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@Cloud09 Dealing Kessel for this year's first overall is too much to pay for the pick alone. However, the Panthers have a good stable of young centers (Bjugstad, Barkov, Huberdeau and other less notables) that could be part of the package. Kessel for the first overall, one of Nonis' lost seconds (this year or next), a center already in the NHL (Bjugstad or Barkov) and a lower tier prospect (Howden or Trochek). Various other parts can be used to even up the deal (Bozak, Marlie dmen,bad Panther contracts)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Decision on Randy Carlyle coming soon
I think the Jackets might be a better team to deal with because of Johansen,Jenner and Murray although Columbus shot down the Oilers when they came looking.
10 hours, 10 minutes ago on GDT: Game #34, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks (7 p.m., CityTV)
@GeorgeCastanza Like your spell check option
1 day, 12 hours ago on GDT: Game #33, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m., CBC)
@king leary Leaf fans always need a scapegoat when things don't go how the fans want it. Last Franson served that role but he turned it around so now it is on Gardiner
3 days, 11 hours ago on GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)
@sniperstar @animalres Don't lump everyone into "we all".
3 days, 12 hours ago on GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)
@B_Leaf Just like the fans who ran Larry Murphy out of town before he won two cups with the Red Wings.
3 days, 13 hours ago on GDT: Game #32, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m., TSN4)
@Optimustic Oops on that call
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m., CBC)
@B_Leaf @Jimmie Dorey @Ian from Etobicoke @traNsplantEdneWfie I don't' think so. In his highest scoring year he managed to finish eighth in the league (92-93 was an offensive explosion across the league). Gilmour was a very good player but there's no way he was better than Lemiuex or Yzerman with arguments to be made for many others (Selanne, Oates, Lafontaine, Bure, Sakic and more).
My memory is fine and I was around watching the games then, if Gilmour wasn't playing in Toronto this wouldn't be an issue at all.
1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Mashup: Wings Again on Saturday
@Ian from Etobicoke @traNsplantEdneWfie You should temper the hyperbole. There is no way Gilmour was the best player in the world for any stretch. Even top five would be a reach.
@Great Dane Anaheim is stacked with young forwards that could help the Leafs Karlsson, Rakell, Smith-Pelley, Palmieri as well as DMan Shea Theodore in the WHL. Any combination of two of those players for Lupul would be good for the Leafs as I doubt the Ducks would deal a top two defender in Lindholm.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Go West
@TheCanucksnaphook @Jimmie Dorey @The_Polish_Cannon Wendel missed 37% of the games in his first tenure as a Leaf. Two thirty goal seasons in his first two and the forty goal season before he was dealt. He was anything but incredible for the six years in between., failing to score twenty goals in any of those seasons.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: The Leaf – Episode 9
@TheCanucksnaphook @The_Polish_Cannon I remember him being incredible at missing games as a Leaf and was happy he was dealt for Sundin.
@Cameron19 @DARF24 Broken heels never seem to heal and that is from personal experience. It's been two years and my left foot is still much bigger than my right (I broke both of them at the same time)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Petri Kontiola: Cometh the KHL, cometh the man?
@TheCanucksnaphook @Bruffins Except that he was traded for.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Mike Santorelli signed by the Maple Leafs to 1-year, $1.5 million contract
@RandomScrub Berglund is tough?? Stewart picks his spots, Ott is nothing more than a shift disturber who runs away from a lot of the stuff he causes and Weaver is already signed.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agent Frenzy: Day 1 Digest
@ShiftyD It's infuriating that Nonis seems to always include a draft pick in deals and retain salary. This year with Polak and last year in the Scrivens/Bernier deal.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Agency Day: Maple Leafs Targets
@lukethenuke Ottawa didn't get much in the deal. Chiasson is probably the best forward while the other two are a second a third and fourth rounder from three and four years ago. The pick is a second not a first. Quantity does not mean quality.
@Uncle Otis @ingy56 @LeafsGuru A poster here commented that Oleksiak gave the Marlies fits in the AHL conference finals so moving back a few spots and picking up a developing young giant of a defender is something to hope for (I was considering Oleksiak and the elder Ritchie in a deal for Phanuef)
5 months, 4 weeks ago on (Draft Day Mashup) The Day Has Arrived
@hoolihan Great link to see who Kaberle was in proposed deals for.
Lindros, LeCavalier, Pronger, Carter and Kessel
6 months ago on (Thursday Mashup) Silly Season
@Mind Bomb @Jimmie Dorey @hoolihan Whoops, that'll learn me for posting hastily.
@hoolihan You have this one wrong. It was Burke not JFJ at the 2009 draft who thought he had a deal in place with Boston for Kaberle and the Bruin's first for Kessel. Peter Chiarrelli thought the deal was Kaberle plus the pick that became Kadri for Kessel. Needless to say neither deal worked out then Burke proceeded to burn away five picks (not three) to acquire Kessel as an RFA from the Bruins.
@CanuckUKinToronto @Jimmie Dorey @hoolihan Burke had nothing to do with the Kaberle deal as he was hired in November of 2008,some seven or eight months after the deal. Fletcher was the acting GM and had a deal in place for Carter and a first but Kaberle refused to waive his no trade clause.
@hoolihan You got it right, on both counts don't know what Canuck was reading.
