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15 Jun 2024 03:02:50
My thoughts on the Marner matter.
Should he give the Leafs permission to trade him.
If Raleigh, NC., is on his short list of destinations.

To Leafs: Necas, 2024 - 1st round pick (#27), Kotkaniemi to balance cap hits and the signing rights (until July 1st) for Brett Pesce.

To Hurricanes: Mitch Marner

To keep Necas Canes will have to pay him in the vicinity of $6M, Kotkaniemi ($4.8) = $10.8 million.
Marner's cap hit is $10.89

Necas is a RW/ C who can play on the 1st line with Matthews and Bertuzzi/DeBrusk.
Necas replaces some of the offense from the right side lost by trading Marner.
Kotkaniemi can play 2nd line/3rd line center with Nylander and Knies .
That leaves Tavares free to man the 3rd line center slot with McMann and Kunin (more later)

The signing rights to Pesce give the Leafs a two week head start on signing the RHD, free agent who is arguably the best available, stylistically, RHD to pair with Morgan Reilly.
Leafs can then target Roy/Walker/DeMelo to be the RHD for the 2nd pairing.
Better yet, 2 of the 3.

Bertuzzi/DeBrusk - Matthews - Necas
Knies - Kotkaniemi - Nylander
McMann - Tavares - Kunin
Holmberg - Dewar - Reaves

Reilly - Pesce
McCabe - Roy
Ferraro - Walker/DeMelo
Benoit - Timmins

Woll/Gustavsson (Wild)/ Broissoit/Stolarz???

Reportedly, Leafs have been talking trade with San Jose with both Ferraro and Kunin being specifically mentioned

Robertson ($767,666, RFA), Kampf ($2.45), Liljegren ($1.4, RFA),and Jarnkrok ($2.1) go to San Jose Sharks for Ferraro ($3.25) Kunin ($2.75)


1.) 15 Jun 2024 11:31:14
I'd still be trying to sign montour. Over walker and Roy. He's a multi dimensional dmen which we need more of.

2.) 15 Jun 2024 15:43:00
@WB I don’t think Necas is the answer for this team. They want more hard nosed forwards that will compete in playoffs. Not a big fan of the trade personally. Also no way Benoit should be pushed to 7th D. He has earned that bottom pair.
@Hrenklin We need someone to play with Rielly and Roy is better suited than Montour. But would love to see Roy, Zadorov/ Ferraro (pending money) and Carrier

Rielly Roy
Zadorov McCabe
Benoit Carrier.

3.) 16 Jun 2024 00:55:13
My interest in Necas is not only his offensive potential, or that he can play center, but that he is a right winger who can replace some of the offense lost on the right wing by trading Marner.
With a Marner trade Leafs are left with only Nylander, Jarnkrok and Reaves on the right wing.
Not comforting!
I feel it is imperative for the Leafs to get a right wing in return as part of any Marner trade.
I see so many suggestions trading Marner for a left winger or a 2nd pairing LHD.

Montour is basically another Morgan Reilly with a little more offense who will want Morgan Reilly type money ($7.5)
Unless Reilly is traded I would not want Montour.
Unless Leafs are trading Reilly then they should be focusing on acquiring a suitable RHD like Pesce, Roy, DeMelo or even Walker to pair with Reilly not a left handed, offense first defenseman, was my thought.

I do like Carriere as Leafs 3rd pairing, RHD.
I felt they should have targeted Carriere at the trade deadline.
Zadorov would be great but he reportedly wants $6M x 6 years.
Rather pricey without having rectified the problems at RHD.
I do like the defensive pairings

Reilly ($7.5) - Roy ($5)
Zadorov ($6) - MCCabe ($2)
Benoit ($1.35) - Carriere ($1.35)
(#7, $1)

$24.25 does not seem like too much to spend on a defense.

4.) 17 Jun 2024 13:53:34
I don't mind this trade.



01 Jun 2024 02:43:10
To San Jose: Robertson, Liljegren and a prospect (Grebyonkin, Tverberg?)

To Leafs: Mario Ferraro (LHD), Luke Kunin (3rd line RW)

San Jose gets more youth for their rebuild, a potential 20 - 25 goal scorer, a 25 year old RHD and a (B+) prospect

Leafs get a solid 2nd pairing (#4) defenseman and a 3rd line RW allowing Jarnkrok to move to the 4th line: Holmberg - Kampf - Jarnkrok


1.) 01 Jun 2024 13:09:40
Not sure its enough from the Leafs, but maybe.

