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23 Sep 2017 06:33:02
Leafs trade Jvr

Playoff pushing team near deadline 1at rounder 2018

Leafs have lines set in stone already

Hyman Matthews nylander

Jvr Bozak marner

Marleau kadri komarov

Then who knows what 4 th line will be


Reilly hainsey
Gardener zaitsev

Rest mystery

Leafs have some challengers pushing for spots and pieces they can move later on in trade


1.) 23 Sep 2017 14:22:46
Doubt it's set in stone. Yes, I agree that the top 2 lines are very likely. I could see Brown on the 3rd line and Komarov on the 4th. And barring any JVR trade still to promote Leivo or Kapanen.



13 Sep 2017 12:09:20
Toronto trade Bozak valiev

Playoff pushing team 1st round pick 2018

That's toward trade deadline

For all you guys out there who say resign Bozak your crazy.

We have best centre depth in league


Coming soon


Bozak thanks 4 everything but u need to go soon and let's only get a first back even we throw in extra cookie


1.) 13 Sep 2017 15:36:04
Gauthier, fehr, Moore, nylander are all on expiring contracts, nylander won't play center this year. Unless absolutely needed. fehr didn't play an nhl game since 2016 (I think) and Gauthier came off of an absolutely horrible leg injury. How is that the best depth in the league. 4 of the players named are 4th line guys. At best Brooks is a really solid 3 in my opinion.

2.) 13 Sep 2017 16:59:11
If Nylander is a centre you might want to let Babcock know about that since he has publicly said that he will not be playing centre this year.

3.) 14 Sep 2017 10:53:50
Definately don't have the best Center depth in the league.

4.) 14 Sep 2017 10:55:04
I like how you call me out Davidmakin and your trades are always terrible ideas.

Nylander will not play centre possibly ever, not this season for certain but I wouldn't be surprised to see Nylander stay on the wing for his career and take face offs on his strong side. It's not a bad option to have when the primary centre gets tossed (which is often) .
I don't think Leafs should sign Bozak because he won't sign for under 4 mil. I agree with that part, but the Leafs will have to address the void left by his departure, especially if it's at the deadline.

You're also putting a lot of faith in Gauthier and Brooks.
Both of which are not guarantees, Gauthier will at max be a forth line penalty killing specialist.
Brooks is such a wild card it's not even funny, we are yet to see his pro game and you're getting really excited about his numbers in an overage junior player. Granted his numbers were great in his draft year as well. That being said he hasn't played a single game at pro ranks yet, I hope he's great but to rely on this guy being an impact NHLer at this point is jus plain crazy.

On a brighter note, has anyone noticed the Leafs newest signing Pospisil. Size and skill, he looks to be ok if he can play consistently.

5.) 15 Sep 2017 14:01:46

NYLANDER doesn't play center and his defence isn't good enough, Oilers have a better center depth


And you have said that "no one have a better d core than the leafs" but The canes blow them out of the water with their d prospects.

6.) 15 Sep 2017 19:12:22
Best Centre depth? That's a joke right? Nylander is not a Centre and plays wing for 1. Bozak is on an expiring contract and likely not retained.

I was actually thinking the Leafs C depth is what is weak.



11 Sep 2017 05:52:16
Leafs trade Jvr nodal komarov

Whoever Jvr brings first plus and package Bozak and komarov for 1st and second

Leafs need to use older players who they don't want to resign as fuel to bring more prospects that keep prospects coming

This can be 10 year run for the leafs in few seasons down the road kadri and gardener will be moved as well.but their very important to the leafs right now.

The only way the team can stay on top is constantly bringing in young skilled players on entry level deals.


1.) 11 Sep 2017 06:13:17
Dear Ares99R

Their is major reason leafs don't want to acquire a 7milliom dollar player on back end. It will kill them against cap.

Leafs key core players

Matthews nylander marner

You hope Kapanan joins that group this year even if it later in season after you start moving Jvr Bozak and komarov

Kafir really important on this contract too venters

Matthews nylander kadri

Then you have a bunch of forward prospects coming

Grundstrom johnson korshkov bracco and many more

The defence prospects list is growing also

Liljegren dermott Nelson Rosen borgman JD Greenway

We are not looking to acquire expensive older players on long term deals. Hunter is one of best at finding top draft prospects you just need to keep loading him up with picks

The leafs will have a great present but it's what they are in 3 4 and 4 years that you have to look at.

