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21 Apr 2024 18:51:46
Extreme Makeover

Marner 1st 2024 niemela
Fantilli jiricek 1st 2024 boqvist

1st 2024 colombus Robertson Hildeby
Andersson flames 1st 2024

Jarnkrok Liljegren Woll to Hawks
2nd 2025 2nd 2026 to leafs

Timmins to Sj
4th 2025 to leafs

July 1

Brodie Domi Bertuzzi Lyubushkin walk?

Duclair Matthews Debrusk
McMann Tavares Nylander
Knies Fantilli Cowan
Trenin Kampf Reaves

Rielly Andersson
McCabe Montour
Benoit Jiricek
Webber Boqvist



1.) 21 Apr 2024 21:41:27


Let’s think this through suppose leafs get swept Boston! I don’t think they get swept but I think Toronto lose series.

So what will offseason be Leafs have a lot of money to play with and even more if 5 players don’t return

Do not return


Return bigger roles



Leafs score some players off this list

Matt Duchane

If Bertuzzi would take less money on a long deal I bring him back. Domi money could stay same on long term deal I bring hi, back as well . Domi takes 500 k haircut on long term deal all the better

Bertuzzi Matthews Domi
McMann Tavares Nylander
Robertson Stamkos Marner
Reaves Holmberg Minten

Reilly. Pesce
McCabe Liljegren
Benoit Niemela


2.) 21 Apr 2024 23:26:10
I’m not sure but I think you are disagreeing with me? ?.

3.) 21 Apr 2024 23:30:24
I guess Woll is going to play 82 games?
So you have added Stamkos and Pesce and no second goalie

And that defence looks atrocious

Looks like a winning formula DM???.

4.) 22 Apr 2024 01:56:18
Hanifin has already resigned with Vegas.

Stamkos 34
Duchene. 33
Marchessault 33
DeMelo 31
Montour. 30
Teravainen. 30 in September
Pesce. 30 in November
Lindholm. 30 in December

These are their ages at signing and they will all want a minimum of 3 - 5 or more years of term
Perhaps a Pesce or DeMelo (my preference would be Matt Roy or Sean Walker) on defense but the rest I would pass on.

I could see Domi returning at the right price but the money Bertuzzi will want should be directed towards improving the defense.

I agree that Kampf ($2.45), Brodie ($5), and Jarnkrok ($2.1), need to go.
I would also like to see the departure of Reaves ($1.35)



05 Apr 2024 01:35:08
Knies Matthews Cowan
Robertson Tavares Marner
McMann Quillan Nylander
Abruzzese Holmberg Reaves
Say 58 million

Kampf Jarnkrok Liljegren Timmins all traded at the Draft




Say 26 million

Brossoit 3 million

Woll 770k

87.7. ??


1.) 05 Apr 2024 02:36:44
I like it I don’t think they trade Liljegren and I think they keep Tavares and Nylander on same line. But that’s a great team Matthews and Marner can drive lines by themselves.

2.) 05 Apr 2024 02:50:05
I know I'm on an island here, but I really don't like Montour for this team. Need someone to play with Mo. He's never had someone he can lean on, his entire career.

MPH jumping on the Cowan train lol.

3.) 05 Apr 2024 12:27:01
While I like what I’ve seen of Cowan I don’t think it’s the best decision to insert him into the playoff lineup. Too much pressure on a young player; let him come to camp in the fall with confidence and determination.

Quillan will get his chance with the Marlies; that will give the Leafs brass a chance to see him up close. I’m happy to add him but let’s use caution.

I agree that Montour is not the right partner for Mo. We need a big reliable RD with size, grit and mobility who can give Rielly the confidence to join the rush; that’s not Montour.

4.) 05 Apr 2024 12:28:21
@LL agreed he basically Mo with a point shot. if you think the leafs are gonna just rely on young guys to fill out their roster you’re probably sadly mistaken.

5.) 06 Apr 2024 02:35:22
I can see a Montour with McCabe on the second pairing, need a 30ish rhd like parayko with Reilly. Would overall be costly, but formidable.

6.) 06 Apr 2024 03:30:47
Mintin and Quillan will battle for the 3rd line center slot with Minten having the edge having already made the team out of training camp this season.
A year with the Marlies will do Quillan a world of good.

