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25 Sep 2021 01:07:53
Leafs need a 3rd line that can score to take some of the pressure off "the big 4".
When one of them gets hurt, the team collapses.
To do that you need a really good, 2 way, 3rd line center:

To San Jose:
Alex Kerfoot ($3.5)
Travis Dermot ($1.5)
2023 - 1st round pick.

To Leafs:
Thomas Hertl ($5.625)

There is about $625,000 difference in cap hit so Leafs might need to throw in a 3rd piece to match salary.
Leafs can move Marner or Nylander to a line with Hertl and fill the gap on Tavares's line with one of Ho - Sang, Gusev or Kase whichever one shines out of training camp.
Between the three of them at least one should be able to take the next step.
Giving up another 1st round pick hurts.
I am usually adverse to doing so and was totally against giving up 1st & 3rd round picks for Foligno at last years trade deadline.
But Leafs have reached the point of no return for this team as it is constructed.
Time to poop or get off the pot!
All in.
Win or go home!


1.) 25 Sep 2021 11:29:02
Dermott now gets replaced with a league minimum contract at minimal thus making it a 1.375 cap differance in deal.

2.) 26 Sep 2021 01:00:24
Good point.
Probably have to include Engvall who doesn’t appear to have a place on the team anyways.

3.) 27 Sep 2021 00:03:32
Great move. Trade another first round pick. They don't need picks.

4.) 27 Sep 2021 02:20:32
I also am loath to trade any more draft picks but it is time for the Leafs to win or break up the team as it is currently constructed.
Hertl is that good (elite offensively and defensively) that with Nylander on his wing it could move the needle enough to get Leafs within hailing distance of a shot at the Cup.



05 Jul 2021 09:59:37
Leafs need to offload salary!

To Hurricanes: Marner ($10.89) and Rielly ($5)

To Leafs Dougie Hamilton ($8) Seth Jarvis (ELC) (the prospect Canes took with the Leafs pick last year is a Marner clone), Carolina's 1st round pick in 2021 and Jake Gardner's ($4) contract to make the cap implications possible for Carolina.

Buy out Gardner!
Play Robertson with Mathews and Nylander.
Offer the Canes 1st round pick acquired in the trade, to Arizona for Connor Garland.
Play Jarvis with Tavares and Garland.
Move Brodie back to his natural left side to play with Hamilton.
Trade Kerfoot.
Sign Coleman for 3rd line center as Tampa likely won't be able to afford to resign him.
Sign McCann as a RFA to play LW with Coleman.
Need a 3rd line, right wing with a little grit and a little offense.
Leafs have Mikheyev, Engevall, Brooks, Spezza and Simmons to fill in the rest of the lineup.


1.) 05 Jul 2021 15:47:17
The problem is Hamilton doesn’t actually count against the cap for Carolina so really it’s only the 4 mill in space they are getting from giving us Gardiner, which is immediately gone after acquiring Reilly, so this may be too much cap to take in for them.



13 Feb 2020 23:01:44
To LA: Korshkov and 2020 - 2nd round pick

To Leafs: Tyler Toffoli

Acquiring Toffoli frees Leafs up to trade Kapanen and whatever else is required to obtain a suitable, right hand defenseman




13 Feb 2020 22:46:22
To Calgary: Barrie & Tymoshov

To Leafs: Sam Bennett

Calgary is in desperate need of help on defense.
Barrie can guarterback their power play.
Because Barrie is going to be a UFA and expensive to resign, Leafs include Tymoshov to replace Bennett on the leafy side.


1.) 14 Feb 2020 13:53:24
Who replaces Barrie? Leafs really need a top 4 defensive dman.

2.) 14 Feb 2020 14:17:05
Sam Bennett is not worth Barrie alone. He had never performed, and only has 9 points this year!



13 Feb 2020 22:43:18
To Av's: Kerfoot +

To Leafs Zadorov

With Kadri's injury Av's are looking for help at center.
Kerfoot played both wing and center for the Av's.
They are familiar with him and he is familiar with their system and can fit back in seamlessly


1.) 14 Feb 2020 14:17:38
If the Leafs are trading Kerfoot, they can land a better player than Zadorov.




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24 Oct 2021 04:02:23
Marner for Johansen?
Doesn’t make sense.
Johansen has been a complete failure as an NHL hockey player.
Why would Leafs want him?
He has nothing to offer the Leafs.




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24 Oct 2021 03:20:08
Are you kidding?
Nylander has been Leafs best player so far this year and he was their best player during the playoffs last year while Rakell is already over 30 years old.
Manson had his best season in 2017 - 18. That’s a long time ago in the hockey world.
His level of play does not come close to Brodie’s level.
Canucks would never trade Pettersson for Marner as Marner is a winger and Pettersson is Vancouver’s #1 Center.
Rielly is easily a far better defenseman than Myers who is nearing the end of his career while Rielly is only 27.




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18 Oct 2021 02:29:51
I have been advocating for Demelo, Weegar, Bennett, McCann for 2 years.
All were available for reasonable returns.
Dubas missed on all of them.
I also advocated for Connor Garland whom Vancouver grabbed and Foegle whom Oilers got.
There were so many moves that would have improved the Leafs.
Instead Dubas gives a 1st and a 3rd for Foligno?
Go figure.
Then doesn’t make a deal with the Kraken and proceeds to lose McCann.
Very disappointing!




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16 Oct 2021 02:02:53
Please no!




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16 Oct 2021 02:01:04
Why would Vancouver do something like that?





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