The more restricted free agent defensemen sign deals, the more the Toronto Maple Leafs have leverage with their own restricted free agent, Rasmus Sandin. Oliver Kylington has just cost the Calgary Flames $2.5 million per season, Ethan Bear is costing the Carolina Hurricanes $2.2 million per season and Adam Boqvist is costing the Columbus Blue Jackets $2.6 million per season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs still haven’t come to terms with restricted free agent defenseman, Rasmus Sandin. The team has indicated that they believe Sandin will be a big part of their future, but CapFriendly.com projects the Toronto Maple Leafs to currently be $1,493,116 over the salary cap with a 22 player roster.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have yet to agree a new deal for their 2018 first-round pick and restricted free agent Rasmus Sandin. Perhaps though, it’s because the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t willing to see the same value as the player himself, with reports suggesting Rasmus Sandin wants more money than the Leafs would like to pay.
It seems like the last thing standing between Kyle Dubas and vacation is the Rasmus Sandin contract. That’s not entirely true, but it could be what’s standing between Brandon Pridham and vacation. The Leafs very much established what they were looking for when Timothy Liljegren was signed to a 2-year $1.4M AAV deal, but it doesn’t seem to be what Rasmus Sandin has in mind. From the 32 Thoughts podcast, Elliotte Friedman suggested that Sandin would be looking for a deal similar to Adam Boqvist’s 3-year $2.6M AAV deal.
The Toronto Maple Leafs sent qualifying offers to Pierre Engvall and Rasmus Sandin on Monday. Players that did not receive a qualifying offer are Ondrej Kase, Chad Krys, Kristians Rubins, Joe Duszak, and Ian Scott. Those not qualified will now become unrestricted free agents. The Toronto Maple Leafs now control...
Offer sheets are entertaining when you’re watching from afar, but would you enjoy it if a player from the Maple Leafs received an offer sheet?. Well, that could be a possibility this off-season, according to DailyFaceoff’s Frank Seravalli. On Wednesday, the NHL insider released a list of seven...
The Kevin Fiala trade was the spark that started the fire. After the Minnesota Wild traded the RFA rights to Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings, the trade market became all the more perplexing. What’s to be done if a player like Matthew Tkachuk wants out? How does a salary cap-strapped team like the Vegas Golden Knights manage their roster? What can be done to poach young, high-potential players from teams with poor salary structures?
Two years with a $1.4 million annual average value — that’s the rate Timothy Liljegren received to stay with the Maple Leafs. When Liljegren spoke with the media on Monday, he discussed how it was his goal to get a bridge deal in Toronto. Two years will allow him to develop even more into the player he wants to be and they got it done.
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Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager Kyle Dubas made an excellent acquisition at the 2022 trade deadline when he traded a second-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, a third-round pick in the 2023 draft, and a fourth-round pick in the 2024 draft for defenseman Mark Giordano and winger/center Colin Blackwell. Then, immediately following the end of the 2022 playoffs, Dubas signed Giordano to a two-year extension for the paltry amount of $800,000 per season.
A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. Igor’s better (so far). 1. Pretend to be Kyle Dubas for a minute and sketch — pencil only! — your proposed defence pairings for Opening Night 2022, based solely on players under club control.
Sandin (knee) was activated from long-term injured reserve Thursday, per CapFriendly. Sandin missed the last 20 games of the regular season and the first two in the playoffs. The defenseman will now be eligible to rejoin the lineup as soon as Friday's Game 3 versus the Lightning. Barring injuries on the Maple Leafs' blue line, it's unclear if Sandin will get much playing time in the postseason. If he does, Timothy Liljegren is most likely to exit the lineup.
According to coach Sheldon Keefe, Sandin (knee) likely won't play Friday against the Bruins, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Sandin hasn't played since March 19 versus the Predators, and at this point his availability for the Maple Leafs' upcoming first-round playoff series remains up in the air. He's picked up 16 points and a plus-9 rating through 51 games this campaign.