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06 Jun 2018 08:55:30
Leafs should trade up and target RHD Noah Dobson or C/LW Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Worth it! Anyone agree? If disagree then which 2018 draft prospect should they realistically trade up to get?

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1.) 06 Jun 2018 15:42:37

Big kid. Plays a sound defensive game. Has great pedigree. The scouting reports on him are excellent, and he continues to project higher in the draft than he was at the start of the year.

Barring that, we should be going for a center. Veleno, Linderstrom, or Hayton.

2.) 06 Jun 2018 21:31:42
I don't think we'd need to trade up for Samuelson. If we're looking at LHD, I really like K'Andre Miller. Veleno would be a sweet centre to draft, good two way guy with elite skating abilities. Kravtsov will be an absolute steal if he drops to 25.

3.) 07 Jun 2018 01:59:23
I'm not too sure any of the aforementioned players will be available when the Leafs draft at #25. I' cautiously optimistic that Dellandria might be.

4.) 07 Jun 2018 03:27:11
I would agree with MarquesMen on the Leafs not trading up for Samuelson. According to NHL Central Scouting Samuelson is ranked 21st among North American skaters (and not including European prospects) . a couple of mock drafts no longer have him listed in the first round. If the Leafs are keen on taking him, Samuelson may be available at the 25th pick.



05 Jun 2018 09:28:32
Leafs and Hurricanes Trade

Leafs: Hanifin and 2nd Overall Pick (Svechnikov)

Hurricanes: Nylander, Gardiner, 25th Overall Pick and Pickard

Auston Matthews

1.) 05 Jun 2018 15:49:34
I like this. Your picking at Carolinas weakness in goal and goal scoring, and a near lateral trade of defensemen to bring in a replacement for nylander, personally I think it'll be tkachuk over svechnikov as they would want toughness and edge with skill.

2.) 05 Jun 2018 17:14:04
Why on earth would Hurricanes want Gardiner?

I can’t think of even one reason why a rebuilding Carolina team that has so many high quality young defenders would want to bring in pending UFA in Gardiner, and at the same time be willing to trade down at the draft.

3.) 05 Jun 2018 22:53:51
Hurricanes are going to draft Svechnikov. He just spent the day in Carolina today.

4.) 06 Jun 2018 00:21:06
I like this deal. I have a feeling Toronto would have to sweeten the pot a bit but I could be wrong. I prefer seeing zedina at that point or a trade down for the kid from Bathurst (dman) . Either way getting hanifin would be nice.



02 May 2018 04:08:23

Tampa Bay: Lievo

Toronto: Dotchin

Fair trade that suits both team's needs and both players aren't used or could crack their own lineup. Both needs to play more therefore starting fresh. As far as the cap, both are cheap which makes it fair on both sides. Leafs need a gritty and big young RHD and Tampa gets extra fire power on offence.

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1.) 02 May 2018 05:25:20
I would absolutely do this trade if Tampa would.

I don’t think Lievo has as much value to Tampa as Dotchin would for us. But as far as an exchange of spare parts go, I like this.

2.) 02 May 2018 07:33:40
LeafsGM, exactly. this trade has no intention of either team trying to win it, because we value Leivo very well but we just don’t have the room for him. just like Tampa bay to Dotchin. Both young and good potential, it’s more of a positional depth need, as opposed to skill vs skill type of trade.

I’m glad you can agree on this trade as I try my best not to get criticized or me being perceived as biased unlike some users in this site who posts silly trades.

3.) 03 May 2018 03:00:43
Like the trade. Though I haven't seen him play, his stats and reviews suggest he might make a good replacement for Polak as the 6D. Size, grit and a good 2-way game.



02 May 2017 02:46:59
Bob Mckenzie is sure that Drouin will get traded, and Leafs would definitely need a top line LW in which Hyman and JVR isn't. On the other hand, Lightning needs a young top 4 D because they rely on Hedman too much and improve depth as well.

Leafs: Drouin + Gudelevkis

Lightning: Gardiner (retain $1.5 million salary) + Sparks + 4th Round 2018

Auston Matthews

1.) 02 May 2017 05:16:21
Why would the leafs do this? It's setting us back. Our defence is what needs improvement. We have plenty of wingers, mainly on the right side but I'm sure they can convert.

2.) 02 May 2017 05:52:37
I wouldn't mind drouin but he's going to ask for 6m+
- he's good but I'd rather keep JVR at that price.

3.) 02 May 2017 16:54:27
The Leafs need defence and you think they should trade a defenceman who played well in the playoffs?

4.) 02 May 2017 20:25:47
Leafs don't need drouin when they can give a young player that spot. Trading gardener would weaken our defence even more which was already bad.

