From today's Lance Hornby column.
The Leafs also can get bold and sign a restricted free agent, as long as it's between $1.3 million and $2.6 million a year, costing only a second-rounder.Really?
I don't think the Leafs can bid on any RFAs in this range, because:
- Teams must use their own draft picks for RFA compensation, and the picks have to be in the following year's draft
- The Leafs don't own a second-round pick next year thanks to the Schenn trade