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11 Jul 2022 20:20:12
Tor: Nylander, Robertson, woll
Dal: oettinger, kiviranta

Sign oettinger 8×6




05 Jul 2022 23:35:40
Tor:Nylander holl mrazek

Mtl: Allen, petry, Evans, poehling


1.) 07 Jul 2022 00:59:11
Not unless your a Habs fan.



20 Mar 2022 17:03:37
Tor: mrazek dermott 2022 2nd
Njd: blackwood, subban 50% retained 2022 7th




17 Mar 2022 16:51:34
Tor: nylander kerfoot, holl, 2022 1st
Nsh: meyers, Trenin, jeannot, Sissons Askarov 2022 2nd

Leaf lineup

Bunting matthews marner
Kase kampf Tavares
Trenin Sissons jeannot
Engvall spezza Clifford

Reilly brodie
Sandin meyers
Dermott lybushkin
(Muzzin moves the left side down when he's ready)



1.) 17 Mar 2022 18:59:12
So you have a person that maybe scores 10 goals a season playing on the second line . the best player going to Nash plus a 1st round pick. may I have what you’re smoking?

2.) 17 Mar 2022 23:20:47
Nylander is the best player in the deal, but that 3rd line has been probably the best third line in the nhl. We also save a bunch of money, get an actually high end goalie prospect and move holl for another D who has been struggling but is younger and has a higher ceiling.

The 1st gets a 2nd back to lower the blow.
Also forgot to put micheyev in the lineup.

This deal makes affording our raises next season doable.

I saw two people said the deal wasn’t believable, is it because of the number of pieces moving? Or that the value is off one way or the other?

3.) 18 Mar 2022 01:20:26
Can’t really see how this benefits the Leafs outside of maybe Askarov who has been very hot and cold.
Not a move I would support.



15 Mar 2022 17:58:35
Tor: nylander muzzin mrazek, 2022 1st

Ari: crouse, hayton, chychurin, Timmons, vejmelka


1.) 15 Mar 2022 18:55:11
I don't think that gets it done Randy.

2.) 15 Mar 2022 22:48:28
Good job, hate to lose Nylander but anyway.

3.) 16 Mar 2022 00:48:59
Could also drop chych the first and make them add a 1st top 3 protected this year and their top d prospect.




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21 Jul 2022 13:56:13
So funny, I tried to trade kerfoot a first and sandin for Tkachuk last year after his bad year, and everyone said it was an over payment. Now it's Nylander in place of sandin and that's still not enough.


1.) 22 Jul 2022 11:43:29
Yes. I recall that. Kudos

Hope Calgary gets some solid assets for him

I have a friend (yes surprisingly I have some people who tolerate me?) in Calgary and so
Many fans are pissed at Jonny hockey for leaving
I’m still shocked he signed with The jackets!

2.) 23 Jul 2022 13:48:00
Such a strange place to take less for.



21 Jul 2022 13:44:20
So funny, I tried to trade kerfoot a first and sandin for Tkachuk last year after his bad year, and everyone said it was an over payment. Now it's Nylander in place of sandin and that's still not enough.


1.) 22 Jul 2022 05:08:50
Value changes. Someone will pay more than Matty is worth. Remember Jason Blake?

I don't actually think Chuck is all we're calling him right now. He's a 9m winger (same as Marner) .



15 Jul 2022 13:13:49
Turning into the Toronto maple senators.


1.) 15 Jul 2022 14:38:34
Would you rather have the Edmonton Maple Oilers or the Toronto Maple Senators? Lol.

2.) 15 Jul 2022 17:30:22
Probably the oilers, they are atleast taking our good players lol.

3.) 15 Jul 2022 19:27:03
Don't forget they also took Ceci and Barrie though lol.

4.) 18 Jul 2022 17:34:44
Tkackuk didn’t file for arbitration…. dubas needs to go after him. He is the toughness and grit needed. A better version of Tucker!

Trade Nylander and Holl.



16 May 2022 16:33:59
I weirdly think, big changes wait to see how Florida handles Tampa. If Tampa wipes the floor with them, the team and management stay intact, if Florida destroys Tampa, you see that the oeafs aren't as close as they thought they were.


