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25 Mar 2023 11:50:30
So even if the Leafs go deep in the playoffs, changes are coming this summer.

Unfortunately I think Dubas will get another contract, probably 3yrs.

Nylander will get traded at the draft to get picks back.He wants $10 million a year for a stand around Perry-checker. No way!

Philadelphia for Konecny 2nd and 3rd

O'Reilly will resign for 2yrs at 4.5 million

Kerfoot, Austin- Reese, Holl, Kampf,Gustafson, Mete, Benn, Scheen, Simmons all gone.

Bunting wants to stay, but anything over 3 million, he can leave.

Holmberg, Kives, McMann and Steeves will probably make the team.

Next years proposed Line up

Jarnkrok Matthews Marner
Kives Tavares Konecny
McMann/ Bunting O'Reilly Lafferty
Steeves Holmberg Zoharma

McCabe Brodie
Rielly Timmons
Giordano Llyigren

Murray (traded or bought out)


1.) 25 Mar 2023 23:01:58
ROR is tough. Someone will offer him 4-5 years and I can easily see him taking it. This is last chance to make money.

2.) 26 Mar 2023 02:06:45
Personally I would like to see Schenn and Kampf retained.
The rest can go.
I would like to see Nylander offered to Anaheim for a top 4 pick (Leo Carlsson) .
With Zegras, McTavish, Drysdale and Terry, the Ducks are fairly well advanced in their rebuild and maybe Pat Verbeek would be interested in giving it a boost with a potential 40 goal, 90 point player.
Carlsson could step in as Leafs 3rd line center (Matthews #1, O’Reilly #2) with Knies on his left and Jarnkrok on right wing.
I do like Konecny but he is another chronically injured player and I am hoping that Leafs will finally learn not to draft, trade for or sign players who are injured every year!



09 Mar 2023 02:07:17
So I have read all of your posts and they are all interesting concepts.

If Toronto does not get pass Tampa, Boston and Carolina to the cup finals or perhaps win it all I believe these changes could happen at the draft or during the summer.

Matthew's signs 7 years at $14 million a year.
If not at the draft Toronto trades Matthews to Arizona (The only team that can pay him what he wants)
For Crouse, Cooley 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 2023 all Arizona picks

Then Toronto trades Nylander to Philadelphia for Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny and a2nd in 2023

And finally Rielly to Vancouver for JT Miller.
Rielly is the problem in the dressing room for those whom were asking.
He always has an excuse for his terrible play and decisions and has never got over the fact that he was not named Captain.
He is the Cancer in the Room.


1.) 09 Mar 2023 05:20:24
Again I don't see any world on which Arizona pays that much for Mathews.

He's a rental with a NMC in his last year. You aren't getting Coooley++++++ for him.

We're all dreaming of we rhinkt hats happening.

2.) 09 Mar 2023 12:46:13
As much as many would think Arizona would do anything to bring Matthews home, is Arz really the right place for him in a trade? I don't see it. Leafs will want NHL players or ready prospects in return. Matthews will be 26 to start next season. Assuming they can resign him long term. By the time the picks/ prospects that Arz have left and yet to draft will be ready and team growth at a point to contend, he will be likely 30 at the least. Just doesn't seem like a fit to me.

3.) 10 Mar 2023 00:01:14
Why trade Nylander?
He and Marner are the Leafs MVP’s this season.
Konecny misses blocks of time with injuries and Lawton is a 3rd line center.
Doesn’t seem like a very good idea to me!

You say Reilly is a cancer so why trade him for JT Miller, another locker room cancer?
Reilly has a full NTC but he might consider waiving it to return to his hometown of Vancouver.
Trade Reilly for Brock Boeser and then flip Boeser for assets.

4.) 10 Mar 2023 01:47:39
waterbuffalo -- you think a one dimensional player is worthy of a MVP title. Nylander is exaclt that. He knows one thing offence. PERIOD. HArdly an MVP . No defensive ability No checking always coasting, Alwys the first to blow the zone you think its a coincidence he has as many break aways as he does. Look at the reverse. how many times does he cause his team to be on an odd man rush cuase ge guessed wrong. this guy is gonna command 10M to Thank GOd he wont get it here . THEY WILL TRADE HIM in the off season Good riddance.