@dlb Reggie The Leafs are the third team that has "jilted" his contributions and all teams involved were horrible defensively (Buffalo, Florida and Toronto). There could be some team looking for power play help that will give him a one way deal as I don't think he will get that from the Leafs.
6 months, 1 week ago on (Thursday Mashup) Too Much Cash for Komarov? Mutual interest with Dan Boyle?
@dlb Reggie Brennan's an UFA and I highly doubt he re signs after not getting a look this past year.
@DylanJ Komarov was fifth in hits not first
6 months, 1 week ago on Trading Down in the 2014 NHL Draft
@Mind Bomb @Jimmie Dorey @MaxwellHowe Dion's overused minutes can be spread out because Carlyle cannot overuse him. It may mean better usage of what he has rather than riding Dion into the ground. It would promote player development or at the very least show them who can cut it and who never will.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on (Tuesday Mashup) One more Kings win until the off season
@MaxwellHowe @Mind Bomb Losing Dion might also force Carlyle to spread out the ice time and use players in situations that play to their strengths rather than overuse a player.
@TheCanucksnaphook Makes no sense dealing a developing 23 year old Dman for a pick that won't contribute for a few years with a chance (no matter how small) that he may never contribute as an NHL player.
@Yaknowwhat Florida loves trading for UFAs (throw in Bolland!)
@TheCanucksnaphook GM suicide always creates a lot of discussion.
@Cameron19 @Jimmie Dorey Like the Larsson pickup but do not like another draft year where the Leafs get nothing in the first two rounds (although Schenn is a good consolation prize)
@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe @darthNihilus @CanuckUKinToronto How did you acquire Schenn and Larsson?
@MaxwellHowe @Mitch_S2 @mr_hanie Will be forever grateful that never happened.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies vs Texas Stars: Game 7
@Greg Fenton @Great Dane @LN-093 @TuckerForPunishment @RandomScrub Florida has a few good young centres that could be of use. Bjugstad, Barkov Trochek Howden,
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies defeat Stars 3-1, Force game 7
@Bobsyouruncle @Jimmie Dorey I think Ln is arguing that the Knight pick could have been Toffoli but the Leafs traded Jimmy Hayes to grab the pick from Chicago to choose Ross so I doubt the Second pick in the second round would have been Toffoli as the team had the chance and passed it up.
@LN-093 @Bobsyouruncle The Leafs did have a chance at Toffoli but they passed him over in favor of Brad Ross (considered a first round talent)
@TheCanucksnaphook @Jimmie Dorey He still looked bad after turning and chasing the Stars player (really bad).
Percy looks incredibly slow at the 1:35 mark of the game highllights
@~Keon The deal could be expanded to get more (one of their young centers, Bjugstad, Trochek or gulp...;..... Barkov or a pick second rounder next year or third this year) but I fear the Leafs might see it as freeing up Phaneuf's term and cap hit in exchange for Jovo while Kadri is the price for moving up eight slots.
Either way it's doesn't sound too enticing as what Berger is stating..
@~Keon Terrible deal for Toronto if they're only getting the first overall and Jovo.
@NotSince67 @darthNihilus I assume you mean Phaneuf but that was by outgoing GM Darryl Sutter. The only deal Feaster made with the Leafs is the Colborne for a fourth swap.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies vs Texas Stars: Game 5, Western Conference Finals
@sniperstar @mr_hanie @MaxwellHowe @Axle_Goalie http://www.torontosun.com/2013/06/08/simmons-imagine-if-the-bruins-got-pogge-instead-of-rask http://www.torontosun.com/2013/03/19/trading-tuukka-rask-could-be-worst-leafs-deal-ever http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2013/06/08/20884886.html http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2010/04/15/stolen_goods/ There are loads of links for this.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Marlies even the series with a 4-1 win over Texas
@leafersutherland @Jimmie Dorey @Jordan29 Burke was more than willing to give up Kaberle but the purported Boston deal never happened because Burke thought the price was too high. (Kaberle and the Leafs first for Kessel while Burke announced it as Kessel and Boston's first for Kaberle)).
7 months ago on Michael Dal Colle Draft Profile
@leafersutherland @Jimmie Dorey @Jordan29 We constantly rewrite history every time we recall an event in the past and I doubt suicide rates would climb because the Leafs had another bad season as that has been happening for decades.
@leafersutherland @Jimmie Dorey @Jordan29 Maybe last year but Seguin outpointed Phil this year and Hamilton is playing top four minutes. They would both shore up weak spots in the Leafs lineup (centre and Dman)
@leafersutherland @Jimmie Dorey @Jordan29 And most thought that the two firsts and a second were an over payment by the Leafs (Nonis was reportedly against the deal as well).
@Jordan29 You can also throw in the pick that got Brandon Saad as Burke had to use that and a third to reacquire the Leafs original second rounder. The Kessel deal was more than the two firsts and second it appears to be (throw in another second and a third).
@leafersutherland @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Jimmie Dorey @Reether @Jordan29 The Leafs coughed up a first and second in 2007 as well as a 2009 fourth rounder to get Toskalol and Mark "one for the road" Bell.
@leafersutherland @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Reether @Jordan29 San Jose coughed up our first and second as well as one of their own thirds a year later to move up four spots