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09 Nov 2017 16:20:09

D. Moore, and T. Moore:

Moore is apparently less.

Josh is not cutting it this year. He should be sent down. If he doesn't clear waivers - so be it.

Marincin: Enough said.

This one hurts, but it doesn't look like he'll stay. He needs to play in the NHL, not the KHL. A trade is likely and near.


Marchment - big, scoring, aggressive.

(Thinking Marchment, Bozak, Marner unless Bozak is moved.)

He deserves a few games at least, or just trade him.

Ben Smith:
Didn't show much last year, but then who did he play with. Much better this year. Can't do worse than Moore.

Let's see what he's got at the NHL level.

Deserves some time but only Borgman can be sent down to make room for him. NOT.

The last half of the month comes against softer teams. Good time to do this.




09 Nov 2017 16:04:56
Bozak(C) 4.2M UFA, Carrick .75M RFA

Roughly 5M

ANA: 1st 2018 (will be late), Bieksa(RHD) 4M (cap balance) UFA, Fiore .7M, Nattinen (C) .73M

Roughly 5.5M

Anaheim needs a center and we need to unload Bozak. A late first and a B prospect is the right price, for a better than average(by stats), 2nd line center who can win faceoffs.

Carrick will lose out next year to Liljegren and needs to be moved. I like Carrick, but the writing is on the wall with Rasanen right behind Liljegren.

While this may be Bieksa's last year, he goes to a playoff bound team. He and Polak could split duty and pair with, and school Borgman since it appears Borgman is going to stay.

Fiore is capable of all forward positions, did well with Cape Breton and is doing well with the Gulls early on. His goal to assist ratio is nice for the last few years.

The Leafs eat .5M and one contract(now 50/509) but move out Bozak UFA and Carrick RFA. The cap is not changed. Hurts us offensively this year, but isn't that what we have a lot of.

Others will be moved to free up contract spaces.


1.) 09 Nov 2017 16:21:40
Sorry 50/ 50.

2.) 09 Nov 2017 20:49:13
I like this trade.



28 Oct 2017 22:33:00
TOR: JVR, Bozak, Dermott, Sosh, SJS 2nd

NYI: Tavares, HoSang, 3rd.

Maybe the Islanders aren't in a position of strength anymore.

They can't trade Tavares without his consent. Yes Tavares is a talent; but he's a talent that it is starting to appear that they can't keep.

He can move to a contender in the summer or he can max out his money and never win on the Island.

He can walk at the end of the year and the Islanders get nothing.

The pitch to Tavares is that the Leafs are on a huge upswing, and adding him would make them cup contenders for years.

The deal requires a trade and sign agreement by both sides for all 3 vets. It would have to be agreed to in advance by all involved.

His future contract is made up for by JVR's and Bozak's contract values.

A deal like this might also require moving some mid value contracts out to make room for the big 3. But that could be achieved in the summer.

Kind of puts us in a bind for cap, but what a nice bind.


1.) 29 Oct 2017 01:12:24
Islanders get fleeced hard, this doesn't benefit the islanders at all with their future. Dermott is unproven prospect, sosh is 3rd line at best, JVR and Bozak will want to go to contending calibre teams. And the islanders are giving up Tavares plus. They won't even start a conversation without Marner nylander or even Matthews. Yes it would be nice but we need to focus on d and don't need to create a problem with salary caps and contract renewals.

2.) 29 Oct 2017 02:22:14
From watching the last few games it's pretty obvious these d pairings aren't working well hainsey on the top pairing doesn't seem to pass the eye test; more than one instance he has had difficulties with simple clear that result in more opposition zone time, and on the back check he wants to take the pass away instead of pressuring the shooter. And it continues right down the line up. Saw Lou tonight and he didn't look happy as I counted 7 times where hainsey failed to take the shooter or get a clear. Hardliners zaitsev doesn't work better than either pair did last season, Babcock needs to get over his dislike of carrick or trade him and other for another serviceable r shot dman

Reilly zaitsev
Gardener carrick
Borgman polak

Next season
Reilly Zaitsev
borgman carrick/ Assest traded for
Dermott liljegren.