5.) 10 Mar 2023 03:45:16
@1stround everyone has the same gripes with wee Willy, but for what he's paid he does exactly what he's supposed too.

If he was in Selke conversations, fought, hit and scored at the same pace he does, he'd be getting Mcdavid money already.

6.) 10 Mar 2023 12:33:47
Nylander may not be the outright MVP, but denying that he is not playing differently this year than past years just not true. I have been one of those who constantly said the talent is there, but his lack of compete and lack of willingness to do what it takes to win, drove me nuts. I would have traded him numerous times. I give credit where credit is due and Nylander plays a more engaged game this year.

Yes, he blows the zone earlier than anyone else on the team, but his choices of when to do so are better than in the past. He converts a pretty high percentage of breakaways into goals. It is also a style of play the Leafs use. Most forwards blow the zone normally and Leafs use the stretch pass alot. Way too many times this leaves the D-men with no short outlet pass if in trouble. It is a system, not just on Willy.

His willingness to drive to the net this season instead of stopping and pulling up is very noticeable. He will even take some hits to control the puck.

I am not saying he is a complete player by any means, but he is an asset to the team this year and I cannot say I thought that in the past. Like LL said, with his talent, if he did everything else, he wouldn't be making what he does. It would be a lot more.



01 Mar 2023 01:01:41
Toronto will make two more trades by Friday,

Toronto trades Kallgren and a 5th in 2024
Columbus for Korpisalo

Toronto trades Kerfoot, Holmberg and a 4th in 2024
Anaheim for Adam Henrique (50% retained)
Or To Philadelphia for Scott Laughton


1.) 01 Mar 2023 01:23:58
I'm leaning towards Korpisalo going to EDM, but wouldn't mind that.

2.) 01 Mar 2023 01:45:52
Vejmelka not Korpisalo!

3.) 01 Mar 2023 01:50:06
Good with both. At this stage who knows what the dube has cooking.

4.) 01 Mar 2023 02:15:31
Much prefer Karl Vejmelka to Korpisalo!
But if Dubas could get Korpisalo for Kallgren and a 5th it would be okay.

5.) 01 Mar 2023 03:22:56
Vejmelka is up there with Chychrun for me. Totes are rebuilding, but seem set on keeping certain guys. I don't understand what they're doing, but don't see them moving many pieces.



25 Feb 2023 01:57:50
Toronto trades Joey Anderson and a 6th in 2024
Arizona for Christen Fischer

Toronto trades Hollowell
Philadelphia for Tyler Van Remsdike

Toronto trades Engvall Robertson and a 3rd in 2023
St. Louis for Ivan Barbashev

Toronto trades Holl, and a 5th in 2024
Dallas for Colin Miller


1.) 25 Feb 2023 12:50:59
@PG. JVR plays for Philly. Trevor plays for the Caps. Who are you trying to trade for?

2.) 25 Feb 2023 19:24:04
I like the Dallas & Arizona deal

I’d prefer Max Jones from ANA or look at CBJ Peeke korpisalo with remaining pieces.

3.) 25 Feb 2023 21:17:15
@RLF. he clearly said he was trading Tyler Vanreimsdyke. you know James & Trevor's younger brother who plays both LW and D and is better than both James and Trevor at their positions. lol.

4.) 25 Feb 2023 22:42:03
@Loxley. I am usually pretty good at knowing up and coming players, but I didn't know about Tyler. Wow. Better than his brothers and can play forward or defence! How did I miss this guy! :)

5.) 26 Feb 2023 01:03:49
Dallas is 2nd in the West and Colin Miller is playing well for the Stars.
Can’t see them letting Miller go for an inferior defender and a 5th round pick!



