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20 Feb 2019 21:47:30
If I was Dubas, I'd look at Nick Jensen specifically, and set in sight an extension for him if we were to acquire him [Ballpark of 2-3M over 3-4 Years if possible]

N. Jensen [UFA] to TOR for J. Holl [+1 Year, 675K] + K. Kaskisuo [RFA] + 2019&2020 3rd Round Picks.

Then, for next year:

Morgan Rielly [5M] - Jake Muzzin [4M]
Travis Dermott [2M] - Nick Jensen [2M]/ Nikita Zaitsev [4M]
Calle Rosen [780K] - Andreas Borgman [800K]/ Nick Jensen [2M]

If Zaitsev picks up the pace, he may stay, and we end up with Rosen-Jensen as a bottom pair which, imo, is solid.

That totals to appx. 18 Million w. Zaitsev, and 14 Million w/ o him. If the cap increases to appx. 83 Million, we have 59M to work with [excluding Freddy/ Sparks] if we keep Zaitsev, or 63 if not.

Tavares/ Marner/ Matthews/ Nylander/ Johnsson/ Kapanen/ Hyman/ Kadri will account to appx. 51 Million, dropping us to 8M with Zaitsev and 12M without. 8M is just enough to keep both Brown and Marleau, and account for our last two roster spots with Ennis [again, perhaps] and Trevor Moore, both at minimums. If we drop Zaitsev, then we have 4M to work with additionally.

The only downside - we likely have to pay a team to take Nathan Horton; so, maybe Horton&2nd to ARZ? Works for me tbh.

And if we're too tight - we drop Brown, and bring up Pierre Engvall who has played center for this season with AHL Toronto.

Then, the lineup is a mush of the following:

Johnsson - Matthews - Nylander
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Moore - Kadri - Kapanen [Or Marleau/ Kadri/ Kapanen]
Ennis - Marleau - Brown [Or Engvall/ Marleau/ Ennis OR Moore/ Engvall/ Ennis].




02 Dec 2018 23:01:40
If we wary from 'big' trades, this is our scenario entering July 1st:

Auston Matthews - 11.5 Million [Extension]
Mitch Marner - 9.0 Million [Extension]
John Tavares - 11.0 Million
William Nylander - 6.9 Million
Nazem Kadri - 4.5 Million
Zach Hyman - 2.25 Million
Kasperi Kapanen - 4.5 Million [Extension: Unlikely he gets 4.5 but worst case scenario]
Andreas Johnsson - 1.0 Million [Extension - Bridge]
Patrick Marleau - 6.75 Million
Par Lindholm - 1.0 Million [Extension


Morgan Rielly - 5.0 Million
Nikita Zaitsev - 4.25 Million
Travis Dermott - 0.90 Million
Igor Ozhiganov - 1.0 Million [Extension]


Frederik Andersen - 5.0 Million
Garrett Sparks - 1.0 Million [Extension]

Total: 78 Million
Projected Space: 6 Million [Cap increases to 84 Million]

We would currently need: 1 Forward, 2 Defenceman and 3 Spare Players.

With 8 Million in Cap Space, recall Carl Grundstrom [0.80 Million], Trevor Moore [0.80 Million] Calle Rosen, Timothy Liljegren and Andreas Borgman [0.80 Million x 3 = 2.4 Million Total].

We cut it close, but we make it with nearly 4 Million to spare. Connor Brown is our only casualty, as he is replaced by Trevor Moore. The next year, Patrick Marleau walks, and we receive enough cap space to comfortably resign Travis Dermott and Andreas Johnsson, and possibly bring Brown back.

Johnsson - Matthews - Nylander
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Kapanen
Moore - Lindholm - Grundstrom

Rielly - Dermott
Borgman - Zaitsev
Liljegren - Ozhiganov


The defence is young, but at the end of the day, everyone saying 'TRADE ZAITSEV' is wrong, he's one of only two vets on that blueline, we can't just ship him off for whatever, he's important on the PK as well. The d looks shaky, but is mobile enough to make up for the losses of Hainsey and Gardiner.

