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NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs – Matt Murray, and what else is subsequent for the Leafs

Sportsnet: Nick Kypreos on the win-win-win Matt Murray to the LTIR and what else may very well be subsequent for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Ken Reid: “Okay Nick, let’s speak Robidas Island. What do you make of this Matt Murray transfer?”

Kypreos: “Nicely, somewhat stunning seeing how he made it to backing up within the playoffs final 12 months and in response to the exit conferences he acquired a clear invoice of well being to depart. So, somewhat shocked from my finish.

However if you begin occupied with the very fact Ken that we’re going into August. They couldn’t discover a commerce accomplice for Matt Murray. Matt Murray additionally didn’t need to sit there and ponder the thought that possibly the Leafs may purchase him out if he didn’t selected this path.

And on the finish of the day Ken, we all know it’s at the start concerning the cash, and a transfer like this additionally protects his $8 million base wage. Sure, you heard it accurately. He’s scheduled to make $8 million on his base wage, so he didn’t need this purchased out as nicely.

So this can be a transfer that really is a win-win-win for 3 events. Matt Murray will get to guard his cash. The Leafs get to get the entire cap hit off their books and the followers get to get their wage cap alleviated and don’t have to observe essentially the Leafs panic, you already know, with two months to go earlier than the primary preseason recreation.

Reid: “So (Ilya) Samsonov and Joseph Woll going into the season. What do you consider that for the Leafs.

Kypreos: “It’s, it’s, it’s what it’s. And ah, the place you might be within the considering of how essential is a goaltender and does he should be nice or does he must make the saves that he’s suppose to. The emphasis now across the league is much less on the goalies than it has been previously.

So I believe the Leafs are snug with Samsonov on a one-year deal to exit and show himself and so they’re very excessive on Joseph Woll. So I believe the Leafs are snug going into coaching camp with these two guys.

Reid: “Leafs are nonetheless over the cap. What’s subsequent for the buds?”

Kypreos: “Nicely, is there an opportunity to repair the blue line. And what does that imply? Once you take a look at sure gamers like T.J. Brodie with one 12 months left on his deal. Is there an opportunity to maneuver that cash out and get a much bigger defenseman in return? Perhaps youthful, stays to be seen.

However they’re going to must shave someplace. Such as you mentioned, Matt Murray helps quite a bit. Cleans up quite a bit for them however there’s nonetheless the truth that they’re a pair million over and so they’re going to must tighten it up someway form or type between now and October.


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