05 Aug 2022 14:25:35
Keiffer Bellows to the Leafs for Sandin, Holl and Joey Anderson. Waive Simmonds.

Even tho Dubas said he learned to wait from Lou, if you have that luxury, I think he’s creating some animosity in the Sandin relationship that won’t help long term.

1.) 05 Aug 2022
05 Aug 2022 19:18:43
I just don't think Sandin wants to be here anymore. Not sure the relationship is repairable unless you get your wish and Muzz is moved.

2.) 05 Aug 2022
05 Aug 2022 21:09:52
i agree with LL. only way to appease Sandin is to slot him in on 2nd pairing Left side. sign him to a 3 year deal so that by the time it expires Brodie is off the books. Still think best move is to try to swap Muzzin for Larson in Seattle. he could bring same kinda stuff as Muzzin only on the right side. and if Dubas could find himself to get rid o f Kerfoot and Holl he could sign Milano for 2nd line and Aston-Reese for 4th line. i'd be happy with those last few moves. all that to say. i think Dubas is loyal/ stuborn when it comes to his guys and he is not tough enough to go to Muzzin and say either wave to Seattle or we put you on waivers and yo go somewehere you really don't wanna go to.

3.) 06 Aug 2022
05 Aug 2022 23:21:16
So everyone likes Bellows?
Yes Sandin is no doubt wanting to be somewhere else!
I’m okay with moving Muzzin, as you know and I do like Larsson.
And lukewarm to warm on Milano.

4.) 06 Aug 2022
05 Aug 2022 23:48:20
@Loxley I'm really hesitant to run Rielly-Sandin-Gio in any way on the left side.

If Larson was traded one for one for Muzz I would be happier though. As is, I still don't like the right now.

5.) 06 Aug 2022
06 Aug 2022 05:25:25
@Leafslife. only way i want Sandin on 2nd pair is if he has Larson or some other veteran on his right side. it's put up or shut up time and Leafs don't have the cap space to get anyone else. Liljegren played well paired with Gio so i leave them together. if you don't have faith in Sandin then maybe he should be traded.

@Rsears. I have seen Bellows a few times and i honestly don't get the hype. Leafs fans seem to love Islander players past and present. my reasoning for Milano is he would fit under cap with Kerfoot gone and is a pretty good playmaker that might help JT.

6.) 06 Aug 2022
06 Aug 2022 12:33:34
Bellows is a guy that the Leafs would have to feel they can get his offensive game in order with his competitive games, otherwise he is a bottom 6er and not worth Sandin and Anderson. imo

The guy has the tools, but at this point he hasn't figured it out at the pro level. He's 24, so doesn't mean that he won't, but if he doesn't soon he will just likely be a physical bottom 6er who can chip in here and there offensively imo.

7.) 08 Aug 2022
07 Aug 2022 23:32:35
@Loxley I would trade Sandin yesterday if I was Dubas. I don't think he has it in him.