Will Jake Muzzin be expendable?
Chris Johnston of the NorthStar Bets: (mailbag) The Toronto Maple Leafs now have left-handed defensemen Morgan Rielly, Jake Muzzin, Mark Giordano and Rasmus Sandin (RFA). That might imply that Muzzin ends up being expendable. The Maple Leafs didn’t wish to trade Sandin at the trade due date, so it’s difficult to see why they would wish to move him now.
Will the Maple Leafs want to make a huge relocation? Trade or totally free representative path?
Luke Fox of Sportsnet: (mailbag) Believe that the Toronto Maple Leafs will a minimum of see modifications might be made at forward, defense and in web.
The Maple Leafs might get a huge haul for William Nylander if they aimed to move him. Jake Muzzin and Alex Kerfoot must have some trade worth.
Making a huge relocation would be generating somebody like J.T. Miller.
Though they might all not be readily available this offseason, they might take a look at forwards Timo Meier, Nikolaj Ehlers, Dylan Larkin, or Tyler Bertuzzi; defensemen Jakob Chychrun or Colton Parayko; or goaltender John Gibson.
If the Leafs vacated wage and after that took a look at the UFA market, first-tier gamers might be Kris Letang, John Klingberg, Evgeni Malkin or Filip Forsberg, with the second-tier being David Perron, Darcy Kuemper, Andrew Copp or Vincent Trocheck.
Matthew Knies appears like an untouchable possibility however if they might obtain an industrialized lineup gamer for Nick Roberston or Roni Hirvonen, they might consider it.
Would put limit agreement that would provide for pending UFA Jack Campbell at 3 years at $4.4 million per. Think he’ll stroll and will search for something that begins with a 5.
Pending UFAs that wouldn’t come inexpensive that they may have some interest in might consist of Nick Paul, Andrew Copp, Andre Burakovsky and Ondrej Palat. The trade path or opting for Nick Robertson in the leading 6 might be the less costly path.