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02 Mar 2023 21:27:21
Would a deal for Sam Einhart (25% retained) make sense for Holl,Kerfoot and ond of the 2 picks we have? Heard Florida was trying to free up cap space...are they still looking for that?


1.) 02 Mar 2023 22:45:31
Hornquist is on ltir for the rest of the year so they are good cap wise.



02 Mar 2023 21:06:20
So this is just based on fun and maybe more frustration with Matthews play last night and really all this year....NO CHANCE IT HAPPENS..but i kinda like it if we fail again this year.

Leafs Trade:

Kings Trade:


1.) 03 Mar 2023 01:56:40
I don't think Mathews has been bad this year. He's still on pace for 40+ goals and his defensive game has dramatically improved.

He does seem to be taking a lot of nights of though, so I understand the frustrations.

2.) 03 Mar 2023 03:43:43
He’s more than likely has an injury that requires surgery and I think it’s the wrist he’s had trouble
Handling the puck and his shot hasn’t been very accurate.



28 Feb 2023 13:55:32
So if the Leafs do have another big move left in them before that trade deadline and if word that a deal with the Canucks is possible how about this one to get O'Reilly on the #rd Line and move Tavares back to Centre....I base it somewhat on what the Canucks got for Horvat only they need to take back our 3 pending UFA's who they can trade for additional picks or we have to move them ourselves to other teams. teams...

Leafs Trade:
2024 1st round Pick
2023 & 2025 3rd Round picks

Canucks Trade:
Garland( 25% retained $1,237,500)




Gives us a 22 man roster with just over 2.1 mil in cap space and a place to bring in Knies if we want.


1.) 28 Feb 2023 14:52:36
Garland has become Kerfoot
So no thanks.

2.) 28 Feb 2023 15:01:03
I don't see another big move from Dubas that mortgages more of the future.

3.) 28 Feb 2023 18:23:23
No way Vancouver accepts that ridiculous trade they want way more than that.

4.) 28 Feb 2023 18:53:39
I think all bets are off now anything could happen but I’m with RFL probably not another big move coming I can see dubas moving some money out and maybe grabbing schenn or I wouldn’t be surprised to see them get a depth goalie option.

5.) 28 Feb 2023 23:29:32
@Goat. You got Schenn right.

6.) 01 Mar 2023 02:21:04
@RLF. i kinda had part of my deal as well. figured the 1st and one of the 3rd's would cover Garland. and the other 3rd for Schenn.



22 Feb 2023 19:57:25
So here is an idea for a trade to add one more forward and a D man....I don't think Dubas has enough bullets left in his prospect gun to make deals with more than one team so have been looking at teams where we could get 2 players at the same time....thought of Comtois and Kulikov as one idea but going with this bigger trade with the Preds....what do we have to add to this...we still have room to sign Knies to entry level deal and can put Murray back in lineup if Dubas refuses to send him to Robidas Island for the remainder of season.

Leafs Trade:

2024 1st round pick
2025 3rd round pick

Preds Trade:



1.) 23 Feb 2023 02:26:49
Love Jeannot!

Trading a 23 year old, 139 game Sandin for the soon to be 33 year old Ekholm, not so much!
That 10 years difference is an NHL career.
We have seen what happen to defenders when they begin to reach the 33/ 34 year old threshold as witnessed by Jake Muzzin’s demise.
The chances of lucking into another Giordano are somewhat slim.

If Leafs are to give up a haul of assets I would prefer to Target Chychrun and Crouse.
It would cost more but Chychrun is only 24 and has 2 more years at $4.6 on his contract while Crouse is only 25 (same age as Jeannot) with 4 more years of team control at $4.3 million.



20 Feb 2023 15:57:54
So going off of RLF's Idea of trying to acqyuire Peeke here is what I would do to solidify the lineup on bottom 6,defense and in net.

