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13 Jan 2018 13:23:21
Wondering if this could work:

Columbus Trades:
(D) Jack Johnson
(C) Zac Dalpe

Toronto Trades:
(RW) Jeremy Bracco
(D) Connor Carrick
2018 2nd Round Pick (lower of SJ/ TOR)
2019 4th Round Pick

Vancouver Trades:
(RW) Thomas Vanek
(C) Nic Dowd


Columbus Acquires:
(RW) Thomas Vanek
(D) Connor Carrick
(C) Nic Dowd

Toronto Acquires:
(D) Jack Johnson

Vancouver Acquires:
(RW) Jeremy Bracco
(C) Zac Dalpe
2018 2nd Round Pick (lower of SJ/ TOR)
2019 4th Round Pick

**Everyone gets what they want.

Columbus is basically wasting Jack Johnson on the bottom pair, and his statline is pretty bad. They wouldn't want picks/ prospects because they are an all-in team, so some more assets for a playoff run could help. Vanek becomes a prolific top 6 guy who could be clutch in the playoffs, as he was with MTL. Carrick is the stopgap for Johnson, who is a downgrade, but the spot he's replacing is number 5 D. And, Carrick is a capable dman. Dowd is just extra depth, and a possible good fourth line c.

Toronto gets a good dman on an expiring deal to help shore up some woes on the backend. He hasn't played his best, yet I'd be willing to give up a mid tier prospect and a 2nd to upgrade from Carrick to him, simply because Johnson/ Gardiner is better than anything we have right now, and Johnson would stabalize a dcore. He'd be able to move into a top4 role, and his stats would probably go up as well.

Vancouver trades away one of their better forwards, yet, they bring back a decent haul, with Bracco and the 2nd being going for Vanek. Considering he went for a 3rd last year, this is a pretty substantial haul. Bracco, imo, could be a good 2nd/ 3rd liner, but he needs the right situation. he's small, but he's shifty, and he'd be a good piece for aa Vancouver team shifting towards speed.


1.) 13 Jan 2018 19:20:53
Huh! Exactly how is Toronto getting what they want? All they would be getting is an underachiever taking up more cap space and a roster spot that could go to someone with more upside like Dermott.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 03:05:08
seems like a little much, other options that are younger and under them control is something i think the leafs would look towards.



03 Jan 2018 03:11:12
Toronto Acquires:
(D) Ben Hutton
(D) Erik Gudbranson
(C) Brendan Gaunce

Vancouver Acquires:
(RW) Kasperi Kapanen
(C) Dominic Moore
(D) Roman Polak
(D) Connor Carrick
2018 Conditional 2nd Round Draft Pick
2019 4th Round Draft Pick

(Potentially could be done like Polak/ Reimer two years ago, with one deal being Hutton and Gaunce for Kapanen, Moore, Carrick and a 4th, and the next happening as Polak and the 2nd for Gudbranson) .

*Vancouver acquires higher of the two draft picks (SJ/ TOR) .

Kapanen and Carrick and Moore for Hutton and Gaunce.
Polak and 2nd and 4th for Gudbranson.

Vancouver acquires a middle 2nd, a decent top 6 dman, a prospect with top 6 forward potential, and two guys who can be dealt for middle-low picks in exchange for a shutdown (slower) dman, a young dman with potential on a down year and a bottom six guy.

If Polak can be dealt for a 5th/ 6th at the deadline (altogether possible), and Moore for a 5th, then the Nucks come out with even more picks.

Toronto needs dmen, and even though Kappy is our second best prospect, we need the defence asap. Hutton can be steady alongside Gardiner, and Gudbranson is the penalty killer we need. Gaunce for Moore is just a swap of players who aren't really performing with their current clubs - Moore looks to be replaced by Frederik Gauthier, and Gaunce has 2 points this year after 5 in 57 last year.

Vancouver acquires a guy with top 6 potential, and at worse, Kappy is at least goong to have top 9 potential. The 2nd is likely to be middling, possibly higher if SJ doesn't make the playoffs. Carrick replaces Hutton, Polak replaces Gudbranson, despite the downgrades on both players. Moore replaces Gaunce (and is most likely an upgrade), and the 4th is there as an added bonus.

