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20 Jun 2017 19:32:55
I know offer sheets don't happen often in today's NHL, but leafs are looking for a top 4 RHD. Apparently rumours are suggesting to find one on the trade market (vatanen, dumba, trouba) would take a first and a good prospect.

Colton parayko is a big guy, can play in all situations, can skate very well for his size and is an RFA. He also was Morgan Reilly's partner in the World Cup on the top pair after ekblad was hurt.

Compensation for a contract with an AAV between 5.88 and 7.85 mill is 2018 1st, 2nd and 3rd pick. As a leafs fan I would be far happier to see them part with those 3 picks for parayko than 2017 17th overall and Connor brown for one of those others.

Thinking like a 6 years x 6.75 mill.

Rielly Parayko
Gardiner Zaitsev
Top 4 for just under 20 mill all locked up Between 22 and 26 years old.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 20 Jun 2017 19:53:16
The problem with offer sheets is that no one really wants to overpay a player especially Maple leafs with huge contracts coming up and if u give a fair offer the respective team will match it most likely.


2.) 20 Jun 2017 20:09:30
Paryanko is on a different level then those 3. IMO Paryanko is the best U25 dman in the NHL.


3.) 20 Jun 2017 20:27:02
Ristolainen is better than parayko. But that's also your opinion not mine.


4.) 20 Jun 2017 20:32:35
Leafs don't have Their 2nd rnd pick or their third rnd pick in 2017 nor do they have a their 3rd rnd pick in 2018. So they will not be able to offer that amount of money. I would think the STL would match that any way. The only offer sheet toronto can offer is 4 first round picks. They require a third rnd pick in every situation above 4 mil a year.


5.) 20 Jun 2017 20:49:07
With that contract he isn't in your mentioned aav range. If you make an offer sheet the highest divisor for the aav is 5 (years) . So if you offer sheet 7x7 means that's an aav of 9.8 mil (49:5)


6.) 20 Jun 2017 23:47:11
Yah RIsto is not bad at all Same with Eklblad-Injurys. I'd say RIsto=Paryanko just a personal preference. I see Paryanko as a future shea Weber with speed.


7.) 20 Jun 2017 23:58:41
I like Parayko, however as an under 25 guy, ill take Ekblad and as McJesus says Risto. but it is close IMO between Risto and Parayko.


8.) 21 Jun 2017 02:11:11
Yeah just giving an example of something I think better. There's a lot of good dman under age 25 but parayko is defs up there.


9.) 21 Jun 2017 02:17:25
Yeah. Ekblad is the best one but he's obviously unattainable. The AAV I have him in would actually cost 2 1st rounders, a second and a third. 6x6.5 instead of 6.75 would keep it in the lower threshold meaning only 1 1st rounder. Again, doubt it would ever happen. Just an interesting thing to fill a RHD spot that most people are assuming will come via trade.


10.) 21 Jun 2017 03:29:01
parayko is sheltered behind peitrangelo on a very good defensive team. risto rielly and ekblad are all the top guys of their respective defensive units.


11.) 21 Jun 2017 04:40:50
What about patayko playing for team Canada and for team north America on top line was that sheltered too.


 

 

14 Mar 2017 23:29:59
Anaheim: Josh Manson, Jacob Larsson, 1st round pick.

Colorado: Gabriel Landeskog

This would be off season now obviously. It wouldn't happen unless ducks convinced bieksa to waive to be traded or waive to be exposed. Because if they still have to protect him, they will lose fowler, vatanen or lindholm and then would have to have these guys still available.

It gives ducks another gritty winger that can score and play an Anaheim style. Also gets him there without losing one of the big 3 D or montour/ Theodore which seems to be what guys are asking for when JVR/ Landy trades are offered.

Gives the avs 2 young D. One with a bit of experience and a mean streak and one with a good amount of upside along with a pick that should be later in the first round that they can draft a power winger to help losing landeskog or another D to help the depth there.

Also it MIGHT mean they can relax and wait on moving duchene for now if they potentially get 3 young D in this deal.

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1.) 15 Mar 2017 04:27:59
They would have to expose Rakell then.


2.) 15 Mar 2017 12:09:21
massive over payement by anaheim.


3.) 15 Mar 2017 15:26:33
To much for Landeskog. and if that's the case, as Stamkos16 said, Rackel is better than Landeskog.
Maybe Landeskog and a 2nd for Fowler. Then that might change the way Anaheim protects its roster? .
If I was Bieksa. i'd feel a little embarrassed. Lol. he's a washed up player that is putting his team in a bad situation.


