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24 Feb 2019 07:21:05
TOR: Nazem Kadri, Nikita Zaitsev

CBJ: Alex Wennberg (1M retained), Josh Anderson.


1.) 24 Feb 2019 18:52:17
I don't mind this trade, but I think it's again something that would be done in the offseason. The leafs will keep Kadri for their playoff run this year, and if Dubas hasn't traded Zaitsev by now well then I guess the leafs are running that train, at least for this year.



21 Jun 2018 21:18:14
TOR: Gardiner (50% retained), 2018 first, Kapanen

MIN: Matt Dumba, Tyler Ennis (Cap Dump)


1.) 21 Jun 2018 22:52:38
2018 1st, 2019 2nd and maybe leivo? for Dumba.

2.) 22 Jun 2018 02:46:33
As much as I like Dumba, Gardner (50%retained), a 1st in 2018 and Kapanen who was also a 1st seems like an awful lot to give up.



17 Jun 2018 21:51:18
Saw this trade online and I liked the thought behind it.

Sign Derek Ryan to a 2 year deal

TOR: 25th overall, Jeremy Bracco, Josh Leivo, rights to Tyler Bozak

PHI: Wayne Simmonds, Radko Gudas

Line Ups:




1.) 18 Jun 2018 01:15:39
Simmons would end up being a 1 year rental for a 1st round pick.
IMHO, Leafs should stay the course, keep their picks and continue to draft the best team in the NHL!

2.) 18 Jun 2018 01:26:12
Simmonds is a great player. He would look good in a Leaf uniform.

I think what you are offering here is pretty reasonable. But I don’t know if Simmonds is on the market. Fliers will be wanting to make playoffs again this year, and they can probably use Simmonds a lot more than anything that is going their way here.



11 Jun 2018 01:17:58
Hearing that the penguins are looking into buying out Carl Hagelin. If this is the case:

TOR: Josh Leivo, 2018 fourth
PIT: Carl Hagelin, 2018 second

Carl Hagelin doesn't put up good offensive numbers but that's not what we'd be bringing him in for. He's a VERY good defensive forward and he'd be a great upgrade as a depth forward but also on our PK.

I'd slot Johnsson on our third line LW position, and put Hagelin on our fourth line LW.


1.) 11 Jun 2018 02:48:33
I don’t see any problems with this trade. Other than the $4M big ones we would have to pay our fourth line winger for one year, which we can afford. We dump Lievo and upgrade our pick. Gives us a better shot at landing a “diamond in the rough”.

2.) 11 Jun 2018 04:15:53

I would agree with your assessment of Hagelin bringing some defensive elements to a team. Advanced metrics illustrate his defensive strengths. His advance stats are also opposite to players such as Guentzel. Guentzel is also on the last year of his contract so it will be interesting to see if either of these players remain on the Pens roster after next year. I'm not saying that the Pens are looking to trade either, but their GM is open to making some changes which may necessitate the departures of either.

Hagelin however, would be a very pricey fourth line LW at 4 million. The Leafs do have a lot of cap room, but they will need it to strengthen their roster in multiple ways.

3.) 11 Jun 2018 09:23:15
I do believe it's a good even trade, we fill the komarov hole, at a more expensive price but maybe up the 3rd to a second for Pitts to retain a bit of salary might sweeten the pot.

4.) 11 Jun 2018 09:51:26
Leafs power play and penelky killers are loaded no match there. Penelty kill Johnson Kapanan brown.

5.) 11 Jun 2018 14:29:48
"Guentzel is also on the last year of his contract so it will be interesting to see if either of these players remain on the Pens roster after next year"

Another post showing Leafs fans being completely out of touch. Guentzel is a star in the making and the Pens would never part with him. He had 13 goals in the playoffs last year and 10 goals in 12! games this year.

6.) 11 Jun 2018 14:25:29
This discussion show how out of touch Leafs fans are about other teams. The proposed deal is absolutely absurd.

Hagelin is a very valuable part of the Penguins and they aren't looking to trade him, let alone buy him out. He was absolutely fantastic the second half of last year. His forecheck is among the most disruptive in hockey and he fits great with Malkin. There is more to hockey than goals. I doubt that there is a single Pens fan who would rather lose Hagelin that Sheary who scored 40+ 5x5 goals in the last two years.