Leafs Trade:
(lower end pick if required)

Ducks Trade:

Leafs Trade:
(lower end pick if required)

Jackets Trade:

lines look like this:


This puts O'Reilly on 3rd to add the depth we have all said we needed....i found him being on line with Marner slowed/changed Marner's game a little...like he was playing down to O'Reilly's speed/skill...Jarnkrok has been ok as 2LW....then this gives us a really good checking 3rd line with big Comtois...O'Reilly and Acciari on RW...bumps Kampf down to 4th line C where i think he is more suited

D looks like this:

This gives Rielly a checking D partner....teams Brodie back up with his Calgary buddy in Giordano and puts the 2 young kids on bottom pair...


We carry 3 goalies with Korpisalo as insurance in case Murray gets hurt again or does not come back...ideal situation is Murray stays on LTIR as i really have no confidence in him...going forward next year we try to dump Murray and his last year or buy him out and resign both Samsonov and Korpisalo as our goalies or promote Woll...

Only other add that would be nice is Schenn but i dunno that we have the picks or prospects to acquire him at this point


1.) 20 Feb 2023 16:56:59
The first one I think may get you Jones, but I don't think it gets Comtois. Anaheim has a boatload of cap space and if they want to keep Comtois they can easily. He's only 24 and a better ceiling than Jones. imo

Sorry Loxley, The 2nd one I don't think is even close. I think people are really undervaluing Peeke. Also, I don't think Knies gets that kind of return and I don't think CLB is looking to rebuild as they have a lot of good young players/ prospects.

Korpisalo they can probably get a 2nd for alone. He may become the #1 on a team like Edmonton or Calgary. Because he is a rental, he would fit perfect for a team wanting to shore up or improve their goaltending. Most likely why you included him.
Now Peeke. The guy is a 24 year old top 4 right shot D-man that plays over 20 mins a night and typically gets the toughest assignments. He is on the 1st PK, most of his zone starts are defensive, he is pretty safe with the puck, he has 120 blocked shots and 119 hits to date this season. He will drop em if necessary. Two NHL fights. Jeannot and Crouse. So he isn't afraid of the big boys. Add to that he is 6'3" 210 lbs and that elusive defensive D. He also has 3 more years term on his contract and only carries a cap hit of $.787M this season.
When was the last time a Big young top 4D with term went for this kind of deal?

I get people don't want to move Knies for him. Fine. CLB may have interest in Sandin as it is likely Gavrikov isn't coming back and after that, the left side D isn't well stacked behind Werenski. But I think it will be Sandin+ and maybe another +.

How about this?

2024 1st

Toronto still may need to add. imo.

2.) 20 Feb 2023 17:01:02
@Loxley do you really want to use Knies on Peeke and Korpisalo? Idk if that’s the play man. Everyone in a putting Knies on a pedestal I know as it seems he will be that power forward we’ve needed for so long. I’d be more inclined to use him to get a guaranteed power forward like I’ll say it again Lawson Crouse. The time lines for him to be properly developed by Arizona and when they’ll be ready to compete lines up as well as Crouse for us.

3.) 20 Feb 2023 20:28:58
@RLF ok so might have to ad a higher pick or another prospect to the Ducks deal. dunno. Comtois although still young has not produced the way he did 2 seasons ago so ducks might wanna pay someone less . guess it depends what kinda rebuild they wanna do. but i would still target him as we will need bodies next year and he is just what we could use.

A little confused on why you did not like the second trade, i did include Knies like you did just did not send them Engvall back. but you switched Knies for Sandin which i'd be ok with other than it then leaves us short. maybe it was my addition of Korpisalo that was not enough but still think he would be helpful, so if i'd definately add to that as well. what is instead on Sandin we keep Knies in there and add a 1st round pick as you said for 2024 and Hirvonen or Woll for Korpisalo?

4.) 20 Feb 2023 20:32:30
Yes i would put Knies in there. Peeke is a very good RD. which we need badly. I am not as convinved Knies will be as good as everyone thinks but trading him for a good D man to me makes sense. sure Crouse would be nice but he will cost more than just Knies in my opinion. had Dubas wanted to impprove with a bigger deal he should have taken and added to a deal to try to get Crouse and Chychrun in one package instead of going after O'Reilly and Acciari.

