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26 Sep 2021 19:41:12
A lot of talk about PK. Not my choice. If I were after a Devils D, it would still be Severson. The Devils need a high end LD. The right side they have their share of prospects and of course just signed Hamilton and have PK.

NJ
Rielly $5M
Mikheyev $1.65
Conditional 2023 1st(If Rielly doesn't re-sign)

Tor
Severson $4.16
Foote $.863

Devils improve their D and could boast a top pair of Hamilton and Rielly or split them up to create a great top 4. Mikheyev adds speed and PK ability. He may find some offensive touch on a new team. NJ have lots of forward prospects to afford to lose Foote. They have many RD prospects and still have Hamilton and PK this year.

Leafs pick up a top 4 RD that is solid defensively and can man the point on the PP. Cost controlled for 2 seasons. Also get a young, big LW prospect in Foote to help with their need on LW. Open up about $1.7M in cap space and reduce some of the forward log jam.

Leafs make a second deal.

Det
Kerfoot $3.5M

Tor
Smith $.750
McIsaac ELC

Detroit picks up a C/W that is cost controlled for two seasons and in the age group of their other top 9 players. Kerfoot will bring speed and the ability to PK. They have a wealth of prospects and McIsaac has been injury prone.

Leafs get some bottom 6 toughness in Smith who has the ability to also pitch in some offensively. McIssac has had shoulder issues and not played a lot. He could be a good target from Detroit as they have a lot of LD prospects. Leafs clear another $2.75M in cap space giving them a total of about $4.5M in new cap space along with a couple of solid prospects in Foote and McIsaac.

Ritchie Matthews Marner
Bunting? Tavares Nylander
Engvall Kampf Kase
Smith Spezza Simmonds
Brooks
(of course that is just an example of what it could look like)

Brodie Severson
Muzzin Holl
Dermott/Sandin/Liljegren

Mrazek
Campbell

$4.5M in cap space

RLF

1.) 27 Sep 2021 02:02:39
Most will probably like it. I'm not a big fan of Severson but I think it's fair overall.

Good prop.


2.) 27 Sep 2021 02:15:34
I like the NJ trade suggestion.
If NJ balked at giving up Foote I would do the Rielly - Severson trade straight up.
Rielly is gone at the end of the year anyways.
Severson would be a great partner for Sandin or Dermot.


 

 

23 Sep 2021 13:37:50
The more I thought about it, Rielly in Ottawa made sense from a hockey standpoint (although he may have no desire to re-sign there). If Ottawa could have a top pair vet in his prime to go along with Chabot and with future's like Sanderson, Bernard-Docker etc why wouldn't they. A top pair vet is what they need on D.

Ott
Rielly $5M

Tor
Watson $1.5M
Thomson ELC
2022 2nd

Rielly makes Ottawa better immediately. They have the cap space to re-sign him, or if talks aren't going their way and they are out of the playoff picture, they could trade him at the TDL for a big haul I would think. What they give up for him, they have replacements in house.

Leafs get a big bodied strong defensive player in Watson who can play both wings, is physical and can PK. Would add to the Leafs 3rd line. He has some offensive abilities although limited, but could become a good net front n the PP as well. Thomson is a very good offensive RD prospect and Leafs also pick up another 2nd for this draft and $3.5M in cap space. It would foce the usage of guy like Sandin and Liljegren to see what they have. If they aren't satisfied, they have the cap space to go shopping for D.

RLF

1.) 23 Sep 2021 20:47:33
Solid trade value but last thing leafs need is trading a D for a F. If anything they need to go the other way.


2.) 24 Sep 2021 03:51:29
With Chabot, Brannstrom and Sanderson all being LD I’m not sure that Rielly is that good a fit for Ottawa.


3.) 24 Sep 2021 11:37:27
@JdB. $3.5M in cap space can be used to add a D.

@WB49. I felt the same way at first, but then i thought about why did we add Brodie? Because when you can add that kind of talent, you do it. They can always flip Rielly at the TDL as well.


