8 nov. 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>leafs101</b></div><div>thought from me is that Ducks are in a playoff race yes, but are still a young team looking ahead to the future. This trade nets a 2nd round pick but also a guy who can step in and play a similar role to Manson (2nd pair D, penalty kill), and he's under contract for next year too so if Manson were to walk you'd have Holl there next season. Ducks also have more cap space than they can even use this season, which is why I figured retention wouldn't be too much of an issue.</div></div>
Manson is one of the most respected guys in the locker room in ANA, he's a leader for a young team, that kind of presence has more value than just his on ice impact, a late second doesnt really do anything for us, we're at a point where we need Quality over quantity, imo keeping Manson for a potential playoff run to get valuable experience for guys like Zegras, Terry, Comtois, Lundestrom and so on is worth so much more than a late second and a downgrade from Manson to Holl
The Ducks having cap space doesnt have any correlation to the value of retaining salary. Retaining salary, for a team that doesnt bring in a ton of revenue is a very hard pitch to make to ownership. Cap space or not the Ducks operate off of an internal budget. Retaining any salary means they need more value coming back. Why would the Ducks help the Leafs salary cap "Just because we have space"?