5.) 21 Feb 2023 02:33:51
Loxley. As a Leafs fan, I love the 2nd trade. Holl is worth maybe a 3rd or 4th. Korpisalo a 2nd. That means you have Peeke for Knies basically straight up. I cannot imagine Columbus accepting that. It's a prospect, and not an elite potential for a young, big top 4D. Can't see it happening.




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03 Mar 2023 00:34:52
Just read somewhere that the Bruins might be interested in trading for Bennett.....hope this is not true.




02 Mar 2023 16:41:02
Bruins playing the Tampa game....placing Hall and Foligno on LTIR to free up about 6mil in cap....yet Dubas is planning on bringing Murray back....when will he step up and play the game the big boys play?


1.) 02 Mar 2023 23:29:00
I see that. Added Bertuzzi while keeping Hall.

This is going to be the toughest playoffs in decades. Every team in the East (already strong) went all-in.

2.) 02 Mar 2023 23:36:31
Murray’s still on ltir
Dubas is too honest to pull that stunt.

3.) 03 Mar 2023 00:25:42
@Mph. ya. Dubas to much of a sweetheart to pull a stunt like that.

4.) 03 Mar 2023 17:36:57
I think more realistically the gm of Boston has been in bed with Betman for years, and gets preferential treatment. Where as they make rule changes any time Toronto tries to utilize rules to their advantage. Ex. Signing bonus rule, players being allowed to use team facility and staff in the off season.



13 Jul 2022 01:38:35
Ok...so finally getting over the shock that Murray is our new goalie....so time to post what I would to see but realize it's a lot and probly won't....To do what i wanna do i have moved out to places unknown for who knows what the following players:

sign the following UFA players:
Strome @ 3.5mil
Kubalik @ 2mil
Aston-Reese @ 2Mil
Milano @ 2.5mil
Lyubushkin @ 1.5mil
Meloche @ 1mil
Samsonov @ 2.5mil
Sandin @ 2mil

lines look like this:




I think this lineup looks really good....dunno if we can sign all these guys for that cap hit or even jetesson out the guys i mentioned earlier but this is a team i would like to see...almost brand new bottom 6....Kubalik had success with Kampf before...maybe they can rekindle that magic and Aston-Reese is pure shutdown guy but you also have Milano for offense....


1.) 13 Jul 2022 04:04:12
That defence though.

It would probably be Sandin-Brodie
With Rielly-Boosh, but man is that a downgrade in your own end from Muzzin.

I liked the Gio signing, but I don't entirely understand it right now. Sandin can't sit and wait for another two years, he doesn't need more AHL time. I understand why everyone wants to move on from Muzzin, just not sure it's better than last year.

2.) 13 Jul 2022 11:44:01
Yes to moving out Muzzin, Kerfoot and Holl.

Definitely yes to pairing Brodie and Sandin. Can’t have two offence oriented D men together in Reilly and Sandin.

I agree that Sandin needs to feel he is in the top 6 and I think he should be given every opportunity this year.

I would try to sign Strome but not Kubalik because he does not come to play each night. He makes more than $2m now so that number is too low even if he was non-qualified.

All other signings I like except Meloche who I haven’t seen much of.

3.) 13 Jul 2022 12:43:04
I'd stay away from Milano. Basically he is a less talented Nylander.
I agree with LL, that D will get ate up in the post season.



19 Mar 2022 22:31:15
6'5....210lbs...RD....How does Phillipe Myers get placed on waivers when Dubas is looking for D help....Could he not have offered up Dermott or maybe Duszak?





03 Dec 2021 20:32:13
Just looking for everyone's thoughts on Holl always being in the rumors as far as being traded due to the fact both Mikheyev and Mrazek are coming back sooner rather than later from ltir.....Why does it have to be him....i know he is nt the best but will it not be hard to find depth D for much cheaper....we can't afford anyone right now making more than him....and i dunno about anyone else but if Mikheyev is the only cap that will cause trouble why would he not be the subject of having to be moved...or Engvall for that matter...they are both mediocre players and both probly won't be back next year....team is rolling great right now....why not just cut bait....he really has not done much


1.) 03 Dec 2021 23:34:52
LW isn't deep in itself. It's pretty weak all things considered. Probably want to keep some kind of depth.