1.) 17 May 2022 01:47:05
I think the changes will be there no matter what looking at some of the player that may not be there the leafs have quite a few ufa/ rfa players and unless they go off script and use their farm system they will have to replace these guys with nhl players but I don’t think dubas or keefe are getting let go shanny maybe but the president of the team doesn’t have much affect on the on ice product.

2.) 17 May 2022 02:38:59
I don't think anything changes regardless.

How Dubas' going to deal with the cap situation, is what I'm wondering. Soup has been close to league min his entire career, he probably wants 25 mil+ on this deal as his last chance. Mikheyev is gone, Engvall is probably gone, Bush is gone, Blackwell is gone, a lot of turnover is coming this off-season and even more next.

Dubas will still be GM, but I do not envy his situation. You need to find a way to move on from Mrazek and Simmonds at a minimum.

Long term, Kampf, Kerfoot and Bunting are all rentals next season. That's extremely concerning.

Dump every prospect you have, or prepare for some form of rebuild. Go big or go home time, this season will be the last hoorah.

3.) 17 May 2022 14:04:48
Yes I do hope Tampa prevails. It will give us some measure of consolation.

As for changes, it’s a foregone conclusion! We are a few pieces away from the Cup. Need to get “battle-hardened” and much hungrier. There is, after all, only one puck on the ice.

LL, I see and feel your frustration. I also see turnover through strategic trades and free agent signings.

4.) 17 May 2022 23:17:56

It isn't so much frustration, I just don't think Dubas' makes a move other than some minor ones. He and Shanny are hitched to this wagon now, they can't back down.

5.) 18 May 2022 17:11:33
They are most likely going to make minor changes to 4th line I bet spezza comes back at league min Robertson can def take a spot next year and who knows about knies.

6.) 18 May 2022 20:45:59
So in my hypothetical exit interview with Curtis Douglas I asked him to take boxing lessons, work on getting quicker and watching players net front abilities like Bunting’s peskiness and timing, for example, or Van Remsdyk for defelections.

If he can make the jump sooner go ahead and buy out Clifford and Simmonds.

7.) 19 May 2022 13:22:53
There is no need to buyout Clifford. I am not sure why this keeps coming up. His new contract only pays $.762M. Just put him in the minors and it costs nothing against the cap. He may get claimed, who knows.

Simmonds is another story. Although he is only at $.9M, the Leafs could send him to the minors as well, but the optics would look bad. They signed the hometown boy to a two year deal with a partial NTC and he spends his last year in the minors. I don't think the Leafs want to do that to him because of the message it would send to players wanting to come back to Toronto near the end of their career on the cheap.

8.) 19 May 2022 21:22:00
You can bury the current entire 4th line if needed, what's with these buyouts? It legitimately costs more to buy them all out, than to send them down.



15 May 2022 15:17:11
So I as much as anyone want to see Dubas and keefe fired. Especially Keefe, but I don't think it happens. I would love to see trotz man this bench.

I just think the series was so close, that everyone is going to give the leafs a pass because it's Tampa.

But I wouldn't be surprised if Florida throttles Tampa next round.


1.) 15 May 2022 17:26:58
If I'm owner right now, it's Dubas' and Shanny that get the axe. Keefe gets another shot.

Trotz isn't the answer imo. I don't think this team has any "Trotz" guys on it.

2.) 16 May 2022 00:50:39
Trotz is the opposite of how this team is built

Nobody will get canned
Mrazek and his stupid contract needs to go
Cost them Robertson to move it
Trade Kerplunk also

Sign Husso and resign Campbell
Sign homeboy Nick Paul
Mason Marchment? Lol
Mikheyev Can chase The $ somewhere else.

3.) 16 May 2022 01:12:27
No seriously
Sign Mason Marchment.

4.) 16 May 2022 07:28:00
Mason and Barrie? Lol.

5.) 16 May 2022 14:32:17
I think the management and coach will stay intact, as long a management is wiling to make some hard decisions on the roster, especially upfront.

6.) 17 May 2022 02:42:58
@RLF like what? I just don't see it. I think the core stays in tact, Dubas done some bargain bin shopping to replace the depth guys he's losing and everything else remains the same.

You can't convince ownership and Shanny that you signed 5 guys and two were horrible deals (Ritchie and Mrazek) in the same season.

