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04 Apr 2020 06:06:38
Leafs trade Kapanen
Flames trade 1st, conditional 1st*
*If Calgary wins cup either this year or next year

Squeeze them for that extra pick. Lol

Calgary only has two forwards that are right sbots. They would very much love to add a right shot forward to their offense, and Kapanen fits the bill good. Kapanen is a good player and on a good deal. He would be a cap casualty for us, obviously.


1.) 04 Apr 2020 13:54:26
Looks like your on the red Kool-aid this morning!

2.) 04 Apr 2020 16:06:43
Why does the Kool-Aid have to he red?

3.) 04 Apr 2020 17:19:10
K then, blue Kool-Aid and I assume this move puts Calgary over the top? Listen FlamesGM oops I meant LeafsGM Calgary has Lucic and for that reason alone they won’t win the cup! I won’t go any deeper into Calgary’s picks. Actually I will go deeper from your assessment we would get a second 1st round pick so 1/ 1st and possible 2nd if they win the cup. What would We get in the bottom 5 slots that we couldn’t get in the second round. Please remeber Dubas the lunch pale loves 2nd round picks. Plus would Those picks be better than Kapanen? There’s always a possibility I guess we fluke one.

4.) 04 Apr 2020 18:16:29
It's a cost cutting move HoundDog. Lol. That would be the only reason to make this move. I'm expecting Dubas to guy our depth now and Kapanen is still the most logical (imo) guy to go.

Its my day off. So it ain't Kool-Aid I'm drinking today. If you start seeing some strange posts on here tonight you know why now.

5.) 04 Apr 2020 18:42:03
Leafs drafted Robertson in the first round. One thing Dubas is good at is evaluating talent. His draft record so far is pretty darn impressive. I'm not the biggest Dubas fan, and I've been heavily criticised myself for being so critical on him. But even I think Dubas would be able to pull out a good draft pick with that first. We don't have a first this year, and we didn't have one last year. I'm not sure what the status of next year's first would be.

This trade as presented is flawed though because I said this year or next year. Trade deadline is passed. So the trade would have to take place in the off season. So Kapanen wouldn't be on Calgary this season for then to win the cup. So the conditional pick would have to be contingent on something different. Maybe Calgary wins the cup next year or Kapanen scores 20g/ 40p. Something like that.



03 Apr 2020 21:47:30
Leafs trade Hyman, Johnssom
Nashville trades Arvidssson

Arvidsson is not being used efficiently in Nashville. He was only averaging 16 minutes ice time this year. From both coaches. I don't know if he is in the dog house or what. But Nashville must feel like they don't have a contending team right now. A big trade there wouldn't surprise me, and Arvidsson is looking like the guy that is the odd man out. This trade gives them two good top six forwards back.

Leafs save money, and bring in a 30 goal scorer on a good contract.

Arvidsson/ Matthews/ Marner
Mikheyev/ Tavares/ Nylander
Engvall/ Kerfoot/ Kapanen
The rest of the guys.


1.) 03 Apr 2020 22:28:52
Not sure that's enough to get it done with Hyman being a rental but it's a good target. Kappy maybe instead of Johnson.

2.) 03 Apr 2020 22:53:00
Hyman is basically a 30 goal on good contract. or at least he was on pace for it. maybe give them kapanen instead of hyman.

3.) 04 Apr 2020 00:24:44
I wonder what Hyman will get. I bet he doesn't get more than $6 on the open market. Which seems a little unfair seeing how he does a lot of the work for his line and he is hitting numbers like Nylander was when he signed for $7. He's not seen as being as skilled, just harder working. Which imo means he should earn more.

4.) 04 Apr 2020 01:20:04
Why don't they extend hyman for 4 years at $4 mm.

Marner + Reilly + Engvall + 3rd pick for Slavin + Teravainen + Niederreiter.

5.) 04 Apr 2020 01:45:03
Hard to say what he gets. Top line grinder that scores 30 will get 7-8 from someone. Look what schenn got.

Other thing though Nylander is younger. Signing a 22 year old coming into his prime to 7 is different than a 28-30 year old.

