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13 Jun 2019 22:30:19
Hearing rumours that Edmonton and Vancouver are IN and I mean IN on Zaitsev.
I was wondering what a trade with those teams would look like.

To Oilers:
Zaitsev, Brown, pick/prospect
To Leafs:
Kassian, Benning


Zaitsev, Timashov
To Leafs:

Also I have a 3-way trade in the works and I think all of you will like it.


1.) 14 Jun 2019 13:28:09
We could have had Benning + Kassian for just Brown at the deadline, so I don’t think Leafs add to that trade. We can just trade Zaitsev for a separate return.

Spooner isn’t worth Zaitsev, let alone Zaitsev+. Spooner is so bad, Edmonton trades him for Gagner. And it looks like Edmonton win that trade. We should just leave Spooner where he is. He looks good in Vancouver colours.



04 Jun 2019 17:31:33
2021 2nd, Rasanen, Marchement
To Leafs:

To Ottawa:
Zaitsev, Timashov, 2020 3rd
To Leafs:

To Arizona:
Marleau, Brown
To Leafs:

Flip Grabner with Holl for a late pick

To NJ:
Kapanen, Liljgren, conditional 2020 2nd (1st if Hall re-signs or leafs win stanley cup in 2020)
To Leafs:
Hall, pick

Marner 7 for 10.5
Johnsson 2 for 3

Sign Tim Heed as depth, no more then 900k

Hall-Matthews-Nylander 24.604
Johnsson-Tavares-Marner 24.5
Hyman-Kadri-Bracco 7.593
Moore-Gauthier-Mikheyev 2.375
*Petan 775k

Rielly-Dermott 4.864
Muzzin-Miller 7.875
Rosen-Demelo 1.65
*Heed 900k

Anderson 5
Sparks 750k
Kessel 1.2

Total: $82.086 mill


1.) 04 Jun 2019 22:28:20
Wow what a swing I like these deal I just don’t think in the Arizona deal you wouldn’t have to add brown and for the hall deal it would have to be probably a 1st forsure and probably a better prospect like Sandin or bracco but still I like the idea of hall only issue is how does Toronto resign him that’s a lot to give up for a rental.

2.) 04 Jun 2019 22:28:52
I guess people like it so nobody is responding?

3.) 05 Jun 2019 00:37:41
Not liking that NJ deal. Sorry MostLeaf. Hall is a good player, but just coming back from injury, and is a pending UFA. I don’t think it is in Leafs best interest to trade away so many high quality long term assets on a short term rental like Hall, who I really don’t think Leafs would be able to afford to re-sign after.

The other deals are pretty good. Nice safe lower level deals that I can see Dubas making.



30 May 2019 16:05:14
To Oilers:
Brown, 2019 7th
To Leafs:
2020 2nd, 2020 5th

I just want to know your opinions if you think Brown will fetch more, less, or if this is accurate


1.) 30 May 2019 19:11:02
Mcdavid and oilers retain 50%.



29 May 2019 17:24:30
First two trades occur at the draft:

To Ott:
Brown, Zaitsev, Timashov, Holl
To Leafs:

Kapanen, 2019 3rd
To Leafs:

RFA signings
Marner-7 years 10.5 mill per
Johnsson-1 years 2 mill

2020 2nd, Rasanen, Marchment
To Leafs:

Johnsson-Tavares-Marner 23.5
Nylander-Matthews-Bracco 19.438866
Moore-Kadri-Hyman 7.25
Marleau-Gauthier-Mikheyev 8.1
*Petan 775k

Rielly-Pulock 7
Muzzin-Miller 7.875
Dermott-Demelo 1.763333
*Rosen 750k

Anderson 5
Sparks 750k

Kessel 1.2



1.) 29 May 2019 17:30:28
I'd prefer to trade Johnsson for Pulock, but I like the overall trades.

2.) 29 May 2019 18:17:52
I fully understand where your coming from. Kapanen is younger, put up more points, looks like he has a higher ceiling ect. But here is my thinking:

1. Johnsson is so far our only true top 6 LW. If we trade him were basically left with Hyman, Moore, Marleau, and Petan. Maybe Mikheyev can play on the left but there is no promise there, and he definitely isn't a proven top 6 forward.

2. We are stacked on the RW. We have Bracco in the AHL who was top 5 in AHL scoring during the regular seasonand over a PPG as a 22 year old in both the regular season and post season, and he isn't on the leafs because of our depth on the RW. We have Nylander, Marner, and now Mikheyev who will likely make the leafs out of camp. Petan can even play the right side if we need him too. This makes him expendable.

