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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.



22 Sep 2018 17:41:29
Simple Trade Idea:

Jake Gardiner [LD - 4.05 Million x 1 Year] + Garrett Sparks [G - 0.75 Million x 1 Year] + 2020 3rd Round Draft Selection to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Alec Martinez [LD - 4.00 Million x 3 Years] + 2019 6th Round Draft Pick.

- Los Angeles is evidently attempting to win now, hence signing Kovalchuk and trading for Dion [both at large price tags]. If they are really trying one last ‘go-at-it’, then Gardiner improves their team more than Martinez, as they lack a true offensive dman like him [Doughty is two-way; Dion, Muzzin and Forbort are defensive]. Sparks solidifies the backup role, as Budaj is a question mark imo, and he gives them a chance to win on back-to-backs.

- Toronto acquires a better shutdown dman while giving up the better overall dman. Still, they acquire defensive insurance for the next two years, at a relatively cheap price, rather than having to pay Gardiner north of 6.0million. And while LA is trying one last ‘go-at-it’, Toronto would rather players with term, albeit if they are worse.

LA Dcore:
Forbort - Doughty
Muzzin - Gardiner
Brickley - Phaneuf

TOR Dcore:
Rielly - Hainsey
Martinez - Zaitsev
Dermott - Ozhiganov.


1.) 22 Sep 2018 18:40:38
Gardiner worth way more than Martinez, would rather have him.

2.) 23 Sep 2018 01:11:05
I’d rather have Forbort.



30 Jul 2018 11:46:24
Weird, Unrealistic Idea:

(RW) William Nylander + (LD) Jake Gardiner to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for (RD) Colton Parayko + (C/ W) Robby Fabbri.

Idk. I’d have a real hard time parting with Nylander, but a return of Parayko is absolutely solid. He’s exactly what Toronto needs. And St. Louis could use a winger to play behind Tarasenko and Willy can also play centre if Schenn takes a step back.

Gardiner and Fabbri are added since Parayko for Nylander is onesided for the Leafs imo, so Gardiner balances the deal out as St. Louis gets a replacement d on the offside. However, Gardiner and Nylander for Colt alone seems unfair, so Fabbri is added as a replacement for Nylander. Fabbris lost a lot of value after his injuries and can bounce back in TO imo.

Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau - Auston Matthews - Robby Fabbri
Andreas Johnsson - Nazem Kadri - Kasperi Kapanen
Tyler Ennis - Par Lindholm - Connor Brown

Morgan Rielly - Colton Parayko
Travis Dermott - Nikita Zaitsev
Connor Carrick - Ron Hainsey.


1.) 30 Jul 2018 12:28:54
Love it.

2.) 30 Jul 2018 14:19:58
It does work both. Leafs would need to add though. Gardiner will be a UFA remember.

Throw in a first rounder?



26 Jul 2018 15:05:22
Edm/ Tor:

Pontus Aberg to Toronto in exchange for Josh Leivo.

Lateral move. Leivo could use a fresh start and many Oilers fans don’t see Aberg as a viable option in the future. Leivo is older but is also more experienced in the NHL.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 16:39:22
I say from a Maple Leafs perspective, they should go for it if they were offered Aberg for Leivo straight up. Aberg could be a Top-9 Forward talent with speed and skill and is an upgrade over Leivo for sure.

2.) 26 Jul 2018 16:40:23
I don’t see any reason for or against this trade. It’s an exchange of spare parts. Aberg actually has a few more games played than Leivo though.

Not sure what the point would be in making this trade though, other than to ship Leivo out. Would rather just trade Leivo for a 4th or something. Gives us a chance at finding our own “diamond in the rough”, which Aberg clearly is not lol.

3.) 26 Jul 2018 17:54:26
I agree. This deal I see a neutral deal with both teams dealing guys who can't crack NHL lineup but can't go back to minors due to bottom feeding teams grabbing them for nothing.

So whether deal happens or not no biggy. Still not worse thought/ deal I've seen

. I'd love leafs to make a few 3 for 1 or 2 for 1 deals where they get best player in deal for quantity.

4.) 26 Jul 2018 19:04:00

I would trade five players for one if the player is good enough and all we are sending out are spare parts. Lol.

5.) 26 Jul 2018 21:07:07
I kinda like this trade as lievo will likely walk after this season as a ufa and aberg would be under control for cheap for a clue years.