I was a fan of Kunin, I thought he could develop into a 20+ scorer. He just hasn't been able to find it at the NHL level. I like his grit, but he's coming off a $2.75M deal and needs a new contract. I can't imagine giving him even the same money again as Jarnkrok is the more effective player atm.
Does Liljegren and Robertson get Ferraro?



14 May 2024 02:52:58
To Toronto: Mason McTavish, John Gibson, Tristan Luneau

To Anaheim: Mitch Marner and either Robertson or Liljegren (Ducks preference)

McTavish is getting lost in the shuffle of Ducks center prospects which includes Zegras (no longer a prospect), Leo Carlsson, Cutter Gauthier and Mason McTavish
Anaheim might consider a trade for an elite right winger.
McTavish could center Leafs 3rd line this season then take over from Tavares as 2nd line center when his contract expires.

John Gibson, though no longer an elite NHL goaltender is still and upgrade over Samsonov, Jones and possibly Woll considering how often Woll is unavailable due to injury.


1.) 14 May 2024 11:09:12
I think MacTavish is the least likely to be traded by the ducks. Word is he's likely to be their next captian.

2.) 14 May 2024 11:45:04
Word? Is that your word? Sources hrenklin?

3.) 14 May 2024 13:35:20
I think that's a lot off the roster for Marner. I don't think it makes the Ducks better now. I would think they are at the point they have stockpiled the talent and now is time to start getting better.



07 May 2024 02:58:46
Lots of proposed Marner trades.

Anaheim has offloaded $11M in cap with the departures of Henrique ($5.85) and Silverberg ($5.25).
Ducks have $33M in cap space.

To Anaheim: Marner ($10.9)

To Leafs: Cutter Gauthier ($950,000) and John Gibson ($6.4)

Gauthier is one of the top rated prospects not currently in the NHL.
He could play wing for Leafs during the final year of Tavares's contract and then move into the 2nd line, center slot the following year.

Gibson, though no longer one of the league's premiere goaltenders is still an upgrade over Samsonov and with Woll being injury prone Leafs require a second, starter caliber, NHL goaltender.

Ducks have Leo Carlsson, Trevor Zegras and Mason McTavish and Cutter Gauthier as centers and could afford to trade one.


1.) 07 May 2024 13:14:00
Yes, Anaheim may be a destination for Marner like many of us thought Nylander would be in the past. That said, Gauthier just lit up the world juniors and NCAA as a 19-20 year old and Anaheim just won the sweepstakes to get him when he wouldn't play for Philly. Is already considered to be able to fit into a top 6 role with more offence than Knies. Can't imagine getting both Gauthier and Gibson for Marner as Gauthier isn't likely to get moved and I don't think Anaheim believes Dostal is a #1. Something around Colangelo might work.



13 Apr 2024 01:43:23
Starting to look like Vegas will not have the cap space to resign Chandler Stephenson after signing Hanifin.
He would be a great 3rd line center for the Leafs next season depending on price and term, of course.
Henrique, Monahan and Bujgstad would also be good options.
Neither Kampf nor Holmberg is suited for the 3rd line center position.

I would like to see Leafs sign Matt Roy to play RHD with Morgan Reilly next season.
I would also like to see Leafs offer Rogers plus a prospect to San Jose for Ferraro.

Reilly ($7.5) - Roy ($5.5)
Ferraro ($3.25) - McCabe ($2)
Benoit ($1.35) - Liljegren ($?)
Timmins ($1.1)


1.) 13 Apr 2024 02:09:16
I like Kampf at 3C. I don't think you can spend more than what Kampf makes unless you plan on walking away from Mitchy either.

I like those D pairings though. Roy should be high on the list for Tree. I have a sneaking suspicion Tanev and Zadorov will be Leafs on July 1 though.

2.) 13 Apr 2024 04:29:07
@LL I think you're right about Tanev, hopefully $4M tops ($3.5M would be ideal) . I hope you're not right about Zadorov, he's too expensive for what he brings.
Leafs can upgrade on 3C if they only re-sign Domi, no need to trade Marner. I do like Stephenson, but he might cost $5.5M+ IMO.

