It’s summer and the overwhelming majority of the league is presently disappointed in their season and likely disappointed in their roster. There is also very little relief coming from a cap increase this season as it is likely only inflating to $83.5M. Given that, there were 22 teams within $1M of the cap or exceeding the cap via LTIR this past year, it seems likely that teams will remain woefully close to that number again and need to begin paying to undo some of their past mistakes.
To begin populating a list of what I mean by mistakes you can google “former Leafs goaltender” and you are well on your way to a potential buyout list. That’s a pretty boring list though. The players that intrigue me are the ones that might just be a little overpaid and could have the potential to get back on track in a new setting. Toronto might not be in their usual tight cap situation this year, but some frugality when approaching the offseason is still advisable. Here are a few buyouts that could benefit the Leafs.
Matt Murray- Toronto
Let’s start with what’s in their own house and that’s an expensive goaltender who will spend more time injured than in net. Murra …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation