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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.


 

 

17 Mar 2019 14:10:11
Major moves offseason

Leafs trade nylander
Leafs trade brown
Leafs trade Marleau
Leafs trade sparks
Leafs let Hainsy Gardiner walk
Leads resign Ennis

Leafs lineup next season

Johnson Matthews kapanan
Hyman Tavares Marner
Korshkov kadri Bracco
Ennis goat Moore

Reilly ______
Muzzin Liljegren
Dermott Rosen

Anderson
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1.) 17 Mar 2019 14:14:41
Forgot leafs gm

Tie zaitsev to railroad tracks trade him as well.


2.) 17 Mar 2019 14:27:29
Leafs Gm

If you have to keep Marleau it’s ok leafs are short on left wingers leave Bracco in minors next year. These moves up top save tons of cap space we need true number one right hand shot defencemen. name him leafs gm because we have the pieces to make the trade

Nylander brown for excellent number one right handed defencemen young and with term.


3.) 17 Mar 2019 16:06:20
Yes Nylander is overpaid but he’s also been one of our best players in the last two months him and Matthews are gaining momentum and if we get them back to where they were that’s a great one two punch our issue lies with the 3rd line kadri has actually suffered this year we really don’t have anyone to play with him I think it would be him we move he’s got a great contract and could be a number two center on most other teams the fact that our fourth line is playing better then our 3rd line shows how much disconnect there is between brown Marleau and kadri kadri can bring us a top 2 d or a high pick or good draft pick.


4.) 18 Mar 2019 01:09:09
What’s the matter with Hainsey? He’s leading the league in +/ -. Lol.

For Nylander + Brown + extras, I would like to see Leafs target a player such as Heiskenan or Chabot. Hanifin having a stellar breakout year in Calgary would be a nice
Ice score. McAvioy of course. Or am I overreaching here? I know a couple of these guys are not natural right hand shot. But when you are that good, it doesn’t really matter.

There’s so many outstanding young defensemen coming into their own right now. It’s exciting to see these kids breakout and really perform at such a high level at such a young age. I think this is the best crop of defensemen to enter the league in about 20 years. Maybe longer.

I agree with you David. Leafs have the pieces to make it happen if they want. I know Liljegren is going to be a star. But there’s no rule preventing us from having more than one right?

I know you are big in Makar David, is there anyone else you would like to see Leafs target?


5.) 18 Mar 2019 12:40:42
Leafs GM

LEAFS MAY HAVE ANOTHER ONE IN PIPELINE. Mac Hollowell I don’t know how good a skater he is. Skating is what did in Andrew neilson but if Mac can skate maybe you add him to a core that is coming in Sandin and Liljegren. Let’s look at Nylander more closely let’s put him down as squat the first 20 games. So he basically has 22 points in last 44 games do we trade KADRI instead. Brown is gonzo end of this season for sure he doesn’t do enough for leafs where he is slotted. One other guy on this list has to go

Nylander marleau Kadri to me marleau must go after July 1 along with Zaitsev. Then leafs have fixed cap for a while they sign Kapanen Johnson Marner Ennis. The players gone are Gardiner Zaitsev Hainsey Marleau and brown.

Guys coming in Rosen Liljegren moore Korshkov Bracco. Then leafs have cap money to solve the parts that are not working in offseason. I’m really concerned BOSTON do away with TORONTO easier than they did last time.

Cheers leafsGM.


6.) 18 Mar 2019 17:00:36
Is Hollowell still leading OHL in scoring David? I think his size turns a lot of people off Hollowell, but he’s the same size as Spurgeon, who has done rather well for himself. He could be a real steal. Him and Sandin obviously have good history together. He looks like he’s got real potential. A top 6 of Reilly/ Liljegren Sandin/ Hollowell Dermott/ Rosen doesn’t sound too bad does it?

The only problem I see is that we are a couple years away from fielding that defense, and we have to hope all these guys work out as expected. I’m the meantime, we burn years of contention using plugs and gap fillers and Zaitsev. That doesn’t sound as appealing.

Which is why I think what you say here makes sense. Leafs have the pieces to make something happen now. Cap is tight next year and we still have Muzzin, but after next year we will have the mo eh we can afford a real 1RHD too.

I’d like to see them pull the trigger on a trade sooner. But I don’t think that happens. Which is better for us on this forum because it gives us more to talk about.


7.) 18 Mar 2019 17:22:39
Nylander last 24 games like almost 20 points

Who goes leafsgm nylander Kadri or Marleau one of those three plus brown and zaitsev need to go.


8.) 18 Mar 2019 18:29:31
I would say moving forward kadri is our best option to trade we can get a good return and shed cap I think we are stuck with Marleau brown is gone Zaitzev will be hard to move but he could be moved as good as ennis has been hard to believe they will keep him I’d have to say one of Johnsson or kapanen might be the odd ones out me personally I think it’s Johnsson he’s been great and he plays our weaker side but he’s 24 and Kappanen is 22 if the leafs could get kapanen to hit the net I think he could score 30 goals in a season just because his speed puts him in a position to do so idk I just don’t see them dealing Nylander yes right now his contract looks rough but down the road it will be fine leafs only need 1 rhd to play with Reilly and there are plenty of them out their that make under 5 mil a season.


 

 

12 Mar 2019 11:48:28
Leafs still big mess

Leafs trade Nylander

Avalanche Makar

LeafsGM
I'm assuming Makar is ready to play next October in nhl. KORCHKOV is coming next season really crowded on right wing he has size. NYLANDER has no heart and desire to dig deep leafs are still big mess blue line and size up front


1.) 12 Mar 2019 12:21:34
Avalanche need scoring second line center.


2.) 12 Mar 2019 15:59:09
I don’t know David. At one point, I thought trading Nylander for Makar was a smart move too. Now I’m starting to have second thoughts on that. I’m allowed to change my mind. Makar still has another year of school, so won’t be in nhl next year. 2020/ 2021 season is earliest we will be seeing him. So making this trade now would weaken us, as we wouldn’t have anyone incoming to contribute for next season. And on top of it, Makar hasn’t played a single nhl game yet. He looks good playing Collegiate, but that’s a far lower level of hockey than nhl. Heck, ncaa isn’t even as high a compete level as AHL. Makar is doing well, sure, but I would like to see him play a few games at nhl level before trading a proven commodity like Nylander for him.

Colorado has high expectations for Makar, and for good reason. Looking at Makar’s comparables, the players he was drafted with same year, or just before or after him, guys like Heiskenan, Chabot, McAvoy, for example, all these guys were ranked similar to Makar, and all have performed magnificently. So its not a huge leap of imagination to think Makar is going to do the same.

I think Leafs are better off taking a wait and see approach. If Makar breaks a leg next year playing ncaa, or worse, and never returns to form, Dubas would have made a huge mistake. Best to be safe than sorry. Like I said, I’m hyped on Makar just as much as anyone. But a conservative approach is probably the better choice right now.


3.) 12 Mar 2019 16:10:28
Not only with the avs not trade Makar because they like him but they also can’t afford nylanders cap hit when you got rantenen to sign and zadorov.


 

 

 

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09 Jul 2019 15:14:47
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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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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.


 

 

 

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