6.) 04 Apr 2020 04:07:34
Hyman can do far better than 4/ 4. At his age this is Hyman last payday he will want long term. If your giving him 4 it has to be on an 8 year deal with the max allowable in signing bonuses. Even then he can probably get better but may do it as a favor.

That isn't a good trade. Marner can get something decent on his own and Reilly cap hit vs his play he is worth a helluva lot more.

7.) 04 Apr 2020 05:49:19

You have food taste. Slavin is having a fantastic year. He's an elite defenseman that is good in all aspects of the game. He looks like he is turning into a future Norris trophy candidate. And Teravainen is great too. Not Mariner's level, but he would make an adequate replacement for sure. And both these guys are on fantastic long term team friendly contracts too.

Is it worth the downgrade at wing and defense to take on the extra depth Neidereitter? Given the cap flexibility this trade provides us, I would say yes. I can see Teravainen squeezing out an extra dozen assists and maybe even a few more goals playing beside either Matthews or Tavares. That would put him on par with Nylander. That's still a very potent offence. We can trade Neidereitter after to save cap it needed.

8.) 04 Apr 2020 12:44:09
Leafs blow up the bottom six improves on Defense.
Follow up trades:
Kapanen + Johnsson for Theodore
Dermott + Kerfoot+ Brooks for Sanheim + Frost
Anderson for Reinhart + Ulmark

Hyman Matthew Nylander
Teravianen Taveras Neidereitter
Clifford Reinhart Mikheyev
Robertson Gaulthier Spezza
Forwards: $52 MM

Slavin Theodore
Muzzin Sanheim
Sandin Holl
Defense:$22 MM

Goaltending: $5 MM
$80.5 MM.

9.) 04 Apr 2020 16:31:18
Oh boy. Now you're going too far. Lol. That buffalo trade is a beauty. If Buffalo did that, their gm would be fired. Lol. Reinhart alone is a huge overpay for pending UFA goalie Andersen.

10.) 04 Apr 2020 16:33:32
So I got digging in Nashville's situation a bit more. Seems the ice time has been consistent between both coaches. So now I'm wondering if the gm is leaning on the coaches to ice the team in the way he wants it?



30 Mar 2020 06:40:17
Leafs sign Sorokin

Not sure if Islanders have Sorokins NHL rights still. If not, Leafs should consider him. He just had a stellar year in KHL. Actually, there are a few goalies in that league that are putting up some eye popping stats. Pretty remarkable. KHL must have a lot of low scoring games.


1.) 30 Mar 2020 17:36:20
10 goalies in the KHL have gaa lest than 2.00 and about .935 sv%. Those are remarkable numbers no matter how I look at it. Russia is producing some unbelievable goalies right now. Maybe the best in the world. Even in NHL it seems like the best goalies are from Russia.

2.) 30 Mar 2020 17:52:17
One other way to look at though is the people shooting at them are far less skilled.

3.) 30 Mar 2020 18:09:06
The leafs were linked to bilyalov earlier this year his numbers are even better the problem is for the leafs how do they do this I don’t see them walking from Freddie unless he falls way off and Campbell hasn’t gave the leafs a reason to give up on him and these goalies are not coming to North America to play ahl hockey they are 24 and 25.

4.) 30 Mar 2020 19:15:29
I guess you can look at it like less skilled players shooting at them. Except they seem to be able to do well in the NHL too.

24 and 25 is still pretty young for a goalie. We've had lots of 24/ 25 year old Russians come over. Just not necessarily goalie.

5.) 30 Mar 2020 19:17:35
They also can't sign an ELC in some cases because of age. So o sign then short term someone else will get them in UFA. Long term is a huge risk.

6.) 30 Mar 2020 21:17:44
Oh for sure I just don’t see how the leafs would do this unless they traded Campbell which I have personally liked.

7.) 31 Mar 2020 01:12:59
I like Campbell as well. Hard to say whether or not he's a full time starter though. Especially with the defensive play.

