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29 Nov 2022 23:54:40
Ok folks simple trade.
Kerfoot for Kapanen.
Who bites?

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1.) 30 Nov 2022 13:23:08
Brought this up a few weeks ago. I've always liked Kappi, just have to assume there's a reason he's a healthy scratch. At the very least though, he's faster and plays with more edge then Kerfoot. He's also signed for an additional year. I would make them add a pick or prospect, to help them get rid of him.


2.) 30 Nov 2022 14:15:40
A pick it would need to be as we have 50 contracts.

The problem in Pittsburgh is that Sullivan does not feel he is playing with energy and commitment.

He is a 3LRW player at best and he is younger and bigger.

The trade helps with Penguin PK which is already good and they get a player who plays with hustle so I see Pittsburgh saying YES.

It relieves us of Kerfoot and a bit more cap space, if nothing else.

And I still think Kapanen has something to show!


3.) 30 Nov 2022 17:07:54
Can we send them Engvall with Kerfoot. They add a pick. Helps us with our contracts situation aswell.


4.) 30 Nov 2022 19:10:07
There’s a reason kapanen is scratched he has the tools to be a good player but can’t put it all together at this point I think it would be hard to think anything would change with him.


5.) 30 Nov 2022 22:43:26
The extra year on Kapanen's contract makes me cringe. I said consistency and what seems to be a sporadic engine was his problem in Toronto and nothing seems to have changed. Leafs do not need a guy who won't play hard. No one wants Nylander to go back to his old ways.


 

 

29 Nov 2022 22:01:20
The Oilers PK ranks 26th in the league!

How about helping them by sending Kerfoot and a prospect (Abruzzese, Steeves or McMann) for either Puljujarvi or Foegele?

OR LAK is having the same PK issue ranking 23rd. Kerfoot and Steeves for Victor Arvidsson, not a bruiser by ant means but someone who can score.

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1.) 29 Nov 2022 23:26:16
I do like arvidsson.


 

 

28 Nov 2022 16:54:23
NYR don’t seem to believe Vitali Kravtsov is an NHL’er.

I think he has all the tools and would be quite happy give up two Leaf players, also on the cusp.

Alex Steeves and Roni Hirvonen might be seen by Gerard Gallant as better options.

Any takers?

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1.) 28 Nov 2022 23:28:04
Kravtsov is still learning the North American game.
I would love to see the Leafs acquire him as I believe he has substantial upside!


2.) 29 Nov 2022 00:28:31
Maybe we add a 2nd I’m down he’s a big pwf with skill dubas likes his Russians.


3.) 29 Nov 2022 17:05:25
The leafs have the same issue with their own prospects.


4.) 29 Nov 2022 21:46:04
What exactly are you saying Goat?


 

 

23 Nov 2022 18:52:03
Leafs get RD Conor Timmins in exchange for behemoth Curtis Douglas.

At one time was viewed as a top D prospect but concussion injuries negatively impacted his entry to the NHL.

6.2" 202, only 24, with excellent skating skills, plays a physical and responsible game but hasn't perfected the offence he showed in OHL. Another Soo player that Dubas is familiar with and a Sandin D-mate.

I cited him as a candidate a few weeks back so certainly am not unhappy with this minor move.

I do like his skating, size and physicality and at $850k doesn't hurt our cap.

A good backup that should not hurt us! Time will tell if he can blossom into a solid player which would be tremendous news.

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1.) 23 Nov 2022 22:10:51
I like the trade as Douglas isn't going to ever make this lineup.

As you said, he definitely has the pedigree, but has never played much in his career.

Could be good, could be a nothing deal. Time will tell.


2.) 24 Nov 2022 04:18:13
I like the trade small risk with upside.


3.) 24 Nov 2022 10:20:16
I mean they were never gonna let Douglas play in the nhl so it seems like a good trade we will see if Timmons gets a look.


4.) 24 Nov 2022 11:45:27
I personally really like this trade, it doesn’t hurt the team giving up someone who may have never made the team. I think you’ll see timmins tomorrow against the wild.


 

 

20 Nov 2022 00:36:21
Not sure if CBJ thinks the season is lost but Connor Bedard might be a very good reason to tank.

A 4 for 2 trade; cap in and out is virtually the same. Gavrikov and Jenner to TO for Kerfoot, Sandin, Holmberg and Robertson.

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29 Nov 2022 14:00:05
I’m guessing we are all liking the Leafs strong defensive play of late.

The forwards are not blowing the zone early and being available too: a) help out defensively and b) be available for shorter breakout passes.

I had said earlier the games following Rielly’s LTIR could possibly be a springboard for the season.

So far the team is pulling together! Not only are Sandin (yes I said it) and Liligren playing well but Mete and Holloway have been decent as well.

Let’s keep it going!

But I still think we have pieces missing and hopeful that Timmins gets his chance and surprises all of us.

I agree Kerfoot needs to be traded, if only for a 3rd pick. Cap savings and 49 contracts will give us needed flexibility.

While I like Jarnkrok with Tavares and Marner I’m still looking for a power winger that can skate and score.

Many to choose from: Kravtsov, Gauthier, Trenin, McBain, Leason, Svechnikov, Kupari or Lorentz.

Or even Comtois, Jones, Erne.

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1.) 29 Nov 2022 16:40:04
Agreed on most of it. I still see mostly stretch passes though, biut downlow support has been much better. I will give a shout out to Nylander as well. He has played with more compete regularly this year and is producing.
We all know I like Trenin, McLeod, McBain etc. I have also mentioned Rasmussen in the past and still think he has another level he could reach.
As good a team game the Leafs have played, I still believe we aren't big enough. Did everyone notice how the Leafs were dominated by Detroit's huge 3rd line? The Leafs still struggle against big, physical lines and teams. The playoffs will have many of those.


