Saturday , February 27 2021

[Leafs Links] Mike Futa to Jake Muzzin: "Very noisy with the contact of the body"; Bob McKenzie on contract negotiations of Auston Matthews: Progress was really made, probably an agreement of five or six years

Toronto's Maple Leafs center, Auston Matthews, left the defensive front Morgan Rielly before confronting during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the # 39; avalanche of Colorado on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Denver. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)

Kings Deputy Deputy Director General Mike Futa talks about trading with Maple Leafs in Toronto and what the Leafs are doing at Jake Muzzin, Bobby Mac speculates on Auston Matthews's contract negotiations with more reaction to the Muzzin's trade in today's links.

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Futa: Muzzin is a good hockey player and a child of heart and soul (TSN1050)
Assistant to the Managing Director of Kings of Los Angeles, Mike Futa, joined Overdrive to discuss trade with the Leafs and what Toronto made Jake Muzzin.

About Rob Blake's comments that Jake Muzzin has been the most consistent king of this season:

It was so good. Blakie nailed her. In terms of equity, it is like a double-edged sword for a player because when a player is not playing hard, it is difficult to obtain value when trying to rebuild. I think the Jake game dictated exactly what its value was in the market. Rob established a price and Jake was excellent. I think that it really worked for the other side. The caliber of the child will only be an important factor, because it is only a special person and really works a lot. Your teammates love it absolutely. I do not think it's someone who's going … I mean that the media in Toronto will be a different thing to him because he is a private kid, but his teammates love it.

As a player, he has been a man of power. If you observe its strengths, it is very astute with the body's contact. Down the left wall, it caused some pretty good damage for some guys with physically playing. He is an excellent killer of grief, and he is a child of heart and soul. Actually, I think playing with Drew during these years, in reality, was such an exceptional pair. It was practically a coaching team in which they were so confident with Muzz that he could run his own match and that they both broke. We have been successful with this.

Jake is a good hockey player who is better. Being born, it was very emotional last night. I know that Blakie called him. Every time you have won a child and have become part of your family, it is really difficult. I did this call and we were very emotional as a group. And then, of course, I asked for free tickets like any good fan of Leafs. But he is a great and great boy who fits very well.

It's a good hockey team that has mounted there. You should not go in and be everything. I just got to be Jake Muzzin and play inside of himself and he'll be fine.

On the trade and what the blades have built versus the scene the kings are in their rebuilding:

The leaves identified what they needed and we identified what we needed. Mike Babcock chose Jake as one of the first seven teams of Team Canada, right? And he did not play. It was very difficult when Jake returned because it does not matter. Your pride … You are the best player in the world. You have to convince someone that, "Hey, you were the eighth or seventh best defenseman in the world. It was not as if you were a healthy idling in a beer league or something like that. These are some pretty good guys." I think Jake He is really going to benefit now in Toronto with the media players understanding what he had to do and be around this caliber of players and be around Mike.

Obviously, Kyle was familiar with him. They have done a job. My job is not to identify what the leaves need. We have done an exceptional job with our exploration staff talking about moving forward and what are our enthusiasm about the players we have entered. I think that this is why these agreements last a long time. There are players that the leaves are more comfortable to give up and the players that we are more comfortable to acquire. I'm sure there were other teams involved at some point, but it became clear that it was going to be Toronto, which was going to be the match.

Yesterday, Rob did an incredible job of simply throwing everything out and getting what he felt causes the Kings to move forward better. Durzi and Grundstrom expect them to be large parts of our future. Obviously, where the leaves are found, the first round selection will not be a superior and superior selection, and we do not expect it to be, but we have to make sure that we have the ducks followed. Right now, we have two first-order options and Rob has established the tone with which we are going with the organization. I do not think you have to take things in this way: if you do your work with your development and your exploration, forever.

Look at this team that everyone is playing in Toronto and, rightly so, Mark Hunter and Lou Lamoriello … Shanny started shooting with him and Hunter to put everything together with Kyle and saw the change of culture, But it was through the project. Matthews and Marner and these guys – the central group, and Nylander – were drafted players and are now drafted like Toronto Maple Leafs and I think we need some of this influx with some of our younger guys who are # are writing Here is where you get the maximum performance of six, it is through the draft, and do it in the right way and developing them. We have to go back to that. We have good young players that come and we believe we have added some good news in dealing with legends.

