11 Mar 2020 03:00:56
Leafs trade Matthews, Dermott, Kapanen
Islanders trade Barzal, Pulock, Mayfield, Sorokin

No way Barzal costs anywhere near what Matthews is getting, so we save a significant amount of money here too.

Hyman/ Tavares/ Nylander
Mikheyev/ Barzal/ Marner
Johnsson/ Kerfoot/ Engvall.

1.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 08:10:13
It’s because Barisal is no where near the goal scorer Matthews is doesn’t even have 20 goals on the year.

2.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 09:09:38
Buddy your getting drastic in your old age. The core is good and even they miss playoffs off season they just need to tinker. Great right defence man and tons of grit.

3.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 09:44:20
Leafs Gm
Nylander is becoming a monster don’t you think. But I think Tavares is underperforming thoughts.

4.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 10:29:17
Tavares is on pace for his career average. He won't always be a 50 goal scorer. Never has been before. Nylander thought I have been couching for for a long time. He is on a steal of a contract if he keeps improving too.

5.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 12:46:03
Man auto correct kicked my ass on that one.

6.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 15:09:13
Leafs will never trade Mathews. this trade lives in a Fantasy world and would never happen. just dumb.

7.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 15:24:07
Barzal will command a very nice raise but nothing near Matthews money. Remember the conversations, guys like Dreger were talking about a contract higher than McDavid, that is what messed things up.

8.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 16:13:18
Your a real Ray of sunshine aren't you loxley? Lol.

9.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 16:14:23
Mathews could have had 13m and I still would have been fine with it as long as it was an 8 year term. Gives an 8 year window instead of 5. Current situation cap may actually go down or raise very slightly but that was unpredictable at the time.

10.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 17:14:06
Your a real Ray yourself Leafslife. hope ya managed to read my message right. assuming you can read.

11.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 17:28:11
Matthews is great, no doubt about it. But this trade improves the ten overall. I am assuming Barzal gets a few more goals and points playing with better linemates here. Huge difference between Nylander and Marner than anything Islanders can offer. Also, huge difference in coaching styles. Trotz plays a defense first game. Leafs do not. I guarantee if Barzal came here as our 2C he would be a 30 goal, 70 point player. Do we really need two superstar centers? If we never had Matthews and drafted Barzal instead, everyone would be stoked about having Tavares and Barzal. Just because we got Matthews are you pooh poohing Barzal. Pulock is a great defenseman. And Mayfield is much better than Marincin, who we would waive. Play Mayfield/ Liljegren at 3RHD and Rosen/ Sandin at 3LHD. Break the kids in slow.

12.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 17:52:46
Sadly I cannot read lol.

13.) 11 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020 18:46:14
Got a bit sidetracked and never answered this one. I think my main issue with the trade is the amount we give up. If Mathews were moved tomorrow, even at his current cap hit, he would command this type of return from someone alone. There are many teams desperate for a "Mathews" type franchise player purely from a marketing stand point.

Remember what Lindros got alone? That would be what Mathews goes for. I would trade Mathews in a heartbeat if it were offered just because you never know and I still believe (guess I'm getting old lol) that depth and defence wins cups. Best team I have seen is the Dougie Andreychuk team and guess who was a selke winner on that team? Lol.

This return minus Dermott and Kapanen I would do it. Otherwise I would hold out. Just think what A team like Ottawa would pay for Mathews. He immediately helps the rebuild but more importantly gives them a guy to market. Get fans in the seats and get people talking about them.