3.) 30 Oct 2017 07:32:52
Where gardiner go? i'd want 3 and 3 solid offensive d solid defensive D liljegren won't be ready next year ao i say reilly ( defensive defenseman)
Gardiner hainsey
Borgman zaitsev

So move our ufas for a defensive defenseman or high end D prospect throw some young skilled forward like johnson in to sweeten the pot i saw something for manson further up maybe jvr a 2nd and johnson for manson and some pick to balance out a bit.



08 Aug 2017 11:03:34
TOR: JVR(50%), Leo(50%), Timashov, SJS 3rd

FLO: Petrovic (RHD), Borgstrom (LC), 2nd (1st if JVR re-signs)

We are wholesaling JVR and Leo here to make the deal palatable for the penny pinching Panthers. JVR represents the LW they need, and Leo the all purpose hitting forward. Timashov will not make the Leafs given the forward depth.

The Leafs need Petrovic as their 3rd pair RHD. He's a 6'4", young(25) solid (206 lb), aggressive hitter, who provides quality D and a little offense. He is known to look out for his team-mates. And he is a cheap 1.8M. Getting him would allow us to move Martin. Rychel can then be promoted to take his place on the 4th line. (Rychel will fight a little as well.)

Borgstrom is a great center prospect. He is what Marner needs down the road; fast, talented, and big; a thoroughbred. Florida may not give him up easily, but they already have 3 young stud centers, 4 if you include Bjugstad, and have Hawryluk, and McCann waiting.

They need wingers. The Leafs have lots of quality wingers. I would even go as far to offer Johnson in place of Timashov.

The Leafs have to upgrade via quality younger players for the vets they move out. The conditional provides a fair compensation for JVR re-signing.

I guess the question here, is will they give up Borgstrom to challenge this year. They have the centers, the D, the Goalie and all they need is the wingers. Here they get 3.


1.) 08 Aug 2017 14:02:46
I don't mind this trade but Florida I bet feels as though they have the line up to make the playoffs now, and compete. They were drug down last year by injuries, this year they will be better. Borgstrom would be great though.



07 Aug 2017 00:57:42
How about:

TOR: Bozak, Leo, about 7.3M

NYR: Nash, 1st. 7.8M

2 contracts for 1

Solves two pending FA issues for 1.

Nash may not deliver squat as his numbers are pathetic the last two years, but he's only 2 years removed from a great season. If he doesn't deliver , there are other younger players ready to replace him.

The Rangers get a center that they need and a LW/C/RW in Leo and double their point production over Nash.

They unload 7.8 M in Nash for 7.2 in Leo and Bozak; and only give up what will be a late 1st.

It puts the Leafs at 49 contracts after they sign Brown and the Rangers a 49.

Time to drink the 2nd half of the case.


1.) 07 Aug 2017 05:17:06
I don't mind it for the first, but it make us worse this year.

2.) 07 Aug 2017 15:17:02
Look at it as Leo for Nash, and Bozak for the 1st. At worst Nash will better Leo's numbers. Marleau replaces Bozak. So how are we worse than last year.

3.) 07 Aug 2017 15:35:06
So you think they should trade for someone who didn't want to sign here as a free agent?

4.) 07 Aug 2017 18:00:58
He went for the money, and the Leafs were abysmal at the time. Hard to argue with that, but maybe he wants to have a better exit resume, than 1st line pay for 3rd line stats. He's from Brampton.

If he fails then they can trade him for what they can get before the deadline; if he succeeds, he writes himself a ticket with another team for the following year (We won't be able to afford him) . Similar to the idea of the Parenteau signing, for one year and done.

Plus we get a 1st. Draft well and prosper! (Just watched Star Trek)

5.) 08 Aug 2017 01:46:05
not bad at all but the problem is that nash isn't that good.