Not entirely likely, but Huttons statline of 37-0-6-6 doesn't make him jump out as a player worth THATTTT much,




27 Dec 2017 23:43:33
Couple of trades that could benefit Toronto w. a decently lengthy playoff run:

Toronto Acquires:
- Brandon Manning
- Valtteri Filppula

Philadelphia Acquires:
- Nikita Soshnikov
- Eric Fehr
- 2018 2nd Round Pick (SJS)

No salary retained here, basically the 2nd for Manning, and Sosh and Fehr for Filppula. All are UFAs after the year, besides Sosh. A 2nd is more than fair for Manning, and honestly, you downgrade from Flipper to Fehr, but Flipper is maybe going to get like a 4th/ 5th at the deadline, as seen from previous deadline deals for large salary players. So I think Sosh for him is pretty fair. Hell, if it really seems unfair, i'm willing to thrown in some more picks.

Toronto Acquires:
- Ian Cole

Pittsburgh Acquires:
- Josh Leivo
- Leo Komarov
- 2018 3rd Round Draft Pick

Simple. Pittsburgh just acquired Oleksiak, who plays identical hockey to Cole. Pittsburgh has centre depth, even though Sheahan is soso, but they need better, cheaper wingers for Crosby. Leo can play winger on a third line role, or take Sheahans spot, but Leivo may be able to jump and produce with Crosby in a similar manner as Sheary, Rust and Guentzel have. Idk. It was either this, or Bozak straight up, but from a leaf perspective, the more centers we have for the run, the better. Bozak for Cole is probably better, but whatever.


Patrick Marleau - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Zach Hyman - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Matt Martin - Valtteri Filppula - Kasperi Kapanen
*Dominic Moore

Ron Hainsey - Morgan Rielly
Ian Cole - Jake Gardiner
Brandon Manning - Nikita Zaitsev
*Connor Carrick, Andreas Borgman

Frederik Andersen
Curtis McElheinney

Just becomes a more defensively oriented team on the backend, and a more skilled team up front. They can now roll four lines and be unafraid, and the three top dmen (Zaitsy, Gardiner, Rielly) are all paired with shutdown partners. And plus, our only major FUTURE losses are:
- Josh Leivo
- Nikita Soshnikov
- 2nd Round Pick
- 3rd Round Pick

But this team could actually make some noise in the playoffs. I'm A OK losing that as futures tbh.


1.) 28 Dec 2017 11:15:33
Things could change but the leafs first two opponents in playoffs will be Boston and then Tampa. It's best just to hold the fort

Babcock loves the play of komarov and brown so resigning komarov is likely.

JVR seems to be worth retaining as well.

Leafs could look for a trade or free agent signing to replace Bozak or sign a winger then slot marleau or nylander at center.

Blowing your brains out when Tampa bay look too strong is a waist of time. the leafs can't close that gap right now. But injuries could face Tampa you never know that's why you play games.



14 Dec 2017 12:47:09
Not a rumor, hell might not even be believable, but is this what Ottawa is looking for in return for EK:

Karlsson and Zack Smith to Toronto for Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Connor Carrick.

not saying its at all close. but is that what Ottawa wants? or is that too much? personally, i wouldn't like it from tos perspective, but idrk.


1.) 14 Dec 2017 15:04:05
Leafs hang up laughing.

2.) 14 Dec 2017 16:16:14
This is what they are looking for? And how, exactly, do you think you know what they are looking for?

3.) 15 Dec 2017 02:03:21
Probably one of the worst posts I've seen on here. Not 1, but 2 of the Leafs top 3 young guns.



28 Nov 2017 20:26:43
Ian Cole and a 2017 3rd Round Pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Tyler Bozak, Nikita Soshnikov and Curtis McElheinney.

