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22 Jul 2018 15:34:40
Leafs trade Calvin Pickard, Josh Leivo

Rangers trade 3rd round pick

The Rangers have a roster in major flux, and Leivo could fit in early in the season and possibly lock down a bottom-six spot. Also they have no one backing up Sir Henrik.


1.) 22 Jul 2018 16:36:31
If this was going to happen it would be sparks not Pickard but other than that it’s a solid trade for both teams.

2.) 22 Jul 2018 16:46:40
This is a nice safe trade that I can see happening. Lievo deserves to play and is tops on Leafs most likely to be traded list. Rangers can use both these guys, and it would be nice to free up a contract space to give us a little more flexibility if we need it. The third gives Dubas a chance to find his “diamond in the rough”.

3.) 22 Jul 2018 18:34:43
I've been very consistent with expressing my point of view on getting Sparks to Rangers and getting rid of contracts. Leafs have 1 spot remaining.

Sparks or Pickard, This deal works . simple.



11 Jul 2018 01:29:01
Leafs trade Jake Gardiner
Avalanche trade Conor Timmins, 2nd round pick

Leafs add another excellent defensive prospect and a decent draft pick.
Colorado gets a boost to their defensive scoring and P.O. to help them repeat as a playoff team in the West.



1.) 11 Jul 2018 12:57:02
I would do this. Doesn't help the Leafs this year, but could be amazing for a year from now.

2.) 12 Jul 2018 01:46:04
Right of the bat this looks to be a fair trade for both teams and fills both teams needs.
I like this suggestion a lot.
E - mail this one in to Kyle and see if he can get it done!

3.) 12 Jul 2018 03:26:41
Probably about the right sort of return we can expect for Gardiner if he is unsigned when we trade him. Not sure if Colorado would do this though. They are still rebuilding themselves.



09 Jul 2018 05:32:31
Leafs trade McElhinney, Carrick, 3rd round pick

Blues trade Ivan Barbashev

The Blues need someone to solidify their depressing goalie situation and Mac could be a nice rental coming off a career year playing behind a bad defense.

Leafs could definitely afford to add a C prospect, and with Kyrou and Thomas on the up, Barbashev could be the odd man out.

Maybe the Blues would want a younger goalie, but McElhinney has proven more at the NHL level and STL looks primed for a deep playoff run barring another collapse between the pipes.


1.) 09 Jul 2018 06:48:44
Barbashev doesn’t appear to have much going for him. But neither does Carrick. McElhinny is a good backup. If they insisted on someone younger, It would have to be Picard. We should keep Sparks. Sparks could be a replacement for Andersen in a few years. Would save us having to re-sign him. It’s a cost saving move. McBackup can get traded somewhere else.



03 Jul 2018 05:13:29
Leafs trade Garrett Sparks, Calle Rosen, 4th round pick (STL from the Sosh trade), Matt Martin

St. Louis trades Jordan Kyrou, 5th round pick

I don't see the Leafs subtracting from their NHL roster anytime soon, as they haven't done so at all recently and are looking to maximize their depth before having to make cap sacrifices starting next year. St. Louis can afford to move centres after acquiring O'Reilly and Bozak and with Robert Thomas looking ready to make the move to the NHL.

The Blues need better tendies, as Jake Allen is so hot/cold and Chad Johnson is not a long-term answer. They also are weak on LHD, and Rosen could provide a solid puck mover on their bottom pair. Leafs really need to dump Martin's contract, and the reality is Martin has Negative value i.e you need to give incentive just to get rid of him, thus Rosen and the upgrade in draft pick.

Plus I don't really say any team in the East even entertaining a trade for Martin. The West is the more physical conference and Western teams have been making moves to acquire these sort of players (Reaves, Beagle, even the Sosh trade last year) so I think the only way Martin moves is if a Western team will take him.


1.) 03 Jul 2018 05:38:01
Kyrou is lighting it up in OHL. I mean, this guy is kicking serious ass. He’s a better prospect now than when he was drafted. Almost definitely going to make the NHL in some capacity starting next year. I have a hard time believing Blues make this trade. Our offer is a backup goalie, an AHL lifer defenseman not even good enough for consideration to be Leafs 7th, and Martin who sucks so bad he sat in press box more than he laced up.

The expectation for Kyrou is quite high. I agree with you, Leafs should be cautious about trading roster players, but I would suggest at least Johnsson or a couple of our better prospects (Timashov, Grundstrom, Bracco) along with Martin and 2nd to make this deal go through. If they don’t want Martin, they don’t get the pick.

2.) 03 Jul 2018 06:21:50
Yeah my offer is on the conservative side, I wanted to match up needs more than exact value. Kyrou will have a tough time making the Blues roster though, with prospects Thomas, Fabbri and Barbashev all ahead of Kyrou right now on the depth chart at C, though he could totally player winger obviously. But I'd have no problem adding Timashov or Bracco to the package and increasing pick value a bit. I'd rather not go as high as a 2nd, but yeah.

