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12 Aug 2022 00:21:27
Toronto makes big trades to compete for top in Atlantic division.

Toronto trades Nylander, Kerfoot, Sandin, Abreezse, Steeves and a 1st in 2023

Arizona for Jacob Chychurn, Barrett Hayden and Conor Garland

Toronto trades Muzzin
Anaheim for 2nd and 4th in 2023

Toronto signs Pk Subban to 1yr x 1.5 million


Bunting Matthews Marner
Hayden Tavares Garland
Engvall Kampf Jarnkrok
Kubel Gaudette Anderson

Rielly Brodie
Chychurn Subban
Giordano Llyigren

Clifford and Simmons put on waivers


1.) 12 Aug 2022 01:33:48
Connor Garland does not play for the Coyotes.
He was traded to the Vancouver Canucks last summer.
Perhaps you are thinking of Lawson Crouse?

2.) 12 Aug 2022 01:34:18
Just a bit late to get Garland from Arizona, don’t you think?



08 Aug 2022 03:05:56
Toronto trades Kerfoot, Holl and Abruzzese
Arizona for 2nd and 3rd in 2023, 3rd in 2024 and Barrett Hayden

Sign Hayden to 2yrs x 1.75 million

Toronto trades Sandin and Pontus Holmberg
Vancouver for Conor Garland

Toronto pulls Clifford and Simmons on waivers to clear $2.5 million

Cap out $8.5 approx
Cap in $6.75 aproxx

Under cap by $1.7 million

Leafs sign Subban for 1yr x 1 .25

Bunting Matthews Marner
Nylander Tavares Garland
Engvall Kampf Jarnkrok
Kubel Hayden Gaudette

Rielly Benn
Muzzin Brodie
Giordano Llyigren
Mete Subban





04 Aug 2022 00:58:54
Toronto trades Robertson and Holl
Arizona for Barrett Hayden

Toronto trades Kerfoot
Seattle for 2nd in 2023 and a 3rd in 2024

Toronto trades Sandin
Columbus for Andrew Peeke


1.) 04 Aug 2022 04:25:23
Barret Hayden for Robertson and Holl?
Good luck trying to convince Arizona that is a reasonable return.
Similarly, Kerfoot for a 2nd and a 3rd when Leafs need to dump salary and Seattle would be doing them a favor and paying dearly for it?
I confess to knowing nothing about Peeke and what he brings to the dance so I will refrain from commenting on that proposed trade.

2.) 04 Aug 2022 12:56:11
I would really like to get Peeke. He could be that cheap partner for Rielly so Brodie can play with Muzzin. Your value is probably right, but I don't think Clb has a need for Sandin. They would probably rather Robertson and I am not sure if that is enough or not.



03 Aug 2022 00:51:15
So here are two possible trades that Dubas could try to make.

Toronto trades Kerfoot
New Jersey devils for Miles Woods

Toronto has alot of players that will not make the team such as, Potus Holmberg, Joey Anderson, Nic Robertson, Alex Steeves, Mikhail Arbanov and will not clear waivers.

So Dubas should put a package together so he doesn't lose all of them for nothing.

Toronto trades Holl, Robertson, Anderson, Arbanov and Sandin
Arizona coyotes for Lawson Crouse and Chychurn

Lines if Toronto could pull of these trades

Woods Mathews Nylander
Bunting Tavares Marner
Crouse Kampf Engvall
Kubel Gaudette Jarnkrok

Rielly Chychurn
Muzzin Brodie
Giordano Llyigren
Mete Benn


1.) 03 Aug 2022 01:34:58
Interesting that you feel Arizona would consider trading Crouse and Chychrun, two of their best players, for a package made up mostly of guys you feel won’t be able to make the Maple Leafs but likely won’t clear waivers.

2.) 03 Aug 2022 02:33:53
Every player mentioned other than Joey Anderson are waiver exempt.



25 Jul 2022 15:17:10
If Huberdeau doesn't want to sign in Calgary then Dubas should jump at this opportunity to trade and sign him.