5.) 04 May 2017 15:05:26
You think Drouin's a top LW?

Career best 53 pts on a really good team.

Miserable failure prior to that.

Self interest is his driving force.

No thank you.



10 Mar 2017 11:34:02

JVR(LW), Gardiner(LD), Liepsic(LW), Bibeau(G)

Trouba(RD), Connor(LW), Comrie(G), and 2nd Round(2017)

Key points on how it benefits for each side

- Leafs are weak on (RD) depth position and Trouba makes up for it in the long term. At the same time, Jets get a very offensive who's reaching to prime(LD) in Gardiner since Jets have a strong depth in (RD) position and Trouba wants to be in top pairing long term which leafs are currently in need and a perfect fit.
Win-Win situation

- For the current age group of rebuild, I don't see JVR sticking around with the leafs and with him leaving that team creates a huge gap on (LW) position and needs a young top (LW) which is Connor for the long term. For Jets, they get a big offensive veteran who compliments the young guns in their organization plus his salary cap is attractive.

- Leafs get a young promising goalie in their depth system and can be a potential future starter goalie in which leafs are in desperate need. For jets, they get a instant starter in Bibeau for AHL long term or a long term backup goalie in Jets since they are riding with Hellebuyck as their main and goalie of the future, he's also a big guy like Hellebuyck.

- Leafs don't need Leipsic because Leafs have too many small skilled forwards and chances of having him to crack the into the Leafs roster is very unlikely. Jets benefits from him because he's a young skilled prospect who's got good potential.

- Leafs get a 2nd rounder in 2017 as it's meant to even/sweeten up the overall trade because giving up Gardiner and JVR are huge pieces. That 2nd rounder should not bother the Jets because the draft isn't like the last two years of drafts, plus the Leafs should be wise to draft a Talented goalie, (RD) guy, or a big center with that pick.

Overall speaking, I think its a perfect trade. Let's see what y'all think.

Auston Matthews

1.) 10 Mar 2017 15:44:11
Although I like the trade, I don't think the Jets would like Gardiner per se or else I think this trade would have happened or at least a smaller one with Trouba and Gardiner.

The Leafs probably need to trade prospects to acquire a decent younger LHD to swap to WNG for Trouba

To PHA: F - B. Leipsic + D - T. Dermott

To TOR: D - S. Morin


To WNG: D - S. Morin + F. J. Bracco + 2018 3rd (SJ)

To TOR: D - J. Trouba.

2.) 10 Mar 2017 16:33:01
Jets are trading Myers not Trouba and they would want a good goalie. They already have Wheeler Laine Ehlers etc
And don't need JVR. Leipsic doesn't fit their size. Gardiner is not good at all on d.

3.) 10 Mar 2017 23:12:31
I find it hilarious that someone with the screen name 'cheeseburger phil' is evaluating a players ability to play defence.

4.) 10 Mar 2017 23:37:58
The Jets do not fit the requirements for the Leafs to trade with. Anaheim does. Last I checked, the Jets suck and won't make the playoffs. Too bad Laine had to be wasted there.

JVR would work well on any team, and after the Perrault (28pts) the next best is Lowry (21pts) . Matthias (12 pts) is all but done and slow. All of which; JVR (49 pts) is much better and more talented. Elhers is their only good player on LW at 54 pts and he's a flyweight; meaning in the playoffs he'll be up against it. JVR would do great on the 2nd line with Scheifele and Laine.

Their weakness down the left side on defence and LW is what is keeping them out of the playoffs. Enstrom and Stuart are done.

That is actually too good a deal for the Jets to refuse. The Leafs however are getting shorted. Trouba's not that good, Connor is a light weight and has proved zero in the NHL like Leipsic, Comrie can't handle the AHL, and the only good part is the 2nd.

So the Leafs would refuse.




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06 Jun 2018 06:38:34
LOL. Liljegren? Only time I’d put in Liljegren in a package is when you’re trading for Tavares that’s it. Not Eberle. Replace Nielsen instead of Liljegren and I’ll be ok with that.

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02 May 2018 07:33:40
LeafsGM, exactly. this trade has no intention of either team trying to win it, because we value Leivo very well but we just don’t have the room for him. just like Tampa bay to Dotchin. Both young and good potential, it’s more of a positional depth need, as opposed to skill vs skill type of trade.

I’m glad you can agree on this trade as I try my best not to get criticized or me being perceived as biased unlike some users in this site who posts silly trades.

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26 Apr 2018 18:25:41
Talking about destroying our future for that post ^.

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23 Mar 2018 16:55:38
SmileyRielly - rhetorical*.

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21 Mar 2018 01:14:43
Davidmackin - Eemeli Rasanen. FYI you know you can look that up since you're always on this site and internet. smh.

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