3.) 13 Apr 2024 13:30:39
I like Stephenson as a 200 ft player. But why would a guy who is used tom playing 18-19 mins a night come to the Leafs where he knows he is only going to get 15 mins a night as a 3C? Add to that, as others mentioned, he's 29 and will be looking for a good payday.

4.) 13 Apr 2024 16:21:47
I'm thinking they can use Stephenson as 2C and moving Tavares down to 3C. Lines would work well for next year, but no room to re-sign Bertuzzi in this scenario.


Something like this, even works with Lindholm.

Leafs trade Kampf, Jarnkrok & Robertson for cap purposes and hooefully pick up some picks for the draft.

5.) 13 Apr 2024 18:30:08
I like Stephenson as a target and I agree with tags either move Tavares down or move him to a wing.

6.) 13 Apr 2024 21:08:34
@Tags I like Zadorov well enough, but I agree, he's a bottom pairing guy that gets way too much hype.

Tanev would be a great pickup, but I also don't think term is a good idea. Maybe 2-3 years at most. More than that is just way too risky.

7.) 14 Apr 2024 05:49:10

I don’t understand the desire to make Kampf a 3rd line center when he isn’t even a great 4th line center.
He has next to zero offensive capability and has not shown well in the past when given time at 3C.
I would prefer to see Kampf traded, Dewar given the 4C position and Leafs use the money to get an impact third line center.

8.) 14 Apr 2024 13:25:37
The pervious two seasons Kampf was 8th and 9th respectively in even strength scoring amongst forwards. That is top 9 production on the Leafs even though his zone starts are massively defensive zone weighted and he typically plays with guys who don't have a lot of offence to offer. That is actually very good production under the role he plays. No different than if Nylander played 4th line with defensive players and mostly D-zone draws, I doubt he puts up 90+ points.

9.) 15 Apr 2024 16:48:59
Why would any coach put Nylander on 4th L? Such a statement offers zero value to the reader.

It’s a nonsensical statement and posted in an attempt to make support for Kampf’s production!

It might baffle some.

Kampf is a good 4C. I do like him in that role and I’m happy to have him on our team though he’s a bit overpaid.

Kampf was in those scoring positions NOT because of his scoring skill BUT because he played MANY more games than others below him!

In 22/ 23 Engvall had 6 fewer points than Kampf but played 24 fewer games.

Kampf was ahead of the likes of Simmonds, Ritchie, Clifford, Blackwell and a number of Marlie callups like Steeves, McMann, Abruzzese and Robertson.

10.) 15 Apr 2024 19:49:05
I take it this was for me Rsears. sigh.

No one said to put Nylander on the 4th line. What are you talking about now. lol
The point was that even someone as talented as Nylander would have trouble scoring or putting up points if he played the role Kampf does. Not that hard to understand really. My guess is everyone else got the analogy. Analogies are commonly used in supporting an stance.

You do realize even if you project Engvall's production over 82 games it's only 3 pts more than Kampf and that included PP points. Remove the PP production and he had less than Kampf at even stength. Kerfoot who played lots in the top 6 only had 5 more pts and 3 of those came on the PP.

I notice you left out that Kampf had better point production than ZAR and Acciari as well. How come?

Again with the insults on a post I made that was not in response to you, but I'm the one who insults and can't stand being challenged. lol

Do you feel better? Did you get out all your anger and frustration toward me?

Maybe time for a timeout and you will feel better. lol.

11.) 15 Apr 2024 22:19:54
Not yet!

It was your hypothesis that placed Nylander on L4.

No one else would put forth such a statement.

And how many games did Acciari play with the Leafs?

What position in scoring does Kampf hold this year? Tied for 12th!

It’s your distortion of facts that is outrageous.

As for Kampf, I quite like him. He and Holmberg are competing for L3 but that doesn’t make him a3C.

And yes I will take a breath as I did last time.

That will continue until you feel offended yet again.

Over to you!

12.) 16 Apr 2024 12:50:30
So this time I distort facts to the outrageous and I get offended often. Just because you make offensive remarks doesn't mean I am offended. Attacking someone personally is just a really weak debate tactic in order to try and discredit their argument. It doesn't add any value to your argument and says more about you than me.

