22 May 2020 04:44:56
Toronto let's Barrie, Ceci, Clifford walk.
Signs Gudas @ 3.5 Million per year for 3 years
Toronto Signs Hamonic @ 3.5 million per year for 3 years
Toronto signs Spezza @ 950k per year for 2 years

Tor gets
Kadri C/RW
Timmins D

Avs get
Dermott D
Johnsson LW
Bracco RW

Tor gets
Dipietro G

Vancouver gets
Stotts C
Rasenan D
Brooks C

Toronto's forward lines
Extras: Gauthier and Korshkov

Toronto's defensive lines
Extras: Holl and Rosen

Toronto's Goalies
Andersen Sg
Campbell Bg

1.) 22 May 2020
22 May 2020 13:44:27
I like the signings but no way the avs make that trade they have a ton of lhd and still have byram as well no need for Dermott and Johnsson doesn’t carry a ton of value as for the Vancouver trade it’s not bad but I’d like to see how Scott comes back from injury.

2.) 22 May 2020
22 May 2020 15:36:18
There is no chance that the Aves make that trade.

3.) 22 May 2020
22 May 2020 16:27:48
I think its a great trade.

4.) 22 May 2020
22 May 2020 20:16:19
But unsure the Avs do this.

5.) 22 May 2020
22 May 2020 20:19:08
You know maple farm you are one weird posting skitzo!

6.) 22 May 2020
22 May 2020 20:20:42
I don't think the Ads do this either. I just like Kadri. The Kadri Barrie trade was not good for the leafs.

7.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 02:21:36
FarmMapleBoyMan I feel like is a set of twins finishing each other's sentences sometimes.

DiPietro got lit up when he played a few games in the NHL. That doesn't necessarily mean anything yet. But it would have been more encouraging if he had at least kept it close instead of getting blown away. Vancouver might do this. Depends on what happens with Markstrom I guess. If he is gone to free agency, they might have to run with Demko and DiPietro as backup.

Avs are still looking for secondary scoring. Kadri was a stud for them last year. He completely rejuvenated his linemates. Burakivsky and Donskoi were both having career years playing with Kadri, and Kadri himself was on pace to surpass his best until he got hurt. He was quick to protect his teammates and dropped the gloves a number of times. He is everything Sakic was hoping for. There is no chance he trades Kadri, or any of his top 6 forwards right now, unless he is getting a replacement. With just that trade alone, Sakic fixed his entire problems at 2nd line. Kadri carried that line and gave Avs the secondary scoring they needed to compliment that unbelievable top trio of theirs. It would cost us Nylander+ to even think we would have a chance of getting him back now. 30g/ 60pt players don't come cheap. Just look what Avs had to give up to get him.

8.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 05:37:57
They gave up a decent 3C and garbage rental D. If we use anyone's logic other than Dubas Sakic fleeced Dubas and wouldn't let the same happen to him.

9.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 20:20:22
I didn't mind the Kadri trade when it happened. It was completely expected after Kadri eliminated himself from the playoffs the second time in a row. When his team needed him most, he made a patent classic Kadri bonehead move that saw him removed from the equation entirely when his team needed him most.

Nobody expected Kerfoot to come anywhere close to the offensive numbers Kadri can produce, especially since Kerfoot doesn't get pp time. He is a more than adequate 3C for our purposes.

Barrie was the big let down. He was supposed to be our 1RHD version of Gardiner. Capable of 50+ points. Great offensive player, but a defensive liability. Which is exactly what happened. Except Babcock misused him. Big time. We brought him in for his pp and offensive skills, but Babcock didn't out him on the top power play, and had him playing with Muzzin on the second line. Once Keefe took over, Barrie went back to being Barrie.

I wouldn't call it a fleecing, but it wasn't what I was hoping for. The way I look at it was (Kadri-Kerfoot) = Barrie. The retention and picks were just oil to facilitate the trade.

I would have much preferred Kadri for a top 4 RHD signed to multiple years pretty much straight up. And I'm pretty sure Dubas could have got that too if he looked harder. Even if Toronto had to add a little. By bringing in Barrie for only one year, he took a large long term downgrade at centre for no significant long term upgrade on defense. And that's what makes the trade so suspect.