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21 Jan 2022 15:31:17
I still like NJ as trade partners and like the players RLF targeted.
I just feel we should tweak the proposal slightly.

To Toronto
Severson $4.17M
McLeod $.975M

Kerfott $3.5M
Holl $2M
Ritchie $2.5M
Hirvonen ELC
2022 1st round pick
2023 4th round pick

Cap In $5.145M
Cap Out $8M


To Toronto
Lyubushkin $1.35M UFA (tougher Bogo type)

To Arizona
Dermott $1.5M (+ 1 year RFA)

Reasons have already been stated from other NJ proposals.
Leafs gain $3.05M cap space for another possible TDL add on.

I think the values are fair.


1.) 21 Jan 2022 19:56:01
If done early enough, NJD could still flip Kerfoot for potentially a 1st at the deadline.

2.) 21 Jan 2022 20:53:29
Severson is a top pair D that has another year on a good contract. He returns a quality roster player, a 1st and a high prospect at least imo. McLeod at $.975 for another year gets a 1st+ as a return. Ritchie and Holl have little to negative value ATM. Seems like the Leafs get a lot back without giving up a lot.

3.) 21 Jan 2022 21:01:31
I would take the Arizona trade and run if I were GM Kyle Dumbass. Travis Dermott has played like a dope for so long after he was drafted from McDavid's Erie Otters team. But knowing Dubas he would trade Dermott to the Oilers for Yamamoto, another smallish, soft, skilled forward like the Leafs don't have enough of these Smurf Village type prospects in their system?

4.) 22 Jan 2022 02:08:27
I like the Arz trade. Good trade for both teams. Real good prop.



17 Jan 2022 15:52:31
I see Vancouver falling out of the playoff hunt.

What do you think about targeting JT Miller?

Costs to acquire him at 50% retained?

Does Kerfoot, Robertson and 2022 1st do it?


1.) 17 Jan 2022 23:56:45
Again, Kerfoot alone is having a far better year than Miller.
Adding Robertson (one of our two best prospects) and a 2022, 1st round pick just adds insult to injury.
No thank you!

2.) 18 Jan 2022 13:39:23
@Tagz. If 50% is being retained on Miller, I don't think you are far off. Miller has been about a pt per game guy for 3 years since joining Van. He would be a good addition.

Kerfoot is having a career year and he is now the newest guy to overvalue on the Leafs by many. Many were whining about Mikheyev because he couldn't pot one. Now he has 5 goals in 7 games this season and if he keeps producing, the same ones that wanted him gone and said he had hands of stone will do a 180 and say we can't trade him now. Kerfoot is benefitting pts wise from the opportunity he is being given. For those into possession numbers, his are not good. His onicesh% is 13.7%. Only 4 players on the Leafs have a higher personal sh% than Kerfoot's onicesh% (Matthews, Mikheyev, Brodie and Spezza) . That is an extremely high onicesh% and basically tells us that he is benefitting from the ability of others to score while he is on the ice when you consider he only has 6 goals himself. Bunting and Kase have more goals than him. Mikheyev, Kampf, Simmonds and Engvall are all within two goals of Kerfoot. Most have an onicesh% of close to half of Kerfoot's. Only Mikheyev's is higher because of his own 22.7% this year.

Point being, you are not overvaluing Kerfoot due to his recent success and good for you. He is a solid player making max money for what he brings, nothing more.

3.) 18 Jan 2022 14:45:21
@RLF thank you.

4.) 18 Jan 2022 20:14:30
Again, Kerfoot alone is having a far better year than Miller.?
WTF Miller has played 38 games and has 38 points. He's a big body player who likes to throw his weight around too. No KERFOOT is not having a better year than Miller!



13 Jan 2022 22:38:16
To Edmonton
Mrazek $3.8M (3 year contract)

To Toronto
Koskinen $4.5M 50% retained (final year)

Leafs gain about $1.55M in cap space this season and makes room to resign Campbell next year.

Koskinen seems to have fallen out of favour in Edmonton. Mrazek has opportunity to be #1 goalie.



1.) 14 Jan 2022 04:49:49
Edm Forfeits the cup and all remaining games for cap reasons then?

Even beyond that, why would any team take a struggling goalie, signed for 2 more years and send us an equally struggling goalie (UFA) plus retain 50,%?

Sometimes the deals people think other teams take truly amaze me.

2.) 14 Jan 2022 11:47:19
Ken Holland has been known to make plenty of questionable trades and signings. Nothing is impossible.
And I believe Edmonton still has $1.74M available in cap space which can accommodate the $1.55M difference in this deal.



06 Jan 2022 17:52:18
NJ looks like they're falling out of playoff race. What do we give up for Severson?

Does Dermott and 2022 1st do it?


1.) 06 Jan 2022 22:15:41
I'd say that would do it. Comparing him to the Muzzin deal, the Leafs gave up 2 B prospects and a 1st. A young NHL player has more value than B prospects.



28 Dec 2021 21:41:42
To Toronto
Manson $4.1M (final year UFA)
Lundestrom $.875M (final year RFA)
2022 4th round pick
Total $4.975M

To Anaheim
Kerfoot $3.5M (2 years remaining)
Dermott $1.5M (2 years remaining)
Robertson ELC
Total $5M

Anaheim gets 2 versatile still fairly young players with 2 years remaining on their contracts, plus a high end prospect to fit in with their young team timeliness moving forward.

Toronto gets Manson who will fit into their top 4 (probably gone next year). Lundestrom who looks like he will have a bright future and can be moved up to LW2 position. Plus a 4th round pick for 2022.

Not sure if Anaheim would be interested in these players or whether this proposal makes any sense value wise.



1.) 29 Dec 2021 16:34:31
Interesting but NO from me.
Lundestrom does have potential and might be a good add but to me it’s like moving deck chairs; they’re all the same.
I see nothing decisively clear in the exchange so I pass, especially if Manson does not re-sign, as you suggest. Plus he’s not the answer to making the Leafs stronger.
Let’s hope Robertson becomes what we all hope!




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21 Jan 2022 16:21:49
Can't work for cap reasons. You're taking in $6.92M and sending out $0.




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20 Jan 2022 14:48:39
@RLF I think Lily has the better chance of being a top 4D than Sandin.
Lily is bigger, faster, has good gap control of the rush. He just needs to work on his confidence and decision making. I wish he had Sandin's hockey IQ though.
I believe Sandin will have a great career as a PP specialist, not geared for top 4 duties IMO.




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18 Jan 2022 14:45:21
@RLF thank you.




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18 Jan 2022 14:36:55
@RLF I understand you're also looking at next year's cap space, but we can move Mrazek and Ritchie in the off season.
IMO it's more important to keep Liljegren instead of adding him and Ritchie to the proposal.
We can address the cap issue in the off season.
Ritchie might be easier to move in the off season with only 1 year remaining on his contract.
I would like to keep Mrazek for insurance incase anything happens to Campbell.
As you say, these are just our opinions which really mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. But they are fun to debate though.




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18 Jan 2022 03:34:36
@RLF How about removing Ritchie (cap dump) so we can also remove Lily.
Holl or Dermott
2022 1st
Don't you think this would be enough?





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