6.) 11 Aug 2017 17:11:51
DBF is right. Money aside, Nash was never interested in coming to Toronto. I don't see why he would change his mind so late in his career. His parents postal code I don't think makes a difference.

Lab16, I don't think Marleau was brought in to replace Bozak. It's great that he has played and can play centre but I still believe he was signed for a different purpose. Plus I don't think NY is giving up their first in this deal. They need to continue adding prospects to their depleted pool. The Stepan trade is evidence of that.

Nhl98 and Captain are both right. Both Komarov and Bozak offer intangebles that wouldn't be replaced by this trade.

7.) 13 Aug 2017 20:36:32
He might just wish to for several reasons:

1) Toronto is on the rise.
2) He has really sucked in NY and I'm surprised they haven't chased him out of the building.
3) There will be no pressure in Toronto; half the fans don't even know who he is.
4) He left Nashville for the money in NY. Toronto was on his list of no trades because they sucked and had no chance of winning for a long time. (Note: That attitude is what is wrong with FA. And it's out of control completely in the NBA) .
5) The point is to get the 1st in the trade and trade Nash at the deadline if he doesn't play well.
6) What a player tried to shovel you years ago isn't the same as the dung he'll try to shovel you today.

Home always calls. Money always talks.

He'd have a chance to go out a legend as opposed to the failure he's been in NY.

Oh yeah! I guess all the movie stars didn't want to make movies in Hollywood.

All dung.

8.) 13 Aug 2017 20:50:56
Here's a task for you Ares99R

Watch the tube of all of Matthews goals.

Take a pencil and tally the direct assists on his goal (1st assists with direct plays to him, no lucky crap and no 2nd assists) . The answer will be surprising.

I watched it while hung over this morning, and should have grabbed a pencil at the start. You would have thought it would be Nylander.

Now you will know why Marleau will be on Marners line. Assuming they move JVR and/ or Bozak, which should be expected.

And as an added bonus. Watch all of Marners video of his play from the time he was 4. Just amazing.

Then think about who you want to have an all purpose scorer/ play maker on what line.




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18 Nov 2017 10:50:53
Clendering is disappointing, but maybe still intriguing.

He's split time between the Yotes and the Roadrunners this season. I imagine that has more to do with Hjalmarsson and Demers.

He had a couple of pretty decent AHL seasons with the Ice Hogs. Last year with the Rangers was short, but pretty decent if you pro-rate the games over 82.

It doesn't seem that Sosh will stay with the Leafs for long. So worth a shot.

I like the NJ deal.

I like the JVR deal, but I think you can package up Bozak with others to get a return of; a late 1st/ top prospect, decent RHD prospect, and a good project; and I think that team is Anaheim.

I also think that Gardiner will be very tradeable this year with another year at 4M remaining. Trade him now at his peak apparent value. We already have lots of depth for the LHS. He should net a 1st and a good prospect.

I feel it's important to get 1st's in return for vets being moved, and those can be for later, like 2019, and 2020 to spread the talent incoming over the next few years.

We want the Leafs to challenge for a decade not the next two years, and that will require many changes in personnel to meet cap restrictions.




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18 Nov 2017 08:00:54
The Habs already foolishly traded their best RHD prospect. They can't afford to dump another one.

On top of that Juulsen is only a mid level prospect which the Leafs already have better (Rosen, Borgman, Liljegren, Rasanen) . He has no NHL or AHL experience to date, and his numbers are "meh".

Juulsen should not have been drafted in the 1st round, just like the Leafs panicked and drafted Korshkov at the top of the 2nd round.

I doubt that the Habs will trade him.




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18 Nov 2017 07:50:15
Olli is a LHD and not required.

Shop elsewhere.




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18 Nov 2017 07:40:49
Bozak can get a late 1st and a mid prospect. He's better than Hanzel whom Arizona got a 1st and a 2nd from Minny last year.




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18 Nov 2017 07:39:02
Wow! Goast?

Goast is the ghost of a male goat in mythology. Not too sure Shayne wants to be called that.

Lou's getting smarter, trading other teams players instead of his own.





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