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23 Feb 2021 21:06:28
I'm on a 3 team trade binge.

Nylander 6.96
Vesey .9

Donato 1.9
Brooks .725

Hertl 5.62
Bennett 2.55

San Jose gets Willy and takes Vesey. More importantly, Willy gets San Jose. He will be protected on the ice with Kane riding shotgun on his line. He can get himself a nice water front property and stroll down the beach. It's a bit of a flight, 5 hours, but he can hop over to Hawaii for a photo shoot and post Instagram shots of him in a grass skirt and Hoog style sunglasses. Oh, what a time Willy could have. Even re-unites with locker room father figure Marleau. He rents a room to Vesey after Vesey gets put on waivers.

Calgary picks up a 3rd line winger in Donato that shouldn't cost a ton to re-sign. They have depth with Brooks. They save a little on the cap. They make a change and get a decent return on Bennett.

Leafs pick up Hertl and Bennett for the same cap hit as Nylander and Vesey. Bennett and Hertl flank Tavares on the second line while Hyman Engvall and Mikheyev make up the third line. Leafs then move Kerfoot down to the 4th line. Kerfoot Spezza and Boyd become one of the best 4th lines in hockey. When Simmonds comes back someone will have to sit out or we trade someone off at the TDL for picks and cap space.


1.) 25 Feb 2021 02:14:06
How about nylanser for Kane straight up. Now when Simmons comes back he has his own bash brother.

2.) 25 Feb 2021 13:22:56
As much as Kane's off-ice stuff could be a distraction, I would do that in a second. Anything to get rid of Nylander. I have no idea why SJ would do a straight up swap though.



22 Feb 2021 18:06:24
NYR looks like they are accepting that this is going to be a lost season with Panarin now on leave.
Let's get them in on a 3 way deal

Broadway Willy 6.96 (T)

Gauthier ELC (NY)
Engvall 1.25 (T)

Strome 4.5 (NY)
Barron ELC (NY)
Bennett 2.55 (C)


1.) 22 Feb 2021 18:40:11
I like this a lot actually.

2.) 22 Feb 2021 20:00:29
With leaf injuries this works well getting extra nhl player

Hoog is Broadway bound.

3.) 23 Feb 2021 13:56:24
You know Craigget14 you’ve told me before Nylander can never go to the rangers because of so and so ended his dads career and then you get on the next post and bark some real garbage! What is it a good trade or he can’t go there?

4.) 23 Feb 2021 14:55:51
Oh yeah forgot about that wasn’t thinkin

Good catch hound dog

Damn branden smith

Guess rangers should refer rid of him first


Hoog Hoog Hoog.



22 Feb 2021 15:01:55
Florida is playing really well. They have some cap room and I am sure we can all imagine Willy "the Beachwalker" Nylander down in Florida strolling along the beach on his off days. (although sometimes it seems that's what he is thinking about during a backcheck).

Would Florida go for it if it wasn't going to cost them more real money this year?

3 way deal

Nylander 6.96 (T)

Luostarinen ELC (F)
Vesey .9 (T)

Bennett 2.55 (C)
Vatrano 2.53 (F)
2021 2nd Fla
Ludvig (F)

Florida picks up Nylander and becomes more dangerous on the rush and PP. He is owed the same in cash as Vatrano this year. They will be tight against the cap, but can make it work.

Calgary gets a good young NHL talent in Luostarinen who is still on his ELC and take on Vesey for depth. They save a little on the cap and if they waived Vesey, they would have about $1.6 in new cap space.

Toronto picks up Bennett to try on the LW with Tavares. They have other options like Hyman and Simmonds when he comes back for the right side. Vatrano is mostly for cap purposes, but will fit into the bottom six. Ludvig is a solid D prospect and we also get a 2nd in the draft. Most importantly, we get some grit and just under $2M in cap space.

All teams have the depth/etc to make these moves.

Thornton Matthews Marner
Bennett Tavares Hyman
Kerfoot Engvall Mikheyev
Boyd Spezza Vatrano

Yes, I have Engvall at centre and Kerfoot on the wing. Personally, I like that better than the other way around. Still have Simmonds coming back as well.


1.) 22 Feb 2021 15:13:09
Works for me

Hoog Hoog Hoog.



22 Feb 2021 13:52:41
Rumour came out recently that Dubas apparently turned down a deal in the off-season that would have sent Johnsson and Dermott to Florida for Weegar. He then turns around and trades Johnsson to New Jersey instead for Joey Anderson. No offence against Anderson, but how in the world could he think Anderson and Dermott are better than Weegar?

Before we talk about cap, remember, this would have been before Brodie was signed. So Leafs could have had Weegar instead and an extra 2.6M in cap money if he had of accepted the trade.

I was big on us acquiring Weegar because I felt he could make a good partner for Rielly and the cost to acquire and sign would not have broke the bank. At 3.25 for 3 years, it's a bargain. He has been great in Florida again this year. Huge opportunity missed.

