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03 Mar 2023 16:26:28
I want more edginess to play against TB forwards Jeannot, Maroon, Perry

TOR Ritchie
CGY '24 4th OR '24 5th (they have 2 of them) OR any Marlie (Steeves, McMann, Ellis, etc. )

Ritchie is 29yo 6'4 220 lbs UFA $750k

Would still prefer Auston Watson from OTT for same return as Ritchie

No more major will be done today.


1.) 04 Mar 2023 00:31:32
Ritchie just got traded for his brother with Nick going to the Flames and Brett going to Arizona.



28 Feb 2023 02:04:36
OTT Steeves
TOR Watson


OTT Engvall
TOR Watson

Need grit up front for Jeannot, Perry, Maroon, Hathaway.


1.) 28 Feb 2023 02:38:07
Definitely engvall! 6’5” marshmallow!

2.) 28 Feb 2023 03:01:09
I'm not a fan of Engvall either, but at least he does something. He's ok defensively and kills penalties. Watson is a goon. I don't see this as adding value.

3.) 28 Feb 2023 14:54:57
Watson is a goofball
No thanks
Find another forward with sandpaper
Just not him.

4.) 28 Feb 2023 17:36:15
@LesfsLife @Mph

TB puts out some combo of Perry, Maroon and Jeannot

Who do TML put out, some combo of Kerfoot, Kampf, Engvall and ZAR? Huh?

Call Watson a goon, ok, but nobody on roster to combat them. They dont want to dress Simmonds

Even Jankrok Acciari Lafferty doesnt address the 3 TB guys I mentioned.

Give me alternative to Watson who is cheap $$ and cheap to acquire.



11 Mar 2022 19:09:43
Probably something similar has been posted but I will give it a shot

TOR Manson
ANA Kerfoot Liljgren

Ducks only take on bout $264k

They get cost effective forward in Kerfoot with another year. Getzlaf retires soon. Get young RHD dman, 8 years younger, in Liljgren tocreplace Manson

My fear ANA would want more and Leafs would need to be careful if they add. Maybe pick in '23.


1.) 11 Mar 2022 23:00:16
I just don’t see what everyone else sees in Manson. He’s a bit of a pylon, advertised as a defensive Dman, just because he’s useless offensively doesn’t mean he’s all that great of a defender, having Gibson behind him makes him look a lot better.

2.) 11 Mar 2022 23:22:51
Seems like a lot for a rental.

3.) 11 Mar 2022 23:24:02
I have a hard time with trading kerfoot I know he’s a trade piece but he’s one of the few that show up in playoffs.

4.) 12 Mar 2022 01:17:31
I feel it is time for the Leafs to stop giving away players (particularly 22 year old, RHD) for rentals.
Leafs have no hope of resigning Manson this summer with their cap structure so you get 20 games and a few playoff games from the rental.
Similar to Foligno last year.
Dubas seemed to be the only one who DIDN’T realize what a bad deal that was.
One player will not fix the ills of this team.
If you are trading player, picks and prospects, only do so for young players with the future in mind.
Only one team out of 32 can win the Stanley Cup and that takes some luck and Conn Smyth level GOALTENDING!



07 Mar 2022 18:23:54
Another simple trade

I'm quasi intrigued bout what it would take to get Chara. don't think Lou is looking to give Leafs a favor

TOR Chara
NYI Duszak

Gives NYI young dman as small lottery ticket and sends Chara to playoff team. At least Lou gets something cheap before Chara walks away

3rd pair for Chara

If Lou is asking for more or if somebody wants to pay more, then walk away.

Even this move would have to have small corresponding move happen to make math work.


1.) 07 Mar 2022 19:10:43
What would it take to get a guy like Seth Jones to help us on defence? Sandin Liligren?

Would Columbus think of trading Boone Jenner or Korpisalo for Nylander, Mraszek and a pick 2 or 3?

2.) 07 Mar 2022 19:28:01
@crippy huh?

What does your post have to do with my post?

Either agree to my post, rip it up or adjust

Btw Seth Jones is not moving.

3.) 07 Mar 2022 20:06:01
Sorry Rocket9 maybe I should have posted on Leafs Talk. Brand new to posting. I see I am not up to your GM standards and expertise on this site. A handle like Rocket9 sounds like you could be a Habs fan.

