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13 Dec 2019 17:16:22
Leafs-Matthews kapinen and liljegren
CBJ- Dubois and Jones

Leafs get better on the back end while adding a solid #2 center man and gain cap space. Jackets get a top center and top 6 winger and A potential top 3 dman that could break their roster next year if not this year. Columbus may be a good place for Matthews as he visably doesn't like the media attention in Toronto he could fly under the radar and just do his thing.

mertle

1.) 13 Dec 2019 17:28:52
CBJ hang up on this obvious crank call. Easy no.


2.) 13 Dec 2019 18:15:25
Not terrible value but the leafs will not be trading a top 10 player in the league who still has 5 years left on his contract.


3.) 13 Dec 2019 18:21:14
wow. Joe knows so much about how all the other teams think. Doesn’t matter that Jones and Dubois combined don’t have as many goals or points as Matthews, who is rated 8th overall for his position vs Dubois at 41. And a team that just lost five top forwards to free agency might want some replacements you would think no? But Joe is so smart he doesn’t have to tell us any way to make the trade work or his reasons for not liking it. We just take his word for it because he has proved to be right so many times in the past.


4.) 13 Dec 2019 18:38:36
Columbus doesn't touch this imo, I'd rather have Jones than Matthews. I'd rather have Dubois than kapanen and a spare part.


5.) 13 Dec 2019 18:58:34
Easy no from CBJ. Jones>Matthews, Dubois>Kapanen and Liljegren.

And Matthews is NOT a top 10 player in the league lmao. Draisaitl, McDavid, MacKinnon, Marchand, Pasternak, Eichel, Scheifele, Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin are all better than Matthews, just to start with 10, could easily name more.


6.) 13 Dec 2019 19:53:59
So grateful @Vertius for clearing all that up. Putting the word “not” in all caps so must be right. Matthews night not be top 10 in the league, but he is most definitely ranked top 10 for his position. Leafs would bunch rather retain Matthews over Dubois any day. Jones is great, no doubt about it, but saying he’s better than Matthews or worth more than Matthews has got to be the dumbest thing you e said yet.


7.) 13 Dec 2019 21:36:39
Mathews is much better then Malkin, Marchand, Pasta, Eichel andSchifele.


8.) 13 Dec 2019 23:03:17
Vertius, I’m not a big fan of Matthews but you cannot deny he’s very skilled and I’m not one to say that draisaitl is a product of mcdavid, but you did label draisaitl as a top 10 player in the league. If Matthews being a pure shooter was playing in draisaitl place would he be considered a top 10 player in the league? This is pure speculation of course but is it not realistic to say that he (Matthews) could score 50-60 and top 100 points if playing along mcdavid? This is not a knock at Leon cause I think he’s a great player but you can’t seriously put Leon in top 10 in the league and not have Matthews in the top 15 or so. Matthews has proven he can carry a line and push the play, he’s not bad defensively how many points did Leon put up when mcdavid was hurt or when he was centeribg his own line?


9.) 14 Dec 2019 03:13:49
Lmao. Matthews is NOT better than Pasta, Marchand or Eichel. Wtf.


10.) 14 Dec 2019 04:25:39
He is atleast just as good as the 3.


11.) 14 Dec 2019 15:38:37
@HockeyFanatic. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but Jones IS better and more valuable than Matthews. I could care less if you agree with me. I'll just take my 10 agrees to one disagree and look at your 1 agree to 9 disagrees and assume most people think I'm right and not you. Lmao clown.

@Mertle. I never said Matthews wasn't skilled. You'd have to be blind not to see that the kid has mad skill and is one of the best pure goal scorers in he league, but the reason I say he isn't a top 10 player in the league is because offence isn't everything.

Anyone who can set their bias for him aside will tell you that most nights he doesn't use his size to it's full effectiveness, that his two way game is shoddy and that he just floats around on the ice out there. Once he fixes those issues I'll be more than happy to consider him a top 10 player, but until then, he doesn't deserve to be above anyone I listed. Sure, not all of them may be AS gifted offensively, but their two way games more than make up for the slight gaps in production.

