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20 Feb 2019 16:38:19
Leafs: Borgman, 6th
Rangers: McQuaid

Leafs: Brown, Zaitsev, Gardiner, 3rd
Canes: Pesce



Deal works for both teams, we pay more so we don't have to trade Johnsson or Kapanen and also free up salary. Our defense looks solid.


1.) 20 Feb 2019 16:49:56
The canes have lost of cap space but they have aho to resign and I’m sure they would love to resign ferland so I find it hard to believe they would take gardiner and Zaitzev contracts.

2.) 20 Feb 2019 17:20:05
If we are trading for a top 6D I would rather take Jensen from Detroit. Mcquaid is good and all but I feel he would just be depth. Unless we are getting rid of Zaitsev, I feel Jensen is the better choice.
Jensen for some reason always plays really well against the leafs, so maybe he would play even better in a leafs uniform. He puts up more points anyway.

The second trade seems fair but remember Carolina wants more offence so I don't think they give us Pesce for two D and a penalty killer.

3.) 20 Feb 2019 19:10:43
Carolina is stuffed with defensemen. They would have to sit somebody if they bring in two and only trade one. Who would they be sitting in press box? MostLeaf is right. They want forwards. And I imagine they would be interested in someone with a bit more substance than Brown.



18 Feb 2019 17:24:28
Leafs: Liljegren, Moore, 2nd 2020
Avalanche: Makar

Imo Liljegren is not at Makars level, I would say he is somewhat close but Makar is a rare breed so we give them a speedy forward and a 2nd to add on.

Leafs: Brown, Zaitsev, 2nd, Korshkov
Canes: Pesce

Just a rough estimate without giving up J or K. Obviously we add.

Next year:


I would say top 5 defense in the league. Also rings in at 15.7 mil


1.) 18 Feb 2019 17:46:14
I agree - Makar is better. For that reason Avs keep him. He’s in their plans.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 18:08:37
Ya I would say the Avalanche would rather keep Makar unless they are getting a proven defenceman in return. Although Liljgren is getting close, he isn't there yet.

And ya the leafs need to definetly add in the Carolina deal.

3.) 18 Feb 2019 18:40:58
Korshkov hasn’t played all year. Pretty serious injury. I have a hard time seeing him get thrown-in on any trades.

Is Makar really that much better than Liljegren? They are ranked so closely it’s very difficult to say who is really going to be the better nhl player. At this point, I think it has more to do with development. And Liljegren has been playing at a much higher compete level in the AHL than Makar has in NCAA, and will likely see NHL time next year, while Makar returns to school for one last year to finish his education.

At this point, I think Leafs should stick with Liljegren rather than give up more assets to possibly get an upgrade in Makar. As much as I think Makar will be an impact 1RHD and potential Norris candidate one day, I can just as easily see Liljegren in the same franchise player category as well.

4.) 18 Feb 2019 20:07:23
Fair points LeafsGM.

It really is too hard to tell but Makar had more hype at the draft. We have Sandin up and coming RHD with lily pad at LHD so it will be fun to see how our Swedes do and if they move up together.



18 Feb 2019 17:05:59
Leafs: Brown, 2nd
Oilers: Puljujarvi

Leafs: Kapanen, Zaitsev
Ducks: Manson, Ritchie




1.) 18 Feb 2019 18:12:31
I like the first trade and I think Dubas would too. The only problem will the amount of money Puljujarvi will be seeking after this year.

I'm not really a fan of the second one TBH. The leafs need Kapanen to play on their PK if Brown is traded. I would much prefer Montour over Manson anyway.

Just put Puljujarvi in Brown's spot on the 4th line and keep Hyman in the top 9, then your good.



16 Feb 2019 13:28:03
Leafs: Brown, Zaitsev, Liljegren
Canes: Pesce


Dermott is clearly already better than Gardiner, so making the lines like this we are solid on each line.

4th line:



1.) 16 Feb 2019 16:42:50
BW. This is a great trade if Carolina would make it. Pesce is way better than Liljegren. That may not hold true in a few years, but by then we already will have won the cup with our new young, cost controlled top line defender. It’s a no-brainer. At the same time we dump Zaitsev on Carolina, who collects defensemen like my ex collects shoes. I don’t know if the price is right or not, but never hurts to ask. You are a shrewd business man Willy. I can tell you know how to work a deal like it was a chainsaw. I always enjoy reading your posts because usually you are the most original thoughts on the site. Sometimes I just got to sit in awe at your ability to think outside the box. And while this proposal here isn’t quite as original or thought provoking as some of the ones I’ve seen you post in the past, it’s still a good deal and earns the respect a man like you deserves for being so fastidious in your daily posts. I love BW. I really do.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 19:54:14
Would prefer giving up johnson than liljegren. that's just me. other than that not a bad deal at all. good proposal.



13 Feb 2019 17:29:32
Leafs: Liljegren, Bracco, 1st 2020, Zaitsev, Timashov
Senators: Duchene, Stone

Leafs: Gardiner, Johnsson, 2nd
Jackets: Panarin, Anderson

Sacrifice the future and defence but bring in the Stanley Cup 100% with our offense.

Leafs: Brown
Bruins: Kuraly




1.) 13 Feb 2019 18:54:15
To bad there’s a cap eh.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 20:23:15
Yeah but ways to work around it, like Horton and Marleau with picks to whoever to fit this in.

3.) 13 Feb 2019 20:37:16
Where is Marleau.

4.) 13 Feb 2019 22:24:07
If you use hortons contract as LTIR than what you used gets put on next year cap, plus all bonuses that put you over cap this year must be added to your cap next year. these deals are awesome without the other intangables.

5.) 13 Feb 2019 23:14:06
Good luck the leafs would have to move a lot more contracts to afford theses guys.

6.) 14 Feb 2019 00:25:47
Not giving up 1st for two rentals. Neither would resign. Too expensive. Defense often trumps offense in playoffs

You think Bruins Leafs make trade prior to playoffs? Uhm no.




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13 Feb 2019 20:23:15
Yeah but ways to work around it, like Horton and Marleau with picks to whoever to fit this in.




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13 Feb 2019 20:21:49
Yes I love Petrovic, I think a 4th could get it done now.




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09 Feb 2019 22:56:02
We ship out more than we take back then can free up salary other ways. Example: buyout Marleau.




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01 Feb 2019 17:49:02
Would be sweet, only problem is Waddell would never do it.




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01 Feb 2019 08:36:05
Would love for this to happen but highly unlikely.





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