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11 Jul 2022 20:31:30
So, we need realistic options to fill out lineup.

Bunting Mathews Marner
Kerfoot Tavares Nylander
Engvall Kampf ?
Clifford ? Simmonds

Reilly Brodie
Muzzin Holl
Giordano Liljgren


Gonna be a stressful summer for dubas.


1.) 12 Jul 2022 14:25:40
Realistically leafs lineup should look something like this

Bunting Matthews Marner
Robertson Tavares nylander
Kerfoot kampf engvall
Marlies vet center marlies

As for the defence idk what happens I would like to see holl gone and lybushkin resigned leafs could then move one of sandin or muzzin goalies are Murray Woll imo.



24 Jun 2022 15:29:38
Could we not trade nylander for picks/ prospects.

Trade holl

Buy out mrazek

Sign max domi

Sign lybushkin

Sign cambell to 4.5. Other wise try to trade for varlamov and go with woll as backup.

Sign kase (1.25 ×1) sandin ( 1.5 x 3) and Liljgren (1.3 x 3) Engvall (2 x 3)

Bunting Mathews kase
Domi Tavares Marner
Engvall kampf kerfoot
Clifford ? ?

Reilly lybushkin
Giordano Brodie
Muzzin Liljgren

Cambell/ Varlamov


1.) 24 Jun 2022 18:04:30
So many questions in your proposal.
I pass on all moves.

2.) 24 Jun 2022 18:29:09
Nylander has to go! He is a cancer on the team and is over paid for what he does for the TEAM!

He only scores 30 or so goals because Tavares does all the hitting, digging in the corners and standing in front of the net, so that bum can shoot the puck in.

He is a cherry picker who never plays defence and always changes when the puck goes in their in!

And you want to keep this BUM!


3.) 24 Jun 2022 23:01:07
Hard no on Max Domi.



06 May 2022 10:59:21
I think the leafs should resort back to game 1 lines.

Kerfoot Matthews Marner
Mikheyev Tavares kase
Nylander kampf Engvall
Clifford Blackwell bunting

Reilly lybushkin
Muzzin Brodie
Giordano Liljgren



1.) 06 May 2022 18:34:57
You want Bunting, on the the fourth line? No chance that happens unless he comes out horribly again.



11 Mar 2022 12:31:57
NYI: varlamov and Mayfield
TORONTO: kerfoot, holl, mrazek, 1st rnd pink.

Salary would work. but the islanders would want more to tke mrazek. Maybe switch holl with dermott.


1.) 11 Mar 2022 14:04:31
I know we need goaltending and this work for us, I just don't like giving up Kerfoot. The only reason he is being mentioned so much in trades is his salary - which on any other team is a deal. Kerfoot is Toronto's best forward outside the top line in my opinion.

2.) 11 Mar 2022 15:03:21
@16. When I regained consciousness, after reading that Kerfoot is the best forward outside our top line, I have to ask what he does that has you drawing that conclusion?
He is not a bad player, but best forward outside of Matthews, Marner and Bunting? Just one example, how is he better than Mikheyev for instance?

3.) 11 Mar 2022 17:16:17
Mikheyev, Tavares, Nylander, lots of people better than Kerfoot lol.

4.) 11 Mar 2022 17:34:22
@RLF, so Mikheyev is better - his stats don't reflect this and the only reason he is not mentioned as often is his salary, that's all I am saying. As for the rest of the second line Tavares looks slow and old and well Nylander - how do I look.

5.) 11 Mar 2022 18:19:10
@16 You refer to Mikheyev not being better than Kerfoot and stats support that, but at the same time say Kerfoot is better than Nylander and Tavares. Do you see any contradiction there? Who do you think has better stats between Tavares, Nylander and Kerfoot?

So which stats are you referring to? Mik gets worse zone starts but has much better possession numbers with only a slightly less PPG. Kerfoot actually has some of the worst possession numbers on the team.

I am curious which stats are you referring to that Kerfoot is better? If it is points, Tavares and Nylander have quite a bit more than Kerfoot, so they must be better.

6.) 12 Mar 2022 01:33:21
Varlamov has had 16 starts this year.
His record is 3 - 12 - 0 - 1
He has a SV% of .911
GAA of 2.90
Is this a significant upgrade over Campbell and Mrazek?
Just saying!



03 Mar 2022 11:58:24
What kinda of package getsthe leafs rasmus ristolinain?

Ive wanted the leafs to get him for years.

Phi: rasmus ristolinain 30% retained

Tor: kerfoot, dermot, 2nd?

Not enough or too much?


1.) 03 Mar 2022 13:10:50
Prolly dermott and a 2nd is all that's needed.

2.) 04 Mar 2022 05:26:45
Flyers gave up a 1st plus for Ristolainen.
I imagine they want to recoup that!
If you look at Ristolainen’s numbers he is not a very good defenseman.
His calling card is merely his hitting.
Lyubushkin can do that just as well.




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29 Aug 2022 22:01:46
On what planet can the leafs afford Kane.


