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18 Oct 2019 18:47:43
Ducks trade josh manson

Leafs trade Kapanen liljegren

Leafsgm whatever it take I want Manson. Leafs now have size up front and they need to get korshkov promoted to leafs. Manson is under control 2 more seasons after this one. korshkov and Bracco are both ready to be promoted. Leafs have pieces up front to move.


1.) 18 Oct 2019 19:54:23
I really like this trade and do not believe you have to include Lillegren. Kappanen for Manson sounds like a fair trade. If the Ducks want a Dman back, they can have Holl or Marincin. I would not let Lillegren go yet. Give him some time to develop before giving up on him.
If they want Lillegren I'd like Ritchie included. That's the only way I'd include Lilly. I think Ritchie could be a 20 goal scorer on the Leafs.


2.) 18 Oct 2019 19:58:32
Like this trade. He would look great on the right side of Reilly.


3.) 18 Oct 2019 21:53:56
Get er done . first ask kapanen straight up then work up the prospect list starting with filip kral until aniheim folds.


4.) 19 Oct 2019 10:05:10
If we can get Manson for Kapanen, I say go for it. He’s got 19 hits already, which puts him on pace for almost 200 exactly. He plays over 20 minutes a night. His Corsi could use a boost. Maybe playing on a better possession team like the leafs will see an improvement. He’s only 28, which is still early in his prime as defensemen tend to peak later than forwards. So we would be getting him in his best years too. The main thing I dislike about this deal is that Manson is UFA in three years. Kapanen his RFA. So I would exclude Liljegren just on that reason alone. Anaheim will get many more years out of Kapanen than we get with Manson.

Ritchie a 20 goal scorer. At $1.5M that’s a steal.


 

 

17 Oct 2019 06:47:08
Leafs trade Johnson Barrie
Ducks trade Manson

Something isn't kosher here and I need to get LEAFSGM on the case to tell me what it is. Positives the big Russian looks great the souperman. The goat has improved and Moore looks great but something isn't good here. All I think that's missing is size on the blue line thoughts


1.) 17 Oct 2019 07:36:24
Johnson is hands down not the guy you want to move. If they will take Kapanen, even with a small add, that is a much better option. Losing a LW is not a good idea right now especially Johnson. That Mathews line looks so good it's unreal that isn't something you want to break up right now.


2.) 17 Oct 2019 10:06:24
Is getting big slower dman the answer? Its not torontos size that is killing them. Its the fact they play run and gun hockey. When it doesn't work its odd man rushes coming back. If rielly, ceci, barrie or muzzin were slow theyd loss a lot more than they do now. Until the forwards tighten up a bit manson will be viewed as torontos whipping boy because he can't keep up with the endless odd man rushes. Once toronto plays less loose then manson will be a good fit. No structure causes slow guys to appear even slower.

Also, aniheim will want young controllable players coming back. Barrie may not be their target. then again you hever know

I love manson but not if torontos play makes him look bad.


3.) 17 Oct 2019 13:06:18
Kapanan and maybe Ceci Barrie is way more valuable then pretty much anyone on the ducks.


4.) 17 Oct 2019 13:33:06
Kapanen + Hyman for Rakell

Petan + Engvall + Hutchison for Demko.


5.) 17 Oct 2019 13:53:46
Rackell doesn’t improve us enough to lose both Kapanen and Hyman Kappy + 3rd for Rackell.


6.) 17 Oct 2019 17:21:08
As for the trade itself David, I’m not sure Anaheim does this. Manson is the stereotypical big stay at home defensemen we all want. I’ve been big on Manson for years, and unlike a few guys on site, I still think he is a big upgrade over, say, Ceci, just for example. He makes approximately the same.

Johnsson as our top LW is a keeper. Unless we can replace him, then we shouldn’t trade him at all. Same can be said for Human too I guess.


7.) 17 Oct 2019 18:06:38
Thanks for the call out David.

I love Manson. I really do. It’s a true bromance there. Value wise, yes, I think the value is there. Especially giving them Barrie as a kicker for this year. That alone makes Anaheim a much better team this year. And if they re-sign Barrie long term, it gives them a much better team for years to come. It would also signal a shift in Anaheim’s defensive strategy too maybe? Guys like Gardiner, Montour, Larsson, Theodore, etc. have all been traded away while Anaheim kept the more stay at home guys. Known for playing a tight-knit defense first style game, Anaheim has generally held onto the bigger heavy hitters like Manson, while parting with the more skilled speedy guys like Montour. So, dealing Manson for Barrie seems to suggest a different approach to Anaheim’s game plan. Otherwise they wouldn’t rush to break up one of the best defensive pairings in the game right now.

Manson is my favourite target for Leafs to pursue if they can get him for the right price. I really don’t think there are too many other defensemen that can play a 2-way game as good as he can.


8.) 17 Oct 2019 23:04:09
@Leafs1994 Barrie isn't very valuable at all lol. He is a rental top 4 D. In a Barrie for Manson trade the ducks probably say no. They would rather have a younger player and/ or prospect.


