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18 Jan 2021 06:50:04
Tor Freddy, 3rd
Edm 1st

If edm feels like this season is slipping away because of goaltending and Dell isn't claimed by the time this is posted, would edm do it? Would Dubas?

I realize it's inter division reading before some smart ass -ahem hotwing- states that. But how far will edm go to try and win this year? Isn't goaltending really all they are missing?

Didn't check the cap either. Few beers deep and don't have that in me right now lol. Add in whatever to make it work.

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1.) 18 Jan 2021 10:19:12
Idk if it’s a great idea to move Freddie just yet but if I’m keefe I give Campbell every opportunity to win that job since come here Freddie hasn’t been challaged and with his bad starts and bad playoffs maybe it time we try and limit his playing time.


2.) 18 Jan 2021 16:32:53
Yes great idea than we can have hutch backup Campbell
Yeah well thought out genius.


3.) 18 Jan 2021 19:24:39
@Yakushev I presume your reading level is a little low so let me point out; if Dell isn't claimed.


4.) 18 Jan 2021 23:44:58
Doesn't matter now @Leafs1994 but if Freddy keeps playing poorly can you Rob EDM over his value was my main objective. I think you may be able too. Even if we aren't liking his play right now he's the best goalie EDM would have in the past decade.


5.) 19 Jan 2021 10:16:37
I agree LL but instead of the first I’d be wanting Bouchard I still think the lack of rhd in the leafs organization is an issue.


6.) 19 Jan 2021 13:59:56
I think it will take a lot more than Freddie to get Bouchard. Plus, I don't think EDM has enough cap space even with guys on LTIR.


7.) 19 Jan 2021 19:02:46
Yeah I don't see Bouchard coming back even in a one for one for Freddy.


 

 

03 Dec 2020 04:06:05
Going to throw an unorthodox one out here. Not actually sure whether I take this or not.

Sj Karlsson

TML Marner

Same Salary. Marner is younger and has far more upside by a long shot but Karlsson before this year was considered the best defenceman of the last decade. Same Salary means nothing needs to be added. Position of strength for a position of need.

I watched many, many, of those otw games when they were running deep into the playoffs. Karlsson was the driving force behind that every single night. He is a right hand D.

You can't tell me his AAV matter since it's the exact same as Marners.

The reason behind this is; if Karlsson can recapture the generational D-talent he had for a decade this should be a cup win. A Karlsson/ Muzzin or Reilly Karlsson pairing would give us best in the league while still putting up one of the best top 6.

I know Karlsson is older and had a brutal year but don't be too rough lol.

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1.) 03 Dec 2020 13:14:09
It's an interesting idea. Yes, there is only $.6M more for Karlsson, but there is also 2 more years on his contract which doesn't end until he is 37. If he can regain some form, he could obviously help us, but if he is truly regressing, that contract would cripple us for another 7 years. He also has the NMC, so even if he would waive to come here, we may never be able to move him if he stinks it up. Unless SJ wants to add picks/ prospects pretty significantly, I am a hard pass on this one.


2.) 03 Dec 2020 15:19:26
The value of the contracts is why I’d say no marner is young and is only going to get better where karlssons best years are behind him plus I don’t think he’s the type of dman the leafs need.


3.) 03 Dec 2020 15:34:07
If you look at SJ’s possession viz made available on public tableau by Corey Sznajder, Karlsson stands out as the best player on the team, by far, at NZ play. He easily leads all SJ players in leading the rush and entering the offensive zone with possession.

Now having said that, I read in an article somewhere that he was taking it on himself to lead the charge last year a lot more than he has in the past. Whether this is because he doesn’t trust his forwards, or if it is by coach’s design, I don’t know (neither did the author of the article either obviously) .

I think he is still a top defenseman in the game. Only Josi really stands out as better at exiting the defensive zone and entering the offensive with possession.

My biggest problem with Karlsson, outside of age and contract, is his propensity to injury. He gets hurt every year now it seems. Ever since he had that plate inserted into his foot he has never been the same. His foot speed is slowing rapidly, and for a guy like him, whose game is heavily built around speed, this can not be a good thing.


4.) 03 Dec 2020 21:13:27
Very interesting indeed. Sanjose gets a great setup guy since losing Thornton and now get to test out merkley while leafs have a deadly combo in Rielly karlsson.

I mean karlsson is the defence version of marner so playing marners spot on pp should be easy.

Salming
Sundin
Lidstrom
Zetterburg
Sedins

They all had great long careers so I expect same from karlsson

However he kinda has a injury history like forsberg so buyer beware

Pretty good conversation starter LeafsLife
Well done.


5.) 03 Dec 2020 21:14:21
Agree on all the points against the idea. That said, is it possible Keefe squeezes 2-3 good years out of him as a top pairing D before he regresses too much? If so I think it's worth it.

