Earlier this offseason, discussions between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Morgan Rielly passed off to see what Rielly desires to do, can they agree on a income quantity etc. With the earnings cap flat, the Leafs do no longer have a good deal wiggle room to re-sign Rielly unless one of the massive four forwards are traded.
Pierre LeBrun become on TSN’s Insider Trading and stated there have already been a few preliminary talks at some point of the summer and that they’ve kept that pretty quiet but not anything actually concrete at this factor.
LeBrun went on to mention, with the new unrestricted loose agent defenceman marketplace having been set. Dougie Hamilton, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski and Darnell Nurse all were given deals this beyond low season for $9 million-plus.
The Leafs will likely now not be capable of re-signal Rielly and hold him as their own rental for a capacity lengthy playoff run. If the Leafs do miss the playoffs, one of the huge 4 (Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Tavares) will likely be traded after which, the Leafs can determine in the event that they need to re-sign Rielly to an extended-term deal.