9.) 18 Oct 2019 00:59:11
Just remember, it was Kadri for Kerfoot with Barrie thrown-in. His pending UFA status means he has very little time value left. If we were to try and trade Barrie, a return like Ottawa got for Karlsson would be the very most we could reasonable expect.


10.) 18 Oct 2019 03:04:27
I just assumed he was throw in on this trade. Johnsson is the prize. Barrie just gives them someone to replace Manson this year. Barrie wouldn’t be needed on Leafs if we got Manson. Though I’m surprised you didn’t say Ceci like 99% of posters would. I think Manson would be a steady 30 point guy for years on the Leafs. And I can see him creeping back into the top 50 no problem playing for the Leafs. Anaheim only trades Manson though if they are packing it in and going for the tank and complete rebuild. If that’s the case, maybe we can’t ake advantage.


 

 

03 Jul 2019 01:29:12
Edmonton Benning
Toronto Gauthier timashov Borgman

Leafs lineup

Hyman Matthews Nylander
Johnson Tavares Marner
Kerfoot Spezza Kapanen
Moore Gauthier Bracco

Reilly Barrie
Muzzin Ceci
Dermott ------

Anderson Hutchinson


1.) 03 Jul 2019 03:05:16
Barrie has a one timer, he will play the power play and help.
Rielly doesn’t no what a one timer is.
Reilly and Barrie are both brutal at defence, they get hemmed into their own end. Watch out.
Ceci will play with Reilly.
Muzzin and Barrie
Harpur looks like he can fight, would love to see
Him play with dermott.

Spezza 4th line centre, will be good. This Kerfoot kid could be a steal. He looks like johonson, nose for the net and dirty areas where oya nylander won't go and most of the leafs.

All in all Dubas has got my attention.

Changes weren’t made, my time wasn’t going to be given to the leafs.


2.) 03 Jul 2019 03:11:58
Gravel. We signed Gravel David. He will be our last defenseman.


3.) 03 Jul 2019 03:55:14
Between Harpur and Gravel, we added a couple guys of real nice size. Either of those guys could be the big heavy hitting defenseman we all want.


4.) 03 Jul 2019 04:20:40
I'm interested to see of any of Liljegren, Sandin or Bracco get any time with the big club this year, especially considering Hyman amd Dermott will start the year on IR. The 3C and 4C spots will be interesting to watch as well with Spezza, Shore, Gauthier, Petan and Kerfoot all as potential candidates.


5.) 03 Jul 2019 04:25:30
Mikheyev Shore Moore should be the fourth line.

I agree with your third line, DM and this line could score 40 to 50 points by each player. That would be significant

Initially, Moore or Mikheyev should play with Matthews and Nylander till Hyman recovers.

Leafs will sign Marner, and I don't know how much. Marchment should be the replacement on the 4th line for the 13th forward.


6.) 03 Jul 2019 05:16:37
@MarsBars

I don’t think Liljegren, Sandin, Bracco see much time on the Leafs this year, if at all. We need to keep them in the AHL so Seattle can’t pick them. I’m not sure what the limit is on games played before they become draft eligible. I don’t think it’s a lot. It’s probably best they get the extra year to develop anyway.


7.) 03 Jul 2019 13:18:02
Even if Liljegren, Sandin or Bracco come up I'm pretty sure Seattle can not pick them. They did not play last year.


8.) 03 Jul 2019 14:54:05
To add to that, it does say that 1st and 2nd year players are exempt. The expansion is set for the summer of 2021.


9.) 03 Jul 2019 17:41:16
2nd year players are exempt too? Ok. That solves that issue then. I think. As you can tell by some of my more questionable posts, I’m obviously no expert. So if all those guys are exempt, then we don’t have a worry. I thought it was only first year players.

So from what I can gather using CapFriendly’s expansion draft tool, the candidate most likely to be lost is Hyman. Maybe we can trade him first though? Looks like he will be subject to a lot of rumours the next 20 months or so.


 

 

01 Jul 2019 21:37:16
Leafs brown zaitsev

Ottawa CECI

LEAFS GM I'm warming up to it leafs get CECI 1 SEASON AT 4.5 MILLION. same cap hit as zaitsev and they buy another year to wait Liljegren and SANDIN. zaitsev is right off leafs books gonezo. All it really cost them to make zaitsev disappear is brown........ makes room for BRACCO a better player than brown


1.) 01 Jul 2019 21:59:49
I guess. Not sure how I feel about it still myself David. We missed golden opportunities to land a true 1RHD. Instead we get one year of Ceci. We save almost no money. We end up with a worse return for Brown than we could have had at deadline. Benning is probably just as good as Ceci, and a lot cheaper.

Ceci gets a “show me” contract. One year to prove himself. But we still need a 1RHD. I don’t see how this trade improves is at all really, other than getting Zaitsev off the books early, which I’m sure we could have done another way without having to take Ceci back.