As for Draisaitl? No, I don't think Matthews could do what Draisaitl has. I think Draisaitl has better hockey sense and is a better goal scorer than Matthews, and going back to my original points, unlike Matthews, Draisaitl uses his body, plays a solid two hundred foot game and skates hard every shift. For me the two aren't even comparisons.

More so, I think this anti-Draisaitl narrative needs to stop. He had 105 points in 82 games last year with 50 goals, and he has 55 points this year in 34, are you really going to try and tell me that ALL of that is because of McDavid? If so than you clearly haven't watched him play. Draisaitl is special. Do I think his points would drop without McDavid? Of course, a little, but not by these 40 or whatever ridiculous totals everyone else seems to think. He would still be at least a 90 point player with 40 goals without McDavid.


 

 

31 Oct 2019 15:01:07
Leafs- Kapanen
Aves- timmins

Leafs get defence help who right now slots in as a bottom 5-6 guy but if Barrie and Muzzin leave could slot in top 4 next season while saving some cap space. Aves get replacement for landescog while he's down.

mertle

1.) 31 Oct 2019 17:10:15
Kappanen is worth more but I do really like Timmons I’d give a 2nd +.


2.) 31 Oct 2019 23:03:50
I would agree that as of now Kapanen does have more value but clearly the leafs need defence help and are have loads of forward depth, Toronto arguably overpays but until Byram is ready which could be next year the aves might be hesitant to trade one of their d men but if it means landing them a top 6-9 forward they may consider.


 

 

26 Apr 2019 05:28:19
Leafs - nylander, Liljegren, Woll
Hawks- '19 1st ( Byram) and Saad

Leafs gain a little cap space while adding some grit and a left winger in Saad. They also get a highly touted d prospect who had the potential to be a top 1/2 dman. Chicago gets a scoring forward, a good/very good d prospect who may be able to crack the lineup next season And with Chicago drafting boquist last year and Jokiharju the year before their blue line is getting younger. Chicago also gets a good goalie prospect who put up good numbers in the NCAA. He'd be by far Chicago's best goalie prospect. I'm aware that Dubas said "he wouldn't trade nylander" but What ya think?

mertle

1.) 26 Apr 2019 15:40:59
Hawks will take Kasperi Kapanen, Calle Rosen, Zach Hyman, and Rasmus Sandin please!


2.) 26 Apr 2019 17:30:55
Hawks give up 3rd overall for liljegren and will? Cause saad and nylander is pretty much a wash. horrible for Chicago, add money and give up a huge draft pick. Saad is only a few years older and they are both coming off bad seasons.


3.) 26 Apr 2019 18:01:49
so bad for chicago lol brutal.


4.) 26 Apr 2019 18:02:05
hawks will need that ELC!


5.) 26 Apr 2019 21:04:48
Well Nylander has more value then Saad but no from Chicago.


6.) 29 Apr 2019 01:46:58
Chicago do like to pay too much salary for players is so very true. They would like an overpriced Nylander. Yes. He would be good for Chicago. Is the 3rd going to be better than Nylander though? Maybe. Or maybe not. Is a big risk for Toronto too. Nylander is proven.


 

 

23 Jan 2019 22:06:12
Leafs- Gardiner
Blue jackets- Murray and Peeke

If this is the year jackets are all in with the likeliness that bob and Panarin are going to be gone next season they add even more scoring to their blue line and may be able to get him resigned next year. Leafs get a younger more defensively responsible d man in murray, also cheaper.

I like Murray's game I think it's more of what the leafs need, Gardiner may be more offensively skilled but leafs need better actual defence. Because of the skill difference I added in peeke, another 2 way d prospect for the leafs, can't have too many decent defence prospects... just ask Nashville.

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21 Jan 2019 00:06:13
Leafs- nylander
Nash- fabbro and '19 1st

Saying that fabbro will join the preds after ncaa season is over, if he's good enough to join the preds he's definatley good enough to join the leafs. So leafs get a young controllable two way right handed dman they want. They save cap space for next year and nylander goes to western conference. Preds gain more scoring and I believe they can afford his contract as well. Win win for both teams

mertle

1.) 21 Jan 2019 00:59:22
Honestly man I doubt Nashville wants Nylander contract they all have such good contracts on that team then and he’s obvs not living up to what he should be playing. I think Nashville declines imo.