As for the Nylander analogy. So you're saying no one talks about how many more points/ goals a 3rd liner, like say Robertson might get if he played with Matthews and Marner. It only works one way and no one uses it in the opposite? Many of us have used the same type of analogy I did with Nylander. It is no different than saying if Nylander played on a San Jose for instance he wouldn't likely put up the same points. Your fishing to try and discredit again, That's all.

Project Acciari's points for a season and it's less than Kampf's. We project for seasons all the time. It's done often, even by hockey analysts. How come when I do it and it's a distortion of facts. Which you keep saying, but have yet to show how I've distorted anything. Just because you accuse it, doesn't make it true.

I have already stated before that this season Kampf's points are down. I also never said he would produce something like a 50-60 point season if he was 3C, so if that is what you are inferring I mean, then that would be on you. It's probably like 30-40 points and being very solid defensively. I'd be good with that as a 3C for $2.4M. You don't like him as 3C, that's fine.




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29 Jun 2024 01:35:05
As a reminder to those who wanted the Leafs to give up a substantial package to move up in the draft to select Cole Eiserman.
The other teams in the league thought so highly of Eiserman that he ended up being selected #20 by the Islanders!!!




26 Jun 2024 01:26:12
A tidbit of information for those who want the Leafs to trade up to select Cole Eiserman.

In TSN's mid-season rankings in late January, Eiserman dropped from No. 2 to No. 4.
But by the time TSN did its Draft Lottery Edition rankings in early May, he had plummeted all the way to No. 13.
Now he's sitting solidly at No. 14 on our final list.
Eiserman didn't get a single Top 10 vote from any of the 10 scouts in our final rankings. He was slotted as high as No. 11 but no lower than No. 16 on their lists, so he's still a strong consensus Top 15 prospect.
But the slide, for a high-end pick, has been precipitous.
"He's quite one dimensional, he's a one-way shooter," said a scout. "He has a great shot - no one has a better one timer - but is it going to translate [to pro] because he either can't or won't do the other things necessary [to score in the NHL]?"
Some scouts said he exhibits some selfish qualities on the ice, suggesting he's more interested in personal achievement at the expense of developing his overall game or team play. Others, however, believe the criticisms are overblown and his strengths are too enticing to ignore.


1.) 26 Jun 2024 10:15:49
From all of the reports, I would steer clear. Everything I have read screams Mitch and Willy to me.

2.) 26 Jun 2024 13:14:49
He's not a guy I would target either. He is kind of like a combination of Zegras and Laine imo. Which I don't really want either of those players.

3.) 26 Jun 2024 14:46:47
No interest in Eiserman.
I'm thinking Tre trade down for a 2nd & 3rd, the D-men in the 23OA area are fringe #4 or bottom pairing. IMO better to trade down and get an extra pick.
Some player's in the bottom of round 1 will slip into round 2. I would take a flyer on Yegor Surin or Sahlin Wallenius if we trade down (that is if they're still around early 2nd) .
If we keep our draft spot, I would rather target a C such as Boisvert or Beaudoin rather than D.

4.) 26 Jun 2024 15:49:50
Tags, You don't like Charlie Elick in the 23 spot? Big, physical defender that skates really well and plays a hard game. Personally, I see him as #3/ 4 potential. What don't you like about the D in that range like Elick, Mews, Emery for instance. I'm not really a big fan of Freij though.

5.) 26 Jun 2024 16:10:10
RLF I just think there isn't enough of a gap between your group from Sahlin Wallenus, Badinka (BTW I think Mews slides down to 2nd round) . It make more sense to trade down 10/ 15 spots and get another pick further down IMO. Only thing I would miss is Elick's physicality.

6.) 26 Jun 2024 16:12:08
Plus I think I would rather target a C at the 23 spot, someone like Boisvert or Beaudoin. If trading down, maybe Yegor Surin is still available (he's someone who caught my attention) .

7.) 26 Jun 2024 16:36:07
I do like Beaudoin, but he reminds me a lot of Minten, which we already have. My mind could be changed if Marner is traded pre-draft and the return makes a guy like Elick moot. May see Badinka or Wallenus slip into the end of the 1st or start of the 2nd round. Not sure they're around at 33-38. Some have Badinka ahead of Elick, I like Elick more than most I think.

