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@zombie27 @wyatt956 Actually so do I. I also want Lupul to stay. I also want to draft top-5. But we can't have it all.
Trading Lupul and Polak would pretty much guarantee a top 5 pick I think.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie
Really Polak! Haven't heard his name mentioned. I can see teams wanting him, but wonder what kind of price will they pay.
@Jay_Berg Aside from Winnik and maybe Lupul who do you see them moving? I have the opposite concern. I think that we'll trade just Winnik and that Phaneuf will come back, the Leafs go on a run and finish 7th.
@sniperstar @wyatt956 I confess that I know very little about them. Who would you compare them to?
@Jay31 @Luke_R Given his injury history and his contract a 2nd is all you are likely to get back for him.
If the Leafs do go on a run and draft 6th or 7th and Strome, Marner and Hanifin are already gone. Who do the Leafs take then? Rantanen? Provorov? Someone else?
@colino17 @ Rythmnkings No hindsight needed. The moment that trade went down most people thought moving up for Biggs was a bad idea.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Sunday Mashup: Winnik with the Gordie
@traNsplantEdneWfie Pens don't have a 1st and I don't like their prospects outside of Pouliot. And they are not going to give him up for a 3C.
6 days ago on GDT: Game #60, Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)
@normb And if he stays healthy by some miracle he and his linemates (Kadri, Winnik) will move the Leafs out of a top 5 pick. They were dangerous and feisty tonight.
@Cameron19 I wonder if Anaheim and St. Louis are each holding their breath hoping that the other doesn't add Kessel. That would be a remarkable team.
1 week, 2 days ago on The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract
@Cameron19 @wyatt956 Interesting. Wonder where they got the money from. Barbeshev looks like an interesting prospect. IDK if he has the elite potential to trade Kessel for though.
@Cameron19 Persuasive argument about St. Louis, but aren't they a budget team? Don't know if they would take on that contract. And then as you mention, where are the young high-end assets that the Leafs would demand.
Go Oilers! We want Eichel.
@mikeyboy It's a stupid system
1 week, 3 days ago on GDT: Game #58, Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., SNO)
@Handlebar @Cameron19 He's in the AHL for gods sake. What kind of proof do you need that he is at best a 4th line player with a 1st liner's contract.
1 week, 5 days ago on Leafs Trade Mike Santorelli & Cody Franson to the Nashville Predators
@mtommy I hope and expect that they will send Kessel to a good team. he has played on enough bad teams. Isles would be a good option for him.
@MaxwellHowe Maybe need to mix some of those lines up. Put Leipsic on a line with Leivo or Biggs or someone with a bit of size.
@Xxxxxnew Damn. Makes it hard to hate Subban after reading that.
@Nylanderthal When Clarkson went to hit they were side by side. Montreal player then turns his back to Clarkson at the last second. Should not have been a penalty as it is basically an accidental boarding.
1 week, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #57, Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC)
@zombie27 @traNsplantEdneWfie The Montreal player turns his back on Clarkson at the last millisecond and Clarkson gets 5 and a game. WTF!
@Mcost61 It is appalling that they these jobs on the major network.
Ahh the Montreal home advantage
@Cameron19 Exactly- perfectly good hit.
@AlbertaMapleLeaf @Cameron19 @Dogger Exactly. We can wait if LA or whoever insists on trading us garbage in return. I wouldn't even be upset if Phaneuf sticks around and helps younger players with the rebuild.
1 week, 6 days ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Bring the Cup Home @wyatt956 @Knights2Leafs They won't give us multiple first round picks however. And five years is a long time to remain constrained by two of the worst contracts in the league.
@Knights2Leafs If the Leafs did that they would be saddled with two of the worst contracts in the league. I say no Richards unless Clarkson goes the other way.
@Dogger Maybe on another team. The best thing for the kid would be to be traded to a more stable organization like Detroit or San Jose.
Are Loov and MacWilliam the top pairing on the Marlies now with Percy out and Grandberg with the Leafs?
Someone mentioned Loov earlier and I realized I knew little about this kid other than that he is one Bergman picks.
@Cameron19 @wyatt956 Yeah I've heard a lot of talk about Johnson. Listed at 5-9, which means probably 5-8. Hopefully he can beat the odds.
2 weeks ago on Bob McKenzie on Tyler Bozak & Dion Phaneuf interest, Phil Kessel rumours
@Leafs_89 @wyatt956 Leivo has 14 points in 23 games. It's decent but nothing special. I'm not sure how that translates at the NHL level, but I think top-6 might be optimistic.
@Cameron19 @wyatt956 McKegg for one. I've heard people say he has top 6 potential. Leivo looks like a good prospect, but he is not future star or anything. I like Percy, biut I really don't see any other potential top 4 defenders there.
Hockey prospects has the Leafs rated rated 19th which sounds about right.
@Whalz Agree. I think we overate our own prospects quite a bit. Outside of Nylander, our forward prospects in particular, don't look so good. Very few Top-6 guys.
@Nylanderthal @TuckerForPunishment Although I think the Leafs need Nonis for the time being, you could justify firing him for that contract alone. It's appalling and most people -at least this site IIRC- said so at the time.
@cryptotho @TheColborneUltimatum @Cameron19 @DeclanK That is who I hope the Leafs target in this trade. If you are going to be trading one of the league's few elite goal scorers, you need to get a potentially elite player back.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #56, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders (7 p.m., TSN4)
@bear19 Maybe explains why they are willing to give up this Miller kid.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Bad, but not Oiler-bad
@FrycersGhost Phil has an NTC, no? He won't go there.
@Whalz Gards + Bozak ROR+ 2nd. That might work.
@Whalz It is interesting how much better Gardiner has looked under Horachek. I am thinking that Bozak plus Gards is an overpayment for ROR.
@Whalz A smallish offensive defenceman? IDK.
@Xxxxxnew The benching would never have happened if Nonis were the real GM. That is also part of the politics.
@Dogger And Gleason and the Clarkson albatross? Really mixed results at best.
Agree on Bernier and Holland. Polak -I don't know. How has Gunner been for STL?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Game 54 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 5 vs. Oilers 1
@philthethrill @Cameron19 I have no confidence in Nonis, but I have to believe that Shanny would reject a trade for Richards- at least one that did not include Clarkson.
@philthethrill He is not another Clarkson. He's worse. I wouldn't trade them straight up. The most damning thing about Richards is that he is on a Stanley Cup team and he can't find the motivation to play. Do you think that he is going to find it on Leafs?
@Juke joint Jimmy Don is not smart- not about hockey at any rate. He was/is entertaining but even at that he has become extremely repetitive.
@Weekend_at_Berniers I think everybody in the NHL gets Don's shtick and nobody takes it too seriously except insofar as it affects a team's image.
Burke knew Cherry was full of shit, but the constant carping hurt the team's image..
@GibsonLPStudio @Cameron19 So do I, but it was Shanahan's decision (and first big mistake) to keep Carlyle. Basically wasted a year in this team's development.
@Mitch92 @Yaknowwhat I'd be very surprised if that happened. Consider the contracts involved. Consider that you'll be trading to playoff teams who are near the cap limit etc. More than likely this will drag into the spring/summer.
Maybe Phaneuf might be dealt, but I don't see the other deals happening earlier.
@Scotty_8 @Cameron19 @Yaknowwhat I wonder what you would get for Phaneuf. Given his age and salary, I don't think that it will be a lot unless the Leafs take salary back.
@mcloki @DJBrianBurke Scouts didn't want Yak. Owner did.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on GDT: Game #55, Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., HNIC)