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25 May 2018 13:24:43
Leafs have a busy offseason of signing FA's

As Nylander player poorly in the playoffs and Pastrnak dominated, I can't possibly see how he can request a higher cap number than him. So that is the ceiling IMO for his contract.

Nylander 20G 41A 61pts
playoffs 1G 3A 4pts, 7 games played

Pastrnak 35G 45A 80pts
playoffs 6G 14A 20pts, 12 games played

Pastrnak cap hit is $6.6MM, (6 years 40M)

Fair deal for Nylander is 6 years $36M, and no more. Cap hit of $6M

I understand that Pastrnak's deal was 2 years ago, but both same draft year and the stats don't lie.

Just go with 8 years $88M, can't see it being less, with Eichel signing for $10M and McDavid at $12.5, I think $11M per year fits here.

Marner may not get re-signed this summer, but if he does I think he is due a bit more

22G 47A, 69pts, playoffs 2G, 7A

A bit better than Nylander

Try this contract, as he still has 1 year to wait it out

7 years $49MM, $7M cap hit


1.) 25 May 2018 15:07:35
Matthews is no McDavid

8 years / 80 MM and ask him to take a bridge deal otherwise and show he can be a McDavid.

2.) 25 May 2018 18:15:51
Just because Buffalo overpaid for Eichel doesn’t mean Toronto should overpay for Matthews.

Eichel is an underperformer. His stats are in line with Nylander and Marner. I hope that we don’t give those two the same amount Eichel is getting.

I agree with Heatdreamer. Understanding Matthews was hurt for part of this season, I still don’t think he is worth more than Crosby, Ovechkin, or Stamkos. Let him win a Hart or an Art Ross before we start throwing all kinds of money at him.

3.) 26 May 2018 02:59:30
My opinion of Nylanders contract exactly. Marner at $7 x 7 appears accurate after Kane's signing in SJ. Matthews is really good but I see him as a $10 - $10.5 million a year player over 8 years. He hasn't won anything yet and doesn't deserve to be paid that much more than Eichel.



21 May 2018 14:35:44
To CAR: D - J. Gardiner + D - A. Nielsen

To TOR: D - J. Faulk

Although Gardiner was horrific in that Game 7, overall he had a decent year and teams will still see some value in him.


1.) 21 May 2018 16:25:34
Carolina needs scoring not defensemen. A team like the oilers could use a guy like Gardiner.



24 Feb 2018 16:44:19
With the package that Ottawa received for Brassard who will be a 3rd line C, I think the Leafs can move Bozak for a quality return as well as JVR.

Brassard 18G, 20A, 38 PTS

Bozak 9G 23A, 32 PTS
JVR 25G, 14A, 39 PTS

To CBJ: F - JVR + D - M. Marincin

To TOR: 2018 1st round pick + D - R. Murray + C - B. Jenner

To CAR: C - T. Bozak

To TOR: 2018 2nd round pick + C - M. Kruger (cap dump) + D - J. Bean

leafs line up after

Hyman Matthews Nylander
Marleau Kadri Marner
Kapanen Jenner Brown
Martin Kruger/Moore Leivo

Rielly Hainsey
Gardiner Zaitsev
Dermott Murray (understand he is LHD, but plays over Polak and Carrick)

Leafs add a 1st and 2nd to the draft picks for potential future draft day acquisitions.


1.) 24 Feb 2018 17:28:09
I would love add Jenner.
Toronto won't trade away JVR
And that is a lot to give up for a rental.

2.) 24 Feb 2018 17:42:38
Remember Brassard is signed through next season so his return was more. plus Ottawa got Vegas to take some cash back.

3.) 24 Feb 2018 18:01:16
HAHAHAHA how do you even think these are close?

4.) 24 Feb 2018 20:50:05
These trades make Toronto a lot worse.

5.) 25 Feb 2018 08:34:07
Brassard was the key piece of a 3 way deal. Technically he was traded to Vegas and then to Pittsburgh. That's the only legal way that Vegas was able to retain 40% - 2M of his salary; and the cap strapped Penguins to get him. You can't just grab cap so two other teams can make a deal.

Back to the point: Brassard is a little better than Bozak, despite having a bad year in 2017. But not much better, his previous stats are inflated by being on 3 years of good Rangers teams. Bozak's stats were deflated for the converse.

The Carolina trade is fine. But you might want to move a contract with Bozak (I use T. Moore), like you did with Marincin in the JVR trade.

JVR is clearly better than Brassard and worth the mid 1st, Jenner and Murray who can play RHD; and I think, currently is. However, the Jackets may not be prepared to move Murray as they may get rid of Johnson before the deadline.

I would just make it the 1st, a 2nd, and Jenner. I don't see Murray as a player the Leafs need long term. I think the Leafs need a 3rd pair Dman who can hit, fight, and defend. That makes Martin expendable.



19 Feb 2018 17:21:06
As Philly is looking for some goalie help

To PHA: G - C. Pickard

To TOR: D - P. Myers

A swap of minor league players


1.) 20 Feb 2018 17:45:18
Love it. I would have liked to see this happen but they obviously wanted more in Mrazek.



19 Feb 2018 17:14:47
As I believe Carolina wants to push for the playoffs and are very deep on D, but lack offense, here's an update to my previous trade with Carolina.

To CAR: F - JVR + D - C. Carrick + F - K. Rychel

To TOR: D - J. Faulk + D - J. Bean + C - J. Nordstrom + 2018 3rd round pick

Carolina is very deep at LHD, on the roster right now they have Hanifin, Slavin and Fleury. Slavin already inked long term.

Yes, they lose their top RD, but they still have Pesce (inked LT) and Van Riemsdyk, plus add Carrick.

The Leafs take on Nordstrom's contract and increase the pick

Leafs D going forward

Rielly Faulk
Gardiner Zaitsev
Dermott Hainsey

In the pipe
Liljegren (RD)
Bean (LD)
Borgman (LD)
Nielsen (LD)
Rasanen (RD)


1.) 19 Feb 2018 17:49:07
Faulk doesn’t bring any more to the table than what we already got. In fact, he might even be worse than any of our top 3 LHD. He doesn’t fill a need on the team or a void left by a departure. I would look for other options.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 21:06:19
I would lean that he does improve the RHD side of things, far better than Carrick and in the deal above the Leafs also grab a quality LHD prospect and a pick. Faulk is also on a favourable contract for another 2 years at $4.8MM AAV.




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08 Apr 2018 19:50:59
Bracco is certainly NOT untouchable, very tradeable asset. There is no room on the roster for him at this time.




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08 Apr 2018 19:49:12
Too much for Bozak who's is a 3rd line C.




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07 Mar 2018 12:52:16
It's a higher likelihood of Doughty over Karlson, as going from Ottawa to Toronto is a slap in the face. A trade will cost more than McDonagh, so be cautious there. A FA acquisition is better suited. Depends where both teams are at the deadline next year.




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07 Mar 2018 12:44:47
It's inevitable that they will trade Gardiner, if you look at when he needs a new deal it coincides with Matthews. He'll want a significant pay raise and the Leafs are developing Dermott for that 2 pairing LHD spot.




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02 Mar 2018 14:10:01
Not sure the logic on trading Marleau away, the Leafs will not be in any Cap trouble and he plays well with Marner and Kadri. The top two lines are clicking very well (when Matthews is back)





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