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29 Nov 2022 16:39:41
Over these past few games I can say that I’m comfortable with Sandin/ Liljegren on 2nd pair. This leaves Brodie to play with Rielly and bottom pair of Gio and Holl. I think we should be looking at forward to upgrade with the Muzzin LTIR. If we move on from Engvall and Kerfoot that’s approximately 10mil in cap. Ce on Dubas and go for it.

2023 1st, Niemela, Robertson for Horvat and Garland from VAN.


1.) 30 Nov 2022 00:02:37
Engvall ($2.25) and Kerfoot ($3.5) do not equate to”approximately $10 million in cap space.
Most of Muzzin’s cap space from LTIR has already been used bringing Leafs up to a 23 man roster.



22 Nov 2022 16:15:37
Now is the time to go after Chychrun.

They are asking for 2 1st round picks or equivalent so send them 2023 1st and Robertson.


1.) 22 Nov 2022 17:40:20
Why do he can join the injured leafs?

2.) 22 Nov 2022 18:24:09
He is finally playing in his first game this season. But I 100% agree with you. His injury past is very vast. Definitely not what we need right now.

3.) 22 Nov 2022 20:44:38
Load up on D while holding out Mo, Muzz, and Brodie until playoffs. Pulling a Tampa might be the only way we get past round 1. Time to go for it and use picks and prospects to do so.



18 Nov 2022 23:20:23
What do we think it takes to get Murphy from Chicago? Start with Sandin and go from there in my opinion.

Leafs trade: Sandin, late pick

Blackhawks trade: Murphy.


1.) 18 Nov 2022 23:57:54
Yes to Sandin, No to Murphy.
If you target Chicago your choices are Athanasiou or Lafferty.

2.) 19 Nov 2022 06:35:58
I like Murphy as a target, but not if we think he's a big solution.

He's definitely an upgrade, but not one that makes this team much better.

3.) 19 Nov 2022 11:56:31
Agree LL, he is an upgrade but his salary might prevent other moves.

4.) 19 Nov 2022 19:31:48
@Rsears really depends what else is out there. If Dubas plans on one move only, as he has in recent years, then Murphy isn't a bad target.

5.) 20 Nov 2022 12:54:36
1 for 1 I might accept but it’s not necessary to give a pick.
Murphy has 4 years left at $4.4m so I’m not as excited as you folks, he has no offence.



14 Nov 2022 19:38:02
Alright everyone, With Muzzin out long term we need to address the hole one D.

Leafs Trade: Robertson and Knies
Rangers Trade: Ryan Lindgren

Is that too much to give up? Or to little? Rangers are solid on D and could re-stock their prospects with this.


1.) 14 Nov 2022 21:58:08
No thx.

2.) 14 Nov 2022 23:15:58
It would be stupid to trade Knies who has something the leafs desperately need … size up front and a legit power forward.

3.) 15 Nov 2022 00:38:05
I would rather have Bradon Schneider.
Big, physical and a RHD.
That said, I can not see Rangers trading any of their defensemen.
I wonder if Leafs could pry Schenn away from the Canucks.
All Dubas had to so was resign Lyubushkin but instead we got Gaudette, Aube-Kuble, Mete, Benn etc.

4.) 15 Nov 2022 01:09:00
Knies is under a point per game in NCAA right now, honestly not sure if he will translate well to playing against men if he’s not demolishing college size players.

5.) 15 Nov 2022 12:50:20
He played for team USA last year and did fine he’s got the size and scoring touch and has already been deemed as a can’t miss prospect and to be honest the leafs pass on too many of these type of guys.



10 Jul 2022 19:23:26
Losing Sandin to an offer sheet for a 2nd isn’t an option and if he won’t sign unless he has a top 6 D role, move on from Muzzin.

Leafs trade Muzzin to wherever he will waive his NTC

Leafs then sign Manson in FA for same AAV as Muzzin makes around 5.5M.

Rielly/ Brodie
Sandin/ Manson
Gio/ Liljegren.


1.) 10 Jul 2022 20:25:30
Manson said he won't come to Canada.