4.) 16 Mar 2017 05:16:59
Why would they have to expose rackell? They can protect 7 F. Obviously getzlaf, Perry, kesler, landeskog would be. Who else would they protect over rackell? I said if bieksa waived meaning they could keep vatanen, lindholm and fowler and not have to do 8 skaters, but 7F, 3D and 1G.


5.) 16 Mar 2017 06:08:53
I'm confused why rackell would be exposed still. After the big 3F and landeskog, they could still protect rackell, cogliano and silferberg if they wanted.


6.) 16 Mar 2017 13:05:23
Because if they can't get Bieksa to waive then they are screwed.


7.) 16 Mar 2017 16:04:38
Well that's why I said this trade doesn't happen until he waives either to be traded to a team or to be exposed. But obviously rackell at his age and on a new contract on a 30+ goal pace is a priority to protect.


8.) 16 Mar 2017 16:19:14
And for the ones saying it's an overpayment, that's possible, I respect the opinion. How I was looking at it like this: the biggest piece ducks have been looking for over the last year+ is a power winger. If they could do that by trading 2 players and a late first in a weak draft and keep fowler, lindholm, vatanen, montour and Theodore, I think it's pretty good. To fill a void in your team while dealing from a position of strength and still hang on to the best 5 at that position, I'd call a success.


9.) 17 Mar 2017 21:04:06
I misread it Jim. my bad.
Like you said. all depends on Bieksa.
I personally think that Avalanche are going to want an eatablished yong dman for Landeskog. however, your proposal seems fair.


 

 

01 Mar 2017 14:07:54
Report says Val filpulla rejected trade to Toronto last week. Was supposed to go with Boyle and another asset for leafs taking his salary.

Ben Bishop most likely wouldn't have been traded if he had accepted. The high cost of giving no trade clauses!

Unbiased Jim

1.) 01 Mar 2017 16:26:10
Bishop would have been traded no matter what. Also, the Bishop trade was a day or two before the Boyle trade.


2.) 01 Mar 2017 23:51:40
so what hansen rejected a trade to montreal what is your point.


 

 

25 Feb 2017 05:31:11
Leafs : shattenkirk

Blues Kapanen/ Leipsic/ Rychel and conditional 2nd (becomes a first of he signs an extension)

Cue the gasp from colt.

With shattenkirk now being reported to have stopped 3 trades (oilers, coyotes, lightning) that Armstrong has accepted because he wouldn't commit his next 7 years to those teams, the asking price is sure to come down or blues risk this deadline passing and having another player walk for nothing. At the end of the day, no movement clause or not, shatty has more power than most rentals.

Blues have made him the odd man out and he owes them nothing in the way of signing an extension where they want him to just to maximize the teams return. The offer might seem low but anyone criticizing it can check back in a week and revisit with what They really got. I'd be shocked if it's much more than a decent prospect and a conditional first.

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1.) 25 Feb 2017 05:39:10
Honestly shattenkirk is handling his "free agency" very particular and he has 1 team in mind. He's already veto'd 3 possible trades so he's making it so much harder to trade him.
Teams he said no to was Arizona, Edmonton, and Tampa.


2.) 25 Feb 2017 10:44:55
Shattenkirk wants to join the Rangers. If Armstrong doesn't find a deal that they like then he will have to trade him as a rental or he'll walk for nothing and Shattenkirk will just join us as an FA.


3.) 25 Feb 2017 14:29:44
Mcj. That's exactly what I said. And all these other gms know that too. They aren't going to pay what he's really worth if they're convinced they have 0% chance in him signing. I think blues will be disappointed in what they get, but can't have another guy walk.


4.) 25 Feb 2017 14:34:15
When his list of teams he would consider an extension with was reported 2 Saturday's ago, it was 8 teams and the only 2 Canadian teams on it where leafs and habs. Again, it wasn't from his mouth and could always be wrong, but then the obvious Rangers, Bruins and even Devils were on it as well. I think at this asking price, teams will be okay with him being a pure rental. Any more than a decent prospect and a 2nd/ late first they will expect commitment.


 

 

16 Feb 2017 16:42:10
Rumor I read, not sure how legit but interesting thought.

Leafs trade: JVR and Roman Polak
Ducks trade: Kevin Bieksa, C Stoner and Sam Steel.

Ducks have been looking for a top 6 winger with size for a while and have been linked to JVR before. He had success under Carlyle in TO also. No secret leafs want veteran D to help out rielly and zaitsev and carrick. Bieksa would need to waive his NMC, but if he does that helps ducks because they could then protect fowler, vatanen ans lindholm. Stoner is a decent D stop gap on the blueline while players develop. JVR and polak is 6.5 mill while stoner and bieksa are 7.25. Both could be used for a run to the playoffs and only have next year left on their deals. Stoner could be exposed to Vegas after this season.

