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11 Oct 2018 16:00:16
Extended Jake Gardiner @ 6x6


Travis Sanheim, Phillipe Myers

Mitch Marndaddy

1.) 11 Oct 2018 16:26:26
One of the two from Philly would be close. No chance they give up both of them for Gardiner.

2.) 11 Oct 2018 16:33:39
Flyers also have Morin or Hagg they may be willing to part with. Put one of them in to go along with Sanheim and they might go for it. We can take Lehtera as a cap dump too as well in order to make the trade more attractive to Flyers to get us the pair you suggest.

3.) 12 Oct 2018 07:02:03
I didn't include Lehtera because Philly has no cap issues this season, they actually have one of the lower payrolls in the NHL.



18 Sep 2018 23:50:08
Leafs accepted a 4th round pick in 2016 for taking on Eric Fehr and his 1.5 years left of a 2M cap hit (approx $3 million)

TOR: Horton UFA 2020 ($8.1 million salary)
2019 4th round pick (lower of ours or STL)


ARZ: Bolland UFA 2019 ($5.5 million salary)

A difference of $2.6 million. Arizona has accepted multiple trades in the past taking on salaries for draft picks. If Chayka loves his picks like Dubas does he would probably jump on this. It defers $1 million in salary payable this year and Horton's contract is insured anyways.

This essentially just speeds up the process and gets Horton off the books a year early. Eliminates the LTIR cap issues we will face when Matthews and Marners new contracts come into play next season.

Mitch Marndaddy

1.) 19 Sep 2018 02:13:01
Where do u get 8.1 million. 5.3 is hortons salary. that's a 200 thousand difference.

Just ask Matthews or Marner to hold out next season until start of year. Then they can sign a bigger deal after Horton LTIR kicks in. that's cheating the system.

2.) 19 Sep 2018 02:32:32
I think we have to do a third round pick just because Bolland expires after this year.

3.) 19 Sep 2018 02:33:38

4.) 19 Sep 2018 08:54:32
Horton's not on LTIR until the season starts, and if a team is over the cap when the season starts they incurr a cap penalty the next year and lose cap space. Moving horton's last year off the books actually does make sense, and a 4th round pick seems like appropriate payment for Arizona taking on that burden. I'm 100% in favour of this trade.



29 Jul 2018 16:36:33
Leafs have an abundance of cap space and This came across my mind as a way to gain an asset without giving up anything of value.

Troy Brouwer is overpaid and has fallen out of favour in Calgary... he was a buyout candidate this offseason.

Wonder if CGY would consider a swap for Nathan Horton. They will need the cap space next season to resign Thachuk and this avoids a buyout.

If Brouwer can play an effective bottom 6 role for us he may regain some of his value and become a tradeable asset in the following season or we will be able to buy him out after a season as he is not on injured reserve like Horton.

This is a risky move but if Babcock can get the player Brouwer was a couple seasons ago we would get a vet with loads of experience and a valuable playoff warrior.

Mitch Marndaddy

1.) 29 Jul 2018 16:53:24
I don’t think this trade happens. For one thing, Hortons contract counts against the cap hit until season starts, so really doesn’t benefit Flames in re-signing Tkachuk unless he signs his extension after start of season or Flames find a way to lower salary before then.

The other reason is from Leafs side of things. Horton counts toward LTIR once season starts. This gives us flexibility to pursue someone come deadline time that we can use as a ringer for the playoffs. With Brouwer we don’t have that option.



29 Jun 2018 17:44:41
Leafs aquiring Tavares likely means JVR Bozak and Komarov aren't back.

Quite a good deal for the leafs as their depth of Johnnson and Leivo takes over for JVR and Komarov.

Essentially trading those 3 for tavares. Would be an excellent first big move for Dubas.

Mitch Marndaddy

1.) 30 Jun 2018 01:00:30

Doughty signs 11 million looking at their cap how do they compete for a cup or even a playoff spot if a few forwards get hurt. LA are in a world of hurt going forward with aging forward group.