1.) 30 Aug 2022 00:00:26
Drop Kerfoot and Holl, get 50% retention on Kane.

2.) 30 Aug 2022 17:48:11
There are lots of option for any team to get any player.



03 Jul 2022 19:46:01
Why wouldn't anyone sign max domi to a 1 year, 1mil contract?

He is a tough little one with some scoring touch. Id like him on the leafs. I think poppawpuld be proud.


1.) 04 Jul 2022 01:44:25
If he's one mil on a one year deal I would sign him. I wouldn't go much above that though.

2.) 04 Jul 2022 12:24:02
Personally I’d go to $2m.
He’s a bit of a hothead at times but has speed, grit and offensive abilities.
With the right line mates he could be a pleasant surprise.
Put him on the first or second line if you don’t resign Mikheyev or get a UFA like Marchment or Rakell.

3.) 04 Jul 2022 17:35:42
Not gonna lie domi seems like another Ritchie he’s physical with some offensive abilities but is a bit of a hot head and tends to take stupid penalties.

4.) 04 Jul 2022 20:08:06
@L1994 that's what I see him as as well. If he's bueyable, then I would take a flyer.



02 Apr 2022 08:35:05
What does everyone think game 1 line up will look like?

Bunting Matthews Marner
Mikheyev Tavares Kerfoot
Nylander Kampf Kase
Clifford spezza Engvall

Reilly Lybushkin
Giordano Brodie
Muzzin Liljgren



1.) 02 Apr 2022 13:12:49
Hmmm good question- I could see the defence being close depending if sandin is still out or not.

I can’t see Kefee sitting Blackwell or breaking up his checking line of mikey kampf engval

My guess is

Bunting Matthews marner
Kerfoot Tavares nylander
Mikey kampfe engvall
Blackwell spezza kase

Reilly Brodie
Muzzin lybushkin
Gio lily or sandin

The defence is tricky as we have tons of lhd.

2.) 02 Apr 2022 15:56:23
I would try something a little bit different.
I'm going to include Knies (hopefully he signs) and Abruzzese in my projections as an option (in case they show well for the remainder of season) .

Engvall-Kampf-Abruzzese/ Speeza/ Simmonds

If Keefe wants to keep Tavares-Nylander apart, then I suggest Kerfoot-Nylander play together like last year's playoffs and have a physical power forward with them (Knies would be more sheltered on the 3rd line)

Then on D
Muzzin-Lyubushkin/ Holl

This makes the most sense IMO.

3.) 02 Apr 2022 17:37:34
@Tagz. I am sure you just forgot about Blackwell, but it is kind of funny how you complained Keefe sat him and the you completely remove him from the roster. lol.

4.) 03 Apr 2022 06:14:25
@RLF you are right. Too many drinks but yes Blackwell top option for L4 right wing.

5.) 03 Apr 2022 13:08:15
@Tagz. Lol. I think most of us have hade the "one too many" posts.

6.) 03 Apr 2022 15:49:46
I think it will be (assuming all is healthy)

Bunting Matthews Marner
Mikheyev Tavares Nylander
Engvall Kampf Kase
Blackwell Spezza Kerfoot

Reilly Lyubushkin
Muzzin Brodie
Giordano Holl


What I would like to see imo. The 1st line needs to stay intact. I think if Nylander continues to up his game, he could be a true weapon playing against lesser competition on the third line. Tavares playing with some speedy grinders who are sound defensively. The vet Spezza playing with two guys with speed and pretty good defensively. Extras would be Simmonds and Clifford. Insert the vet experience as needed. Rielly and Lyu have been a solid combo. Hopefully Muzzin and Brodie can be the shutdown pair and Gio and Sandin should make a very solid 3rd pair. Holl is a pretty good PK guy, but the hope is that there is not as many penalties in the playoffs and Sandin's puck moving ability will be more of an asset.

Bunting Matthews Marner
Mikheyev Tavares Blackwell
Engvall Kampf Nylander
Kerfoot Spezza Kase

Reilly Lyubushkin
Muzzin Brodie
Sandin Giordano


7.) 03 Apr 2022 15:54:28
@RLF agreed lol. Simmonds looks much better with some rest and I'm sure Spezza will too. I think we shouldn't have both in the line up at the same time moving forward. Rest them for alternate games IMO.

8.) 03 Apr 2022 16:10:38
@RLF like the first forward line up best with Nylander back on line 2 with Mikheyev. Just would put Kerfoot at 4C instead of Spezza. On D though, I think Liljegren has earned a spot over the rest. He and Gio have shown real good chemistry.
As for the second line up, I just feel Nylander would mess better with Kerfoot instead of Kampf. Kampf at 4C with Kase and Speeza/ Simmonds IMO.