2.) 29 Nov 2022 20:48:45
@RLF that's my worry as well. The reason Boston is always such a bad matchup is the right checking, defensive style. Mitchy and Willy especially have no answer without open ice. Need some big bodies to help create space and win puck battles.


3.) 29 Nov 2022 21:55:26
Agreed that we are not big enough!

I, too, like Rasmussen and his unlocked offence and yes that 3rd line over-powered. Three big boys, one of which Erne who is somewhat intriguing to me.

To that question, how much weight do you think Leafs management are giving the hope to sign and play Knies at season’s end and playoffs?

It certainly is on their mind!


4.) 29 Nov 2022 23:17:31
A better question. Does anyone think as long as Dubas is in charge that size will be added T the sacrifice of speed and so called skill or Harvard smarts?
Personally I thought this past summer we would see change and instead, Dubas reverted farther back towards his original plan. Not one player signed was over 6'. I like Holmberg, but he is another player that brings the same skillsets that the Leafs already have. Dubas has his vision, and I don't think it will change.


5.) 29 Nov 2022 23:53:46
Not sure RLF, in today’s game there seem to be a fair number of players who combine size and skill.

Is he not intelligent enough to see that?

Some of these big guys, Tage Thompson for example, take awhile to fully mature offensively.

That’s why Kravtsov, Kupari, Puljujarvi, Comtois, Jones, Leason, Glass and Wood are some of my favourite targets.


6.) 30 Nov 2022 19:29:28
I think the biggest revelation has been the team defence we saw it a lot last year when they got hot leafs need depth scoring in their bottom six I’m surprised malign hasn’t gotten a look again.


 

 

27 Nov 2022 13:22:55
I am liking what I’m seeing on Holmberg’s 2nd opportunity.

He’s smart, defensively sound, showed a pretty good wrist shot last night, skates pretty well and can win battles for the puck.

Not sure on his size tho’, one site said 5’11” and 179 while another said 6’ and 202! Quite a difference.

Does anyone know?

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1.) 27 Nov 2022 19:26:08
That's a big difference. I'd say he's probably closer to 5'11 because Dubas hates anyone 6' and taller though.


2.) 27 Nov 2022 22:15:36
Good logic LL!


3.) 28 Nov 2022 12:52:12
The NHL site I believe has his "official" height and weight. Not that that means it's accurate. lol.


 

 

27 Nov 2022 12:56:42
I’m anxious to see Timmins get his chance.

And I’m hoping he can find his game in Toronto.

He was a highly regarded Jr. and has had tough injury luck in launching his NHL career!

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1.) 28 Nov 2022 02:09:54
I am as well. He was a highly touted prospect a few years ago.


 

 

26 Nov 2022 23:51:32
I’m thinking there is something amiss about Matthews!

That’s not the first one-timer he’s whiffed on this year and he’s not handling the puck well at all.

Maybe he’s not getting enough sleep!

LOL.

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22 Nov 2022 21:48:29
The only good about Rielly's LTIR is the $914k in cap savings.

And it is quite possible that this moment becomes the rallying point for the entire season!

The Leafs are having team discussions right now how their response as a team will dictate the season's outcome.

Let's make the decision right now that we play for each other and we will come out of this challenging situation much stronger than before!

I'M IN!

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30 Nov 2022 19:27:53
No thanks.

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30 Nov 2022 14:15:40
A pick it would need to be as we have 50 contracts.

The problem in Pittsburgh is that Sullivan does not feel he is playing with energy and commitment.

He is a 3LRW player at best and he is younger and bigger.

The trade helps with Penguin PK which is already good and they get a player who plays with hustle so I see Pittsburgh saying YES.

It relieves us of Kerfoot and a bit more cap space, if nothing else.

And I still think Kapanen has something to show!

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30 Nov 2022 12:09:56
I do have interest in Athanasiou - crazy speed, size, PK and some scoring.

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29 Nov 2022 23:47:22
I’d have some interest in Fabbro and might even consider Robertson in a 1-on-1 deal but I wouldn’t add a 2nd.

Fabbro has yet to prove he has dynamic offence so I’d be cautious on this trade.

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29 Nov 2022 21:46:04
What exactly are you saying Goat?

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30 Nov 2022 12:13:51
The only problem with having Simmonds in the mix is now the rotation becomes Robertson, Malgin and Simmonds.

Certainly not ideal and perhaps another reason to send Robertson back to AHL.

Simmonds is certainly needed against strong physical teams like Vegas, Calgary, St. Louis, etc.

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29 Nov 2022 23:53:46
Not sure RLF, in today’s game there seem to be a fair number of players who combine size and skill.

Is he not intelligent enough to see that?

Some of these big guys, Tage Thompson for example, take awhile to fully mature offensively.

That’s why Kravtsov, Kupari, Puljujarvi, Comtois, Jones, Leason, Glass and Wood are some of my favourite targets.

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29 Nov 2022 21:55:26
Agreed that we are not big enough!

I, too, like Rasmussen and his unlocked offence and yes that 3rd line over-powered. Three big boys, one of which Erne who is somewhat intriguing to me.

To that question, how much weight do you think Leafs management are giving the hope to sign and play Knies at season’s end and playoffs?

It certainly is on their mind!

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27 Nov 2022 22:15:36
Good logic LL!

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27 Nov 2022 12:45:11
Okay I’ll buy that.

Would you trade him 1-for-1 (or a small add, say Anderson) for any of the following?

Forget the cap hit for a moment.

Connor Murphy
Vlad Gavrikov
Jake Bean
Carson Soucy
Nick Jensen.

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