2.) 11 Sep 2017 15:07:11
Spider spider spider

Hainsey is only a bridge to the future so it's worth it to sign him. But if you want to sign veteran defencemen like green or doughty it won't happen. Leafs are looking to develop young dmen as they must really watch cap dollars. Reilly will be highest defencemen paid by leafs. The leafs expensive core will be Matthews nylander and marner with nylander switching to centre once Bozak is traded.

The next 4 seasons you have kadri so leafs are set at centre going forward

Matthews nylander kadri

Adam brooks maybe one to watch as well

Then wingers your loaded


The list goes on and on I don't see any team with young players and prospects leafs have


JD greenway

Forget expensive defencemen bar is set with Morgan Reilly contract they will find more prospects 2 3 4 years from now look out.

3.) 11 Sep 2017 22:29:30
Dear Davidmackin,
Curious why you addressed me when I haven't blogged anything on this thread until now?

4.) 12 Sep 2017 00:20:12
David just because you can put together a list of thé leafs prospects, does that make them more appealing? How can you predict these guys the way you do?

You spit the same old babble in every one of your posts. They didn't make sense then, it hasn't changed now.

I think leafs could keep bozak. If he signs for less. Which he very well might. I think leafs should keep jvr for a playoff run. If they're in it. Komarov is a heart and soul guy on a great contract. Keep him for his rough and tumble play. He mixes in skill quite well.

Let them grow together then see what we have.

5.) 12 Sep 2017 13:49:43
I think you miss a few points in my proposal. First, Green is on an expiring contract so he is a short term bridge until the guys on your list are ready to make the jump. Also, I suggested Detroit retain 50% making him the same price as Hainsey. If you compare the two on Hero (http:/ / ownthepuck. blogspot. ca/ ) it isn't even close. Green is a legit #2 or 3 D-man and would make a better partner for Reilly.

It would allow the Leafs to move Hainsey to the 6 or 7 spot where he belongs. They could also possibly move Hainsey at the deadline like Columbus did last year. I think Rychel, a player you yourself has said needs to be moved or lost, Valiev and a 3rd is a fair price. The question should be "is this enough to get Detroit to move Green"? What would need to be added for a rebuilding team?
Rielly - Green
Gardiner - Carrick
Hainsey - Zaitsev.



08 Sep 2017 10:34:23
Leafs trade Jvr komarov

Washington trade 2018 1st round pick 2019 second round pick

Leafs trade Bozak and 4 round pick 2018

Pittsburgh 1st rounder 2018

Leafs promote rychel kapanan and Leivo

Who impresses at camp on defence


I think two of those make leafs that's why they haven't signed polak or at least they are waiting to see what they have

Leafs rebuild USA Mona Lisa they did get lucky landing at number one for Matthews but the broth of talent is work of art


1.) 08 Sep 2017 13:32:11
Dermott has a shot, maybe even Nielsen depending on how his camp goes. If Liljegren makes it out of camp he will need to play with someone like Hainsey, probably looking at
Rielly Carrick
Gards Zaitsev
Hainsey Liljegren

I don't really see that happening but it's possible. Otherwise it could be.

Rielly Hainsey
Gards Zaitsev
Dermott Carrick

That's my opinion anyways, a lot is left to be resolved with camp though.

Don't forget Toronto rookies plays the Habs rookies tonight!

2.) 08 Sep 2017 15:01:40
David, so that turns out to have three 1st rounders for this coming year's draft. I would use two 1st rounders to trade up for drafting Rasmus Dahlin. That's if leafs make it deep in playoffs, if leafs didn't make the playoffs and cannot draft him, I'd give 1st round plus 2nd round and 6th round to draft Dahlin.

3.) 08 Sep 2017 18:41:24
I want to see in a year or two who was best defencemen in draft I say it will be liljegren.

4.) 08 Sep 2017 23:37:48
Dahlin will probably go first and you'll probably have to trade Matthews for that pick.

5.) 09 Sep 2017 12:03:19
Dear Austin Matthews

Leafs don't have to draft Dahlin they will probably be in the 20s when they draft and even if they had two extra first rounders to grab number 1 is next to impossible. Hunter understands draft talent so it's all about keeping great players on entry level contracts to complement your expensive pieces.

