Toronto receives: defender Tyson Barrie (50% retained salary), the signing rights for Alexander Kerfoot, the restricted free-agent striker, and Colorado's 2020 pick for the sixth round  Colorado Receives: Nazem Kadri, Defender of Calle Rosen and Toronto's Third Round Election in 2020
The Maple Leafs have met two main requirements with this business. First, they released the much-needed storage space to try and sign Mitch Marner, the restricted free agent. Getting the avalanche to keep 50 percent of Barrie's contract while throwing off the $ 4.5 million that Kadri has made gives them more flexibility under the hood, having previously paid Connor Brown and Nikita Zaitsev's onerous contract Senators from Ottawa had delivered. 1
Second, the Leafs in Barrie get a legitimate top 4 fullback with right-foot. He has a career best season with 59 points behind him and only has one more year left for his contract. He fits in with his plans to compete next season, but will also be out of the race in 2020/21 if the Maple Leafs can count on prospects like Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren on the blue line, which mitigates the blow possibly losing nothing in vain down the road.