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10 Jan 2018 19:30:38
Avs get:

Jake Gardiner, Connor Carrick, Josh Leivo, Leafs 2nd Rd Pick 2018

Leafs get:

Erik Johnson


(Borgman w/ Polak until Zaitsev comes back, but ideally make this trade when Zaitsev is healthy and Colorado is firmly out of playoff contention)

Colorado gets three players who can play in the NHL right now, and none of which is a UFA plus a high ish pick in a loaded entry draft.

Leafs get a top-4 defensively-responsible RHD who can kill penalties and move the puck pretty well.

Granted Johnson's contract may start to look inflated in a couple years, but his PK and ability to play in his own zone shouldn't diminish, and buy then Liljegren should be up in the NHL and be able to provide tons of offense on the PP and paired with whomever.

Plus Babsocks gets his wish and never has to play Carrick again, and we all get our wish and never have to see Gards in a buds uniform again.


1.) 10 Jan 2018 21:54:37
A little too much from Leafs, I think?

2.) 10 Jan 2018 23:49:31
Interesting trade proposal I haven't thought of. I think Erik Johnson would be great to have. Good trade.

3.) 11 Jan 2018 00:54:34

Yeah I thought I might be giving up a lot, but you got to pay up for top end talent, and none of those guys really look like long-term leafs so if both teams feel like they benefit then that sort of makes it a fair trade.

4.) 11 Jan 2018 15:02:52
I'm guessing that the Av's will want to upgrade that 2nd to a 1st. But they also might want to get rid of his contract, which isn't too high, but runs to 2023.

The Av's are also light on talent on the LHS. So it solves a problem for them as well.

For the Leafs, it helps the defensive part of their RHD problem, but here's hoping Liljegren solves the offense part.

Good deal, balanced.

5.) 12 Jan 2018 02:22:13
not bad at all has to be one of the best proposals i have seen in a long time.



19 Nov 2017 22:14:10
I don't see the Leafs bothering with Vatanen, despite the chatter. With Reilly, Gardiner, Borgman and Rosen in-house, why give up assets for another left-shooting, puck-moving defenseman?

I don't see the Leafs giving up any mid-to-high-caliber forwards either. This is a team in the hunt for the cup, why disrupt the continuity and weaken what makes this team so strong?

I see Lou repeating what he did with Boyle last year - bolster a position of weakness by buying what a team out of the hunt is selling.

With that in mind..

Leivo + Dermott + 3rd round pick

Erik Gudbrannson

Gudbrannson is a rental, so the nucks would be glad to get something for him, and being on the brink of a rebuild they could certainly be looking to get younger and deeper.

End of the year, JVR resigns, one of sosh/kappy/grundstrom replaces komarov and Lou gets an extension and solves the 3C conundrum. Maybe Gudbrannson resigns for cheap-ish if he plays well, or Carrick/Liljegren/Rosen battle it out for the 6D spot.


1.) 20 Nov 2017 01:11:15
Watched Marlies tonight: Pickard solid. But more important, Rosen is the best defenseman on the team.
You trade Dermott + Bozak +2nd Round Pick for a #3 Defenseman RHD.

The forward prospects that are almost NHL Ready for the Marlies are Aaltonen, Kapannen and Andreas Johansson .

Though I don't think Ben Smith will ever play for the Leafs, I think there are many teams in the NHL at the bottom level should have him in a trade.

I think Johansson has great potential as a scorer for a NHL team.

Kapannen and Gaultier will move up to the Leafs. Rosen will move up to the Leafs.

The rest of the prospects that played are not ready to move up. Bracco and Brooks are two years away from determining his future.

2.) 20 Nov 2017 02:22:22
Take out Dermott then okay.

3.) 20 Nov 2017 02:32:02
You do know that Gudbranson has zilch for offense at the best of times right?

Why do you think the Panthers dumped him?

Dermott is too much to give up for a temperamental hen who produces eggs on the stat line.

No thanks.

4.) 20 Nov 2017 02:35:25
Vatanen is Right handed.

5.) 20 Nov 2017 18:04:25
Who’s Johansson? I need to catch up on the Leafs prospects I guess. Andreas Johnsson looks good. Another late puck steal there.



10 Nov 2017 16:10:53
Anaheim Receives

JVR + Carrick + Soshnikov + 2nd

Toronto Receives

Josh Manson

Anaheim gets two wingers and a right d-man who can all play right away plus a high pick, toronto gets it's #1 RD.

Toronto Lines

Hyman - Matthews - Nylander
Marleau - Bozak - Brown
Komarov - Kadri - Marner
Martin - Moore - Leivo

Reilly - Manson
Borgman - Zaitsev
Gardiner - Hainsey

(First time posting, be as savage as you like)


1.) 11 Nov 2017 07:42:45
To Leafs: 2018 1st and 2018 3rd.




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11 Jan 2018 00:54:34

Yeah I thought I might be giving up a lot, but you got to pay up for top end talent, and none of those guys really look like long-term leafs so if both teams feel like they benefit then that sort of makes it a fair trade.





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