I would like to keep Dewar as Leafs 4th line center as I believe he is a better center than Holmberg and move Holmberg to 4th line left wing.
I am not a Reaves fan and believe he should be Leafs 13th forward and a suitable 4th line right wing acquired. (Kunin? )
I would keep Liljegren depending on how much he is asking for his new contract.
DeMelo would be a far better partner for Morgan Reilly than Montour .
Reilly plays his best with a defensively responsible partner.

7.) 08 Apr 2024 14:56:57
Cowan may not be NHL ready and Robertson is not a second line player.

Leafs life…. Brodie was a good partner for Reilly until this year when his play took a bit or a down turn. Reilly makes way too many mistakes, and frankly he often left Brodie in no man’s land with some of his dumber moves. Yes they need a RHD for the top pairing and I hope they sign Brodie cheap for 3rd pair. But Reilly is what he is…. high risk.



10 Mar 2024 01:21:20
Off season
Josh Brown

Will be on the big club


1.) 10 Mar 2024 12:36:39
-Robertson. There is no spot for him.



06 Mar 2024 09:36:43
Tre the GM
MPH prediction

No trades between now and Friday

He will rebuild the D this summer
Tanev and Edmundston
Will resign Lyubushkin

Will not resign Samsonov Bertuzzi Domi Brodie
Will trade the 1st rd pick at the draft with Robertson and Liljegren and Abruzzese to Arizona for Crouse and McBain

Cowan is on the team next year
Minten will not be


1.) 06 Mar 2024 10:49:20
I hope your 100% Correct. Everyone knows Crouse but home town boy McBain is exactly what Toronto needs.

2.) 06 Mar 2024 11:34:52
Still need a backup up goalie but I like these additions.

3.) 06 Mar 2024 11:36:06
I hope they resign Benoit as well he's a keeper.

4.) 07 Mar 2024 02:44:32
Can’t see how signing Edmundson and resigning Lyubushkin help improve the Leafs.
Tanev is 34 and will be 35 before Christmas so I truly hope none of the 3 are on the Leafs at the start of next season.

Unless there is a better choice available I see the Leafs resigning Samsonov to a short term contract (1 or 2 years max) unless another team offers him term which isn’t highly likely.
Hildeby isn’t ready for the NHL yet.

Coyotes really like Crouse and McBain and I can not see them trading either player.
Particularly not for Robertson and Liljegren.



04 Mar 2024 21:07:55
Borgen Wennberg @ 50 percent

1st 2024
Kampf. For cap


1.) 04 Mar 2024 22:59:39
Wennberg a healthy scratch 2nite he's going somewhere.

2.) 05 Mar 2024 01:20:41
Agame like this and the leaf's mail it in. 4 goal for Boston Liljegren watching play has no clue a bruin is slightly behind him

I don't blame Woll much he stopped a lot of pucks

On paper leaf's are better than Boston but heart is big problem and this was big game.

3.) 05 Mar 2024 01:53:11
So true. Leafs were horrible across the board. Outworked in every area. Entire D was terrible . Woll was average at best.

4.) 05 Mar 2024 03:47:44
Rangers have been tied to Wennberg.
Elliot Freidland has quoted Ron Francis as saying he is happy with his defensive top four of Larsson, Dunn, Oleksiak and Borgen so I doubt Treliving will be able to acquire any of them.

5.) 05 Mar 2024 11:39:00
1-4 leafs are better. Mccavoy > Rielly, then 6-15 is better than tor, 16-23 is comparable.

6.) 05 Mar 2024 12:19:56
Agree on Liligren.

His hockey IQ seemed to be a big factor; he was a spectator often.

He turns the wrong way leaving players open with a clear path to the net. On the first shift of the game Zacha was all left all alone after a pass from Paaranak.

If he continues like this I’m okay on a trade for an upgrade.

7.) 05 Mar 2024 12:41:36
Possibly the worst I’ve seen from Lilygren. Looked lost . This team needs two more D and a centre. Domi ain’t getting it done. Keefe (who should’ve been fired two month ago) needs to sit Nylander for an entire game . All that talent in a lazy floater.