2.) 10 Jul 2022 22:55:07
Just move on from Muzzin and get Sandin signed.

3.) 11 Jul 2022 00:49:39
For what it’s worth, I have read that Manson isn’t interested in coming to Canada and wants to return to California.

But I totally agree that everything possible should be done to Trade Muzzin and retain Sandin.




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18 Nov 2022 19:27:47
What do we think it takes for get Connor Murphy from Chi? Sandin would probably be a start.

Sandin is reminding me of Dermott and looks iffy that he will develop to be anythimg better than a 3rd pair guy.


1.) 19 Nov 2022 06:37:52
Not a lot.



18 Jul 2022 17:25:57
I personally don’t think Sandin will re-sign unless Muzzin goes. Left side is Rielly Muzzin and Gio and Sandin has made it clear he is not interested in being a 7th D. And yes I am aware that Muzzin has a NTC but Dubas needs to learn from Brisebois and say to him basically we facilitate a trade or on waivers you go. That 5m cap space would allow us to go after a UFA or make another trade for a top 6 LW.


1.) 18 Jul 2022 20:58:13
Is Sandin or Gio a top 4D right now? I'm not sure. That's the part that concerns me.

Personally, I like Gio, but I don't think he should have been signed unless it's as a 7th D.

2.) 18 Jul 2022 23:40:32
Well he may yet be the 7th or at least given consecutive games off!

I agree that Sandin is looking at LD and sees a congested lineup. He wasn’t happy not to play in last year’s playoff.

3.) 19 Jul 2022 04:02:58
Why not just trade Sandin at this point? You want to go all in, then let's do it.



02 Jun 2022 18:16:57
Looking deeper into the goaltending situation, assuming Campbell is set on his $5m AAV I think Georgiev is the most likely target.

Although I’m not sure I trust Georgiev to be a starter, he’s looking like the only option at this point.

Realistically it will probably cost us a 1st or 2nd to get rid of Mrazek having a Georgiev and Woll/ Kallgren backup. Moving Holl wouldn’t be difficult as he doesn’t have any negative value.

I would also love to go after Copp in FA. He could probably be had around $4M on a bridge.

Bunting/ Matthews/ Marner
Copp/ Tavares/ Nylander
Engvall/ Kampf/ Kerfoot
Simmonds/? /?

Muzzin/ Brodie
Giordano/ Liljegren



1.) 03 Jun 2022 11:51:07
NYR have 14 players signed and only $13.4 cap space. They need to sign Copp and Strome who I think will each get $5m so not much left.

Maybe they don’t give a QO to Georgiev and he becomes a UFA. Here’s to hoping!

You may be right on what Copp gets btw.

2.) 03 Jun 2022 23:42:31
Georgievs numbers were awful last year why would he be a target of the leafs.

3.) 04 Jun 2022 06:08:01
Why does everyone thing George is the answer?

Soup with a 60/ 40 split is the best option. It was the best option this year as well, Dubas just thought Mrazek (who saw that coming) was the solution.

4.) 04 Jun 2022 12:14:38
@L1994 and LL

At what price is Soup the best answer?

I don’t mind Campbell, in fact I quite like him but not at anything north of $4m. I think he’s worth a $2m raise.

Georgiev is definitely one possibility. He’s 26yo has played 129 saves games with a 2.94GAA and .907SV%.

These are not bad numbers. He also ranked 9th last year in saves above expected while Soup was 18th.

Other UFAs I like include Ville Husso, Braden Holtby and Fleury (only at 1 x $3m) .

Kuemper and Koskinen will be too expensive as UFAs.

Connor Hart would be a very good trade target as would Ilya Sorokin.

Maybe a little substance to your remarks would he helpful.

5.) 04 Jun 2022 17:46:11
@Rsears I have been saying for awhile I don't see anyone else available that takes less than 5/ year, that is as capable as Soup.

Georgiev is a bit too hyped to me, everybody seems to think he's the answer (in every fan base) .

Holtby and Fleury cannot be the ride or die moment in a cup contending year. I don't want either one to be my entire hope in a game 7 anymore. Flower more because he will hit a wall eventually, even if he hasn't yet.

