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Gotta wonder if there would be a fit with St. Louis to make a deal around TJ Oshie.
He can play center, likely coming into his prime and they need to move out some salary.
9 hours, 13 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #32, Carolina Hurricanes 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1
@LN-093 @wendelsfist @Mitch_S2 At this point that looks like an overpayment for O'Rielly (who I am a big fan of) but I would be interested in looking at that. Couturier is another option
3 days, 14 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town
@wendelsfist @Mitch_S2 Hodgson sucks.
First line struggles showing how far a quality two way center man would go. Ride this out but first signs of trouble move Bozak and Gardiner for a young top six center.
@wendelsfist @Mitch_S2 @mr_hanie Only if he brings Monahan or Bennet
@mr_hanie I'd rather him come back to the leafs....
Excited for when Nylander is 6'2 200lbs
1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
@DARF24 @Mitch_S2 Look at the numbers "Teams are now 54-70-17 in tail-end games of a back-to-back. Goalies that start both are only 9-21-1 in the tail-end game."
Why waste the number on in the first game? Not a losing mentality just managing the players.
@DARF24 Points are points, if I'm the coach I play the better goalie against the weaker team to ensure two points. Statistically you will lose the second game so give that one to the back up.
@MaxwellHowe @Mitch_S2 Not sure we can get him wihout giving up something too valuable. Also don't see how a scoring winger can help the team. If we are talking Hawks I want Phillip Danault
@Mind Bomb @DeclanK @Potcy Chaos by Paul McCartney was cool. Similar thing.
@Archie Vanlanda @Mitch_S2 They have two many players who are ready or on the verge, at the end of the day they would make space to fill another need.
I'd also propose a trade with Dallas for a young centerman.
Potentially Radek Faksa for Tyler Biggs. Both ex first rounders both greatly under achieving. A reclamation project for both, Faksa could play a more prominent role on the marlies
@Archie Vanlanda @Mitch_S2 Jim Nill about a week ago...
Nill said Gonchar was a positive influence on 19-year-old Valeri
Nichushkin and also on the Stars' young defencemen. With other players
like John Klingberg and Julius Honka in the pipeline, trading Gonchar
opens up a spot in the lineup.
"They've earned the right, the opportunity," Nill said. "I needed to start opening up some doors and some opportunity for them."
@Anthony Petrielli @Archie Vanlanda @Mitch_S2 Eakin would be exactly who I would consider. A player who can replace one of the Winnik/Booth/Santorelli group, who is going to be somewhat long term and cheaper.
Hopefully Reimer can re-coup some of his value. Got to think Dallas would be interested with the current state of their goaltenders.
Maybe not a great fit based on the teams needs, but they definitely have some prospects that the leafs would be interested in. Among a couple young defenders.
@wendelsfist @Mitch_S2 Exactly.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2
Kopitar has been one of the most consistent producers in the NHL, I took him second round in my pool 16-18 range and of course he's stinkin it up
@wendelsfist @Mitch_S2 Maybe closer to Gaspar
@Burtonboy @Mitch_S2 I don't believe he got any consideration for the WJC?
Toninato producing very well for Minny-Duluth, as well Cameranesi is looking better with 11 points in 16.
Gauthier scraping by just under a point per game.. Really wish that guy could play in the AHL. He's never going to be a scorer but I think his game would have so much more room to grow in the more defensively responsible AHL.
@TheLoovTrain Raymond was a scorer and not a difference maker. Alot of those types floating around, there's a reason teams let them walk.... MacArthur...
@Burtonboy Analytics can be great stats but just like traditional stats they can't be solely relied on . I hate these guys who plan to build these monster possession teams with nobody's who are sure to win a cup.
Looking forward to watching Horvat always liked his game.
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks (7 p.m., CBC)
@Yaknowwhat That trade in no way helps our team, we lose two quality players in our positions of most need.
1 week, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
@Jay_Berg Neal doesn't look to hot right now..
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Game Review: Game #24, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Dallas Stars 3
@deedrag @Mcost61 Last night we had the most feared second line in the league
@sniperstar @Mitch_S2 He's probably the only one on that team they shouldn't trade but I think they would give up a lot to get Gardiner, they love Schultz
The need for a shutdown center is most evident.
Guys I would target
All deals would be centered around Gardiner if you ask me. Sell high on Bozak
@DeclanK @mcloki He's like a tiny Lupul really.
@mcloki @Mitch_S2 Eberle doesn't do much to improve this team. We are in dire need of help of the middle
@mcloki You .....
Based on value to the team, value on the market and projections going forward who would you rather keep and who would you rather trade...
Gardiner or Franson ..... I would argue Gardiner has more value given age, potential and the fact that hes locked up, but Franson is essentially a top pairing dman and I can't help but think he would draw alot of interest at the deadline.
@DeclanK @mcloki Franson's numbers are obviously crazy but it's not like he hasn't been trending in that direction.
Without him this team looks alot worse. Another Burke steal
@Dogger My issue was more to do with Rousell and Garbutt, and Smith having no drive to go after those guys.
Clarkson could yes, but he gets carried away. Carrick is the kind of player who can develop in the NHL.
Can't help but think Carrick would looke great on that fourth line. Smith doesn't add anything.
Dallas has alot up front and not a ton on the back end, got to wonder if Valeri Nichushkin (who plays alot of center) could be had for the right defense men.
Anyone not named Rielly I would consider moving, as well I would argue we have the best European/Russian ambassador in the league on our team.
Ultra talented kid, obviously risky.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Anyone have any inside tracks on college UFA's this year?
One guy too look at would be Matt Garbowsky, at RIT
Short stocky centerman, 19 points in 13 games this season and the team Captain.
Family friend too haha
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 @wendelsfist Bozak is quickly becoming a very good centerman, the issue with that is that he will never be the type of guy you will championships with.
We need better depth at center and I can see management justifying not making a move based on Bozak.
@Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat That call on Rielly was just awful
@wendelsfist IN Bozak's last 80 games he has 69 points
@Ze_theLeafsFan Any insiders want to post the list?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Quinn tributes, Lupul and Booth set to return, Holzer recalled
@mcloki @dlb Mad he's never been inflammatory and always been pretty even keeled. playing with his kids doesn't make me biased though....
@Burtonboy @mike_84 @Cloud09 I think they just announced that his wife or fiance or whatever no longer wants to press charges..
4 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
@wendelsfist @theacs1966 Could Franson and Bozak get you one of the centers in Colorado.
I'd add to that to get Duchene.
@Cameron19 Clarkson looks better than Brown
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Roman Polak: “We play as a bunch of individuals”
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 @wendelsfist I'm willing to bet he gets off, whatever happened the charges laid on Varlamov?
But if he does get convicted and terminated does that mean he's a free agent haha?
@Cameron19 @Mitch_S2 @wendelsfist I'd take Richards to get Voynov.
@Cameron19 @wendelsfist Richards and Voynov please
@wendelsfist What do we get..... They have to move a ton of salary to make it happen.