2.) 21 Jan 2019 03:07:40
Fabbro is a very highly rated prospect player. Very impressive, his numbers have gotten better every year since being drafted, even as the compete level has increased. Between Fabbro and Liljegren, at least one of those guys should work out as Rielly’s partner, and hopefully the other replaces Zaitsev.


3.) 21 Jan 2019 11:55:07
If I'm Preds I keep Fabbro.


4.) 21 Jan 2019 14:10:59
Why Nashville give up fabbro and a 1st for 7 million guy on pace for like 12 points and -30? Seems like horrible deal for Nashville. Or is there a superstar on Nashville that can make him better than he is?


5.) 21 Jan 2019 14:12:11
Maybe fabbro alone but that's a stretch.


6.) 21 Jan 2019 16:59:10
Why would any team want over paid Nylander. In the game against the Coyotes he was on the bench laughing and joking. All this while his team is losing and he is playing horribly. That's not the type of player any good team would want.


7.) 21 Jan 2019 20:35:11
I saw that video highlight of Nylander this morning again too. I didn’t have a good impression of him either. I actually boo’d the tv. It’s impossible to blame Nylander for all the Leafs misfortunes. But it seems entirely too coincidental that they start losing shortly after he rejoined them. He’s unbalanced the entire team as they try to fit him back in the roster. It’s not working out the way they had hoped. Nylander was a distraction all year, and now he is even worse than a distraction. He’s physically contributing to this skid in Leafs performance. I’m starting to wonder if maybe Dubas is regretting not trading Nylander now? At minimal, I hope Dubas has learned a valuable lesson about making public statements and promises that are dependent on other people in order to fulfill. Now Dubas still has to contend with Matthews and Marner, and is under a very public spoken obligation not to trade Nylander. It’s commitments like that, made to the public, that Dubas absolutely has to keep. He can’t break those promises. The backlash would be brutal.


 

 

 

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04 Feb 2020 01:49:48
I need something explained to me. I just read that the jets and buff were looking at a mutual contract termination and earlier this year the kings and Kovalchuck mutually terminated his contract this him signing in Montreal? My question is if a contract can be terminated like buffs or Kovalchuck, why couldn't the Canucks and Luongo terminate the contract so that they could part ways.

Luongo even stated that his contract "sucked" If both Canucks and Luongo didn't like the contract and wanted to part ways how come they couldn't have terminated the contract? It's not like the Canucks got anything of value for him when they did trade him. Please don't rip me apart, I don't mean to be ignorant.

mertle

1.) 04 Feb 2020 03:44:16
Huh,
That is a good question . 🤔. is it maybe cause he was still valuable, and the Canucks didn't want to lose him for nothing? didn't they get Markstrom outta that deal? Its taken him along time, but I remember he was a hot commodity back then, and now he is somewhat proving his worth. maybe one of the more knowledgeable guys on here can come tell us the deal, I don't know all the ins and outs of rules on this stuff. but very interested to know.


2.) 04 Feb 2020 05:05:09
It’s got to be a mutual thing when Luongo said his contract sucked he was referring to the fact it sucked for the team he was on not that it sucked for him.


3.) 04 Feb 2020 13:26:18
Habby is right. If Luongo had wanted to terminate his contract and the Canucks agreed, he could have. However, Luongo would have forfeited the remaining money on his contract and would not have been paid. That's why Luongo didn't terminate it, he wanted the money.

If Buff ends up terminating he loses his salary for this year and next, about $15 mil. Unless he gets any buy out money due to the injury arbitration case.


4.) 04 Feb 2020 15:09:16
That’s what I was thinking Habby and joe, just wanted to see if someone knew something I didn’t.