07 Jul 2018 14:57:23
Josh Leivo and a 2020 2nd Round Draft Selection to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Adam McQuaid and a 2019 5th Round Draft Selection.

I feel that McQuaid is what Toronto is missing; a tough RHD. I feel like a 2nd may be a lot, but I think it may be worth it, especially since Boston has a surplus of defence like McQuaid such as Miller, Chara and now Moore. After Moore’s signing, McQuaid becomes like a 7/ 8 dman on Boston, just because of their depth. Boston saves 2million in cap too, and gets a decent bottom six forward.

Toronto D-Core:

Rielly - Zaitsev
Gardiner - Hainsey
Dermott - McQuaid

Boston D-Core:
Chara - McAvoy
Krug - Carlo
Moore - Miller.


1.) 07 Jul 2018 16:09:10
McQuaid has one year left on his contract, and at 31 is overage and coming off injury. I think you are definitely overpaying here. Boston oils probably be willing to just give McQuaid away, as he’s fallen off the radar and as Boston has so many good defenseman, it’s unlikely he will lace up for them full time again, if ever. And to be honest, I don’t think Leafs have any room for him either. We have a lot of solid depth defensemen ourselves.

2.) 08 Jul 2018 02:11:39

Agreed. Unless it's someone who will play ahead of Hainsey and Zaitsev, there's no point in making a move. The Leafs have a plethora of bottom-pairing defensemen.

3.) 08 Jul 2018 04:43:34
Not sure that the Bruins are going to do anything to improve the Leafs, one of their main rivals in the East.

4.) 09 Jul 2018 04:59:52
We just gave up the toughest RHD in the league in Polak. We don’t need toughness we need speed and skill.

5.) 10 Jul 2018 04:05:04
It's not going to happen with the depth (although not ready yet) that the Leafs have aquired on the RHS. Dubas has already said he's comfortable with the defence he already has.

Given the soft state of the Leafs D. I have to like McQuaid though.




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18 Oct 2018 19:39:05
As a leaf fan this would be dreamland, but absolutely no way they trade Barkov. he's their best player, and have seen some rating him as a top10 centre in tr NHL. Teo wat skills are similar to Bergeron, and has been put in a valur class similar to Matthews. Floridaeasily declines, probably even if it was just Kadri/ Nylander for Barkov.




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18 Oct 2018 00:18:44

We have Gagner on our AHL farm team, we don't need him in the NHL, and Leivo is in the NHL. And Gagner makes 3 million. bad move.




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18 Oct 2018 00:18:07
Unlikely that Leivo, Lindholm, Gauthier, Kapanen will still even be on this team. Doubt Hyman goes tbh, Leafs will do all in power to keep him, one of those dmen [Liljegren, Sandin, Durzi, Rasanen] is bound to fail, maybe even two. Doubt Freddy stays as starter for another five years. There will be a ton more players brought in, the only guys for sure who'll be on the 2023/ 24 Leafs, imo, are Tavares, Matthews and Marner. That's it. We can't judge five years into the future, we can't simply be estimating then cause that's plain preposterous. We think for the 'now', and for one-two years down the road, cause that's all we can predict. None of the guys suggested, aside from maybe Liljegren will actually stay. We just have to let it play out.




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13 Oct 2018 00:22:10
Id rather trade Nylander for nothing than Lucic and that terrible contract.




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12 Oct 2018 11:36:20
But, but, Saad+Artem are huge contracts and will only bloat the situation, if Achmatlz commands nearly 4m (which is likely) . If anything, we ahouldn’t be trading for bigger salary guys now unless they are dmen imo, its way too risky.

As well, I say leave the team how it is, with Naz and Mo, and worry about them in three years. We should’t be overly concerned if Mo walks, or Naz walks. there's three years from then. We have the chance ro build into a bonafide team with this core, i wouldn't be trading parts of this core (that have reasonble contratxs nonetheless) because i'm worried 3 years down the road.

Additionally, idk if Chicago would do thia tbh. Saad has some value; he has to, he was traded for Panarin, anisimov, maybe a 4th? But i know CHicago is very high on Joki because of their lack of young, puckmoving dmen, and Schmaltz is their 2C giving them Toews-Schmalt down the middle. Maybe the values there, but all these high quality pieces moving at the same fime is unlikely to impossible.





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