4.) 07 Mar 2022 21:13:33
@Crippy, I can see Jones moving if he doesn't want a full rebuild. Same with Kane and Towed. Really not sure if I want Jones' contract though.

5.) 07 Mar 2022 22:14:47
@crispy No I'm a Leaf fan.



07 Mar 2022 17:05:04
I will keep this simple.

I will throw my hat into the Giordano sweepstakes

Leafs need to upgrade blueline with at least 2 dmen. Not forwards. Let's remember Giordano is a rental not long term. Let's not blow our brains out here. If we believe Dumbass, he will not trade top prospects for rentals.

Kerfoot on 4th line as they give Robertson a look on 2nd line. Bunting and Mikeyev not moving from their spots.

Leafs Giordano
Seattle Kerfoot Duszak 2nd '23

Leafs will have to get them to retain 50% for math to work. Giordano $6.75 - Kerfoot $3.40 = $3.35 to Leafs. Even

Seattle gets forward coaching staff knows with another year at manageable $3.4 who has 38 points in 55 games with +13

Duszak is cheap, 36 points in 37 games. Good flyer for them to take

2nd motivates Seattle to retain

Some may say Duszak not very interesting to Seattle. Do you go bigger substitute Liljgren for Duszak who may be appealing for Seattle.

Liljgren is RFA in offseason and Leafs ro make decision on him one way or. another. think we know Sandin ranks higher.





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21 Jan 2022 21:49:17
Not sure why so many people want to trade Mrazek? I get he has played only 4 games. Numbers not great. What if Campbell is injured. You want Woll for extended period? Seen what's happening in Edmonton with their goaltending? Some have proposed Mrazek part of trade to Edmonton with Smith coming back. Seriously?

Should they have traded Golden Boy Greedy Mitchy and his $11 mil contract, for not scoring PP goal in 100 games? Hmmm. Side note if they fail again this year, it should be bye bye Mitchy

Stay focused on blueline and LW proposals

Yeah I would like Severson. How bout Holl, Abruzze and third round pick. They demand first rounder, I would tell them to go fly a kite.


1.) 21 Jan 2022 22:18:40
Lol. Holl, Abruzze and a 3rd for Severson? Someone has never seen Severson play and is looking at +/ - stats.

2.) 22 Jan 2022 00:52:14
Mrazek has never been good enough (, entire career) to earn that kind of money.

It's only 4 games to Leafs fans that haven't watched him play in other cities.

Severson will cost significantly more haha.



11 Apr 2021 22:28:16
Nice piece of business by Dubas. I'm not his biggest fan but he got the guy I wanted in Foligno without having to give up a top prospect

We will see how he finishes tomorrow

More secondary depth needed.


1.) 12 Apr 2021 00:38:48
Next up, the trade with the Hawks. Kerfoot and a 3rd for Janmark and Zadorov.

2.) 12 Apr 2021 00:40:06
How much more depth are you wanting? Riley Nash and Foligno mean 2 guys currently playing will be in the press box.

If some how enough injuries happen you even still have Robertson and Sandin.

3.) 12 Apr 2021 15:21:10
And lily and Rosen.



28 Feb 2019 02:11:17
I cannot believe Leafs did not do more. Never did I believe they would do something big but

1. Would have been tough for Babcock to convince Dubas to upgrade backup goalie but could have had Kinkaid for 5th. Waive Sparks or trade him for 7th.

2. Can not believe I agree with Burke on any thing but could have had Hendricks for 7th. Upgrade on Gauthier. Character guy who plays shorthanded with some sandpaper for 4th line.

3. The one guy I wanted the most was McQuaid. Nobody can say the Leafs should not have paid 4th, 7th and some AHL blueliner.

Add those 3 for 4 low picks and some AHL blueliner. Would be much better team.

I will take Petan for Lindholm good long term move with upside.

If they needed to put Horton on LTIR to make numbers work then ok.


1.) 28 Feb 2019 22:50:51
One big reason they did not make another move is because anything they did, needed to move salary for salary. The leafs could not afford to make other moves because taking on salary is fine but come end of year, they can’t use the cap space utilized by placing Horton on IR to pay for bonuses. Which we could have about up to 5 mill in. Because they wouldn’t be able to do that, the bonuses would’ve carried over to next year, lowering our cap space when Matthews and mariners deals would set in, causing us to also definitely lose both Kapanen and Johnsson, or worse, not enough money to sign marner. Although I believe there were moves that could’ve been made to make this team better immediately, they weren’t the right moves for the times we are facing.