4.) 24 Sep 2021 14:33:11
That wasn’t my point. My point is leafs have 12 guarenteed maybe even 13 forwards if u put Engvall in with this group.

Throw in Robertson gusev and hosang ontop of that and now add another st the expense of a dman. Using cap to get another dman doesn’t help the forward position

That’s all.


5.) 24 Sep 2021 15:01:53
Yea there’s too many factors in this trade there’s no way the leafs would move Reilly to a divisional rival unless it was and over pay from Ottawa.


6.) 24 Sep 2021 17:11:18
@JdB. I understand the log jam. Watson could make someone else disposable though. He is more of what we need. Say Mikheyev or Kerfoot for instance. Watson is a 3rd/ 4th liner and at $1.5 for two years. If they felt it makes Mikheyev or Kerfoot expendable as Leafs see them as 3rd liners, you trade either in a package which the Leafs have $5-7M they can bring back if Mikheyev/ Kerfoot is going. This doesn't have to be the only move.
@L1994. It is not likely, but it has been done. Toronto's window is the next 3 seasons, then who knows. Sens are probably 2-3 seasons away from even thinking of contending. Leaf's also need more higher
end prospects and higher picks to keep contending past the next 3 seasons. This deal gives them that.

I am not saying it is the best deal out there, but I do think there is a possibility when all is considered.


7.) 24 Sep 2021 17:31:47
Good point.


 

 

20 Sep 2021 15:27:51
This is a bit out of the blue and would be a shocker in the sense where Rielly would end up. But aren't they often where we least expect.

Ott
Rielly $5M

Tor
Thomson ELC
Holden $1.7M
2021 4th (becomes a 2nd if Rielly re-signs)

Ottawa has a legit top pair, which may end up being one of the best in the League. If they can get Rielly to sign a deal that matches the one they gave Chabot 8X$8M, they are set for years at top pair. They have a lot of quality RD prospects, but lack LD. Rielly solves many problems for them.

Leafs get a really good RD prospect in Thomson that could man the PP one day because he has a good slap shot. He is pretty solid at both ends and has good speed. Holden helps reduce the loss of Rielly this year by adding a good sized physical presence on the backend. If Rielly re-signs, the 2nd should be a higher 2nd round pick. Leafs also clear $3.3M in cap space which they can use to add if they feel they lack somewhere.

Just my opinion, but it is a sleeper of a deal that could make a lot of sense for both teams.

RLF

1.) 21 Sep 2021 00:23:56
I believe that Chabot, Brannstrom and the newly drafted Sanderson are all LD.
Bernard - Docker is RD.
This is why I was surprised that Ottawa picked Sanderson over Drysdale in the draft as a Chabot - Drysdale pairing seemed a natural.


2.) 21 Sep 2021 03:01:57
My bad. I'm not sure why I thought Chabot was a righty. Guess I should've checked. lol
Unless Chabot can play RD, this doesn't make a ton of sense for the Sens. I messed this one up.


 

 

17 Sep 2021 13:53:33
The most unlikely trade partner, but whatever.

Bos
Rielly $5M
Engvall $1.25M
Mikheyev $1.65M

Tor
Carlo $4.1M
DeBrusk $3.675M
2021 conditional 1st(a 1st if Rielly re-signs, a 4th if he doesn't)

Bruins are still in win now mode. They pick up the top LD that they lack in Rielly and usefull mid-bottom 6 forwards which is where DeBrusk was playing. If Bergeron retires, they should have the cap space to re-sign Rielly and re-up McAvoy. Their D would be set for years.

Leafs get a true RD in Carlo who is cost controlled for years. Top 4 guy, but not likely a top pair. DeBrusk could revive himself in a top 6 role in T.O. A risky deal for the Leafs, but could be worth it and better than letting Rielly walk for nothing.