Koskinen, nobody wants and Kuemper will probably be to expensive, agreed.

Sorokin isn't all he's cracked up to be sometimes imo.

As I said before, if you want to trade Nylander for a goalie, people like Hart become more feasible and I'm all for it.

6.) 04 Jun 2022 20:54:55
@Rsears not sure why the attitude though. You have all seen my post that no one else is available (imo) for the same price that's any better.

7.) 05 Jun 2022 13:01:26
Didn’t mean to be harsh! Apologies.

8.) 06 Jun 2022 01:05:39
As leafslife said the numbers Campbell has put up far exceeds what any goalie the leafs get at soups number georgiev looked like he was going to be something but his numbers last year show that he might not be it and as for guys like holtby and fluery they are well past their prime years stick with the guy that is great for you on and off the ice goaltending has not been the issue the past two playoff runs.



17 Mar 2022 00:11:37
Just want to thank Dubas for not giving up a 1st and a 4th for Chiarot!


1.) 17 Mar 2022 00:20:40
Plus more. Was thinking the same. Who pays that for Chariot?

2.) 17 Mar 2022 00:54:02
Gotta wonder if the leafs do much like ok at the price tags on two depth guys.

3.) 17 Mar 2022 03:05:17
@L1994 based on prices lately, I'm not sure if I even blame Dubas for doing nothing.

I will blame him because a RHD is a necessity, but I understand the apprehension.

4.) 17 Mar 2022 11:49:03
Dubas pretty much has to protect his 1sts and high prospects from rental trades as long as he refuses to move any of the big 4 or even a secondary piece like Kerfoot doesn't he? He needs cheap complimentary talent and depth every year because there is no cap space to add anything of significance. That's the way I see it anyway.

5.) 17 Mar 2022 12:15:19
I agree with everyone on this one. If that's the cost better to sit it out. I guess you have to look at the situation - Fla. feels like they have it all and they may be right, so good luck.



15 Mar 2022 03:46:01
Seeing as Manson went for a prospect and a 2nd at 50% retained.

Why wouldn’t Dubas offer that? Manson is a RHD that clears bodies in front of the net. A 2nd round pick with a prospect seems like a small price.


1.) 15 Mar 2022 10:11:58
I would say its the Toronto factor. Not everyone wants a mic stuck in their face 24/ 7. As hard as it is to believe, not everyone can handle Toronto, especially when all of us armchair GM's are trading away every player on the team.

2.) 15 Mar 2022 15:46:28
Leafs do not have a prospect like Helleson, which could be part of the reason and Leafs may have said no if Niemela+2nd was the ask.

3.) 15 Mar 2022 17:06:09
Pretty sure Manson had all of Canada on his M-NTC.

4.) 15 Mar 2022 18:58:43
@LL. Very possible.

5.) 15 Mar 2022 19:20:27
@RLF Friedman and CJ both commented on his unwillingness to come to Canada months ago. That's why I'm always so confused by the Manson trade props.

6.) 15 Mar 2022 19:21:42
I think all Canadian teams were on his list because of c.v.




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22 Nov 2022 20:44:38
Load up on D while holding out Mo, Muzz, and Brodie until playoffs. Pulling a Tampa might be the only way we get past round 1. Time to go for it and use picks and prospects to do so.




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15 Nov 2022 21:03:50
Not moving Nylander, he has the best contract on the team and although he is soft, he produces in the playoffs when 16 and 34 and mostly invisible.




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15 Nov 2022 01:09:00
Knies is under a point per game in NCAA right now, honestly not sure if he will translate well to playing against men if he’s not demolishing college size players.




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25 Jul 2022 22:45:48
Huberdeau and Weegar both said that they are completely open to singing long term extensions in Calgary. This would be more of a deadline move if Calgary is struggling to sign them.




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25 Jul 2022 22:44:44
Except the fact that Necas is definitely way worse than Nylander and the only way he goes is for a top 4 RD. Everyone is undervaluing Nylander based on his “soft” play but in reality he has the best contract on the team and is still just entering his prime.





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