Bob McKenzie talks to Jake Muzzin, Auston Matthews and Artemi Panarin (TSN1050)
Bobby Mac joined Overdrive Tuesday afternoon to discuss Muzzin's acquisition and Matthews contract negotiations.

About the Leafs acquiring the piece they needed in defense:

He did it without giving up the player in the list, which was important. Suppose Brett Pesce de Carolina; has a more attractive contract. Muzzin is just one year old from the UFA, which helps isolate if Gardiner leaves the low season for at least a year anyway. But if he came out and got a D on the right as Pesce -which has left many years in his dealings with a friendly number-would have Johnsson or Kapanen safely and perhaps more.

Following the Matthews negotiations:

Everything that Kyle Dubas says is "healthy dialogue". Auston Matthews agents probably said less than that. No one wants to derail something with an omnipresent comment here or there, so we have to read a bit between the lines and dig here and there. I feel very strong that there is real progress and that there is a legitimate possibility, even if it is not a guarantee, that this can be done before the trade date.

Now, I argued in this interview when Leafs had a free day and spoke, said it would be the optimal situation, to be able to make an agreement before the deadline and that would allow it to have a better control over what the financial commitments are to some extent. There is still Marner to do, but that would be great. I think this is what everybody wants to try to do, but it is an important deal.

I think there is a possibility that it can be done rather late, I think they are over … It is much, much less and very likely now that it will be a seven or eight year agreement. I think the problem with an eight-year agreement, although I think Matthews initially wanted an eight-year deal, is that the figure would be so great. All these agents with players like this job with a limit percentage, and if you take the percentage of the head of Connor McDavid at the time you signed versus what will be the limit this year, you will probably have more than $ 13 million at the end of the year, # 39; any Auston Matthews. This begins to make the cookie too full for everyone. Now, I think it is much more likely to be a five-year agreement or a six-year agreement and that the numbers go down suitably.

Tavares makes 11.5 million dollars. I do not think the leaves have a salary limit of John Tavares, but if possible, they want kids in the universe of that. So perhaps $ 11.5 million give or take $ 500,000 in one way or another, depending on the term or numbers, is what could be speculated. But there is still work to do. It is not done, but there is still room to see the structure and registration bonus and how to break the exact AAV.

The most important thing is that when they reached John Tavares, the dynamics changed. If Tavares was not here, I think that, in my opinion, Matthews would get an eight-year agreement of 13-13.5 million dollars, but because Tavares is here and has taken these $ 11.5 million and also because the age here is here, in addition to the way the Leafs have played this year, the moment is not only now but rather see this window as "we maximize the window in this next period of five years". If it's a five contract for Matthews or a six-year contract, you're doing it.

The only thing you can not do, in my mind, is to give Marner and Matthews the exact same term so that you do not want to go through this situation again. You want to stagger one way or another. But I only talk to you. I'm not Kyle Dubas.

Jake Muzzin: The player, commercial value and The Fit (MLHS)
Anthony Petrielli provides a complete breakdown on the new sheet and its adjustment in the training.

Dubas on Muzzin: "The key is its ability to play against top players" (MLHS)
Kyle Dubas makes it clear that the extra year of the term was key to forcing the futures that the Leafs resigned from adding a significant piece to the blue line.

Building the defense (Bill Comeau)
A good perspective on how Bill Muzzin's statistically applied and needs meet the Leafs defense core.

It will be difficult to move about Jake Muzzin (jewels of the crown)
A perspective of Kings fanatics about Jake Muzzin's loss: "Muzzin seized the defense title number 2 during the Stanley Cup 2014 Playoffs and never left."

A deep look at how Jake Muzzin adapts to the leaves (Sportsnet)
Andrew Berkshire analyzes how much Muzzin could have benefited from Drew Doughty. The conclusion: "Muzzin played the great majority of his minutes on 5-5 with Doughty, but that has not been this for a long time, now, four more years. Meanwhile, Muzzin continues to have the same level of success that he had with Doughty ".

Muzzin is the right collection for the leaves, but can you play on the right side? (Toronto Sun)
Former Head of the Kings, Darryl Sutter, said he never played on the right side under him, but instead formed the "best second leg match" next to # 39; Alec Martinez with Martinez on the right and Muzzin on the left.

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