23 Feb 2023 03:21:24
Forget my last post of trades, I was dizzy!

Dubas will circle back on Barbashev

Toronto trades Robertson, Ty Voit and a 3rd in 2023
St.louis for Ivan Barbashev and a 4th in 2023

Toronto trades Kerfoot and Topi Niepila
Vancouver for Tyler Myers

Toronto trades Holl and a 5th in 2024
To Philadelphia for Braun


1.) 23 Feb 2023 03:26:41

2.) 23 Feb 2023 05:18:58
How would the Leafs make this work salary wise?

3.) 24 Feb 2023 05:59:05
Tyler Myers and his $6 million dollar cap hit?
He is a terrible defender.
I hope he never wears the Blue & White.
Much rather have Luke Schenn from the Canucks

Nick Seeler (29) is a far better target on the Flyers, for the Leafs than 36 year old Justin Braun!

Robertson and Voit or one of the two and a 3rd for Ivan Barbashev should be enough.




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23 Feb 2023 03:01:53
Everyone seems to like Kerfoot on the fourth line.






1.) 24 Feb 2023 17:13:32
Are you thinking of Dryden Hunt?



12 Feb 2023 03:10:14
So, Holl took his dippy pills again, Engvall plays one good game out of the last 50 last night and the idiot coach praised hi and the whole line.
But they don't show up tonight. Dubas loves him team of misfits who have got a record of 5-5-4 against the worst teams in the league and says he won't trade for rentals.

Real smart guy, Toronto will end up in third and out in the first round again.

I am actually hoping this happens so this GM AND DOUGHNUT EATING FAT COACH AND THEN PISS OFF!



1.) 12 Feb 2023 12:31:20
Yeah as a leaf fan I’m extremely frustrated, the common theme with this team is not being able to keep the pedal down in games. Being out worked, not showing up to games. It’s been 4 years now the players are who they are and like Craig button said it’s on dubas now, and by the way things sound he’s not gonna go after any players that will push the needle for this team in the playoffs. My opinion dubas has failed this organization and it’s time to move on. They’re defence is terrible and for a gm to sit there and think if I can add d depth that will be good enough blows my mind.

2.) 12 Feb 2023 13:00:51
@Parkgardens - Fire Dubas and Keefe now, why wait. So what, they lost, every team comes into Toronto on Saturday night and treat it like the Finals cause they are on National TV - its just that. Could the Leafs have won, sure but they didn't, and on 13 other occasions (out of 52) they did the same. I honestly believe that if the went 81-0-1 on the season someone would ask what happened in that one game. Must be nice to be so perfect. Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with everything as well, Dawson Mercer would look good now on Tavares wing but so would everything in hindsight. I am allowing this season to play out to see what happens but blaming the GM or coach everynight, well its just not for me.



02 Feb 2023 02:58:54
Toronto needs depth scoring, because if the "Took All the Cap Four" are not scoring then our chances of winning are less than 40%.

Dubas wake up and make a trade in February before all that is left is over paid scrap.

Sell the Farm, ditch the 3rd and forth line bums and go for the cup or start a rebuild and trade off the Cap sucking players that never win when it counts.

I was going to add some trades but I am just wasting my time hoping that Dumbass will make any.

Good luck


1.) 03 Feb 2023 15:24:36
Whatever Dubas does, we know it will be at least two things: expensive and stupid.



02 Feb 2023 02:49:12
Does anybody want to explain why Simmons is even still on the Team.

He is a disaster out there, Clifford can play or Hunt are both way better and can fight as well!

Again Dubas telling the lame Duck Coach who should play and who can't.

Dubad please back your bags and piss off!


1.) 02 Feb 2023 16:57:23
The only reason why Simmonds is playing because they have no voice in the locker room Keefe explained that but I do think he’s only good in games like Boston keeps them from taking liberties on our guys.



02 Feb 2023 02:46:04
Well how is that Llyigren and Sandin plan working out for you Dubas.
They were on for 3 goals against, look like minor league players and got pushed of the puck by Boston like smarties.