3. Kapanen will fetch you more. The Islanders may actually go Pulock for Kapanen in a 1-for-1 type deal. If you offer up Johnsson, the Islanders will probably ask for more then just a 3rd round pick.

4. The Islanders are weak on the RW, especially with Eberle likely leaving. This again may intrigue them even more to go after Kapanen. Lou knows Kappy, and knows what he means to a team. He is also smart enough to realize that the islanders have enough defensive depth, both in the NHL and in the system to make this trade.

3.) 29 May 2019 18:20:22
Also I want to add that if Nylander is struggling on the left side that we could move him back to the right side and move Hyman up to LW while knocking Bracco down to play with Moore and Kadri.

4.) 29 May 2019 18:47:14
I do understand that about the LW vs RW dilemma, my thoughts are it's not terribly bad. Either way not bad, but Kapanen does have the higher ceiling for sure.

5.) 29 May 2019 21:50:45
I’d really hate to see that Hyman/ Tavares/ Marner line get broken up. That was one of the best lines in the whole league. All in all though, you’ve done a good job boosting the defense and still keep a powerful forward group.

6.) 29 May 2019 23:18:40
I don't understand your evaluation of Demelo. I do understand trying to dump the Zaitsev and Brown contracts, but in a vacuum, both players have reasonable cap hits for their skill levels and are both arguably better players than Demelo.

7.) 30 May 2019 00:17:02

My evaluation of Zaitsev is that any team who gets him will expect a prospect as well. So basically I'm trading Zaitsev along with Timashov to get rid of Zaitsev's contract and then I'm trading Brown and Holl for Demelo's cheap contract.

Demelo is underated in my opinion. If you want me to compare him to someone, Demelo had 6 more points then Manson last year. He was much more defensively reliable (on the worst team in the league) then Manson. He can step into a top 4 role in case of injury and his sweet contract at only 900k is amazing. He has hit the 20 point mark twice in his career. Those of you who think the leafs should trade for Manson need to wakeup. He sucks. Demelo is better in every aspect of the game and he is on a better contract. What more could you want.



21 May 2019 16:40:00
Kapanen, Stotts, 2020 3rd
To Leafs:
Pulock, 2020 5th

To Ott:
Zaitsev, Brown, Timashov, 2019 4th
To Leafs:

Marner-7 years 10.5 mill
Johnsson-2 years 3 mill

Sign a depth def. for 1 mill

Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander 21.634
Moore-Tavares-Marner 22.225
Hyman-Kadri-Bracco 7.6
Marleau-Petan-Mikheyev 7.95
*Gauthier 675k

Rielly-Dermott 5.9
Muzzin-Pulock 6
Rosen-Demelo 1.65
*Holl, FA 1.675

Anderson 5
Sparks 750k



1.) 21 May 2019 17:22:34
Too much for Marner, that number should be below $10M. $10.5M would make him the highest paid winger in the NHL. Yes he has not scored 30 goals once. keep that in mind.

2.) 22 May 2019 15:25:01
I didn’t even notice this proposal tucked away here till just now MostLeaf. I got to admit, I do like it though. When the worst that can be said about it is TorontoBuds nitpicking how much you sign Marner for, and me nitpicking the lineups (I would keep Gauthier instead of Petan at 4C and keep Hyman on with Tavares/ Marner line), then I guess it’s a good proposal isn’t it? Lol.

Ottawa might make that trade, but I think they would rather trade Ceci right now first. But then again, what do I know? Lol. Anything is possible, and Ottawa has the cap space to absorb Zaitsev’s contract right now. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up in our nation’s capital.




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13 Aug 2019 17:52:01
Why did this trade end up here?




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13 Aug 2019 17:51:41
Edmondson isn’t terrible, but he also isn’t a star. Basically what I’m saying is, the leafs could live with this trade, but it’s not something they would do.

You said it yourself, we don’t need anymore LHD, if Kapanen is traded it will likely be for a young 2-way or shut down defenceman such as Pesce or Pulock.




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12 Aug 2019 21:11:29
Idk if I would trade Dermott straight up for Nurse. Dermott will be just as good if not better and he is still really going and developing.

Kapanen for Pesce again is interesting but I think the reason it fell through last year is because the leafs can’t afford Pesce. They would need Carolina to take someone like Ceci to be able to afford Pesce. This would probably result in a good prospect going to Carolina and idk if Dubas would want to do that.




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12 Aug 2019 21:07:45
Ya I agree.




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12 Aug 2019 18:37:58
I meant to say shut down guy, not sure where rubbish came from.





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