Toronto could trade Nylander and Nick Robertson
Calgary for Huberdeau

Trade Kerfoot and J.Anderson
Arizona for Lawson Crouse

Trade Muzxin to Anaheim for 2nd and 3rd

Trade Holl, Malgin and Steeves
Columbus for Andrew Peeke

Second Line
Crouse Tavares Huberdeau


Rielly Peeke
Brodie Benn
Giordano Llyigren
Sandin Mete


1.) 27 Jul 2022 00:34:34
It always amazes me how high a value Toronto fans place on Leaf players and how low a value they attribute to other teams players!




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04 Jul 2022 16:20:12

Are we Toronto the only team with a GM That has never played in the NHL?


1.) 05 Jul 2022 12:08:36
Off the top of my head, I don't think Lou or David Poile did.

2.) 05 Jul 2022 20:11:39
But we have Hayley!
Sorry that was uncalled for.



30 Jun 2022 02:17:39
So it certainly sounds lately that Dubas and the Leafs management team are not planning on any big deals or changes this year.

If Dubas and company believe this and do nothing as far as trades at the draft or after, or sign anyone in free agency that will make a difference then for the sake of all the fans, please Leafs Executive Board Fire his ass!

Yes , if Campbell and his agent want and can get $6 million a year then go get.

It would be start to trade his rights for a pick, but Dubas will not, just sit on his ass and try to wait and bluff Campbell out to stay.

FYI, to Mr. Dumbass. The leafs need two players for the second line to play with Tavares.
Yes, put your big pants on not your panties and trade Kerfoot and Nylander like all the fans are trying to tell you.

Stop thinking that you like this team because the fans that pay your salary do not!

We also need a bigger, stronger and faster third line that will throw checks not sticks at the apposing team's players.

That means yes Mikheyev and Engvall can go.

So sign two more players, that 4 so far.

Our fourth line is gone, when you buyout Simmons and put Clifford in the minors. Or maybe you won't, but you need to!

So our fourth line needs 3 players, so that is 7 new players.

Yes we could bring up Robertson, Joey Anderson, Steeves, Abreezse, Douglas but those players are better trade pieces to get more experience, size and skill that you crave.
Those younger players are not going to make any gains to the team. You need to trade away players like Nylander and Kerfoot that add up to $10.5 million and find 5 players for $1-2.5 million each to fill out your roster.

If you are planning on using marlies players to fill the roster then start the third rebuild now!

Now defense and goalies. Stop trying to put a bandaid on the goalie situation every year.
Buyout or trade Mrazek and make your decision on Campbell.

Go make that big trade for Hellybuck, Gibson, Binnington or Varlamov but rubbish or get off the pot. You have 5 or 6 minor league goalies, get someone good to work with them and maybe we could have a good starting goalie in 1-2 years that is not 30yrs of age or older!

Please make a decision on Muzxin, is he healthy enough to play 82 games plus 25 games in the playoffs at 33yrs old.
If not as him to waive his no trade or go on LTIR.

Holl and Sandin can also be traded for bigger defenders that block shots and hit. Holl is like Jake Gardiner, always hearing footsteps and looking behind him.HEIS 6'4 AND A SCRADEY CAT!


I have said my peace let's see what happens, I am not holding my breath with this jackass in charge.


1.) 30 Jun 2022 03:29:04
I don't think you're approaching these problems rationally though.

Based on Fiala, who can Dubas really acquire that is Amy better than Nylander?

Mikheyev cannot be replaced. As a third liner with solid defence, kills penalties and plays fairly hard at times for that price, good luck, unless you get lucky (Bunting) .

Kerfoot is an expiring UFA, he isn't worth a tonne and he's hard to replace for 3.5, although probably not impossible.

Clifford can still play fourth line. I see no reason he can't. Replacing Spezza is a bit more difficult.

Simmonds time looks to be done, I would just bury him if need be and move on. It isn't much of a cap hit.

It's all well and good to say "Trade for Hell boy or binnington" but a tonne of teams need goaltenders.

You're also forgetting about paying someone to take on Mrazek.

Dubas has dug himself a hole here and he knows it. He can't stand up in front of the media and say "Alright, I'm worried. They can't seem to get over the hump and I'm panicking" I can all but guarantee that upper management (above shanny even), are questioning a lot of things as well. They know the small fortune they could make in a 7 game series during rounds 2,3 and 4.