8.) 05 Mar 2024 12:46:42
Borgen looks solid. I do have trouble figuring out value on a 27 year old D-man who is only in his second full year and although he plays second pair, he plays 3rd pair minutes that are not sheltered. Wennberg I really don't have any interest in.




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23 Mar 2024 23:09:42
Domi Matthews Marner
McMann Tavares Nylander
Knies Holmberg Cowan
Dewar Kampf Reaves

Rielly lyubushkin
McCabe Montour
Edmundson Liljegren





16 Mar 2024 08:37:11
D next year
Option 1
Rielly Josh brown
Zadorov Demelo
McCabe Liljegren

Option 2
Rielly Lyubushkin
McCabe Montour
Edmundson Liljegren

Option 3
Rielly Tanev
Dillon Josh Brown
McCabe Liljegren

Option 4
None of the above
MPH is not even close


1.) 16 Mar 2024 13:44:32
Brown can't play top pair. I think option 2 with either Tanev or Montour in that spot seems the most likely assuming Boosh and Edmundson want to come back and at less than what they were making.

2.) 16 Mar 2024 17:20:22
Option 5:
Leafs trade Nylander and Lily to NYR for K’andre Miller, Trochek and Goodrow

Off-season sign Roy around 5.5M and Desharnais at 1.5M

Rielly Roy
Miller McCabe
Benoit Desharnais.

3.) 16 Mar 2024 19:41:32
Clarky still crying about Nylander?
You do know it's not going to change a thing whether you keep crying everyday for the rest of the year or throughout his 8 year term.
Might as well just accept it.
I used to cry about Marner's outlandishly overpaid contract, but realized it wasn't changing anything, so I've moved on myself.
It's time to let it go brother!

4.) 17 Mar 2024 22:35:26
@Clarky why would NY agree to that trade? It's a fleecing.

5.) 18 Mar 2024 01:10:17
Yes Tags I’m making trades on what I’d think would make the team better. Didn’t say anything about Nylander just put him in a trade. Is it gonna happen? No obviously, just like 99% of the trades on here but everyone is putting their opinion on what changes this team needs to be a contender. And this is me dealing with it, looking for ways out of Tre’s mistakes (again) on a Leafs website is how I handle it. ?.

6.) 18 Mar 2024 10:34:58
Fair enough Clarky ?.



08 Mar 2024 23:12:43
Tavares Matthews Marner
Bertuzzi Domi Nylander
Knies Dewar Jarnkrok
McMann Kampf Reaves

Rielly Lyubushkin
Edmundston Liljegren
Brodie McCabe

Samsonov Woll


1.) 09 Mar 2024 00:39:18
Nice MPH but here is my formula for the lines:

Knies Matthews McMann
Bertuzzi JT Nylander
Jarnkrok Domi Marner
Dewar Kampf Reaves

Rielly Boosh
Benoit McCabe
Edmundson Lily
Brodie - file Brodie in to give other guys nights off.

2.) 09 Mar 2024 00:55:47
Not a fan of stacking that top line with JT as well.



23 Dec 2023 20:02:28
Ok so I'm not allowed to trade for Saros as per the genius JrA players and hockey scouts on this site.so I'll move on..

For good?

Have a merry Christmas!!!!


1.) 23 Dec 2023 22:28:22
Lol MPH. We'll see ya soon.

2.) 23 Dec 2023 22:30:05
Haha. Imagine letting these comments affect you this much. Can’t handle the negative feedback eh. Put your tail between your legs and walk out. ?.

3.) 24 Dec 2023 03:18:23
Geez, considering how many props I throw out on this site, if I left everytime someone disagreed with them, I would be around 500X by now is my guess. At least 300X just for the ones you disagreed with Mph. lol

Merry Christmas to you too. See ya in the New Year.



22 Dec 2023 01:00:39
Every time Buffalo comes over the blue line I think 50 50 chance a goal. That's how low I think of Samsievenov. He is moving way too much and therefore is out of position. Not square to the puck at all.

Waive him. Recall hildeby


1.) 22 Dec 2023 11:31:05
I wouldn't call up Hildebeast. Let him have at least a full year on the Marlies before doing that.