Holl isn't a bad player, he is just replaceable with Dermott or Liljigren in most situations.

2.) 04 Dec 2021 17:34:59
I have no desire to move Holl. Engvall? Yes, especially if we can acquire a young cost effective player that has potential to take his spot. The Isle have lost 9 in a row. Would the Isle be willing to trade Koivula for Engvall? Could be that cheap, young big guy that compliments talented players well.

3.) 05 Dec 2021 10:23:30
He’s been mentioned because he one that has the biggest cap hit and would actually fetch a so so return.

4.) 05 Dec 2021 15:36:42
@L1994. Yea, I get that. I just don't think we have the depth at D to move him unless we are getting a D back that is reliable and at a better cap hit, which would be tough.




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21 Mar 2023 18:20:52
@RLF. well said. my point exactly. he was drafted in 2020 draft and in the 21-22 season played 43 games and so far this year has played 69 games. Leafs had a bad D a few years back so hard to argue this guy could not have been useful to us.




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21 Mar 2023 03:23:12
@LL that's fine. i agree D can take a little longer, just wanted to clarify that my opinion of Schneider is not because we now know about Amirov's health issues. I wanted him long before Amirov was diagnosed with the brain tumor. and that this is not a case of hindsight is 20/ 20.I feel for the kid but my wanting Schneider over him has nothing to do with his health. just my opinion based on what alot of the media experts were saying about Schneider and not knowing anything about Amirov.




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20 Mar 2023 22:00:56
@Tagz and LL. My having nightmares over that draft has nothing to do with Amirov getting sick. was big on Schenider before and at the time all the talk was how the Leafs needed and couldn't find a right shooting RD. he was big and felt we lacked the depth on the blue line with the Marlies. as RLF has pointed out he was ranked higher and many were surprised Dubas did not pick him. He chose as usual a smaller skilled player which i felt we did not need at the time as much as we needed a high end defenseman.




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18 Mar 2023 00:07:29
I Agree with the Bunting amount. should definately not be over 3Mil. but if Dubas sticks around he'll probly get north of 3.5 Mil.




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16 Mar 2023 13:33:21
I still have nightmares of that draft where we did not get Schneider. so i am on board with any trade that corrects that mistake.





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20 Mar 2023 22:05:54
I too agree with Willy's assessment. contract time. time to start showing signs of caring and hard work. got to get the big bucks.




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18 Mar 2023 00:05:26
@LL. ya. i'd just as soon have it end as a tie.3 points will just make it tougher to calculate.2 points for a win.1 each for a tie. just as simple as it was years ago. but we all know Uncle Garry will never go for it. his special teams like Coyotes need to be able to stay close to parity in the league.




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16 Mar 2023 13:45:26
It's a tragedy that a game between 2 teams that has players with so much offense has to end in a shoot out. i liked the shoutout for about a minute because penalty shots were/ are so rare but am over it. give them an extra 5 minutes at 3 on 3.if there is no winner then they each get a point. these are thoroughbred athletes and should be able to go another 5 minutes. and while we are at it. get rid of the loser point if there is a winner.




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11 Mar 2023 21:14:14
@RLF. i saw your Preds proposal. interesting you mentioned the Jackets. i know you said they'd focus on a young forward/ prospect but what if they looked at a package that included Peeke to help shore up the back end. does Columbus have another young forward they could add?




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10 Mar 2023 15:06:23
@RLF. All valid points. i for one have been wanting to move on from him since before last year. i mean how can a guy go from 4th line to top line. no one is that good/ versatile. as for why Dubas got him, i don't know that he was the main piece in that trade. was probly the extra needed to make the deal but i am sure it revolved more around Kadri for Barrie and Kerf was the sweetner. or probly for cap reasons.