They run it back.

Bunting Mathews Marner
Robertson Kampf?
Abruzzese Spezza?

Rielly Brodie
Muzzin Sandin


That's the lineup come next season.

7.) 17 May 2022 14:15:49
Of the three I think Keefe’s job is the most fragile.

Dubas will remain and continue to evolve for the better in his thinking.

Shanahan, other than seeing him in the press box, seems to be invisible.

I agree that Trotz might not be the best choice given the makeup of the Leaf team and recycling another coach is not the answer.

At the end of the day I don’t see any management changes. The only changes are with the players.

How about a blockbuster with Arizona?

We get Crouse, Fischer, Ladd (don’t want him but Yotes need cap room) and Chychrun for Nylander, Holl, Mrazek, Kerfoot, Engvall and a B prospect like Roni Hirvonen or Ty Voit.

Wow, does that work for anyone?

Can one trade fix our situation?

8.) 17 May 2022 15:03:23
@LL. I laid out on the Rumours side what I think they should do. I believe that is the type of thing they have to be willing to do to keep their jobs. Lyubushkin should be a priority re-sign, but it has to be reasonable (around $2.5M or less per) . Him back, gives the Leafs a solid top 4. Sandin and Liljegren will have their shot when Brodie and Muzzin are gone or when injuries occur. Need to get Campbell re-signed at a reasonable rate (Around $4M or less per) . Engvall and Mikheyev are very effective together, not as much so apart. They have to consider both or neither possibly. Although their size, speed and ability to move up and down the lineup would be greatly missed.

I think Management has to be willing to move one of the big 4 upfront. Nylander is the most logical. I do not believe that if they go to ownership and say they just want to try and role it back with cheap, hopeful value signings to fill Gio's, Mikheyev's etc spots that ownership will go for that. Leafs need to be bigger and a bit meaner in their top 9. Their toughness cannot all be 4th liners. They need toughness that can play. They need more intensity like they get from Matthews and Marner at playoff time. Trading Willy can bring them that, while helping solidify the team with the cap space and return.

I have said this a million times (it seems) about the window with Matthews on the team at his current cap hit, or at all, keeps getting shorter. No more time to waste with only two years possibly of Matthews on this team. It's time to make the move to a slightly different look and moving Nylander is the most logical thing to do.

If they are not willing to make the tough decisions this off-season, they should be fired and bring in someone who is willing to make those decisions.

9.) 18 May 2022 20:12:05
@RLF agree completely. Simmonds and Clifford are the early 2000's fourth line goons on this team. It doesn't work anymore. Clifford is fine as a fourth liner, but you need someone that isn't a liability that also plays with grit.




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15 Aug 2022 18:01:34
Holl for Larsson straight up, just for the comedy of it. From hall for Larsson to holl for Larsson, the headlines write themselves.




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15 Aug 2022 18:00:17
I think you could probably get them to add a rudzieka may have spelt it wrong.




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05 Aug 2022 16:11:34
Hard pass on virtanen. Dudes a cancer. The wife has billits growing up and the year he was on the team, all if his teammates hated him. Also the way he was at parties, strong chance he sexually assaulted that girl.




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05 Aug 2022 16:06:02
I actually really like this, we probably have to add a pick, but having a d core of
reilly tanev
Muzzin brodie
Gio lily

This might be one of the best D cores in the league.




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03 Aug 2022 20:31:36
I watched a lot of the flames, and zadorov is not a top 4 d. He man's the 3rd pair really well though.





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09 Aug 2022 16:06:45
So I know, I am beating the same drum, but virtanen is toxic as he'll, his teammates hated him in junior, and based on how he was at parties it seems likely he got away with it. Again this is all based off of the wife's take on him, but she had some of his teammates as billit brothers and they hated him. And he'd always get super groped with the girls at parties.




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23 Jul 2022 19:28:20
Marner also refused to sigh 7-8 years anywhere because Columbus wanted him for 7 years at 13 million and he told them he'd do it for 5 years.




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23 Jul 2022 13:50:21
I'm intrigued to see if he has the same kind of year in a much tougher division.




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23 Jul 2022 13:48:00
Such a strange place to take less for.




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15 Jul 2022 17:30:22
Probably the oilers, they are atleast taking our good players lol.