14 Jul 2023 18:15:57
Just a simple trade to add a different forte that is needed for our backend which would also give us added cap space.

Zadorov for Nylander

Big Z definitley adds to our defense giving some net protection, making the opposition " blue line weary" and better keep their heads up knowing he can play both sides of the ice.

Yes many may feel Calgary wins this all day long but IMO a forte for a forte goes a long way when talking a positional trade and need.

It is the type of trade that may not be seen often but also one that can round out the team for the good of the team.

The only thing that may stop it is if Nylander had Calgary on the no trade list.

1.) 14 Jul 2023
14 Jul 2023 18:31:55
That's as bad as Larsson for Taylor Hall and we know how that turned out.

2.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 02:04:43
Yeah but wasn’t Taylor Hall just given away pretty much for peanuts?

3.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 12:32:47
THAT GUY: solid reasoning behind that trade.

Also, the reason Hall got traded so cheaply was because everyone in the league knew that he had a problem with coke. EDM did the best they could under that situation, and it’s not as uncommon as you think. (When Johnny Gaudreau signed in CLB there was the joke that went something like “I guess his dealer has to move now too? ”)

4.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 14:07:41
Take out Zandorov and it’s closer. Would literally rather give Nylander away for free. He has zero hockey IQ and the play dies when the puck is on his stick. Also he is LHD which the leafs don’t need.


5.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 17:14:15
vbbbvvbb - He does play RHD too

Pinball- Pretty sure you are trying to compare something different than my proposal. We both know what Big Z does and brings and pretty sure no matter what team he plays for that forte he plays on the backend is just his total style of the way he plays. He imo would be our perfect addition to round out our D considering Morgan and Klingberg have other fortes that do not require body checks, playing hard in the corners ect.

I stand by my proposal and know yes maybe up front we lose a 40 goal scorer but we add a dimension on our D that is truely needed to round out our D core, . PLUS, WE GAIN some added cap space.

6.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 18:22:39
Nylander will want more $ than he is worth which could lower his trade value.

7.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 18:50:36
Why not just give a 6th round pick for Zandorov he’s not a good player definitely not worth Nylander. Regardless the leafs don’t want him. Maybe Romanov for Nylander would be closer.

8.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 19:53:01
He had low trade value because of a coke problem? You really don’t mind spreading rumours like there facts eh?

9.) 15 Jul 2023
15 Jul 2023 22:35:03
Ebsolutely, . I actually heard he wrapped his truck around a hydro pole, . got his agent to buy the exact same new one, got caught but lets consider he was obviously on something. ( Not me though) lol, I still stand behind the simple trade for Ny to Calgary for Z.

10.) 16 Jul 2023
16 Jul 2023 23:41:12
Never once heard that and I live in Edmonton. Not saying these young millionaires don’t do stupid stuff but are we believing everything we hear?

11.) 17 Jul 2023
17 Jul 2023 01:13:27
I feel sorry for the team who gets suckered into trading for Nylander. anybody want round 2 of holding out until Dec.? No thanks, I would never want this turd on the team I cheer for.

12.) 17 Jul 2023
17 Jul 2023 13:53:48
EBS - you've never heard me spread a B. S. rumour on this site, ever. It's totally cool to disagree on opinions, but I can 100% guarantee that cocaine is a bigger problem than the NHL wants to acknowledge, and it was the big reason EDM traded him from the team.

13.) 18 Jul 2023
18 Jul 2023 17:46:26
Not going to comment on the Hall cocaine rumour, but I will say that any of you so negative about Zadorov obviously don’t watch many Flames’ games.
6’6”, 240, above average skater, who will run over anyone, anytime. Last year, on an up and down Flames’ team, he played almost 19 min/ gm, was +10, and scored 14 goals, more than double any Leafs’ d.
I agree, a trade for Nylander probably wouldn’t happen, but if Conroy does trade the Z-train, it should be for a late 1st at least (or equivalent), or he should just keep him.

14.) 18 Jul 2023
18 Jul 2023 21:44:14
How can you guarantee that and how is that not spreading a rumour? The big reason Oil traded him was because they were desperate for a D and Chiarelli was bad at his job.

Zadorov is probably a really solid number 5 and if the market is right I could maybe see a late 1st or a 2nd. If he scores 10+ goals again then a 1st wouldn’t be surprising at all.

15.) 19 Jul 2023
19 Jul 2023 14:46:29
EBS: you are 100% correct, there's no way to prove in an anonymous forum such as this that I or anyone is telling the truth.

You are also 100% correct that Chiarelli was bad at his job.

I haven't "spread rumours" on this site or any others, so I thought that might count for something, but I see your point.

Nonetheless, I stand 100% by what I said. If you are ever in the position to talk to someone who was with the Oil at that time you will see that what I said was true. It is also true that coke is a MUCH bigger problem in the NHL than the league or the PA will admit.