 

 

25 Feb 2019 22:03:34
Curious as to what others think about what Vegas is doing? I understand that they're trying for another deep playoff push but to this point they've basically traded all of their good prospects. I think this latest trade for stone giving up brannstrom, what are they planning on building on? Their a 2nd year franchise and have now traded away, 2 of their 3 first round picks... doesn't seem smart asset management to me.

mertle

1.) 25 Feb 2019 23:55:50
I don't like it either. They have a real heavy team there now which would have been ideal for the playoffs 7 or 8 years ago but I don't think they are as fast a team as they were last year. A speedy team might them look silly.


2.) 25 Feb 2019 23:55:50
Ya, I'm not sure what they are planning on for the future, I guess they are living in the moment . however, locking up Stone for next years, not a bad thing for your future.


3.) 26 Feb 2019 05:01:16
Both the trades giving up those prospects brought back really good NHLers with extensions. Nothing about prospects is guaranteed, and even though those guys have a good chance of turning out they for sure things for the foreseeable future in return. It’s the kind of deals you trade those prospects for, just trying to compete now instead of maybe in 5 years, and they seem to be competitive.


4.) 26 Feb 2019 06:15:22
Vegas is going to be a very tough team for years to come.


5.) 27 Feb 2019 12:29:01
They have a solid and already legit top-6, Glass is still a top prospect along with some other prospects, and they did it all while being playoff contenders during both years of existence made of a team of toss-aways. Plus cap space to play with.

They’re solid on all fronts and will be until Fleury retires or faulters at which point they’d need to snag another goalie but that’s about it.

How can anyone speak detrimental of how they’ve been managed without being laughed out of the room?! 😂.


6.) 27 Feb 2019 14:55:28
It's still left to be seen chirp if what they have done will be a good thing or a bad thing for them. i guess I could see them having a 3 or 4 year window if they get the goaltending. But I honestly don't think they will be a contender and when those big contracts to players like pacioretty and stone who are already not the fastest players in a league focusing on speed start to slow down and there is nothing coming in to the fold on entry level deals to pick up the slack then they will have a problem. i don't see any sure fire nhlers in the pipeline other then glass.


 

 

21 Feb 2019 00:24:31
With minny trading away coyle I wonder if
Wild are giving up on the year and unloading some assets. If that's the case what would it take for the leafs or oilers to land dumba? If it was a hockey trade I'd say nylander from the leafs, most will say a overpayment from leafs but to get what you need you may have to overpay and it may be a slight overpayment but considering both of their ages and contracts I'd donor for the leafs.

Oilers probably have to give Hopkins and maybe a small add like benson or bear or something. I know most poker fans would say the bear is going to be a good player and whatever but if you could have dumba, a proven nhler with reasonable term left not to mention shows mcdavid and others (fans) that losing is no longer acceptable

mertle

1.) 21 Feb 2019 03:00:51
I don't think Minny moves on from a guy like Dumba.


2.) 21 Feb 2019 03:37:59
I think most would say not enough from the leafs mertle.


3.) 21 Feb 2019 21:41:55
I agree Sosa, dumba isn’t a guy they should move, but with them trading Nino and now coyle one has to think there might be a rebuild coming and s guy like dumba would bring in a very good return. I wasn’t necessarily propositing that minnybtrade dumba just if anyone else thought maybe they were heading in that direction of a total tear down and rebuild.


 

 

29 Jan 2019 00:36:14
Leafs aquire Muzzin from kings for grunderson, rights to durzi and '19 1st. What do you think leafs fans, I think it's a good trade for both teams more so the leafs. Apart for him not being right handed I think he fits the mould for what leafs need for a shut down/defensive d man, who also has offernsice ability and affordable, Replaces Gardiner for next year. Good trade.

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06 Jan 2019 18:25:07
From what I've heard Dougie Hamilton would rather go to museums and site see rather than join teamates at clubs and such. Based on his past being labelled a party animal and being traded for it I don't blame him for wanting to change his ways. But even still now he's considered "not a team player" which I don't understand. Anyways in saying all that if it is indeed true I'm curious to know if Edmonton should consider trailing RNH for Hamilton straight up... what are your thoughts Oiler fans

mertle

1.) 06 Jan 2019 18:48:55
I thought that he was always into that kind of stuff and it didn’t go over well in Calgary. I never heard of him being a party animal.