RLF

1.) 17 Sep 2021 19:50:43
I like this trade
Big fan of Carlo. Something leafs are missing. Something leafs haven’t had since who knows when. Komisarek was supposed to be but wasn’t.

Debrusk gets a 2nd lifeline here. He gets to do something Boston wouldn’t do for him. Play with a top C. Matthews or Tavares either one is a huge upgrade from what he was given. I like krejci but he isn’t on Tavares/ Matthews level.

Personally these 2 for rielly Engvall and Mikhayev might be enough. No condition needed really. Whether rielky resigns or not who cares. Boston might bite if it’s just a 3 for 2 deal and I’d be alright with that.


2.) 18 Sep 2021 01:08:59
I like this a fair amount. Boston may ask for slightly more based on Carlo but it's a solid deal.


 

 

16 Sep 2021 17:32:14
Det
Rielly $5M

Tor
Leddy $5.5M($1.5M retained)
G. Smith $.750M
2022 2nd's Det and Caps

Detroit gets a true 1st pair D-man and will have the cap space to try and re-sign Rielly if they want to keep him or flip him at the deadline. Leddy is a pending UFA anyway.

Leafs get a top 4D in Leddy, but lesser D than Rielly. The $1.5M retention helps the Leafs cap wise a bit. At Leddy's age, he is not likely to re-sign with a team on the rebuild. Smith is a developing bottom 6er that would replace Simmonds or be bookends with him on the 4th line alongside Spezza. A little old-time hockey. Should get one high and one mid 2nd round pick to help restock the shelves.

RLF

1.) 16 Sep 2021 18:03:04
Could work if Yzerman can talk to Rielly first and negotiate a deal but I'm doubtful.

Yzerman is doing a great job in his rebuild but he isn't going about it in the Buffalo manner. He doesn't seem to want anyone that doesn't fit the timeline.

Maybe take out one of the seconds and call it a deal.


 

 

 

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27 Sep 2021 17:30:32
Maybe. Fleury is only 22 though (same age as Liljegren who has only 1 pt in 13 NHL games) compared to Engvall being 25. Still room for Fleury to mature. I don't think we get the extra pick though.

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24 Sep 2021 17:11:18
@JdB. I understand the log jam. Watson could make someone else disposable though. He is more of what we need. Say Mikheyev or Kerfoot for instance. Watson is a 3rd/ 4th liner and at $1.5 for two years. If they felt it makes Mikheyev or Kerfoot expendable as Leafs see them as 3rd liners, you trade either in a package which the Leafs have $5-7M they can bring back if Mikheyev/ Kerfoot is going. This doesn't have to be the only move.
@L1994. It is not likely, but it has been done. Toronto's window is the next 3 seasons, then who knows. Sens are probably 2-3 seasons away from even thinking of contending. Leaf's also need more higher
end prospects and higher picks to keep contending past the next 3 seasons. This deal gives them that.

I am not saying it is the best deal out there, but I do think there is a possibility when all is considered.

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24 Sep 2021 11:37:27
@JdB. $3.5M in cap space can be used to add a D.

@WB49. I felt the same way at first, but then i thought about why did we add Brodie? Because when you can add that kind of talent, you do it. They can always flip Rielly at the TDL as well.

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22 Sep 2021 20:08:36
To clarify, I meant the Blues top 4 as a group will be elite.

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22 Sep 2021 19:04:59
I don't agree with you often, but this seems like a good deal for both teams. Maybe now that you are in Seattle and they gave you the big bucks, there is less allegiance to the Blues. lol
Blues get an elite top 4 for at least one season. Leafs get 3 cost controlled vet D for the next 3 seasons (Brodie, Muzzin, Scandella) . They can decide to put money into either Sanford or Mikheyev end of season and we are weaker on the LW (or both if price is right) . The 1st in 2023 is not dependent on a re-sign, so assuming the Blues don't regress, should be in the 20's. Leafs don't lose Rielly for nothing and get two players for what he costs now cap wise.

Both teams benefit in the end. I give credit where it is due.

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