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13 May 2024 22:58:30
Read this on a Minnesota Wild fansite, thought it was funny.

Leafs trade Marner extension included (they suggested 7 years @ 12.75 mill)(I thought Minny was cap strapped)

Wild trade
Matt Boldy (23 year old LW powerforward, who scored 31 & 29 goals the last 2 years) signed 6yrs more @ 7 mill
Filip Gustafson ( who didn't have the best year but .899 and 3.02 gaa but the year before. 931 & 2.01 gaa
And a .921 in the playoffs)
Riley Heidt (19 yrs old 5`10" center just put up 117 points in 66 gms in the WHL)

Just saying if other teams GM'S are like some in their fan bases the Leafs could make out like bandits



1.) 14 May 2024 14:17:22
Leafs should take the deal imo.

2.) 15 May 2024 00:29:09
If Minny was willing to do that, I'd throw a parade. Funny how other teams view players.



06 May 2024 01:32:12
Can't see it happening but would love to see this

Tor trades Marner 10.9 mill 1 yr

Philly trades
Konecny 5.5 mill 1 yr
Farabee 5 mill 4 yrs

Farabee is said to getting moved this summer and Konecny has 1 year remaining on his contract same as Marner.
Philly is getting the best player in the deal. Also the cap hits combined almost line up. Toronto likely has to add to deal.
Not sure if Philly is in full rebuild cause they just extended 25 year old Owen Tippett. Marner is 27 same as Konecny and they were talking about extending him so may have interest.
The real question though is would Marner waive to go to Philly and play under Torts.

Thoughts? Again can't see this happening but...


1.) 06 May 2024 02:50:34
To me, the biggest issue is Torts. You bring in Torts because you want to play a certain style, and Mitch just isn't it.

Value is probably at least close though.

2.) 06 May 2024 12:40:17
Torts doesn’t like soft players
I believe Nashville is the trade target and marner would wave his no move clause.

3.) 06 May 2024 12:48:43
I think your right that Philly would probably want an extension in place and are they willing to give Marner the possible $12M+ he may want.

4.) 06 May 2024 22:26:08
The more I think about it, having Marner getting slapped around by Torts may be the best thing for him.



06 Apr 2024 03:06:31
Jesperi kotkaniemi is said to be bought out in the offseason. This would cost the team 835k per year for 12 years totalling 10.2 mill.

Just putting it out there but if the Canes were willing the retain 1.52 mill per year it would save them 900k total and 6 years of cap hit.

Just asking would kotkaniemi at 3.3 mill for 6 years be of any interest or best to stay away.

He will be 24 at the beginning of next season, plays C/LW, decent face-off percent, decent possession numbers (albeit against weaker competition) and could obviously use a change of scenery


1.) 06 Apr 2024 12:32:02
I like this add.
He has a nice mix of skill and size and as you state can play wing or center.
He’s still young with upside.

2.) 06 Apr 2024 15:26:04
Personally, why not just let the Canes buy him out and then offer him a show me deal instead of being locked on for 6 years at $3.3M?
I still like Kotkaniemi. I think Carolina's style of play doesn't suit him. If they are truly going to buy him out, I would rather wait it out and try and sign him for free in the off-season. Should be able to get him for less than the $3.3M if his stock has fallen so much.

3.) 06 Apr 2024 16:25:32
KK is a real tough one for me. Especially after the PLD trade and all the nonsense LAK are dealing with now.

4.) 06 Apr 2024 16:48:25
3.3 puts hime fair value for a 3LC that can play up on the wings if needed. I think he would actually do exceptionally well with marner on RW and mcmann on LW.

domi matthews bertuzzi
knies tavares nylander
mcmann kotkaniemi marner
holmberg kampf reaves

robertson becomes expendable to fill that much needed 1RHD.

now looking at the draft, leafs are projecting to be in the 20-24 range with their pick. Dean Letourneau (F) is standing out a bit. hes hard to read, but he had one hell of a solid year in the U18 AAA. hes 6'7 right handed center. hes cimmited to boston college for next year so he will have time to develop in one of the top NCAA hockey schools. its just a little to track his numbers, but hes got a better ppg in that league than joe sakic did, but not quite where the legends like ray whitney, patrick marleau, or ron francis.

5.) 06 Apr 2024 20:11:24
@Heenklin he's still going to need 2-5 years to develop if drafted. That's the big thing.