8.) 26 Jun 2024 18:38:42
I like Elick's physically and size, buy not sure how much better, if better than the other's listed. I think Beaudoin has more of a motor than Minten. He seems to be all over the ice, and has a very high compete level. Maybe if we get Beaudoin, Minten can be an attractive add on to a trade package for a D.
I honestly don't think Marner gets traded, which really puts us behind the 8-ball. We'll be super tight against the cap, especially with
these UFA prices I'm hearing today, scary!
Hopefully Tre can make a trade for a D-man and then we spend on one of the top UFA D-men out there and sign a lower end one as well. And I don't think Lily stay as he's not a Berube type player.



17 Jun 2024 00:27:38
Brett Pesce
While there may be better or more skilled defencemen on the market, Pesce would be the perfect guy to pair with Morgan Reilly on the top pairing.

Pesce is a perfect fit, ranking in the top five percent of defensemen in defensive zone entry denial rate, possession entry prevention rate, and defensive zone retrieval success rate (via JFreshHockey).
While he may not be an elite puck mover, he can consistently clear the puck from his end and contribute to the offence once in the offensive zone. His style of play aligns well with the Leafs' needs.

Pesce had turned down a five-year, five-million-dollar extension from the Hurricanes and said he thinks Pecse is looking for a deal closer to six years at six million dollars per year.

I do not have an issue with Pesce's asking price. Overpaying unrestricted free agents is just the nature of free agency in the NHL if you go after a highly touted player. But the Maple Leafs must be careful with the six years Pesce seeks.

Pesce will turn 30 about a month into this upcoming season; a six-year contract would take him into his age 36/37 season.
The Leafs have to be careful not to get into another T.J. Brodie situation


1.) 17 Jun 2024 02:22:52
He is turning 30 in November, so a 6 year term takes him to 35 in his final season (not 36/ 37). Not sure how you do your math.
Year 1 - 30
Year 2 - 31
Year 3 - 32
Year 4 - 33
Year 5 - 34
Year 6 - 35.

2.) 17 Jun 2024 12:31:35
If Pesce will take 6x6 or even 5.25x7 I'd sign it.

3.) 22 Jun 2024 23:51:47
Pesce to me is Brodie in a few years he will not age well and become a liability better options out there.



31 May 2024 01:31:29
In reference to a previous proposal of yours.
I found this very interesting.

Intriguing connection to Brendan Shanahan could land Luke Evangelista in Toronto!
Evangelista is Shanahan's cousin!

The Leafs have a lot of skill up front, so they don't necessarily need to peruse the market for more 30-goal scorers. They need punch, dynamism, and a "punk-like" essence which can all be found in Nashville Predators' forward, Luke Evangelista.

"I describe him as, like, a punk," Preds forward Tommy Novak said of the backward-hat-wearing, cool-lingo-slinging, 22-year-old Evangelista. "A young punk."

He's just an agitator, man. He's a good kid, I love him," McCarron said of Evangelista. "But that situation? I was pissed. But that's 'Vange.' Ask anybody in here and they've got a story about him. Everybody's got one."

Sounds like he would be a good acquisition for the Leafs.


1.) 31 May 2024 13:39:24

I am not as high on him as his teammates. lol
He's not overly big or physical and he was given a lot of sheltered minutes last season. He is still young though. Talented player, but pretty loose with the puck and he needs to clean that up. I like he's from Toronto. I'm on the fence with this guy. I'm really not sure what he is going to turn into. If he had that physical element, I would be even more interested. I'm not sure he is sure about how he has to play to be the best NHLer he can. He's not a high end talent, so he has to develop the other parts of his game. imo

I have had him in props in the past coming to Toronto. I'm really not sure how much Nashville values him.

If Nash would do something like Liljegren and Robertson for Evangelista and Carrier's rights. I wouldn't mind something like that.

2.) 02 Jun 2024 01:18:05
@RLF ever heard a teammate bad mouth a teammate? Doesn't happen unless he's the worst of the worst. I tend not to listen to player statements for that reason.

3.) 02 Jun 2024 15:34:59
LL. Agreed. Same thinking is what sparked my opening comment. Now that doesn't mean I don't think he is any good, just he hasn't been as impactful as those statements by teammates. imo.