They are not ready or big enough to play in the NHL and if anyone thinks they are then you are as dumb as Dubas.
The only reason they are playing is because of Dubas, because I am sure Keefe would have rather had Benn and Timmons as the third pair against Boston.

Well when Dubas is fired after Toronto loses again to Tampa in the first round the next GM will surely trade these two wantabees.





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25 Mar 2023 11:35:42
Agreed, sit Llyigren is the press box with popcorn and watch. He tries to over think things to much like Rielly.
Wrong guy to be taking lessons from,
Watch brodie instead.




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15 Jan 2023 03:28:29
LMAO Love all the comments on Hellboy (Kerfoot)

He has hands around the net like Hellboy, that's why I call him that.

If Dumbass would ask Hellboy for his 10 team no trade list we could probably get him gone.

But Dumbass won't because he likes him and the media will RIP him because of the dumb Kadri trade.

So I think we ate stuck with the bum!




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05 Jan 2023 23:03:27
Yes, but it doesn't start until next year.

Yrade the overrated bum now and let it be someone else's problem.




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05 Jan 2023 23:00:21
Yes, but it does not start til next year. Get rid of the bum now and let him be someone else's problem.




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19 Dec 2022 22:38:55
No thanks, too small.





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29 Oct 2022 22:15:39
I agree that the Leafs need to change things up in the line up.

By getting rid of Holl, Kubel, Austin-resse and Engvall.

They all simply don't give a rubbish and players like that bring the whole team down.

Trade them all and throw in Kerfoot too!




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06 Aug 2022 04:19:33
Well Patrick Kane got off on his accused sex scandal a few years ago and nobody is bringing that up.

Dubas wake up and make Jake an offer!

We have too many young players that will not make the team or maybe even play for the big squad, so trade them for draft picks or package 3 or 4 to get the players we need to fill 2nd line LW and right side defence.

I am talking about, SDA, Arbanov, Hollowell, Joey Anderson, Robertson, Malgin, And the list goes on.

There are better players out there but Dubas will not pull the trigger.

And what is going on with Kerfoot, Sandin and Holl!

Trade them we need the cap space.




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26 Mar 2022 00:03:49
RFL, you are bang on., The ballarina will be traded, but I think at the draft.

Dubas will trade Willy for picks and a prospect. Probably for a 2nd, 3rd and a top prospect.

This will also result in getting rid of cement hands, Kerfoot for pick and prospect as well. But probably not until off season.

Holl will be traded, Mykhevov will re-sign and Mrazek will be bought out or traded.

Knives, Robertson and Steeves will probably make the Team and Gio will sign a team friendly deal.

If Campbell has a strong playoff run, the Leafs will sign him for 3-4 years.

If not Toronto will make a run to get Gibson or Billington in a trade.

Just a few of my predictions.




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21 Mar 2022 23:43:11
So Leafslife, these are the trades that Dubas should have made and had the cap to do it.

He got $1.5 from the Dermont trade.

He should have made that trade with Chicago for Fleury and Hagel.

1st in 2023 and 1st in 2024 plus Mrazek and Knives

Cap in $1.2 covered off from Dermont trade.

(Fleury $3.5 (50% retained)
Hagel $1.5
Total $5 million

Mrazek $3.8
Knives $900
Robertson $950
Total $5.650

So close to even money.

Then he could have still made the Giradano and Blackwell deal.

Toronto trades
2nd in 2022 2nd in 2023, 4th in 2024, Kerfoot and Holl

Dubas just would not give up on Kerfoot or Holl. Big mistake to make the cap work.

If he is so high on Llyigren then let Holl go.

Blackwell and Hagel would have replaced what ever Kerfoot does.

Lots of cap just poor management again.

You are either a Contender or a Pretender Dubas is the latter.

These draft picks would have been late round picks and would not play in the NHL for at least 2-3 years.

Matthews, Marner and Wilber"s contracts will be done by then and another rebuild will begin again.

So yes bad Management and he needs to Flock off.