@RLF good point. Was thinking that myself. NMC on someone his age is brutal.


 

 

20 Oct 2020 23:15:34
Given the option what does everything think. Schmidt for a third or Brodie?

Personally I would have traded someone and taken both. A Muzzin-Brodie pairing and Reilly- Schmidt looks like a helluva top 6 to me. Given the chance though, I probably trade for schmidt over signing Brodie. Hitting machine that plays well in his own end? Sign me up.

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1.) 21 Oct 2020 03:46:01
It’s hard to judge since the Schmidt deal was so last second I feel like the leafs never had a shot.


2.) 21 Oct 2020 04:48:27
Agreed Leafs1994 more of just a hypothetical though based on what he went for.


3.) 21 Oct 2020 06:44:22
I would say we can’t get Schmidt but why not Hamonic at this point why wouldn’t he take a cheap one year deal I’m honestly trying to figure out why he hasn’t been picked up yet.


4.) 21 Oct 2020 09:17:04
We don’t know if the opportunity had ever presented itself. I would assume it must have, as Vegas probably would have preferred not to trade Schmidt to another West coast team is my guess. So they must have at least approached Dubas.

If we took on Schmidt for a pick though, we would have had to dump a significant amount of salary. Which basically would have meant Nylander. Is Schmidt plus a bunch of futures worth it to replace Nylander? I would think so, but hard to say after we already traded Johnsson and Kapanen. The forward depth would have been a lot worse.

Schmidt is ranked 18th for his position. That easily puts him in the top 50 for defensemen. He’s higher rated than Brodie. Significantly higher.

I’m not saying I’d rather have him over Brodie. But having them both on the team sure would have been nice.


5.) 21 Oct 2020 12:41:16
Hammonic opted out of the playoff bubble due to his young daughter contracting a lung C.V. a couple years a ago. He didn’t want to risk anything and maybe is waiting to determine how the season will be played before he puts pen to paper.


6.) 21 Oct 2020 13:11:33
Yea, the big thing with Schmidt was cap hit. Main reason they only got a 3rd for him. Some teams had already made moves by the time they got Piet signed and didn't have the space to take him on without moving another piece or pieces. I think Vegas didn't want to get caught in a position of trying to hold on for something better and then getting stuck with adding a pick or prospect to a deal just to get someone to take some cap off their hands.


 

 

09 Oct 2020 01:55:13
Anyone else hear Clifford was offered 1.5x3 years? If that's true I'm not sure why. That seems like an overpayment to me.

LeafsLife

1.) 09 Oct 2020 15:31:22
Lol with a flat cap no way he gets that somewhere else.


 

 

24 Sep 2020 05:18:01
Rumour keeps popping up that Dubas may move Reilly to get Petro. I can only say, I pray this is not true.

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1.) 24 Sep 2020 09:44:08
I think it would be the end of him the whole reason the leafs would want petro is to play with Reilly.


2.) 24 Sep 2020 13:06:05
I think it's fakenews, no way Dubas moves out Rielly. That does not improve the team.


3.) 24 Sep 2020 13:51:50
He might if he signed Petro. Muzzin and Petro become top pairing and with Petro it's a guarantee Reilly is gone in 2 years.


4.) 24 Sep 2020 14:00:03
Brutal move if he does.


5.) 24 Sep 2020 14:04:14
If he did that, he should be fired instantly.


6.) 24 Sep 2020 15:25:39
Leafs life I thought that too but depending on what he signs for maybe able to keep both I think the leafs can trade Nylander any day of the week to make room.


7.) 24 Sep 2020 17:46:32
Trade Nylander and add Reilly the cap hell gets even worse. If Reilly stays it has to be Marner. Reilly will be asking 8+ easily. I don't see how you trade Nylander and add Reilly's new deal.


8.) 24 Sep 2020 19:19:08
Gut the depth even more could do it.

A true studs’n’duds system would haves core of 3 forwards, 2 defensemen, and a goalie. All the rest are league minimum replacement level players.


 

 

 

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23 Jan 2021 21:13:17
Would have to take back some for of cap dump but I like it.

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23 Jan 2021 04:24:49
Holl has grown on me a lot. I actually think so far this season he had been the most consistent D man they have. I wouldn't want to trade this much for Jones and Dubois as much as I like them both.

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23 Jan 2021 04:23:57
Oh man, if florida was willing to do this I would take it. They can even have a first along with that package. Barkov makes this team an instant favorite.

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23 Jan 2021 04:22:55
You know, I'm not so sure 2 past first round picks+ a first is the difference between Mcdavid and Mathews. Mcdavid is still the better player but not by as much as some believe. Mcdavid does play well without the puck at all and Mathews is improving in this are every year.

I wouldn't make this trade.

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22 Jan 2021 19:35:35
The effort I'm seeing from Dubois is childish. If this is all it takes then sure but I wouldn't give much more.

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