The Toronto Maple Leafs must shed salary before the NHL season starts in 12 days. They are currently -2,943,950 over the salary with LTIR being used.
NHL trade rumors are making the rounds that the Leafs and Anaheim Ducks could make a significant trade to get the team salary cap compliant.
Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks working on blockbuster trade
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a tough call to make. They could either send down some players exempt from waivers to get salary cap compliant or consider making a trade to free up more cap space and avoid issues with waivers.
The proposed trade making the rounds is the Leafs working with the Anaheim Ducks.
Anaheim Ducks trade:
Ilya Lyubushkin, with one year remaining at $2,750,000
Toronto Maple Leafs trade:
TJ Brodie, with one year remaining at $5,000,000
Timothy Liljegren has one year remaining at $1,400,000
Yes, the Leafs are overpaying the Ducks for this trade, but Lilegren is the sweetener in the deal to complete the trade and save Toronto $3,650,000 in much-needed salary cap space.