World News – CA – Toronto Maple Leafs Sign TJ Brodie


Toronto Maple Leafs have found their right-back (though still not right-handed) Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports TJ Brodie will travel to Toronto and follow up on Brodie contract details will sign a four-year contract worth a total of $ 20 million ($ 5 million AAV) The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun provides the full breakdown:

The Maple Leafs have been waiting for years for a right-handed defenseman to team up with Morgan Rielly, but will have to settle for left-right side Brodie, who has been a solid contributor in Calgary for a decade Toronto even attempted to acquire him last summer in a trade that would have seen Nazem Kadri head to the Flames, but he was quashed by a last-minute no-trade clause. In his place, the team traded to Tyson Barrie, who was a defensive nightmare in Toronto, and regularly stuck Cody This alongside Rielly.

Now, with Mikko Lehtonen also in the fold, the Maple Leafs have presumably improved their defense a bit as they prepare for the 2020-2021 season. That being said, the addition of Brodie also puts a lot of pressure on the front office to understand the ceiling situation

CapFriendly now projects the Maple Leafs to surpass the $ 81 million capped cap by just over $ 1 million, with new contracts coming up for Travis Dermott and Ilya Mikheyev Although it is possible to do a little bit of space by removing names like Calle Rosen and Timothy Liljegren, two players who likely won’t start the year in the NHL, it’s pretty tight if any of the squad’s restricted free agents are considering a substantial raise

This probably also means that the team are excluded from the Alex Pietrangelo draw, although the pursuit of the best free agent has always seemed impossible given his financial situation. The Maple Leafs should have moved several pieces to make room for the Blues captain, although general manager Kyle Dubas has confirmed he spoke with Pietrangelo’s agent today.

Returning to Brodie, who cashed in and received a slight raise on the $ 4 cap hit of 65 million he made in the last five years with Calgary in 634 regular season games, he had 266 points, including over 40 consecutive seasons in 2014-16 This offense dried up a bit in 2019-20 when Brodie scored just 19 points in 64 games, but the Maple Leafs need more on the defensive end of the game. ice rink anyway This is where that signing meets a bit of a catch, as if Brodie was registering some very solid defensive measures, he wasn’t the snarling, closed-back defenseman so many Maple Leafs fans seem to be clamoring for In fact, he only saved than 264 hits in his ten year career Brodie relies much more on his elusive skating ability and quick decision making to retrieve and move the pucks, but he’s still subject to a blatant rollover

Did you really think they were on Petro? Who upstairs was sent to bring him in, or what 3 intermediate contracts were being traded ??

Okay, without a supporting partner (Reilly won’t) he’s been flawed for days! Rumor has it that flyers would be interested, but at 4 years and $ 20 million … it’s going tough! Another Leafs has paid too much that he will regret for years (insert JT here)

So you say that all his success is due to playing with Giordano No one else is like Giordano

Leafs just lost the offseason this amount is insane and does not meet their need for someone on D who will block shots and hot Brodie was one of the softest players in FA

Dubas apparently only sees goals and not defense and I guess he stops watching hockey after the leaves are cleared and therefore is not exposed to what is needed to win the Cup

Yes, I can’t agree with you more I would have been happier with Gudas in 3 × 3 than Brodie in 4 × 5 Brodie isn’t much better than Sandin or Dermott plus they have Lehtonen So Holl is going to be the only guy on the right who is naturally there and he’s not even that good

Umm 1 blocked shots every 57 games played if he’s played all 82 games in 7 years (I know he hasn’t) sounds like a good number for a guy who plays 20 minutes a night

That’s not much for a first couple and is backed up by a great season Plus, and I repeat, that’s not what the leaves need They basically brought in an LHD Barrie with less skills offensives

Why he’s just another Gardiner The only reason he was good at Calgary was because he was paired with a winner Norris Not to say Rielly isn’t good, he’s just not as good defensively than Gio

Leaves may have just signed a Justin Holl on the left if he doesn’t develop further, except for Holl’s hits

As soon as Leafs fans realize that Brodie is an offensive threat on both sides of the ice, he will be TO’s new whip

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World News – CA – Toronto Maple Leafs Sign TJ Brodie


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