6.) 06 Apr 2024 22:43:13
Not trying to speak for him but I think Hrenklin was meaning Robertson could be moved out in a package to aquire a 1RD as well as who could be drafted with the 1st if kept.
Not trying to step on any toes, sorry if I am mistaken.

7.) 07 Apr 2024 00:50:38
Yes jmaxx, dean was a long term investment similar to knies. Robertson alone won't get what we need, but would be part of a larger package.



21 Jan 2024 07:07:29
Rebuilding the Leafs right defense

There are NTC`s involved so very unlikely but possible.

Leafs trade
Tj Brodie
Connor Timmins
2024 4th
2024 6th

Minnesota trades
Zach Bogosian
2024 2nd

Jonas Brodin is out for the rest of the year,so need help on the back end. Could also use a powerplay quarterback and cost certainty thus Timmins.

Leafs trade
2024 1st
2024 2nd (Minnesota`s)

Calgary trades
Mackenzie Weegar
2024 3rd


Leafs trade
2024 3rd
2024 3rd (Calgary`s)

Kraken trade
Will Borgen 750k retained

New d pairs

Rielly Weegar
McCabe Borgen
Benoit Bogosian
Giordano Lagasen


Rielly Borgen
McCabe Weegar



1.) 21 Jan 2024 09:18:56

I like Weegar but his $6.25M dollar cap hit would be difficult to navigate.

Will Borgen is by far the most realistic and likely the best fit for the Leafs.



14 Jan 2024 13:01:16
Has anybody else heard the rumor of Zegras to the Rangers for Kaapo Kakko, Braden Schneider and a first.
Pretty unbelievable but if they are available definitely worth pursuing.
Both are RFAs at the end of the season.
If still available in the off season what trade package would it take to get one or both?


1.) 14 Jan 2024 13:28:59
I personally find it crazy that the Rangers would take Zegras for these two. Schneider alone should have way more value than this guy that is one dimensional forward that doesn’t put up much points. I personally don’t care about all that Michigan crap and I think he is overrated. IMO opinion, I don’t see Schneider alone (nm adding Kakko) being moved for Z. Leafs could make a better offer than that.

2.) 14 Jan 2024 14:50:48
Yes, Schneider & Kakko have always been on our lists of targets. Would love to find a way to get them.
Don't like Zegras at all. I think he's way tooooo cocky!

3.) 14 Jan 2024 15:06:30
Zegras is the most overrated player in hockey right now, and possibly as long as I've been alive. He does nothing on the ice, has a flashy goal occasionally, and everyone goes nuts.

He is Nylander if Willy took his effort down to 10%.

4.) 14 Jan 2024 15:54:12
I was originally gonna say he was a Walmart version of Willy but I’m trying not to just single out Nylander if I can help it. Out of respect for some of the people in here that still like him. I’m glad others took their turn today. Lol insiders and Leafs podcast guys were all over Willy and I thought he has played much worse in the past but not gonna lie, I like it just a little bit.

5.) 14 Jan 2024 21:45:46
@Clarky Tags has been on his island alone with Willy for a long time. He's a good sport lol.

6.) 14 Jan 2024 23:33:33
No worries Clarky!
I'll die alone on my hill, lol.




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07 May 2024 23:07:20
Just putting this out there.

Check out some of the other fan sites posts about possible Marner trades. Running hot and cold, but a lot of fan bases are salivating at the ideal of adding him.
Some of the proposals are wild.


1.) 08 May 2024 02:33:58
That's because they haven't watched him for 8 years. Where ever he goes, he's going to avoid physical contact like the plague, and he won't get the same recognition defensively. He's extremely overrated in many aspects by Leafs media.

2.) 08 May 2024 13:21:36
Likely as LL said, they don't watch him all the time and have no idea he probably wants $12M+ on his next deal. If you look at the skill and the point totals, Marner is a very attractive asset to add. They likely don't know about the whining on the ice, the contract demands in the past and likely future demands and that he struggles to create in tight games because he doesn't want to fight through traffic to get to the net. Ironically, the goal he did score this playoffs, he fought through traffic and got to the net.



12 Apr 2024 21:03:08
With the signing of Lane Hudson the Canadiens will have 10 to 12 defenceman under contract pushing for Nhl jobs next year.
Some may say this is a position of strength but with the rumblings of the problem of cracking the lineup it could become a issue.
I would say that this is an opportunity to acquire good young defenceman at a discount.
Just wondering what others thought, personally I would target Kaiden Guhle or Justin Barron.


