15 Mar 2020 22:11:33
Matrhews to Detroit for a 1st rd pick in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

Marner to Minnisota Wild for a 1st rd pick in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Nylander to SJ for a 1st rd pick in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Tavares to LA Kings for a 1st rd pick in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Anderson to NYI for a 1st rd pick in 2020 and 2021

Kapanen, Bracco, Johnsson and Kerfoot to Anaheim for a 1st rd pick in 2020 and 2021.

Giving the Leafs 6- 1st rd picks in 2020, 7 - 1st rd picks in 2021, 5 - 1st rd picks in 2022 and 4 - 1st rd pucks in 2023. Team would tank for a couple years, and then have a wealth of cheap high end talent.

1.) 16 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 09:40:55
Not only are these not even close they make no sense sure we can draft players to make a team but you still have to develop them and still ice an nhl team.

2.) 16 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 11:20:32
Why on earth would the Leafs trade for picks only to HOPE to draft equally talented players, just ridiculous.

3.) 16 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 14:02:16
Depends where you stand on the current team and where those picks fall. If that was 6+ firsts in the top 10 every year (clearly your tanking) wouldn't be the worst idea. If you really believe this team cannot win then that's the best option. I'm not willing to throw in the towel on these guys yet though.

4.) 16 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 20:35:36
You would have to meet the salary floor. So you would need to take in bad contracts like Eriksson and Lucic, and find some LTIR. Fill out the rest of the team with plugs, hope to come dead last for the next three to five years. It would be a rebuild on top of a rebuild.

I hope they come back for a few games. Just enough for Matthews to pot a hat trick and win the Richard Trophy.

5.) 17 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020 17:40:36
Looking at this trade again, I got to question these values. If Pageau as a rental brings 2x1st, is Matthews really only worth 4x1st?

The more I think about it, the more I like it. For one thing, Leafs rebuilt the team using only their own picks really. None of the guys they traded out had much value other than Kessel, and even he only brought 2x1st, which basically replaced the two firsts it cost us bringing him in (Seguin and Hamilton too at that! ) .

So with a suggestion like this, we aren't hooping to draft just one player like those going out the door. We want to draft a whole team of them. And the chances of doing that are much larger when you have four or five picks in the first round for the next three years than just your own. We could end up with a whole team of Matthews and Mariners and Reilly's. Like Pittsburgh in the early 90's when they ended up with Recchi Jagr, Cullen, Stevens, etc all breaking in at the same time.