So really, we don't need to trade Kadri and Zaitsev and Marner and god knows who else. And we won't be able to get rid of Marleau's contract, especially with his NMC, we'll have to live with it. And this is worst case, with Kappy making 4.5 opposed to possibly 2.75 or so on a bridge.


1.) 03 Dec 2018 03:35:17
The Leafs will have to fill their gaps with a couple rookies and cheap UFAs.



20 Nov 2018 21:57:44
Florida MAY be looking at Nylander with Trocheck out, and without taxes down there, he may take a cheaper deal.

Florida Acquires: William Nylander [RW - Extension: 7.000 Million x 8 Years]
Toronto Acquires: Henrik Borgstrom [C - 0.925 Million x 2 Years] + Mark Pysyk [RD - 2.73 Million x 2 Years].

Borgstrom would be the ideal replacement for Trocheck now yes, but he simply won't be able to jump in and replace Trocheck's numbers. Nylander would be able to do that. Florida loses a highly touted prospect, yet, he is in the AHL, so if they 'go for it' this year, the loss won't be as severe.
As for Toronto, we can groom Borgstrom in the AHL - potentially becoming a winger in his early career and moving to centre to potentially replace Kadri in the future, without needing to trade Kadri since we have a replacement. Pysyk is the extra cost since Nylander is proven, and would help solidify our dcore.

Future Lineup [2019/ 20]:

Borgstrom - Matthews - Kapanen
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Brown
Johnsson - Lindholm - Grundstrom

Rielly - Pysyk
Dermott - Zaitsev
Rosen - Ozhiganov

Young dcore yes, but we can offset Gardiner and potentially trade him for futures, and in the future our dcore becomes:

Rielly - Liljegren
Dermott - Zaitsev
Sandin - Pysyk.


1.) 20 Nov 2018 23:28:07
Love it.

2.) 20 Nov 2018 23:37:11
Trade Gardiner + Pick for Faulk or Barrie.

3.) 21 Nov 2018 01:26:15
I love it. Borgstrom looks fantastic. Pysyk is perfect plug for a couple years. Outstanding. It really is. Nylander is here and now. He contributes right away. No development. If Florida wants him, they can have him. But it’s going to cost a top prospect, a roster player, and a 1st. Insisting on Florida’s 1st would guarantee this deal happens. It could easily be a top 10 pick.

Good job TSS. I love it. I also love how you put the salaries beside all the players names. Makes it so much easier to quickly judge a proposal. You always got good ideas, because you take the time to think things through first and explain yourself after.

How badly does Florida want Nylander? I don’t know. You tell me?

4.) 21 Nov 2018 01:54:57
I totally agree. just add a first. kinda like just tap it in. just tap it in.

Lovely deal to a very very forgettable situation. just get it done and over with all ready.



28 Oct 2018 15:49:11
Toronto Trades: Josh Leivo (RW - 650K x 1 Year) + 2020 3rd Round Draft Selection
Edmonton Trades: Zach Kassian (RW - 2.0 Million x 2 Years [Salary Retention: 50%]) + 2019 5th Round Draft Selection.

Simple. Edmonton seemingly doesn't want Kassian, and Toronto could use some grit in our bottom six. Yes, we just had Martin, but the only reason we traded him is because he was being paid 2.5 million. If he was at 1.0, we would've kept him 100%. Kassian and 1.0 could be solid as a guy to play against teams like Boston, Philadelphia, etc. On the flip, Edmonton doesn't want Kassian, as they've allowed him to look for a trade, they acquire a replacement in Leivo, and move their pick up two rounds.

Leafs Lineup (Healthy + if Nylander signs) :

Kapanen - Matthews - Nylander
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Brown
Johnsson - Lindholm - Kassian.


1.) 28 Oct 2018 16:20:42
Edmonton doesn’t want Kassian because he sucks. With absolutely no cap space left, Edmonton won’t be retaining any salary.

Kassian can keep looking for a trade.



14 Oct 2018 18:19:04
Toronto Trades: William Nylander (RW - RFA) + Josh Leivo (LW - 0.65 Million x 1 Year) + Calle Rosen (LD - 0.90 Million x 1 Year) + 2019 3rd Round Draft Selection.

