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30 Jul 2021 17:57:13
Dermott 1.5



Kerfoot 3.5

Kunin 2.3

Tbay still needs to shed cap and they would have Foote and Dermott to fight it out for a spot cheaper than Cernak. Of if both make the team, two players for the price of one.

Nash needs speed at centre and Kerfoot gives them that. SDA adds a younger prospect for an older one they have not used yet.

Tor picks up a more physical RD in Cernak. Kunin helps them on the wing and Novak is a centre prospect who could be moved to left wing. Gives Leafs more options while not adding to the cap. This also makes the option of moving Rielly for other help easier to do.


1.) 30 Jul 2021 21:37:38
Leafs trade Kerfoot they will have 7 million cap apace. Kerfoot cap space is better for leafs than his space. also Kerfoot ne t team only pays 750k. Leafs will get great value for Kerfoot contract.

2.) 30 Jul 2021 23:10:14
Tamp probably says no because they are already under the cap and Nashville won’t trade Kunin straight up for that likely they protected him during the expansion draft so the my probably see him as their future 2C.

3.) 31 Jul 2021 06:01:08
T33. What history does Kunin have that you put him as 2C? Tampa is right at the cap and still have Ross to sign.



29 Jul 2021 20:57:12
Kerfoot 3.5
Sandin ELC

Greenway 2.1
O'Rourke ELC

Wild only have Suter and Parise count for $4.7M against the cap this year, but the next 3 it jumps to $12-$14M per season. Greenway is RFA after this season and will be looking for a raise. They could use speed upfront and Kerfoot has this year and next at $3.5M. More cost controlled. Sandin gives them a more ready, cheap NHL LD than O'Rourke is at the moment.

Leafs pick up a big LW they can try in their top 6 and a developing LD that has a great motor and loves a physical game. Clear about $1.4M this season.


1.) 30 Jul 2021 02:43:53
Sandin is to Dubas what Banana's are to chimpanzee. I can't even begin to see a trade unless it's Sandin for Makar.

2.) 30 Jul 2021 15:40:32
And that is another reason why Dubas should go.

3.) 30 Jul 2021 15:40:40
forget makar. makes to much. I'd trade Sandin for chychrun. then trade rielly for depth forwards.

4.) 30 Jul 2021 17:37:57
@Loxley, so would I, but we are adding a lot to Sandin in a package to get Chychrun.



29 Jul 2021 16:31:28
Leafs go all in.

To Leafs-rumours
Kyle Dubas (100% retained)
Brendan Shanahan (100% retained)

To Toronto Maple Leafs
RLF and all regular contributors as advisors.

Leafs sign RLF as President and GM for 4X $.5M as it is a privilege to work with the Leafs and $.5M per year is enough for me. All leafs-rumours regular contributors are hired as advisors for $250,000 per year to advise on signings, trades and player background/scouting etc.

Leafs-rumours then terminates contract of Dubas and Shanahan on the basis of selling false hope.

Sorry guys, my idea so I get the main role. lol


1.) 29 Jul 2021 16:55:13
Best proposal yet.
Go Leafs!

2.) 29 Jul 2021 21:45:08
I like it. We even have JDB as director of scouting.

3.) 29 Jul 2021 21:45:33
Love it!

4.) 30 Jul 2021 23:56:53
RLF, that is the best trade proposal you have posted yet. That may be the only hope to avoid Dubas screwing up any chance at a cup (or even winning a round in the playoffs) .



26 Jul 2021 17:40:31
The one thing the Islander's could really use is a top offensive defenseman. They have some cap space, but need to re-sign Beuavillier, Pelech and Sorokin.

Rielly $5M

Pelech RFA
Bailey $5M

NYI increase their D-core by adding a more offensive minded top pair D-man. They have the cap space to try and extend him as thye have a few contracts on older players ending after this season. They can now put the rest of their cap space toward locking up Beauvillier and Sorokin with lots of cap space left.

Tor picks up a more cost controlled Big minute LD that should not cost anywhere near what Rielly may ask for to keep. He is more physical and defensive D-man than Rielly. Bailey gives the Leafs a legitimate top 6 LW on a decent cap hit. He has played with JT before and always puts up points in the playoffs. Should still have 4-5M left to fill out the roster.


1.) 26 Jul 2021 20:36:18
I read somewhere that Pelech is looking for around 7M AAV on his next deal. We simply cannot afford that.

2.) 26 Jul 2021 23:03:29
@ALF. If that is true, I think he finds himself sitting out without a contract.
I see Pelech at 3-4 years for about $4.5M per and 6-8 years at as much as in the $5.5M per range. If he wants more, I think he is going to be extremely disappointed. He averages 15-20 pts per season and pts getters get paid. When your best season is 21 pts and your 26 years old, your not getting $7M, or at least you shouldn't even be close to that. He's from Toronto, he would have a chance to come home and play in front of family and friends. $4.5-$5.5 should be top dollar.