I do feel like St. Louis is the best team to trade and deal with to try and snag one of those excellent young C prospects.

3.) 03 Jul 2018 12:18:19
Yes kyrou is a player to target
I would trade sparks Rosen 1st 2019 and then have them take Martin.

Leafs sign DeHaan


4.) 03 Jul 2018 13:18:45

Can't tell if you're trolling or not.

I'd just like to see the Leafs make a move now for a C prospect like Barbashev or Kyrou that can develop for 40 games on the Marlies before a late call-up, as opposed to trading high-end draft capital at the deadline again for a rental 4C.

5.) 03 Jul 2018 13:43:20
Hacksaw is always trolling. He can’t come up with anything original, aomposts the same lame trades over and over and cuts up anyone who dares posts outside the box.

6.) 03 Jul 2018 14:40:13
No mars I like your trade

Eat it leafsgm.

7.) 04 Jul 2018 01:47:05
Jordan Kyrou would be a wonderful addition to the Leafs prospect pool but this deal will never happen.
Doug Armstrong is not foolish enough to trade a player of Kyrou's skill set for Leafs throw always.



02 Jul 2018 02:19:07
Even after the Tavares contract the Leafs still have over 13M in cap space, but if you include Horton's LTIR relief, it hits 19M. Assuming Nylander signs for a little less than Pastrnak got and Johnsson, Goat and Holl all get reasonable deals, the Leafs will still be left with about 10M in cap space.

. how about 1yr, 8.5M for James Neal. I know he's not worth the cap hit but it's only one year and he's getting nowhere close the 6yr term he's looking for.

Marleau-Tavares (! ) -Marner


Freddy, Sparks.


1.) 02 Jul 2018 03:48:34
Kapanen is ahead of Brown now.

2.) 02 Jul 2018 03:48:51
Same with Jonsson and Hyman.

3.) 02 Jul 2018 04:37:51
Very possible it all depends on Neal taking that 1 year deal.

4.) 02 Jul 2018 04:54:55
They could have just made the same offer to JVR. What makes you think Neal would be the better choice?

Leafs still have some cap room to play with until 2019-2020 season when Matthews and Marner’s new contracts hit the books. They could try a big name rental next season if they really think we have a shot. I don’t see any reason why not.

5.) 02 Jul 2018 10:57:22

Neal is a more physical player than JVR with deep-run playoff experience (Vegas this year, Nashville the year before) . He's also a more creative scorer than JVR with a great shot. JVR's limited skill set is going to leave Philly regretting the term they gave him imho.


There are a ton of different ways to set the lineup with these forwards. I chose Hyman-Kadri-Brown with the idea of:
1. creating a shutdown third line like what Leo-Kadri-Brown were doing for most of the 2016-2017 season, and
2. optimizing the talent on the 4th line to make up for the deficiencies of whoever plays 4C (likely a competition between Jooris and Lindholm) .

Putting Kadri with Johnsson and Kapanen would definitely be an effective 3rd line that could skate circles around a lot of teams, but with what we've seen from Babs I don't think he would downgrade Hyman's icetime to 4th line minutes. Though in this scenario I could see moving Kadri around between those winger pairs depending on circumstance i. e put him with Kappy/ Johnsson when trailing and Brown/ Hyman when defending a lead.

I also just can't see Babs dropping Hyman to the 4th line after giving him so much ice time these last two years. I feel like he's played the most total minutes out of any Leafs forwards over the last two years, though I don't have the exact stats. I'd be shocked if I was proven wrong about that.

6.) 02 Jul 2018 14:29:12
Well, Neal's going to Calgary. Rip this thread.




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21 Jul 2018 09:22:23
Agreed LeafsGM. Adding Draisaitl would necessitate moving one if the core 4, and the defense would be even worse off than before.

Pass on this trade.




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21 Jul 2018 09:19:22
Though having Reilly-Gardiner-Dermott on all three pairs gives the Leafs a solid puck distributing defenseman on each pair. I'm torn between moving Gardiner and keeping that trio down the left backside. The possibilities for maintaining the offensive zone and cycling are borderline disgusting.




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21 Jul 2018 07:10:32


Looks like an improvement for the Jets too. Byfuglien's heavy physicality would compliment Gardiner's finesse style rather well.




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21 Jul 2018 07:04:36
Don't feed the trolls.

That's how you get ants.




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20 Jul 2018 18:48:52
Pickard isn't exempt from waivers. His waiver status depends on his age, games played on seasons accrued. He's on an NHL deal.

@memarcusjoe yeah that's the trouble with good goaltending depth I suppose, tough to stop em from getting poached.





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