8.) 31 Mar 2020 20:12:56
Campbell was doing a decent job. I think we all like him so much though just because he's not Hutchinson. Seeing Hutchinson blow all those games for us, we all just embraced Campbell cause we were so happy we finally got a decent backup. But is Campbell starter material? Probably not. If he was, LA wouldn't have traded for him.

We need to plan for the day when Andersen isn't here. And that day may be approaching very soon.

Dubas seems to have an infatuation with forwards and scoring goals. He seems to forget that defense and keeping goals out of the net are just as important. His repeated procrastination on fixing our problems on RHD is already a concern. His desire to not confront the goaltending issues is even more concerning.



30 Mar 2020 06:19:40
Leafs sign Chara*

Why not? Go big or go home, right? This is as big as they get. Boston has to sign Krug. They are tight next year. It's possible they can't afford Chara. Maybe we can use him instead. His salary is paid for by trading Dermott after.


1.) 30 Mar 2020 13:03:19
I don't think Chara would help. Boston plays a game that works well with Chara on the Leafs he would look like a pylon. I also don't think he ever leaves Boston unless he retires. Good thought though as he has been beating us for so long lol.

2.) 30 Mar 2020 14:28:06
Gotta agree with LeafsLife he finest fit the system not to mention he has regressed a lot the last few years as he should I don’t think this move does anything for us.

3.) 30 Mar 2020 16:31:14
He would be a good fill for RHD for a year is all I'm thinking. That and it would be nice if we could sign him and beat Boston at their own game for once. Lol

Chara's game isn't built on speed. It's built in positioning. His hockey IQ is tops in the league. There simply isn't a smarter defenseman in the NHL imo. My guess is he isn't done yet, and if Boston doesn't re-sign him for whatever reason, there will be at least one or two contenders he would consider, and I hope Leafs would be one of them. For a 1 year deal at a $1M it's super low risk and super high reward. Think about it. A big heavy hitting tough as nuts 1RHD Norris winning defenseman captain of his team that logs 22 minutes a night. That's what we are hoping for isn't it?

4.) 30 Mar 2020 18:10:53
I mean it’s tempting for sure but also a big risk another question is would he even be willing to come to the leafs.

5.) 01 Apr 2020 01:33:28
If he is willing to sign for that cheap then for sure but I doubt he would. Chara still plays at a high enough level someone may offer a 3 year deal.



29 Mar 2020 23:08:31
Leafs sign Forbort

Cheap alternative to signing Pietrangeloe. I believe Forbort can play RHD, but I'm not 100% sure. If I remember correctly, he was playing RHD before he became Doughty's partner last year. I know he spent most of this season and last playing top line beside Doughty. Of course, Doughty had his two worst years of his career the last two years, so that might not be something to brag about. But what we do know is that Forbort is capable of playing top line minutes holding the fort with a Norris capable offensive defenseman as his partner.

It would only work if Forbort can play RHD. We have too many LHD already. I'm already expecting Leafs to trade Dermott if he can't play RHD.


1.) 30 Mar 2020 01:03:07
Good prop in that Petro won't be signing here if the cap stays flat. Forbort a poor man's version.

2.) 30 Mar 2020 16:32:41
Again. Just thinking about a plug to fill that 1RHD for a year to let our guys develop some more. Forbort is a poor man's version of Pietro is exactly how I see it too. Considering it only cost Calgary a 4th at the deadline for him, I'm kinda surprised Dubas didn't do it.

3.) 30 Mar 2020 18:13:12
I think zadorov should be a target if we are leaning towards a lhd playing the right side.

4.) 30 Mar 2020 19:44:33
That's a good point. If we can't find a true RHD and need plug in a LHD in RHD spot, maybe there are better choices. Hainsey should be available. Maybe we can get him back? He clicked rather well with Reilly.

Also, Calgary has a bunch of UFA defensemen about to hit the market. Maybe we could think about signing one of them?

5.) 30 Mar 2020 20:44:32
Zadorov I would like as well but I don't want Dubas negotiating the contract lol.

6.) 30 Mar 2020 22:39:58
What do you think zadorov is worth? To me 4-4.5 would be something I’d do.

