Potential Draft-Day Trade Scenario Could See Matt Murray Leaving Toronto

Julien Trekker
June 10, 2023  (10:53)

What to Do with Murray?

Earlier this week, we explored the options of buying out or trading Matt Murray out of Toronto.
If you missed it, see: A Key Detail That Could Make Trading Matt Murray More Complex has been Revealed
It would be kind of surprising to see Murray traded, as we're unsure if someone would want him. The reporter Jonas Siegel of The Athletic highlighted some interesting information in his latest article.
"For one thing, Murray has a 10-team no-trade clause. The pool of teams that might be interested in bringing him and his contract aboard figures to be small anyway. It might get even smaller if Murray's veto power comes into play.

"Another potential problem on the trade front: Murray is owed $6 million in salary (and another $2 million from the Senators). That's a lot of cash."

In addition to the injury history and his age, teams that would be interested in him would also have to deal with his salary.

Dubas to Take Back Murray?

Siegel wrote that Kyle Dubas, recently named President of Hockey Operations in Pittsburgh, could be interested in taking him back.
"I mean, this one is almost too perfect, isn't it? Dubas, a true Murray believer, is now running the show in Pittsburgh. The Penguins might need another goalie with Tristan Jarry set to become a free agent. And of course, it was in Pittsburgh that Murray shined brightest, winning those two Cups. It would be rather ironic if Dubas squeezed an asset out of his old team to take on Murray. Or would he just, you know, take him as a favor? (Doubtful.) "

If Murray is to be traded, it would make sense if it happened before July 1st when the free agent market opens. The draft would be a great moment to make such a trade.
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