1.) 12 Apr 2024 23:03:44
I don't think Guhle is available, but Barron might be. Hard to say, but they do need scoring and have far more defenceman than they need. Good target.

2.) 13 Apr 2024 01:16:03
Would a Robertson for Barron be fair, both RFAs at seasons end?

3.) 13 Apr 2024 02:07:26
@Jmaxx I have a really hard time evaluating Robertson's value personally. If I was another team, I wouldn't want him for more than a 3rd, but I'm really not sure how other teams view him.

4.) 13 Apr 2024 13:38:26
Yes, Habs would be a good target for a D. I had a discussion on here with someone else earlier in the season about their young D depth. I mentioned Struble at the time as a possible target who was still in the minors. Mailloux could be a good target as well. I'd do Robertson for Mailloux if the Habs would.

5.) 13 Apr 2024 18:32:55
Honestly there are so many quality dmen in this years draft trade Robertson for a pick and develop your own guy.



20 Mar 2024 01:05:07
Since the trade deadline has past, does anyone have any draft day props.

Such as where the first round pick will be, whether the pick is traded and if so for who (what kind of package). If they trade back in the draft or keep the first and who they draft with said pick or picks.

Just wanted to open up the discussion.


1.) 20 Mar 2024 04:52:39
Macklin is going to SJ, I can feel it. Attendance down? Here comes super Bettman with the rigged draft!

2.) 20 Mar 2024 20:05:00
Yeah kinda funny last year that the Blackhawks didn't get their PP's slapped for the whole Kyle Beach thing and have to give up their first to draft Bedard. But the Senators forget about a players no trade list and lose theirs.
Great league Gary.

3.) 21 Mar 2024 18:17:05
I got excited read macklin as mackin.



09 Jan 2024 05:04:19
I hope Willy raises that check above his head, cause it will never be a cup.


1.) 09 Jan 2024 12:15:49
He can now buy his own cup and keep it forever.



09 Jan 2024 04:59:51
Great news!! Heard a rumor that the salary cap is going up to 150 million next year. Lol. Good thing we got Willy locked up, he could have gotten 18 to 20 mill. Lol





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06 May 2024 22:48:47
@RFL just to add on, I really like Boosh just not as a top pair defenceman. That said, if signed for the right price as a bottom pair guy to play with Benoit it would be ideal. I think he may stick around this time. If anyone remembers last time he was here, had a good playoffs and cashed in when he signed in Buffalo. (2.75 x 3 years)
Didn't work out and yeeted to the Ducks for a 6th round pick. This time I could a 2 to 3 year deal @ 1.5 to 1.75.
Could be wrong, just think he would prefer to play meaningful games.




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06 May 2024 22:26:08
The more I think about it, having Marner getting slapped around by Torts may be the best thing for him.




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28 Apr 2024 23:28:07
Scratch them till they comply or tank their own value.




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06 Apr 2024 22:43:13
Not trying to speak for him but I think Hrenklin was meaning Robertson could be moved out in a package to aquire a 1RD as well as who could be drafted with the 1st if kept.
Not trying to step on any toes, sorry if I am mistaken.




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22 Mar 2024 00:13:38
Brodie made a comment earlier in the season that
"hockey isn't everything "
I'm guessing all that's going on in his life is effecting his play.
Gotta feel for the guy.





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13 May 2024 23:11:54
I think the Hunters have a pretty good thing going in London.
I believe Dale coached the Caps for a year or two, before Barry Trotz came in and won a cup. Dale went back to junior because and I quote " teenagers are easier to coach than millionaires "

Also Mark was pretty pissed ( and rightfully so) when he lost out on the Leafs GM job to some guy, I think his name was Kyle something.




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13 Apr 2024 01:16:03
Would a Robertson for Barron be fair, both RFAs at seasons end?




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12 Apr 2024 21:13:23
Sorry just read not a super high-end talent.




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12 Apr 2024 21:11:56
A lot won't like this but Matthew Tkachuk. After last year's playoffs how could you not, dudes a beast.
That being said I hope the Leafs destroy the Panthers.




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08 Apr 2024 21:45:16
They play them in one of the last two games of the year. Hopefully no shenanigans, but that will be the measuring stick.