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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

NHL Rumors: Arizona Coyotes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs



The Coyotes wish to lengthen their head coach

Jon Lane of NHL.com: Arizona Coyotes GM Invoice Armstrong stated they’re concerned with signing head coach Andre Tourigny to a contract extension as they enter Part 2 of their rebuilding plan.

“He’s completed Part 1 very nicely,” Coyotes basic supervisor Invoice Armstrong informed NHL.com. “He has acquired the gamers to purchase into what he’s doing. He’s acquired the gamers to purchase into the tradition and he’s acquired the gamers to purchase in to compete each single night time right here within the desert.

“Now we’re getting into Part 2 with including some good gamers into the combination and making an attempt to play significant video games. I believe he’s completed an amazing job and now I imagine we’re going to have the ability to get an extension with him and transfer into the long run, into Part 2 with him. He’s actually any individual that’s infused an amazing quantity of tradition and perception on this group.”

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Two potential Maple Leafs buyouts

Travis Yost of TSN: After Ilya Samsonov’s arbitration ruling of $3.5 million, the Toronto Maple Leafs are actually nicely over the wage cap ceiling. They may get some LTIR reduction from Jake Muzzin’s $5.625 million, however they’ll nonetheless must shed some wage.

A second buyout window opens up on Wednesday, so that’s one choice to assist shed some wage. A commerce is clearly one other route.

Two names that come up are goaltender Matt Murray and defenseman TJ Brodie.

A Murray buyout would go away the Maple Leafs with the $687,500 cap hit this yr and $2 million subsequent yr. That may be a few $4.2 million financial savings this yr. One concern is, is he even buyout eligible given his injures. Is he an LTIR candidate for this season?

Brodie remains to be an NHL defenseman buyout would value them $2.5 million in wage for 2 years, however a cap hit of $0 this yr and $2.5 million subsequent yr.

Shopping for out each gamers would save the Leafs over $9 million this yr.

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A buyout or LTIR of Murray appears the more than likely. A Brodie buyout would harm the Leafs defensively this yr and so they’ll want each further greenback for the 2024-25 season when Auston Matthews and William Nylander’s extensions may kick in.



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