2.) 30 Jun 2022 12:17:26
You make some good points PG, but so does LL as a counter. Nylander should be moved. Holding on to him and not getting a return now before his M-NTC kicks in next summer or he gets an even bigger reputation as a floater who doesn't compete.
Kerfoot can be replaced for cheaper or better imo. I would take Mikheyev at $3.5M or Kerfoot at $3.5M, but that's me.
As LL says, any of those goalies would be a tough get and probably create other holes on the team.
Dubas cannot sit on his hands though. As I have said in the past, tough decisions need to be made this summer and if Dubas will not make them, then he needs to be replaced.

3.) 30 Jun 2022 18:46:30
@RLF I think Mikheyev is also replaceable, but not for what he is paid. That's going to be the hard part.

4.) 30 Jun 2022 19:29:03
@LL. I meant I would take Mikheyev over Kerfoot at $3.5m. That said, I agree, I wouldn't want to pay either that much money.



18 Jun 2022 21:52:05
I just read my last post and I sound like crazy Kennedy 0315 .???????


1.) 19 Jun 2022 00:26:57
Except I seldom know if Kennedy is serious or trying to have fun!

2.) 19 Jun 2022 05:51:11
Kennedy is the best lol. His props are my favourite to read.



06 Jun 2022 03:39:36

Would you trade Nylander to

Arizona or New Jersey for 1st, 2nd and a 3rd in 2022


New Jersey devils 2nd overall pick in 2022


1.) 06 Jun 2022 06:52:41
I don't think any of us would say no to the second overall for Nylander. I floated that exact prop for 4th overall pre-lottery and most people were all in on it.

2.) 06 Jun 2022 10:04:38
I would, but I doubt NJ would.

3.) 06 Jun 2022 22:25:05
Someone disagrees that I would do those Nylander deals. I am pretty sure I would.

4.) 07 Jun 2022 15:34:12
I’m in as well.
Who also picks Juraj Slafkovsky?

5.) 07 Jun 2022 19:51:02
@Rsears I'm sure I'm not alone here in starting to have an issue with Euro players being drafted. It's really hard to tell what their going to be. It's such a different game over there.

6.) 07 Jun 2022 20:30:14
I accept your comment about European players due to a different game likely due to the larger ice surface.
On the smaller surface there’s not much time to make decisions and execute them.

But Juraj is a beast!

7.) 11 Jun 2022 18:42:34
2nd overall all the way.

8.) 14 Jun 2022 03:49:53
Yes to NJ Devils 2nd overall.
Yes to Arizona 3rd overall.

Unfortunately I can’t see either of those teams trading one of Shane Wright, Slafkovsky or Logan Cooley for a highly skilled but soft, right wing!



28 May 2022 14:39:13
Let's talk about the reasons Toronto needs to get rid of Nylander and his $7 million dollar cap hit.

1. He can not hit the net when it counts.

2. He does not forecheck

3. He only checks with his stick, because he avoids contact.

4. He plays every game because he does not engage in hitting.

5. He always runs to the bench for a change when the puck goes in their end.

6. The only penalty he takes is tripping or high-sticking.

7. He misses on most breakaways because he can hear footsteps.

8. He gets more breakaways than everyone esle because he is cherry picking for the puck, instead of playing defense.

9. He only competes when he wants to, or if his name comes up to much in the media, that he is ghosting.

10. Because when Dubas signed him he thought he was a girl and liked his blonde FLOWING HAIR






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10 Jul 2022 03:51:37
Sorry for the rant Leafslife just had to blast waterbuffalo rubbish pie for his belly acheing about Ballareia Willy.




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10 Jul 2022 03:48:58
The reason Nylander has to go is because Dubas should have never signed him in the first place as a RFA.
He should have sat him out all year and traded his ass 4yrs ago.

He doesn't hit, fight for pucks, swings his stick at players and thinks that is checking because that is what Swedes do over on the big ice.

There are girls on the Canadian Hockey team that hit harder than poor little willy.

Sure he got 80 dam points, from Tavares and Kerfoot going all the fighting in the dirty areas.