If Matthews manner and nylader take a pick step this year and kafir and brown keep their numbers up look out NHL. Kapanan Leivo and rychel can fill in for Jvr Bozak and Karlamov. Nyander starts playing second centre mid season big upgrade over Bozak. kapanan could then play on your top 6 Leivo top 9 and rychel replaces Karlamov.

Leafs just seem to have cheaper players to fill in for mid range players that contracts are ending this leaf team is set up to be a powerhouse for a very long time it's Quite amazing to see what shanahan Lou and Babcock have done there has never been a blueprint like this since salary cap started. The leafs have had Ben done a better job than Chicago fantastic to watch this unfold.

6.) 09 Sep 2017 12:25:53
Leafs top 12 after trade deadline

Marleau matthews kapanen
Leivo nylander marner
Hymen Kadri brown
Martin Moore rychel.

7.) 09 Sep 2017 15:53:38
The Leafs have drafted and have an abundant of D prospects. They do not need to just keep drafting D, they need to see who will make it and trade excessive good quality prospects and/ or players like Gardiner to create room eventually.

The Leafs now can draft the best player available, wherever they are drafting or trade the pick for quality young talent!

8.) 09 Sep 2017 20:04:44
Well said Davidmackin and Torontobuds.

9.) 10 Sep 2017 16:35:56
Based on last years Corsi numbers, Gardiner and Carrick played best when paired together. 54.8%. That is elite territory. Seem to complement each other very well. Maybe affected a bit by usage and zone starts, but still very good numbers. Suggested pairings;
Rielly - Hainsey
Gardiner - Carrick
? - Zaitsez

Agree with David and Buds. If the leafs pick up extra 1st picks for Bozak and JVR use them to get the best player available. Their defensive prospect pool has been nicely stocked and multiple 1st round picks increases your odds of getting a high quality complimentary piece which the Leafs will need. Players like Hyman and Brown that fill out your roster without breaking the bank. Go Mark Hunter.

10.) 11 Sep 2017 23:20:00
Yes, according to Tanner. sorry, I mean't Corsi stats, Carrick and Gardiner played elite level together. I don't think Carrick saw as many minutes as the season progressed? Did he play in the top four during the playoffs? It's hard to gauge with Tanner who has more than once, proclaimed he would make a better GM than some already in the NHL.



05 Sep 2017 09:50:15
Later in season as younger players make push to leafs

Leafs trade bozak Komarov

Washington 1st rounder 2018

Capitals are going to struggle early

Who makes playoffs



Wild card

New York rangers


1.) 05 Sep 2017 16:33:49
Carolina could push rangers but I think they lack fire power up front but Carolina is solid on defence they may surprise and surpass Rangers.

2.) 05 Sep 2017 21:52:20
I think Ottawa will be in the conversation for division title.

3.) 05 Sep 2017 22:25:41
Dbone Ottawa played over their heads last season avoided a first round matchup with Toronto by 1 pt played weak Boston team. This year they don't get a sniff at playoffs we have bet going you will get I told you so soon.

4.) 06 Sep 2017 16:57:51
Just because young guys are making a push, doesn't mean they will be brought up. The Leafs are now following the old Detroit model under which guys were in the minors for a while before they were brought up.




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22 Sep 2017 14:30:47

We don't know what his co Siri obi get or training has been .
You generally go from doing nothing the last year and a half then presto your stepping in with the best players in the world. I'm sure their are physical things he just can't do .
Lupel is done.




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22 Sep 2017 03:53:48

Leafs getting first round picks is very good 2000times

What Babcock has told us so far

First line will b

Hymen Matthews nylander

Sending will be

Jvr Bozak marner

Third line should be

Marleau kadri brown

4th line


And god knows.




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21 Sep 2017 13:06:57

You love trading away first round picks. You need to go shalk board write ten times I'm not trading first round picks. Teams screw up a lot when they start doing that.




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21 Sep 2017 10:15:37
Good lupul finally shutting up only one more season to even think about this guy. Prospects need to step up this weekend. Babcock just sitting tight but carrick needs to show more also his position isn't very secure either. Can't wait to see what next week brings . Many oppertunity here for players to take control.




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21 Sep 2017 02:35:58
Mph 1

Do u ever think salary cap ramifications. How much u think Doughty wants next contract 9.5 million 7 years or 8 million . Do you want that action I don't .





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