Sam steel is the kicker. He was selected late in the first round with the pens pick that the leafs sent the ducks for Andersen. Has over 100 pts in 45 games for WHL.

Not the return I thought Leafs would want for JVR but has a lot of moving parts that seem to benefit both teams. I would assume prospects leafs want to accumulate should be D, but any young player with potential is an asset. Maybe they can then move other young forwards or package steel.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 16 Feb 2017 16:58:42
Yah I'd rather keep JVR then have two cap dumps and Sam Steel. May as well throw in Ziatsev/ Carrick to because one of them would be exposed because of Biska.


2.) 16 Feb 2017 18:24:08
Yeah. Leafs would then have to figure out their own expansion issues. Again, not my original thought, just saw it and found it to be in the realm of possibility. Just get tired of leaf fans saying JVR for a teams best 2 prospects and a first and then the opposite of being offered bottom pairing D and a 3rd for him. I saw some value in this deal from both sides.


3.) 16 Feb 2017 18:26:11
Bieksa and Stoner are essentially cap dumps. Big no from T. O.


4.) 16 Feb 2017 19:03:42
I can see the Leafs taking one cap dump from the Ducks but not two and definitely not just for Steel.


5.) 16 Feb 2017 19:36:58
Thats pretty bad. Honestly
That basically means JVR has much less value than Andersen, cause andersen got steel and a 2nd, but all jvr can get is steel and two negative value.


6.) 16 Feb 2017 20:46:35
I don't think it's crazy to assume JVR could have less value than Andersen. A 26 year old starter that came with a new deal on your terms at a reasonable cap hit vs a winger who puts up good numbers with a great cap hit but only one year remaining till a big raise. I've always been a JVR fan but the infusion of youth on the leafs has really showed some of his warts. Slower than almost every forward on the leafs and caught being lazy and soft on plays too often.


7.) 16 Feb 2017 21:23:08
@unbiased jim


yeah i know, but a 44 point guy i'm 55 games, and a constant threat putting up over 25+ goals per season is probably at least on the same lvl as Andersen. Idk just my opinion.


8.) 16 Feb 2017 21:41:10
Fair enough. Trust me, I'm not a guy to tear a player down, I agree JVR is a good player and an offensive threat. I've just really noticed the negatives in his game this year, and I'm sure pro scouts from other teams have. They will use that in negotiations and think that some leaf fans shooting for the moon in terms of their trade expectations for him are going to be disappointed. Oilers didn't get for hall what most would expect prior. When you're shopping for D with wingers, you're in a tough spot.


9.) 16 Feb 2017 22:46:23
@unbiased jim.

totally agree bud. however, as a leaf fan i'd prefer a dman in the deal than another forward ya know? like it may be closer with dman prospect, bieksa, stoner than steel + the two. just cause of torontos plethora of forwards. but yeah, you make some solid points.


10.) 17 Feb 2017 04:15:53
Yeah For sure. That's what I mentioned that I assumed the prospect coming back should be a D but if they aren't willing to give up a Theodore or montour in it then maybe you take a chance on a kid lighting up the WHL in Sam steel and either add him to a package to get your D, or he makes other guys easier to part with knowing you have another card in the deck. Interesting to see anyway, I read this rumor and then heard right after that the leafs used LTIR to free up over 10mill this morning and thought maybe there's some truth to it. Also Kyle dubas and 3 leaf scouts taking in avs-Sabres tonight and Adrian dater reported leafs inquired about landeskog. JVR replacement?!?!


 

 

 

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01 Mar 2017 01:37:42
Oilers trade Davidson to Habs for Desharnais.

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25 Feb 2017 00:48:17
Leafs : shattenkirk

Blues Kapanen/ Leipsic/ Rychel and conditional 2nd (becomes a first of he signs an extension)

Cue the gasp from colt.

With shattenkirk now being reported to have stopped 3 trades (oilers, coyotes, lightning) that Armstrong has accepted because he wouldn't commit his next 7 years to those teams, the asking price is sure to come down or blues risk this deadline passing and having another player walk for nothing. At the end of the day, no movement clause or not, shatty has more power than most rentals.

Blues have made him the odd man out and he owes them nothing in the way of signing an extension where they want him to just to maximize the teams return. The offer might seem low but anyone criticizing it can check back in a week and revisit with what They really got. I'd be shocked if it's much more than a decent prospect and a conditional first.

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1.) 25 Feb 2017 18:30:05
Jim just as a rental any trade will start with a 1st rnd pick top prospect

That's going to be
1st 2017 no conditions
Kapanen
Plus a maybe Nikita Korostelev, as a small add.