Yeah, he is paid a bit too much, but the Pens can afford it. They are in great cap shape to sign their few RFA's. The only scenario where he gets dealt is if they make a big move to acquire an expensive player, and even then they would move Sheary and possibly Sheahan first.

7.) 11 Jun 2018 18:59:58

To clarify, my comments regarding Guentzel were simply speculative in that I am curious to see what the Pens organization decides for next season.

I am completely in agreement with you on Guentzel’s offensive contributions. He’s been a playoff beast and a welcomed player to any playoff hockey pool. That being said, he is approaching the end of his 4 million per year contract, and I am curious as to what his asking price will be.

Equally interesting are the Kessel rumours and speculation of him being possible trade bait. Some might argue that Kessel is just as important as the other two Penguins mentioned in this thread, with strong playoff performances.

We can also look at the past and see examples of player trades like Jordan Staal which was in part necessitated by economics. At the end of the day, most teams identify who their core players are and continue to make changes around them.

It’s going to be a fascinating summer for the Pens.



10 Jun 2018 02:54:26
TOR: 25th overall
DAL: Jason Spezza, 13th overall

TOR: 13th overall, Kapanen, Jason Spezza (50% retained), Garret Sparks

CAR: Jordan Staal, Brett Pesce

Sign James Neal: 1 year, 7M

Reasoning behind Spezza. leafs can afford to hold cap this year, they probably won't need all of it. Carolina gets rid of a lengthy contract but brings in a veteran centre for 3.5M. This I think but value to the trade itself

Why I want Jordan Staal: Some people say he's an older centre who's making too much money till he's 34. Our biggest need this offseason is defence. Staal would be our best defensive forward by a long shot, he's elite in his own end and this speaks volume. When we're up by a 1 goal game with a couple minutes left in the game, we literally don't have anyone to rely on to take that important faceoff but then stay on and finish the game off. His game style doesn't rely on speed, but instead it relies on hockey sense and play off the puck. None of his main qualities will affect his game with age. Kadri is also making very little as a second line centre so we can afford to pay our third line centre a little more. I believe he's a reliable second line centrenon any team.

Lines for next year:
Johnsson-Aaltonen/ Lindholm-Grundstrom



1.) 10 Jun 2018 14:31:03
This trade is awful for Dallas.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 19:06:39
I wouldn't call it awful for Dallas. Moving back in the first round 12 picks does not seem like a huge price to pay for being able to rid yourself of a guy who scored 18 points last year in over 70 games, and has a $7.5 mln cap hit next year.

Can't really argue that Spezza does not have negative value at that cap hit. If I'm Dallas and I want the cap space I'd pull the trigger on that deal. Outside of the first few picks the draft is a crapshoot; you're probably about as likely to hit or miss on a future star at 12th overall as you are 25th overall.

3.) 11 Jun 2018 02:27:05
Love the trade of the 25th for Spezza and the 13th. Leafs might have to sweeten the pot a bit to move up 12 spots in the 1st round, like adding their 2nd (52nd) but I would do it in a heartbeat.




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05 Jul 2018 22:08:19
I don't have time to spend as much time on this site as you clearly. You talk as if you know what you're talking about but it's brutal to read. I'm saying you should use those useful "search engines" and grow your knowledge so you can actually post good content. You're a David Mackin 2.0.




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05 Jul 2018 18:09:13
Use hockey reference for advanced stats. Google search stats you're unfamiliar with and grow your knowledge. Then people can actually take your evaluations on players seriously.




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05 Jul 2018 13:46:07
Hainsey and Pesce are similar players? Jeeeeeeeze. Reason being I stopped checking this site so much, people are clueless and it gives me headaches. Again, +/ - is the last stat you should check when evaluating a player.




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18 Jun 2018 18:15:52
Replying to Smiley:

JVR scores the majority of his goals in front of the net, and that's literally all he does. He plays almost no defence when he's on the ice and he creates very little scoring opportunities for his line mates. The things that scares me the most is that he's a very poor skater, if you sign him to 6 years, he's just going to get slower as that contract continues.




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