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22 May 2019 09:16:01
Leafs: Kadri, Johnsson, Zaitsev, Brown
Stars: Faksa, Hintz, Lindell, 3rd

I think it all balances out, we give them all that to free up cap (trading Zaitsev) and obtaining solid pieces. Faksa plays 4th line unless injuries or until next next year when Thornton is done then moves to 3C.

Sign Thornton

Hintz-Matthews-Nylander
Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Thornton-Kapanen
Moore-Faksa-Mikeyev

Rielly-Lindell
Muzzin-Dermott
Sandin-Rosen

Reunite Thornton and Marleau so that they can both have a good shot at winning the cup and together.

No team can match our speed, center depth, and our defense looks good with a solid top 4 and young bottom pair.

BigWilly

1.) 22 May 2019 15:06:15
An entire team of LHD is different. I don’t see why it can’t be done though. I think the team looks better overall, though I question just how effective Marleau and Thornton willl be together. Someone on here once told me they hate each other. Whether that is true or not, I don’t know. What were you going to offer Thornton anyway? 1 year @ $2M is about all I would give him. If SJ doesn't make him an offer and he wants to play here, that’s the best we can give him. Take it or leave it.


 

 

20 May 2019 17:53:57
Had an idea last time but let's make it bigger

Leafs: Andersen, Brown, Timashov
Flyers: Hart, Myers, Frost

I do like Hart a lot, I don't think he's ready for the Elite role yet but will be a future Carey Price. Then if we go get someone that can be a mentor and play 35-40 games that would be good for him. Maybe McElhinney.

BigWilly

1.) 20 May 2019 20:31:30
There’s no way philly would do this Hart and frost will be a big part of there future.


2.) 21 May 2019 04:11:49
Just read an interesting article about current trends in goaltending in the nhl. Seems like teams are relying less on a workhorse goalie and going more and more with a tandem 1a and 1b, where goaltending duties is split a lot more evenly. The objective is to prevent goaltender burnout so your 1a goalie is good for an extended playoff run. This year we witnessed teams like Dallas, Carolina, and Islanders all ride a tandem of goalies into the playoffs. Very interesting, and looking at just two examples, I can understand why.

1st example is Leafs very own Frederick Andersen. Since becoming a Leaf, Freddie has started close to 60 games a year. The result: his regular season stats are a lot worse than when he was in Anaheim splitting net duties. And his performance in the playoffs is lacking.

2nd example: Tuukka Rask. Since splitting the net duties, Rask has put up better regular season stats. But the kicker is his performance in the playoffs. Bruins are riding a hot Rask all the way to the finals. His numbers are ridiculously good, and if Boston wins the cup, Rask is looking hands down like the Conn Smythe winner.

I didn’t realize Hart started 31 games last year. That’s a pretty good number for a rookie goalie. His stats weren’t great, but neither was his team in front of him. Hart would make a perfect complement to Andersen to share net duties. Would be nice to have a pair of goalies equally capable of carrying a full workload. Take a lot of pressure off Andersen and give us someone we can rely on in case of injury. We all know Sparks isn’t the guy. In a couple years, Hart is up to speed, and we can let Andersen walk and use that money towards Hart. Hopefully by that point, either Woll or Scott is ready, and we start the process again.

Hart is considered one of the best goalie prospects in the world, if not the best. If we could make a deal with Philly for him, Leafs would be in a much better situation both short term and long term. Unfortunately, it is well known that Hart is Philly’s only half decent goalie. For a team that had eight goalies start in net last year, it would be understandable if they didn’t want to trade Hart. And if they did choose to trade him, the price would have to be so unfair that Toronto would never be able to accept.

I love the idea of pursuing a young stellar goaltender like Hart, but I don’t think it will be Hart himself we could get.


3.) 21 May 2019 15:56:52
There is absolutely no way the Leafs part with Andersen at this stage. They want to win a cup and going younger at goalie does not help this.

Also, the Leafs have 2 stud prospect goalies of their own in Woll and Scott.


 

 

19 May 2019 22:58:16
Leafs: Zaitsev, Brown, Timashov
Devil's: 3rd

Leafs: Liljegren, 2nd 2020
Lightning: Foote

Resign Hainsey 1 year 1 mil

Kadri-Matthews-Bracco
Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Nylander-Kapanen
Moore-Marleau-Korshkov

Rielly-Foote
Muzzin-Dermott
Sandin-Hainsey

Free up 7.5 million to get a solid championship team right here. This offense would be a true juggernaut. I don't make my lineups by overall rn I go by how the players would play together.