2.) 30 Jun 2018 05:10:54
You know, the thing is David, is that players these days really do play a lot longer and at a higher level than in the past. The whole “31 and done” is no longer applicable. The game isn’t as physical or rough as it used to be, and player development and physical training is a real science. Long gone are the days of Guy Lafleur smoking on the bench, or Dave Keon drinking a couple dozen beers after every game. You look at guys like Hossa, Jagr, Lidstrom, Chelios, for example. Guys playing well into their 40’s, and playing good hockey too, isn’t uncommon anymore. LA has made a few interesting trades over the years, trading away first round picks and young players in an effort to keep the core of the team together and remain competitive in a “win now” mode. The average age of the team has got to be close to 30, and bringing Kovalchuk on board is going to bump it up a little more. But I certainly wouldn’t count LA out for the count right now. Who knows, maybe they wi find room for Jagr next.

Look at it this way, if LA wants to corner the market on geriatrics, then that gives Leafs a potential trading partner and dumping zone from some of our players. They would probably love Gardiner.



03 May 2018 11:37:27
Time to move on from Gardiner. He's our best trade chip this offseason. Our LHD depth is stacked with Rielly ready for huge minutes and Dermott poised to take the next step as his two way game exceeds Gardiner's at this point. Borgman is a perfect 3rd pairing guy and with guys like Nielsen and Rosen aging well we have significant depth who can step in at any time.

I propose we target Dumba and do whatever it takes to bring him in to play with Rielly. I would even suggest the leafs offer sheet him to pressure the Wild to make this deal. An offer sheet in the 5-6 million range is a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick in the following year which is a cheap price to pay for a top 4 D,

I propose:

Gardiner, 2018 2nd, conditional 2019 2nd if Gardiner doesn't resign (which he will because he's a Minnesota boy.)

Why the wild do this? Spurgeon already plays top pairing with Suter and that won't change. Dumba will command over 5 million and the wild are a bit strapped for cash due to the boat anchor contracts of Suter and Parise. Gardiner also adds creativity to a D core that is lacking in that area as his puck carrying ability is top 10 in the league.

Additionally, If the leafs can land John Carlson at 6.5 mil x 7 it would easily create a top D core in the league and allow them to move Zaitsev for assets as well.

Potentailly with Carlson:
Rielly Dumba
Dermott Carlson
Borgman Hainsey
Rosen Carrick

Without Carlson:
Riielly Dumba
Dermott Zaitsev
Borgman Hainsey

Either eay witht he defensive depth the leafs have constructed, now is the time to make the move for Matt Dumba as they can afford to spend the compensation picks for an offer sheet and threaten the wild to take the bait.

Mitch Marndaddy

1.) 03 May 2018 15:05:28
I like the idea of trying to cherry pick wild and offer them “cap relief” by way of taking one of their best defensemen off their hands.

There is no way Wild do this trade though. They won’t be able to afford to re-sign Gardiner either, which means that they basically traded Dumba for next to nothing.

If we are going to offer them “cap relief”, we better be prepared to take more salary coming back. As Gardiner will likely be commanding about $6M himself when he re-signs, Leafs will need to be taking over that in return in order to give Wild the cap relief they need. Which means taking a cap dump of some sort.

2.) 03 May 2018 17:21:35

Ya, will be hard to afford Gardiner . after his playoff performance he will be looking for north of $750K





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12 Oct 2018 07:02:03
I didn't include Lehtera because Philly has no cap issues this season, they actually have one of the lower payrolls in the NHL.

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28 Sep 2018 23:46:35
Leafs need to add.

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12 Aug 2018 21:00:34
Marleau has a full no trade clause.

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03 Aug 2018 01:22:30
Buddy nobody agrees with you on signing this guy. try posting something else.

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05 Aug 2017 12:53:30
Mazanec is a sack of potatoes.

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