Signed extension. Much more Tampa low balled him at 6mil I bet he would have taken 6.5 to 7 he'll yandle got 6.3 and he is older and not as good as shatty that's the market.


 

 

01 Dec 2016 22:28:32
The leafs clearly need to upgrade their D. But most of the people on here are going to the big name offensive guys (Hamilton, shattenkirk, Barrie etc)

They need a real solid top four dman, and offensive numbers shouldn't matter in this one.

After reading an article about the capitals afraid of not being able to afford to keep Alzner when he gets a much deserved raise from his 2.8 million, it got me thinking.

6'2 220 pound guy who can skate and move a puck but always takes care of his own zone first. 27 years old and leafs could afford to extend him for 5 years at 4.75-5.25

Wash- D Karl Alzner

Tor- D Andrew Nielson or Travis Dermott
F Brandon Leipsic (AHL scoring leader)
2nd round pick

Interested to hear what people think in terms of value and fit.

Unbiased Jim

1.) 01 Dec 2016 23:32:07
Leafs would take that lol


2.) 01 Dec 2016 23:32:38
Not bad good post


3.) 01 Dec 2016 23:37:26
Would be a good fit if he was a RHD but unfortunately he isnt.


4.) 01 Dec 2016 23:44:54
Tbh, I think your ripping off Wash. don't get me wrong I think Alzner could be a great fit for Tor. But their going to have to pay the price.

Tor:1rd pick 2017,3rd pick 2017

Was:Alzner

I was thinking JVR but caps would loose him in the extension draft.


5.) 02 Dec 2016 01:37:36
As much as it may be a really good deal, i just don't see a point for toronto. This is basically a rental deal, I doubt Alzner wants to waste his prime years on a team that, at max, will make the second round of the playoffs in the next 2-3 years. If he moved to a cup contender right now, he could easily have a couple of cups in the next few years? Although the trade makes sense, i just don't see a point for either side;

Washington wants to win NOW.
Toronto isn't going to win now and Alzner won't stay with the team.


6.) 02 Dec 2016 03:24:38
Washington are contenders though. Maybe add Polak as a somewhat replacement?


7.) 02 Dec 2016 03:38:25
absolutely ridiculous.

WSH isn't going to trade him for prospects. They want ot win; this doesn't help that.

You're kidding yourself if you think you're getting alzner for 5X5.

You're also kidding yourself if you think that package of bitches is going to get Alzner.


8.) 02 Dec 2016 05:33:14
ALSO he is a FA this year, and pretty sure he will hit it too, he is going to get 6x6 if not more, and yeah leafs need a rhd, alzner is great and all but he isn't the dman the leafs need. we need a young guy that can grow with the team.


9.) 02 Dec 2016 19:04:10
Being a caps fan, I would absolutely LOVE this trade to happen. However, being a caps fan, I know how much Alzner means to the team right now so Caps say no.


10.) 03 Dec 2016 00:39:04
You know how much Alzner means, yet you'd love to trade him for scrap pieces? That surprises me, even coming from you.


 

 

 

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22 Jun 2017 18:19:02
It's humbling for FT4A, that's for sure. Maybe now after Hall, Yakupov and Eberle were traded for far less than he said they were worth, he can admit that RNH isn't worth top pair dmen ++. lol yeah right.

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21 Jun 2017 15:02:31
Yes marchesesult has another year left #1. he's coming off a 30 goal year and exposed to Vegas. If Habs want him, they will have to trade Vegas for him. But do you think it's smart to trade for a 26 year old guy, and extend him 4 years, with one good year and his value at an all time high? Kinda seems like setting yourself up for dissapointment. 5'9 170 pound waiver wire a year ago isn't the solution to montreals #1 centre problems lol.

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21 Jun 2017 02:17:25
Yeah. Ekblad is the best one but he's obviously unattainable. The AAV I have him in would actually cost 2 1st rounders, a second and a third. 6x6.5 instead of 6.75 would keep it in the lower threshold meaning only 1 1st rounder. Again, doubt it would ever happen. Just an interesting thing to fill a RHD spot that most people are assuming will come via trade.

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21 Jun 2017 01:58:48
Habs have been win now mode for 2-3 years. Drouin deal adds to that mentality. Better making galchenyuk part of a brodin/ vatanen/ trouba etc deal. Someone that no doubt will be a top 4 for the next 3-4 years starting in October.

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20 Jun 2017 14:35:47
How do you attract good players when you turn your fan base on a guy for wanting to stay?! Lol it's idiocy at it's height. Coyotes ownership, and how they handled the doan news yesterday must watch too much Sens business.

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