7.) 31 Mar 2020 18:34:38
I think you can probably get Zadorov for around the $4M mark as well. Maybe less. He is a solid defenseman that can truck people over. I would love a guy like that on the team. Just one. That would be enough to keep the other team from taking liberties with our goalie.

8.) 31 Mar 2020 19:42:56
4m to any other team. 8m to Dubas lol.

9.) 01 Apr 2020 00:11:22
Yeah. And only for a three year term. Lol.

I expect to see Zadorov traded this off-season. I would be very surprised if he is not. And I am very curious to see what he goes for.

Other defense en I expect to get traded and I'm very curious about value is Ristolaonen and Manson. Perceived value on these two guys is all over the place. No congruence whatsoever. Would like to see what they are worth on the open market. See what an actual real gm would be willing to pay for these guys will really help us armchair GM's in our fake trades. They should just listen to us and do what we tell them. We are the fans that pay their wages after all. (That was a joke) .




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04 Apr 2020 21:44:56
And, Ekblad is RHD.

It looks almost like Leafs94 was right. The plan is to let Reilly go after next year.




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04 Apr 2020 19:26:56
Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning HoundDog? You seem to be in a surly mood today? Quarantine starting to get to you. Lol.

I like this site more than any of the other sites that I go one simply because this site has a good crew of regular contributors. We have our differences, but for the most part there isn't a lot of trolls on here just calling each other Homers. Every now and then we get a drink or two from the main site on here. But that's because the main page forum is so dead. Gee I wonder why? This site gets A LOT more posts on a daily basis than the main page, and there is good reason for it.




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04 Apr 2020 19:14:58
Now that looks like a Stanley Cup winning team. Those top three lines are stacked. And I mean stacked.

I'm not going to worry about the trades themselves. Just going to pick in your lineups a bit.

Dermott as our 1LHD is a bit questionable. I have no doubts he is a top 4 defenseman. Or at least he will be. But right now I think he is at best 2LHD. Asking him to okay 25 minutes a night on top line might still be too much for him.

I love the idea of using Robertson's elc to help mitigate against the cap problems. But Robertson on 3LW is a bit of a long shot. I would love to see him make it right out of junior, but that's not something you see too often, even for the most elite players. Even Marner spent an extra year developing after being drafted

Tippett might actually be good enough to make the team next year. I see you traded for him, but didn't insert him into the lineups. He is an A-prospect for sure, and I would be thrilled to see a lineup including both Robertson and Tippett.

Big moves here HeatDreamer. Ballsy choices for sure. I love that Florida trade. Just don't know if Florida would be willing to swap out Huberdeau for Marner when the difference in salary is so large. You get way way way more bang for your buck with Huberdeau than you do with anyone on the Leafs.




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04 Apr 2020 18:55:16
Leafs paid a first just to unload one year of Marleau's contract. And it cost Washington Grubauer to unload one year of Orpik's deal. So unloading Bobrovsky would be a hefty price for sure. Speaking of Price, I'm not sure if he would be allowed to re-sign with Montreal right after they just bought him out. I think there would be a wait period before he would be allowed to re-sign with the same team, same as with a regular buyout. On the other hand, if No freak bought Price out, would he be a better signing than Andersen?

Montreal buys out Price. We sign him, then buy out Andersen?




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04 Apr 2020 18:48:36
I forgot the Leafs even drafted Bouthillier. He isn't working out so hot in junior though. I don't think he has much rubbish at making the NHL. But goalies are so unpredictable. You never know exactly what you have with them. For all we know, he could be our Binnington just waiting for his chance.

Someone posted on here not too long ago that Leafs should think about drafting a top goalie prospect with our earliest 2nd round pick we have this year. I don't think it's a bad idea at all. It looks like Dubas has his heart set on re-signing Andersen, which would pretty much take him to the end of his career. So we need to draft and develop a replacement for him starting now. Goalies take a lot longer to develop than any other position. If we draft a goalie this year, it could easily be five years before he is in the NHL. What your thought on that one HoundDog?





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