Mock Trade Sends Matt Murray to Canadian Team

Published June 19, 2023 at 10:16
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Leafs Looking to Trade Murray

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been trying to find a new team for Matt Murray for a while now. They might have found a good trade partner in another Canadian team.

If they decide to let him go, the Leafs could potentially get a great player in return if they plan carefully.

Murray in Winnipeg?

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At first, it may not seem like a smart move for the Winnipeg Jets. However, if we dig deeper, the trade starts to make more sense.


Blake Wheeler lost his captaincy last off-season, and there have been rumors that the Jets want to trade him. With only one year left on his contract, a buyout might be the last option.

To buy out Wheeler, the Jets would need to pay a substantial amount of $2.75 million over the next two years.

In contrast, if the Leafs choose to buy out Murray, it would cost them only $687,500 for the upcoming season and $2 million the following year.

By trading Wheeler for Murray and then buying out Murray, the Jets could potentially save around $1.5 million. This would be a significant saving for a team facing financial difficulties.

In this strategic move, the Leafs could get a top-line player for the upcoming season at a low price, while the Jets could get some much-needed financial relief. Both teams would benefit, showing that sometimes the best deals are the ones that benefit everyone.

As reported on Hockey Patrol - Trade Emerges sending Murray for All-Star Former Captain
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