluid circumstance where lots of things are on the table even with the Coach and General Manager returning. That much is particular. Toronto has $11 million to invest and 7 present lineup areas to fill.
First up is Petr Mrazek. Toronto desires no part of him and trading him (with sweetener) is of higher advantage than a buyout. Freeing up $2.8 million would assist a bargain.
Bridge deals to their more youthful defenseman likewise would assist Toronto in the short-term however most likely hurt in the long-lasting. With the Toronto cap where it is, there are valuable couple of options.
After some RFA wrangling, a finest situation has Toronto with about $8 million in area and 4 gamers still to sign. Mark Giordano’s home town discount rate for 2 years assists however Toronto still has work to do.
Toronto will have cash to invest in goaltenders (a minimum of $6.5 million) however what instructions do they go? There are a couple of gamers who might be traded like Alexander Kerfoot. Could that be checked out? That would maximize $3.5 million however once again attempt discovering a trade partner faster instead of later on.
The Maple Leafs have more possibilities than it appears. Now, management simply needs to act.
Kevin Weekes Still Under Consideration In San Jose
Sheng Peng of NBC Sports Bay Area: The comprehensive hunt for a General Manager might have as numerous as 20-25 prospects. One still seems Kevin Weekes.
“I think is in the mix there,” Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet stated on his 32 Thoughts Podcast today.
Granted, that was a couple of days back. On the other hand, Ray Whitney is the only official interview presently. The belief is by next week, there need to be 4 or 5 major prospects. Time will inform.
Along with Weekes, Ryan Martin (New York Rangers’ AGM) and Jason Botterill might be in the mix too. Martin is a relative unidentified in some circles however interviews well. San Jose still has lots of work to do here. The just thing particular is that a choice is not impending.