I am now big on us acquiring Bennett. I feel he is exactly what we need. Which is a physical guy who can play 3C or as a winger in your top 6 and won't cost a lot to acquire and is not going to cost big money to re-sign(as in under $5M+ for sure, more likely Weegar type money). If we lose Hyman in the off-season, we would have a built in replacement.

I know I don't speak for everyone, but Dubas, don't blow this opportunity too. Your mistakes are adding up, don't make another one.


1.) 22 Feb 2021 15:11:46
Just because Friedman and marek want to spark a conversation doesn’t mean they don’t twist words

Replace Toronto turned down to Florida turned down and that’s where the story starts and finishes

These guys fabricate just enough to get us talking and not putting themselves in hot water

They know how to do their jobs

How the events took place
Oct 4th Dubas proposed Johnsson Dermott for weegar
Oct 4th counter pitts 1st round pick added by Toronto
Oct 5th counter go F yourself
Oct 6th draft amirov
Oct 7th rest of draft
Oct 9th Brodie signs
Oct 10 Johnsson for Anderson deal is made.

2.) 22 Feb 2021 15:26:17
LOL. I didn't think Dubas swears.

Your point on reporters is why I used "apparently" and went from there.

3.) 22 Feb 2021 16:18:51
I love that apparently word

Just means they got some rumor from some dude cleaning Dubas executive toilets overhearing Dubas say weegar through the stall then went with it and got $20 for his info

Great reporting.

4.) 22 Feb 2021 16:31:11
Very possible.

I use apparently at the start because it would be no fun to write my rant if the whole way through I had to keep adding "if the rumour was true" after every other sentence. lol.

5.) 22 Feb 2021 17:38:15
Very true indeed.



21 Feb 2021 17:40:32
So how about a Calgary and Toronto blockbuster. Not likely with Toronto in first that they do a blockbuster, but fun to think of them.

Nylander 6.96
Kerfoot 3.5
2021 2nd

Monahan 6.375
Bennett 2.55
Ryan 3.12 (50% retained)

Cap hit is about dead even.

A big shake up by Calgary. Calgary gets scoring and speed. They move on from Bennett. Monahan's numbers have started to decline a touch so they maximize value now.

Toronto adds grit in Bennett and Monahan will move to the wing with Tavares. Ryan is a pending UFA, so they will save about $1.6 in the long run.

Thornton Matthews Marner
Monahan Tavares Bennett
Mikheyev Engvall Hyman
Boyd Spezza Ryan/Vesey/Petan

When Simmonds is healthy, Bennett could be move to 3C and Engvall on 4th line or let Simmonds ease back in on the 4th line and play PP for extra minutes.

I like that lineup.lol


1.) 21 Feb 2021 22:05:27
Differant for sure and I like

If that’s all it takes get er done

No need to retain on a LTIR player. Just add Engvall to make cap work both ways.

2.) 23 Feb 2021 14:13:57
Wanted to keep Engvall with kerfoot being moved and the 50% was for when he comes off LTIR. I believe Ryan has a broken finger so he will be back this year.




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26 Feb 2021 18:44:35
Sanford is getting more minutes this year and producing less. Otherwise he has been similar to Vesey, a guy you want more out of but it never materializes. So no, I don't think we are willing to give up a 20 year old D-man with top 4 potential for an underperforming big man who really doesn't use his size well.

How about you for Vesey? Vince.




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26 Feb 2021 18:27:58
Just my opinion, but if Nashville re-tools, they aren't going to want to be retaining on contracts. I see them doing two types of deals. They are going to want to move higher priced players for lesser priced prospects + and open cap space so they can make other moves or go into a rebuild. Or if you are offering something like Nylander, we take on an expiring contract (Granlund, Haula) + picks/ prospects if they want to get better now and for next season. Don't see them retaining on a guy like Forsberg, especially 50%.




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25 Feb 2021 13:22:56
As much as Kane's off-ice stuff could be a distraction, I would do that in a second. Anything to get rid of Nylander. I have no idea why SJ would do a straight up swap though.




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24 Feb 2021 19:15:13
Thanks Craigger. Oddly, that is what I used to think and then I read on here (I believe it was here) that it is based on max 50% of salary only for the number. If it is $4M cap hit Anaheim retains, but only 1.5 salary, I think my suggestion works better.




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24 Feb 2021 12:42:31
Anaheim should be sellers. You want Getzlaf and Gibson, you are probably starting with Nylander and a 1st, so that seems dead on. Getzlaf salary is only $3M this season, so I think the most retained can be 1.5M, but could be wrong. I doubt they want Freddie as they will be hoping to lose games, not win them. They also won't want to mve a high end prospect. Gibson will command a small ransom on his own. Getzlaf will carry good value at the TDL to a contending team.
You might be looking at Nylander, 2021 1st, Campbell, Kerfoot for Getzlaf (1.5 retained) and Gibson. This way Anaheim can keep Campbell and expose Stolarz. They will have two cost controlled top 9 players moving forward and another 1st for this draft. A late 1st, but a 1st nonetheless with value closer to a 2nd.
I am still not sure I created enough cap space on our side though and the Leafs would have to be all in to make this move.





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