And most of his points 46 were second pass assists on the power play.

Oh and the Coach thought he was so good he put him on the third line. Yeah, buffalo man $7 million on the third line.

If you don't like that trade to Anaheim then you give us all a better one. Because Ballareia Willy is not worth, yeah Buffalo rubbish right now!




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09 Jul 2022 13:45:06
Well Dubas wanted Fleury at 37 yrs and would of had to give him a 2yr deal anyway.

Quick in only 1 yr and Los Angeles need a LD and Muzzin may wish to head home, back to LA.

If Toronto could get Blackwood out of New Jersey he could rebound to become the started next year and he his much younger with a lot of up side.

Plus Toronto has alot of young goalies in thier system certainly one or enough two will be able to make the jump to the NHL.

If not Quick then a trade for Gibson would be choice two with Kallgren as a backup.

I am not confident in Kuemper or Campbell at $5 million for 4yrs.




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04 Jul 2022 01:00:45
Who woke up Kennedy.

Please give some accurate trade thoughts instead of all your mythical ideas.




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01 Jul 2022 22:37:49
Sounds like you are having a good start to your Canada day celebration.

Keep enjoying your day and let's hope Kennedy doesn't post today or it will be an hour of reading the funny papers!





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06 Aug 2022 04:19:33
Well Patrick Kane got off on his accused sex scandal a few years ago and nobody is bringing that up.

Dubas wake up and make Jake an offer!

We have too many young players that will not make the team or maybe even play for the big squad, so trade them for draft picks or package 3 or 4 to get the players we need to fill 2nd line LW and right side defence.

I am talking about, SDA, Arbanov, Hollowell, Joey Anderson, Robertson, Malgin, And the list goes on.

There are better players out there but Dubas will not pull the trigger.

And what is going on with Kerfoot, Sandin and Holl!

Trade them we need the cap space.




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26 Mar 2022 00:03:49
RFL, you are bang on., The ballarina will be traded, but I think at the draft.

Dubas will trade Willy for picks and a prospect. Probably for a 2nd, 3rd and a top prospect.

This will also result in getting rid of cement hands, Kerfoot for pick and prospect as well. But probably not until off season.

Holl will be traded, Mykhevov will re-sign and Mrazek will be bought out or traded.

Knives, Robertson and Steeves will probably make the Team and Gio will sign a team friendly deal.

If Campbell has a strong playoff run, the Leafs will sign him for 3-4 years.

If not Toronto will make a run to get Gibson or Billington in a trade.

Just a few of my predictions.




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21 Mar 2022 23:43:11
So Leafslife, these are the trades that Dubas should have made and had the cap to do it.

He got $1.5 from the Dermont trade.

He should have made that trade with Chicago for Fleury and Hagel.

1st in 2023 and 1st in 2024 plus Mrazek and Knives

Cap in $1.2 covered off from Dermont trade.

(Fleury $3.5 (50% retained)
Hagel $1.5
Total $5 million

Mrazek $3.8
Knives $900
Robertson $950
Total $5.650

So close to even money.

Then he could have still made the Giradano and Blackwell deal.

Toronto trades
2nd in 2022 2nd in 2023, 4th in 2024, Kerfoot and Holl

Dubas just would not give up on Kerfoot or Holl. Big mistake to make the cap work.

If he is so high on Llyigren then let Holl go.

Blackwell and Hagel would have replaced what ever Kerfoot does.

Lots of cap just poor management again.

You are either a Contender or a Pretender Dubas is the latter.

These draft picks would have been late round picks and would not play in the NHL for at least 2-3 years.

Matthews, Marner and Wilber"s contracts will be done by then and another rebuild will begin again.

So yes bad Management and he needs to Flock off.




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14 Mar 2022 02:38:43
Again another 1st round pick that Dubas wanted so we should play him.

He is not a NHL caliber defenseman!

Just ask Keefe when Dubas isn't around!




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14 Mar 2022 02:36:04
Lilegren is a bottom 5/ 6 defenseman and will always be.

Wake up he should be in the minors and stay there.

We have had and still have better defenceman in the minors now but DUBAS LIKES HIM AND MAKES THE COACH PLAY HIM!