9.) 03 Apr 2022 17:59:30
I’d say the leafs go with a more conventional approach

Bunting Matthews Marner
Mikhyev Tavares kase
Kerfoot kampf nylander
Simmonds Blackwell Spezza

Reilly lyubushkin
Gio Brodie
Muzzin holl

I think the leafs keep nylander and jt apart I makes us deeper offensively the kids will get playing time but unless they play out of their minds I don’t think they push anyone out as for the d pairing Reilly and lyubushkin have been really good together we know Brodie and gio work and I think using muzzin holl as a third pair where you can protect them but also use them in a shutdown role really favours the leafs liljgren has been good but he’s only played well with gio sandin also good and could see time but he can’t play the right and the left is too deep should be interesting to see a healthy team.



27 Mar 2022 12:44:03
Leafs need to swith things up, brutal loss to Montreal.

Bunting Matthews Mikheyev
Blackwell Tavares Marner
Kase kampf engvall
Clifford kerfoot Nylander

Reilly lybushkin
Brodie giordano
Holl lilejgren.


1.) 27 Mar 2022 14:43:38
For quite awhile I was saying it should be Mikheyev and Kase with Tavares. I would keep the Matthews line as is and put Mika and Blackwell with Tavares. Willy with Kampf and Engvall.

2.) 27 Mar 2022 17:26:48
I disagree. Matthews and Marner are our 2 best forwards by far. Tavares and Nylander are like oil and water. Players need to be put in a position to succeed, not fail.
Let Matthews and Marner drive their own lines. We already know Tavares/ Marner work and actually Matthews/ Nylander also worked when they were together.

Bunting Matthews Nylander
Blackwell Tavares Marner
Mikheyev Kampf Engvall
Kase Kerfoot Spezza

I would try this for now and adjust accordingly. Who knows if Abruzzese ot Knies can play higher ip in the line up and possibly boost up L4.

3.) 27 Mar 2022 18:18:14
If you want to tick off Matthews, give him Nylander.

4.) 27 Mar 2022 18:59:41
Surely Matthews can realize winning is more important than his feelings.
The 2nd line is not working and if the Leafs want to win, he should put aside personal feelings for the betterment of the team.

5.) 27 Mar 2022 19:06:59
I'm sure he can. Not sure how you convince him that him playing with Nylander is for the good of the team.
Why is putting Nylander with Matthews the only solution to helping the 2nd line?

6.) 27 Mar 2022 20:14:30
Matthews carries his own line. I'm sure he will succeed with Nylander too.
IMO L1 wouldn't be as much of a downside compared to the upside for L2.

7.) 27 Mar 2022 21:12:04
That's not what I am referring to with Matthews Tagz. I am talking about how he will be with a guy on his line who doesn't give his all like Nylander. I think Matthew's not only wants the Rocket, he is getting better at both ends, uses his body more. and then there is Willy.
You want to P. O Matthew's, play a guy on his line that don't try.
Matthew's plays like he wants to be considered one of the greats. Nylander doesn't seem to care that much. Not a good mix. Imo.

8.) 27 Mar 2022 22:24:00
Nylander does seem like he's leisurely skating more times than I'd like to admit. He played the 1st half of this season on fire as well as last years playoffs. Hopefully giving him this opportunity will be a wake up call.



20 Mar 2022 20:50:23
So far:

Bunting matthews marner
Blackwell tavares nylander
Kase kampf Mikheyev
Clifford kampf simmonds

Reilly brodie
Muzzin giordano
Sandin lybushkin



1.) 20 Mar 2022 21:14:49
Gil doesn’t play the right side.

2.) 20 Mar 2022 21:31:30
@Randy that's what I have been thinking as well, but a bunch of insiders say he can.

3.) 20 Mar 2022 21:31:44
Yes gio does play the right side.




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31 Jul 2022 22:06:24
Maybe flip puljujarvi for some picks.




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22 Feb 2020 07:10:06
Nick Robertson?




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23 Dec 2019 12:21:31
Lemieux is a dirt mofo. He would be a good addition to the 3rd line. But if we acquire him, he for sure have to trade 2 of nylander, Johnson, or kapanen.




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22 Dec 2019 12:39:44
Any chance we switch kapanen with Johnson. Lilejgren is tough to lose.

Jersey also has to retain salary.





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20 Oct 2021 05:14:11
I would try:

Kerfoot Mathews Marner
Bunting tavares nylander
Engvall kampf kase
Ritchie spezza simmonds

When Mikheyev comes back, he can yank kase or simmonds.




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08 Oct 2021 21:28:09
Everytime i try to get him in the line up i miss some one. damn. they should trade engvall. lol.




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01 Oct 2021 15:52:49
Hahah i forgot about kampf.

I just like Gabriel. he's not too slow amd he throws huge hits. Maybe spezza, Gabriel and simmonds rotate?




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30 Sep 2021 20:37:25
I like Gabriel. I think we could have a nasty team this year.

Bunting Tavares Nylander
Ritchie Mathews marner
Kase kerfoot simmonds
Gabriel spezza Mikheyev.




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24 Jul 2021 18:31:40
To be honest I'm not sure what he did. Fighting with teammates?