18 Apr 2024 00:50:15
If the Leafs lose to Boston they will, more than likely, have a new coach by the start of training camp!
Who will it be?
Who should it be?
My pick would be either Craig Berube or Dean Evanson.

Such a loss would also necessitate changes to the lineup.
Who stays and who goes?

Brodie, Giordano, Lyubushkin, Gregor,

Resigned (depending on price & term)
Bertuzzi, Domi, Liljegren, Holmberg, Dewar, Jones

Kampf, Jarnkrok, Timmins, Robertson (for an upgrade on defense?)


Question mark?

Who would you like to see Leafs sign in free agency?
Henrique or Monahan for 3rd line center
Matt Roy to partner with Morgan Reilly
If Matt Roy is not available then Sean Walker.



1.) 18 Apr 2024 02:48:57
Matt Roy or Sean Walker I'm also happy with.

Craig Berube is a good coach. I'd be good with that, I really wanted Gallant going into this season nonetheless.

I don't think Jarnkrok or Kampf go anywhere.

Tre signs Zadorov and Tanev. He loves those guys.

Monahan will get such an unbelievable overpay.

2.) 19 Apr 2024 12:40:23
I'm with you on Roy or Walker depending on cost as I said before.
Gallant would still be my choice.
Trenin of course. Trenin Kampf and McMann would make a good 3rd line imo.

If they can bring back Bert and Domi great. If they also re-sign Holmberg and Dewar, then I am looking to trade Jarnkrok, even though I like him. If we sign either Roy or Walker or both, then I look at moving Liljegren and Timmins if both are signed. Niemela now being 22, it's time to see if he has it or not after a good season in the A.

Goaltending. It's Woll of course and to save some cap, I'm looking at Stolarz or Lankinen likely.




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28 Jun 2024 09:03:44

To bad it is beyond Treliving’s capacity to orchestrate a deal like this.




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28 Jun 2024 09:01:16
Giving away Robertson as a sweetener just to offload a $2.45 million dollar contract seems even more ludicrous to me.




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28 Jun 2024 08:59:22
I think Leafs need players that will help them get closer to the Stanley Cup, not draft picks who are two years away from being on the roster and even further away from being impact players.
A 1st (6th overall) and a couple of players who might not be stars but make Leafs better like Crouse and Durzi.




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28 Jun 2024 08:56:08
In a heartbeat!




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28 Jun 2024 08:55:07
Not sure why Utah would be motivated to give up their #1 goaltender and top forward for Marner?





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22 Jun 2023 00:10:43
If Leafs could sign FA Brett Pesce 28, 6’3”, 206lbs, then I would be okay with them buying out Brodie.
Otherwise there are few, quality, RHD available making Brodie somewhat irreplaceable.
Another RHD consideration (not to replace Brodie but to add) is Scott Mayfield.




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08 Jun 2023 05:26:40
Dubas should have been targeting Acciari and Barbashev at the trade deadline not O’Reilly who was -21 for the regular season and -3 in the playoffs.




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05 Jun 2023 11:07:05
Are you suggesting he should or will sign Lucic (god forbid), Reaves (unnecessary), Johnson (terrible), Robinson (? ), Schenn (okay), Dahlstrom (why? ) .

With Samsonov and Woll, Stolarz will not be a Leaf.




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20 Apr 2023 02:35:22
Have to agree.
Bunting (Kadri) has probably bought his ticket out of town.
Slow motion replay does indicate that Buntings hit on Cernak was accidental and unintentional.
The replay conclusively shows that Bunting was looking away from Cernak and focusing on the puck.
Not an excuse!
It was a hit to the head, intentional or not and worthy of a major penalty.
Just not convinced it was worthy of a 3 game suspension.

If Bunting, and Kerfoot are not back next season it leaves two openings at LW.
Can Knies, McMann, Steeves or Robertson step up or will the Leafs have to dip into free agency?




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15 Apr 2023 02:59:52
“40 goals on what seemed like a down year. Good on Willy to reach 40 as well. ”

Funny, but I felt this was Willie Styles best year yet with the Leafs.
The opposite of a down year in my opinion.
He was the most involved he has ever been as a Leaf.
Unfortunately, with 40 goals and 87 points, I am sure his agent will be asking for over $10 million and it might not be an amicable negotiation.
Might we see Nylander traded at the draft?