Columbus Trades: Ryan Murray (LD - 2.90 Million x 1 Year) + Gabriel Carlsson (LD - 0.90 Million x 2 Years) + Josh Anderson (RW - 1.80 x 2 Years) .

Toronto gets some solid assets for Nylander. Murray hasn’t blossomed in Columbus, but could be a solid shutdown dman for the time being in Toronto. A change of scenery could be a benefit for him. Carlsson is a solid shutdown dman, he's the main piece in the trade: he could play with Liljegren on the Marlies, and they could become Torontos second pair for the future. Anderson is a guy who could be solid on Toronto: grit and size (with skill) is much needed in our bottom six.

Columbus gets the big prize in William Nylander who could blossom into their 1C if they see Dubois as a better fit for 2C. If Nylander struggles at C, he could easily be a 60-70+ point winger. This move could also indicate to Panarin that they’re willing to compete now, maybe giving him more incentive to stay. If Panarin leaves, at least they’d have Nylander then. As for trading away two defensemen, it does hurt, but for a forward of that caliber, its okay to deplete the depth slightly. Leivo can be a temporary replacement for Anderson, and Rosen replaces Carlsson’s minutes on Cleveland.

Toronto Lineup:

Patrick Marleau - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen
Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Par Lindholm - Nazem Kadri - Josh Anderson
Andreas Johnsson - Tyler Ennis - Connor Brown
*Frederik Gauthier

Morgan Rielly - Travis Dermott
Ryan Murray - Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner - Ron Hainsey
*Justin Holl, Igor Ozhiganov

Columbus Lineup:

Artemi Panarin - Pierre-Luc Dubois - Cam Atkinson
Nick Foligno - William Nylander - Oliver Bjorkstrand
Boone Jenner - Alexander Wennberg - Anthony Duclair
Sonny Milano - Riley Nash - Josh Leivo

Zach Werenski - Seth Jones
David Savard - Markus Nuttivara
Scott Harrington - Adam Clendening.


1.) 14 Oct 2018 21:43:14
I like this. Savard won't be moved until Jones fully recovers. Murray plus Carleson is definetly good and Anderson is a big dude to play with Kadri. Brown moves down lineup but with PK and PP time he could still get good minutes. eventually he will be used with Matthews and Hyman in final 30 seconds of game when they have 1 goal lead.

If Brown doesn't look good in that role then a deal can be made for him.

Murray might strive on Toronto. Carleson is a solid RHD prospect. Anderson is a solid power forward.

2.) 15 Oct 2018 00:24:50
Murray has never blossomed because he is hurt and misses more games than Tanev.
Murray and Carlsson are both LHD and Leafs need RHD!
Leafs have sufficient right wingers and don't need another in Josh Anderson.
I fail to see how this deal helps make the Leafs a better team.
No thanks.




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19 Feb 2019 02:24:31
Wait so Timashov, Gardiner, Sparks, Borgman and a 4th gets Pesce, Montour and Ritchie? Wth lol that's laughable.




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01 Jan 2019 01:05:59
Benning doesn't have much value, Oiler fans themselves don’t really think of him highly. It def wouldn’t cost Grundy, whos playing well in the A, but I like the idea of Benning. i'd give up a 3rd.




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31 Dec 2018 03:32:01
That maybe gets one of those two, not both. Dallas laughs at that offer.




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20 Nov 2018 21:50:13
I like it, but imo, i'd rather just trade for one of Pulock or Manson. Cause that package would never get Manson imo. They'd be giving up their #2-#3 dman for a maybe in Rasanen, a 4-5 in Zaitsev and a 1st. I think try to package Nylander off for Manson + something small, maybe Andrew Cogliano, or maybe like Max Jones, then ship off Marincin, Rasanen and the 1st for Eberle.




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22 Oct 2018 01:55:47
David, it would be helpful yes. If you want to actually post, no one has a problem with it.

But people want criticism on their posts, normally.

As for the post, i doubt LA takes that. Theyd need at least our first for Muzzin. i'd love Muzzin tho.





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