3.) 27 Jul 2021 15:40:52
I figured out where I saw it. NHL Collection has Pelech asking $7m and Cizikas asking $5m on their next deals respectively.

4.) 27 Jul 2021 17:48:59
Isn't that instagram rumours?

After I wrote me response, I looked into any discussions about what he is expected to get. I didn't see anything around $7M. A lot of talk about 4X$4M and some long term with nothing higher than $6M, but most in the $5-$5.5 range. Pretty much what I was saying. I could be wrong for sure, but if these are the more accurate numbers, he is affordable for us.

5.) 27 Jul 2021 20:04:54
Saw it on Instagram yes, not sure if it is true or not. If Pelech is around 5M AAV I would be really interested.



24 Jul 2021 14:45:01
I have said Rielly to NYR a few times and K Miller would be my target. NYR just made more cap space by moving Buchnevich so that don't have to re-sign him and bringing back Blais at $1.5M. I still think they are after Eichel, but why not Eichel and Rielly. I figure they will want Buffalo to take Strome and his $4.5M cap hit. They will likely also need their 1sts for that deal.

Rielly 5

Miller .925
Chytil RFA
Gettinger RFA
2022 2nd (if Rielly signs and extension.)

NYR picks up a proven top pair LD and have the cap space to re-sign him. They have the LD depth to ne able to move Miller. If they are after Eichel, they still have the pieces to make a deal there as there prospect pool is deep and they still have their 1sts left to trade.

Tor picks up a cheaper top 4 D, a solid LW prospect in Chytil who could turn out to be a good compliment to one of the two top lines, although he is not a physical player. Gettinger adds young bottom 6 depth and the extra 2nd if Rielly extends in New York. Leafs should gain at least $2-$3M in cap space depending on what they re-sign Chytil for (should be a bridge deal) and if Gettinger(who should be re-signed cheap) makes the team.

Leafs will be better off cap wise now and in the future and have the room to go after a guy like Bertuzzi and still get a goalie.

This is the type of deal Dubas needs to make before all the buyers have already bought.


1.) 24 Jul 2021 14:57:27
Just to add. I have said in the past that this draft is kind of a crap shoot and probably has a lot to do with the type of returns we are seeing for D-men. Next years draft should be closer to normal circumstances. Dubas really needs to see that the market is NOW for Rielly if he hasn't already missed his best opportunity to a team that looked elsewhere (Van/ Edm? ) .

2.) 24 Jul 2021 16:13:39
With how much Jones brought in
2021 1st (12th-sillinger) , 2021 2nd (44th) which was used to get Jake Bean, 2022 1st unless Chicago gets lottery picks then it becomes 2023 1st and boqvist (2018 8th overall) . Columbus did give Chicago a late 1st 2021 and 2022 6th as well.

Now rielly and Jones are same situation having 1 year left before ufa. Jones also agreed to a 8yr extension for this return to happen. Jones is RHD and I’d rate a bit higher than rielly. Jones is top 15 dman
Rielly maybe around top 30

That said
Miller 22nd 2018 = 2021 1st
Chytil 21st 2017 = 2022 1st
Gettinger 5th rd 2016= throw in
2nd rounder = 2nd rounder

A Boqvist type player isn’t included because Leafs don’t include a late 1st or 6th rd puck and Jones is better than rielly but gettinger makes up this difference

Solid and reasonable.

3.) 25 Jul 2021 15:10:29
Sounds like a solid deal, though I think it's missing one more piece.
I believe NY should also get a low draft pick, maybe NY gets a 2023 5th round since the Leafs don't have anything to give in 2022.




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31 Jul 2021 06:01:08
T33. What history does Kunin have that you put him as 2C? Tampa is right at the cap and still have Ross to sign.




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30 Jul 2021 17:37:57
@Loxley, so would I, but we are adding a lot to Sandin in a package to get Chychrun.




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30 Jul 2021 15:40:32
And that is another reason why Dubas should go.




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30 Jul 2021 15:39:48
@Randy. Matthews gets the chances in the playoffs and ups his compete even more each year. 24 pts in 32 playoff games as at 23 years old is up there for production. Do we need more goals from him? Yes. Move Marner and keeping Matthews shouldn't be a problem. Tavares comes off the books the next season. Get a return for Rielly now that includes a top 4 prospect+ now so that we get something for a guy we aren't keeping as well. The cap doesn't have to be an issue, but it does mean fixing some of Dubas mistakes now.




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30 Jul 2021 13:06:41
Matthews is pretty much untouchable in my mind, so anything that is offered would have to be a ridiculous overpay for me to really consider it.





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