2.) 01 Mar 2019 04:08:15
They won't be able to afford Johnson or kapenan regardless. Only way they could have would have been by moving zaitsev. even then we still would have to let gards walk. In other words, knowing a 1st round knock out is inevitable leads should have done their best to get picks for gards and an expiring contract for zaitsev rather than getting nothing yet again for ufas. Team will be pressed for wild card spot next year.

3.) 01 Mar 2019 04:10:53
Also Horton counts against cap and roster spot until actual hockey starts in pre season because you can't be ltir'd in offseason sitting on your couch. Hockey has to be played and then you are deemed unhealthy enough to play. Cap hell.

4.) 01 Mar 2019 14:48:56
LTIR can be used in the offseason.

Can LTIR be used in the off-season?
Yes, LTIR can be used in the off-season while the 10% off-season cushion is active. LTIR in the off-season is calculated using the basic equation outlined above, which permits a team to exceed the off-season salary cap. To use off-season LTIR the team must provide doctors proof that the player in question will continue to be injured at the beginning of the regular season for 10 NHL games and 24 calendar days.

At the start of the season the teams LTIR relief and ACSL is recalculated when the 10% cushion is removed.



21 Oct 2018 00:21:44
If Kings keeps regressing changes need to occur. Another loss today

I'm still focused on Leafs improving bluelne

As discussed this week when they were in town Kings need to get younger and certainly faster.

Gone are days of big heavy teams yet slower which Kings were/are

Muzzin 3rd
Rosen Bracco

Muzzin 4.0 AAV this year and next. If it doesn't work out they could easily move his contract next year

Upgrades blue line

Regular partner of Doughty so not sure how that goes over but....

If not substitute Alec Martinez for Muzzin but he is 4.0 AAV for this year plus next two years. May have to adjust trade


1.) 21 Oct 2018 02:05:06
I think you’re robbing the grave here.

Muzzin and Martinez are both excellent players and Stanley Cup winning defensemen (in Martinez case, twice) . Experienced, cheap, and signed for multiple years, these guys are worth more than a couple AHL lifers.

You’re literally trying to trade a “has been” and a “never was” for a top 4 Stanley Cup winning defenseman signed for multiple years on a team friendly contract.



01 Mar 2017 20:45:38
Lou found a fool in Rutherford to take "Frankie" for 4th and Fehr.

4th for "Frankie" can you say found money


1.) 01 Mar 2017 21:26:16
I can't believe what we got for him lol. He cleared waivers and they could have got him for nothing. I honestly thought we'd be lucky to get a none conditional 6th-7th. What a deal by Lou.

2.) 02 Mar 2017 01:20:56
The 4th wasn't for Frankie, it was for taking the salary of Fehr to make room for Streit.

3.) 02 Mar 2017 16:43:17
I think we're both aware of that. In the deal we still traded two roster players for Corrado, the pick is a bonis.




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02 Mar 2023 19:16:50
Leafs lost their chance when they missed out on Bertuzzi. Need grinding forward not scorer.




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02 Mar 2023 03:43:19
Gustafsson over Schenn no way. Schenn hits leader in NHL with SC playoff exp. Gustafsson couldnt spell defence.




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01 Mar 2023 20:15:16
Vancouver's incentive to pick UFA Kerfoot without other pieces is? He's from Vanvouver? No chance they do it as proposed.




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01 Mar 2023 16:31:11
Not bad but Miller is a sour guy. But maybe it's because he in VAN.




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28 Feb 2023 17:36:15
@LesfsLife @Mph

TB puts out some combo of Perry, Maroon and Jeannot

Who do TML put out, some combo of Kerfoot, Kampf, Engvall and ZAR? Huh?

Call Watson a goon, ok, but nobody on roster to combat them. They dont want to dress Simmonds

Even Jankrok Acciari Lafferty doesnt address the 3 TB guys I mentioned.

Give me alternative to Watson who is cheap $$ and cheap to acquire.





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