I suppose we have to wait and see how Ceci performs before making judgement. Harpur is a good grab though. He can play both forward and defense, so if worse comes to worse, we stick him in the back end. Lol.


2.) 01 Jul 2019 22:17:31
LEAFSGM

I don’t know much about CECI to be honest I don’t know where the leafs will slot him. the leafs are still missing a big piece of DEFENCE that’s for sure

Reilly Ceci
Dermott not READY to start season MUZZIN
ROSEN HOLL

THIS IS A BIG. MESS THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE SOMEONE

KADRI OR NYLANDER

WHO GOES NEXT LEAFSGM.


3.) 01 Jul 2019 22:56:46
When leafs move Horton to LTIR THEY HAVE ABOUT 15 MILLION IN CAP SPACE BUT NEED TO SIGN MARNER. SO they will have 5 or 6 million to spend on a defencemen if they wish. I don’t know who is out there as a UFA that leafs will want.


4.) 01 Jul 2019 23:06:58
Ok, winging it here, but since you shouted in CAPS how about:

TOR: Kadri C; Nylander RW 11.5 M

NJD: Hischier C; Severson RD 5 M, Mcleod C (Devils have 20M in cap space)

Two good, but problem players for an overrated 1st OA (52 and 47 pts are good, but not special), a mid level Center, and a solid 2nd pair Dman at a good price. Balance the deal as you need to. Mcleod help balance out the cap a little, and the Leafs need to replace Kadri as a 3rd line center.

Leafs still have an extra 5M (this is done after they sign Marner)

Would NJD do this, maybe not. But it's not like they did well last year. And they have to keep Hall in the fold.

From Mess to Bliss.


5.) 02 Jul 2019 00:11:24
Kadri Rosen for Barrie Kerfoot and the avs retained half of barries contract wuah what a deal.


6.) 02 Jul 2019 00:34:35
Is barrie at 50% salary hit good enough for you?

Kerfoot is a legit 3rd line C

Losing rosen kinda sucks but heres something to chew on

Reilly barrie
Muzzin ceci
Marincin holl (only till dermott mott comes back)

johnsson matthews nylander
Kapanen tavares marner (can be signed now)
Kerfoot shore spezza (they all play C)
Moore gauthier petan
Hyman gets into lineup once ready

Not a bad lineup. outside the bottom D pairing of cource but hey getting barrie is a huge upgrade overall and at 50%. thankyou sakic.


7.) 02 Jul 2019 01:42:25
Dubas has done a lot of work in a short amount of time. Well done so far.


8.) 02 Jul 2019 10:51:14
Remember they have to sign Barrie next year.
Kerfoot is great if he signs at a low price (Maybe 3x2M) .
Gained a 6th and lost a 3rd. Soon we will corner the market in the last two rounds.

Still a good deal for now. Still need 1 more D though, might as well get 2 and give up none (tee hee) .

TOR: Nylander, Marincin, Ceci, 2nd

ARI: Hjalmarsson, Connor Timmins, 1st.


 

 

27 Mar 2019 03:26:28
Leafs trade muzzin

LA KINGS trade grundstrom

LeafsGM

I'm already hating leafs traded grundstrom this could have been a huge blunder. Leafs are really short on left wing as well thoughts


1.) 27 Mar 2019 09:56:26
I don't get this. Left wing Right wing, players don't care, they are all over the ice anyway. It doesn't matter where you line up anymore. All I hear is Tor. are weak on LW, why, because Marner, Nylander, and Kappy play (line up) on the Right side. There is too much discussion around Left side Right side, if you have talent you will play wherever the coach puts you and trust me, wingers don't care.


2.) 28 Mar 2019 11:22:32
David you are so wrong bud. Muzzin has fit in perfectly for the Leafs. They just actually need another D stud at RD now

Muzzin for the leafs 27GP 5G 11A, pretty solid! Yes Grundstrom has 4G in 9 games, but that is too small of a sample size to think about. I did like Grundstrom as well, but the Leafs valued Sandin and Liljegren more.


 

 

 

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30 Sep 2019 07:16:49
LeafGM does Korshkov make your team I like him. Size in lineup is nice both Russian kids stay 4 me.


 

 

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09 Jul 2019 15:14:47
Leafs gm

Marner is being silly. He has the best opportunity in Toronto to get the largest revenue from advertising. His ego is bruised if he takes less that Austin Mathews that’s all this is.


 

 

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06 Jul 2019 21:42:13
No offer sheet is going to Marner. He will sign shorter deal 9 or 9.5 million.


 

 

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02 Jul 2019 22:49:09
Leafs have cash to sign Marner and 1 more decent defencemen. who is out there for about 4 million bucks a year.


 

 

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02 Jul 2019 02:14:26
Trying to keep the cap space situation in my head. BARRIE and KERFOOT =KADRI salary. So after Marner signs leafs should have 5 or 6 million left in cap space.


 

 

 

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