Sammy looks shaken. Not sure what can be done at this point to replace him unless, as you say, Hildebeast is called up though.

2.) 22 Dec 2023 12:46:59
It’s either bring up Hildebeast or pick up a goalie. Not fair to the team when you put this guy in net like that. Makes great saves and then lets in a pooper. That should be his last game as a Leaf. I get everyone is saying protect Hildeby but my question is from what? Getting a couple starts in the NHL as a back up while Woll is hurt. Give him a start or two while Woll is out, what are we protecting him from? Opportunity? If he has a bad outing, give him a chance to rebound but rarely the kid will get shell shocked with pucks because the team will play much better in front of him. They always protect their young goalies. A small sample size of tue NHL can’t do anything but help the kid. See how hard you have to work to make it to this level.

3.) 22 Dec 2023 15:21:02
At this point, send Sammy down and bring up Hildeby as a backup. As much as the team wants to support Samsonov, they know he is costing them games. The team stunk last night, but I don't think they would have stunk as bad if Samsonov wasn't so brutal. If someone claims him, so be it. Does anyone of us think Sammy is getting re-signed? I can't imagine anyone does, so if he goes now, he goes now and take the cap space. Even sending him down saves a little cap space with Hildeby called up. Woll played some NHL games as well before he was ready. In general, it is actually easier for the goalies when in the NHL than AHL because the play is way more predictable defensively.
Samsonov is a distraction. If he goes down, gets his game together, you call him back up later and send Hildeby back down. I think it would actually do Samsonov good to be away from the NHL pressure.

I said this a few time before and even at the time when Tree chose to take Sammy to arbitration, but Tree deserves credit for taking Sammy to arbitration and not bowing to pressure from the fan base to get Sammy signed to term. I didn't like the Klingberg signing or the term on Reaves, but his other moves have been solid.

Let's face it, Dubas would have signed Samsonov to $4M+ and with term. He was going to with Campbell as well, but got outbid.

4.) 22 Dec 2023 16:43:36
My only issue with calling the beast up is leafs have a tendency to not protect young goalies and have really poor showings.

I think sparks posted a shut out in his first game but got lit up for 6 or 7 by the oilers his next game. Kaskisuo they played awful for. Even woll they had a rough first game for him, he was just up to the pressure.

5.) 22 Dec 2023 19:12:33
Randy. I get that. My feeling is that playing Hildeby about 4 or 5 games until Woll gets back isn't likely to hurt his development. If he plays well, that's a massive bonus and if he is needed for the playoffs because of injury, he has some experience. Keeping Samsonov in the net, doesn't seem to benefit anyone. imo.




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21 Apr 2024 23:30:24
I guess Woll is going to play 82 games?
So you have added Stamkos and Pesce and no second goalie

And that defence looks atrocious

Looks like a winning formula DM???.




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21 Apr 2024 23:26:10
I’m not sure but I think you are disagreeing with me? ?.




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07 Apr 2024 17:30:03
He’s a goofball
No thanks.




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07 Mar 2024 22:33:56
I wish.




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04 Mar 2024 01:43:38
I forgot to add that the Leafs save some coin because they only need to be there for half the draft in 2024??.





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14 Apr 2024 23:46:25
I’d trade nylander before marner
Nylander is a cream puff
Nylander Hildeby
Saros Lauzon.




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27 Mar 2024 22:21:46
When a coach gets verbal to the media about his team and even calls out specific players…he’s on his last legs
Just my observation

If they get bumped in the first round
He will not be returning
Just my observation

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Enjoy the reads.




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17 Mar 2024 10:39:47
Keefe does this all the time
He is trying to ruin Robertson

Benoit should be in over the useless Brodie
Mr non chalant at the end of the third
He’s played like that most of the year yet Keefe still adores him

This is Keefe
He has his favourites and will play them over others s who are obviously better.




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13 Mar 2024 22:19:15
Robertson skates 3 miles to accomplish something that takes 10 feet…
Package him with 1st 2024 Minten Abruzzese
Buchnevich at 50 percent and Toropchenko.




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10 Mar 2024 00:19:44
Heaven forbid Brodie takes a seat
Horrible again lately and can’t pass can’t shoot
Other than that he’s golden.