- Pittsburgh needs depth scoring. Bozak is a third line centre who can move up as needed. He provides better insurance than any of Carter Rowney, Riley Sheahan and Greg McKegg.
- Nikita Soshnikov can play on a third/ fourth line and be an energy guy. Can be a decent depth scorer, imo, capable of 20ish points in an NHL job.
- McElheinney provides insurance as a veteran backup for Matt Murray (Pittsburgh doesn't have one), and also provides a net presence due to Pittsburgh's sudden need of a goalie (Matt Murray/ Jakub Voracek last night)

- Toronto acquires a rugged dman who can play top 4 minutes. Playing alongside Jake Gardiner could help Gardiner, as did Hainsey with Rielly. This allows Zaitsev to move to the third pairing, and finally allows Toronto to have three capable NHL defensive pairings. Plus, Bozak can be replaced with Marleau at centre, and Marleau's wing spot can be taken by Leivo. Kapanen can also be in the call-up spot instead of Sosh, as Sosh would be gone. McElheinney, although he is a well-liked guy, just seems to be outmatched by guys like Sparks or Calvin Pickard, both capable NHL backups and very good AHLers.

Imo fills both teams needs. Forward and goalie depth for Pittsburgh. Defensive depth for Toronto.


1.) 29 Nov 2017 00:03:22
Are you drunk? The pens want him out so the trade value automatically declines when a team is shopping a player so you don't package up a deal. Also cole is a left handed d man which I agree is an upgrade to borgman but borgman is also still learning. So you don't package up a centre a young player and a pick for a guy that's not even what you need just a slight increase to what you have.

I'd rather see the leafs package up bozak a prospect and picks together for a younger d man.

2.) 29 Nov 2017 00:04:26
Also as marleau CAN play centre babs doesn't want him as a permanent choice down the middle.

3.) 29 Nov 2017 02:59:14
I like the idea of acquiring Cole but your scenario is a bit too gratuitous for a player who's averaging 17 minutes and has been a healthy scratch lately. Bozak alone should be enough.

4.) 29 Nov 2017 08:57:37
Make the trade, open a spot for Kapannen finally. Than trade Leivo + 3rd for Jarnkrok of Nashville.

Opens a spot for Johanssen from the Marlies.

Resolves the 3rd Center position for the next few years.

5.) 29 Nov 2017 11:46:28
Cole has been healthy scratched the last 3 games.

Bozak is a solid third line centre and in a pinch can play 2nd line centre.

Soshnikov has not been able to crack the Leafs full time because they are incredibly deep on the wing and he can be sent to the Marlies without having to clear waivers. He has been effective wherever he has played and projects to be a serviceable third line winger, capable of playing a checking role and killing penalties with additional scoring touch.

And the Leafs will just throw in their backup tendy for good measure? I'm sorry I didn't know the Leafs owed the Penguins something (especially after retaining on the Kessel deal) .

For Cole.

It's like you've never watched hockey.

6.) 29 Nov 2017 16:53:43
Why would the Leafs make this trade at any price never mind the ludicrous price that you mentioned above. Have you ever seen Cole play, the guy sucks and he is not better than Borgman, maybe at the start of the season, but our Cyborg has improved enough already to surpass Cole, it doesn't take much, plus Cyborg is only 22. Let me put it this way never going to happen.

7.) 30 Nov 2017 16:07:35
Way too much from Leafs here, Bozak gets Cole and then some. Not the other way around.




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23 Jun 2017 19:17:24
Are you off your meds?

1st rounder > two thirds.




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26 Apr 2017 01:45:06
Hampus > JVR.




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26 Apr 2017 01:44:41

Did you see thw way he played? If you watched the leafs games (assuming you did), the dmen on WSH i noticed the most was Schmidt/ Orlov. Schmidt isn't getting much of a shot with WSH becauee of their deoth on defense, so I thought he'd be a nice puck mover next to Rielly. As well, it isn't much to give up. The 2nd is the lower of the SJS or TOR, and Piccinich and Greenway may be fourth liners, but are probabky careers AHLers, so yeah i don't think its realy 'all that'




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26 Apr 2017 01:42:21
Demers contract is a bit much for my liking. Just my opinion tho.




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26 Apr 2017 01:41:53

So you'd trade JVR before Kapanen. I've visited this site before and never posted, but man, your obsession with Kappy is a bit much.





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