Or another thing if the Leafs really want to to save $ along with the other trades.

Leafs: Andersen
Flyers: Hart, Myers, 2nd

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1.) 20 May 2019 02:13:05
Love the first trade if you could only convince NJ, or anyone else, to take that deal. In other words, someone please take Zaitsev, please.

Love the second deal even more. I don’t care we are trading with Tampa, Foote looks like he’s going to be every bit as good as his old man. He’s bigger and less injury prone than Liljegren. Too bad he’s Tampa’s only real good RHD prospect and they look set to lose a few older defensemen. They probably need him even more than we do.

I’m all for re-signing Hainsey on 1 year deals. He’s obviously still got game, and we obviously still need him.

The last deal is a real stab in the dark. Hart is one of the highest rated goalie prospects in the world. He’s started a few games for Philly and looked good. It’s risku though. I doubt Dubas would take a chance on a move like that unless the goalie is more proven. Hart just doesn’t have the experience. If we could get Hart without losing Andersen and run the two of them together for a year or two, that would be the smart thing to do. Hart is cheap until Andersen is done anyway, so we can afford both.

As always BW, love these trades. Looks good. I fully agree that is a championship team you got there. Korshkov on the team is a bit of a curveball. Lol. He might make it next year. We could use a guy his size.


2.) 20 May 2019 15:56:21
Both deals are good. I remember watching that draft thinking Foote was going to fall to the Leafs. Liljegren was a great consolation though.


3.) 20 May 2019 16:46:36
What about adding frost to the andersen deal? I'm all for selling Andersen but I want a big return for him.


 

 

18 May 2019 00:46:38
Leafs: Zaitsev, Brown
Devil's: 3rd

Sign Myers or other shut down dman for Rielly

Kadri-Matthews-Bracco
Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Nylander-Kapanen
Moore-Marleau-Korshkov

Rielly-Myers
Muzzin-Dermott
Sandin-Liljegren

BigWilly

1.) 18 May 2019 04:53:58
If you expect Myers to be a shut down defenseman, you’re going to be disappointed.


2.) 18 May 2019 21:27:59
I usually don't agree with memarcusjoe but he is right myers is not a shutdown D he has a big shot and loves jumping into the play. Reilly and Myers would be an interesting pairing, some nights you would see them get 4 points some nights you would see them have 5 scored on them.


3.) 18 May 2019 23:09:02
I’d rather just bring Hainsey back on a 1 year contract than sign Myers.


 

 

15 May 2019 09:37:08
Leafs: Johnsson, Liljegren
Avalanche: Makar

Liljegren is a GOOD prospect, just good, Makar is an amazing prospect imo.

Leafs: Nylander, Zaitsev
Predators: Subban, Smith

Kadri-Matthews-Bracco
Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Moore-Smith-Kapanen
Medvenov-Marleau-Korshkov

Rielly-Subban
Muzzin-Makar
Dermott-Rosen

BigWilly

1.) 15 May 2019 12:48:09
I don't think the Leafs have a chance in hell of prying Makar out, but possibly Conor Timmins.


2.) 15 May 2019 17:20:40
I think Colorado will look at moving Tyson Barrie rather then Makar if they do move one of them. Also I would rather keep our best LW and trade Kapanen instead.


3.) 16 May 2019 01:03:26
Barrie is as good as gone is my guess too. Makar is younger and cheaper, and after Barrie’s contract is up next year, he’s going to be looking for a huge payday a la Jake Gardiner style. I think if Leafs could have got him for the right price we wouldn’t have bothered with Muzzin. So I’m thinking Avs are asking too much for Barrie.

I haven’t seen a recent update on the rankings for entry level defensemen, but I got to assume that Liljegren dropped down somewhat after injury this year. The difference between Makar and Liljegren is much more than Johnsson. It would be Nylander.


 

 

 

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31 Mar 2019 20:57:41
I think we may need to switch the 3rd to a 2nd and they accept it, nice targets GM.

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12 Mar 2019 14:44:56
No way look how bad our team looks after all of that.

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01 Mar 2019 18:26:16
Yeah I love Makar he is such a good defenseman and would easily be my favorite Leaf. If we can acquire him that would be huge.

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25 Feb 2019 19:14:58
Source was wrong eh.

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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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