The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ilya Samsonov are no where near getting a contract completed. The Maple Leafs have very little wiggle room to offer Samsonov a hefty contract.
NHL trade rumors have the Leafs offering Samsonov a $2.4 million deal where Samsonov is seeking a contract worth $4.9 million.
Will the big difference in salary expectations lead the Maple Leafs looking into the trade route for a new goalie?
Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade for Carter Hart?
Hart does have a $3,979,000 Flyers salary cap hit, so the Leafs will have to find a way of shipping out Matt Murray and his salary cap hit or sending him to Robidas island and bury his contract to open up salary.
With Jake Muzzin going to LTIR again, the Leafs would be able to bring on Hart’s contract.