2.) 06 Jan 2019 19:52:38
I think we was a party guy in boston.


3.) 06 Jan 2019 21:00:32
Nuge always puts up decent numbers if it weren’t for injuries but this season is a bit of a breakout season for him I think. He’s too valuable to the Oilers to make that trade. Especially since Hamilton is having a bad season. If it was possible to get Hamilton for less than I’d be all for it. Chiarelli is more interested in overpaying for number 6-7 D though.


4.) 06 Jan 2019 23:45:42
But at what point do the oilers management decide that this “core” isn’t working? Something needs to be done and trading mcdavid or draisatl wouldn’t be smart. nuge would bring back a good return specifically to a team like hurricanes that lack scoring and have a surplus of defence. Oilers were looking for a puck moving right hand shot dman, Hamilton makes less than nuge and fills a more important slot than 3rd line center.

If I was the oilers I’d try to trade nuge and a 2nd or 3rd for Hamilton and gautier. Gautier could be a good scoring winger beside mcdavid. Next year Yamamoto should be around and that gives them 2 scoring wingers. I don’t know. I’m not even a oilers fan but it pisses me off that after all this time and high draft picks they are still trash, i don’t know how management puts up with icing damn near the same rubbish each year and expecting different results year after year. They say when something’s working you don’t fix it but this teams been broke for the last decade and nothing seems to be done. waste of mcdavid.


5.) 06 Jan 2019 23:59:45
You sure you’re not thinking of Seguin being the party guy in Boston? Never heard that about Hamilton.


6.) 07 Jan 2019 00:49:51
I don’t think they should trade Hopkins either. Not that their defense is any good but they are 25th in the league in goals for. I don’t know how they fix this mess but bringing in guys like Rieder, Rattie, etc. and thinking they’re going to be top 6 players is a joke. I guess they hope Bouchard becomes a stud and Lucic retires. I would send Lucic to the press box and let someone else try to earn a job.


7.) 07 Jan 2019 01:56:10
It’s not from a lack of making moves Mertle. Nuge has been with the team the longest and he’s like 24. Nuge isn’t a 3rd line center though. The Oilers have no depth scoring so they need him. Chia just needs to get an actual decent D instead of wasting assets on #7 D. Bouchard, Jones and Bear coming up should help the Oil D. Think Faulk would come at a cheaper price? Use skinner as a model?


8.) 07 Jan 2019 04:35:49
Hamilton for Nuge is a fair trade I could even see Carolina throwing in a sweetener.

Hamilton And Julian Gauthier for Nuge?

Gauthier was a 1st round pick in 2016 a Scoring winger which is one of Edmonton’s biggest needs.

Edmonton should not be trading 1sts tho.


9.) 07 Jan 2019 21:42:07
I just think that at this point they need to make a big splash, not another minor league swap, not trading for bottom pairing players. Even something drastic like trading Hopkins and this years first, unprotected for pietrengelo/ Parayko and kyrou or something similar to kyrou. They haven’t done anything the last 7 years with nuge so why not try something new. Trading away this years forst tells fan that they’re at least trying to be better. If St. Louis is looking to rebuild then a top 10 pick and a top 6 youngish center is a good start. Paryko/ petro instantly improves their defence and they also get a scoring winger. Again they need to do something that fills needs and tells the fans that losing isn’t acceptable anymore.


 

 

 

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09 Feb 2020 22:49:25
Jets would be crazy to even consider this. Take out the first and heinola and it’s still not close. Scheifele is too good to give up, not to mention it’s a sideways trade, jets still would lack #2C and McCabe really isn’t s defence upgrade on what they have.

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02 Feb 2020 20:35:32
I have seen ehlers play, Clearly not as much as you but I do think he’s a good player, I don’t think he’s a top line winger but I don’t think he’s better than Domi. Why would a team pay a 2nd and a decent d propect for the rights of a 35 year old dman that as I said before missed a entire year, coming off surgery and may decide to retire. Teams might trade a mid pick to acquire his rights because its a gamble on whether or not he’ll play again. And again even if he does play he won’t be the same.

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02 Feb 2020 17:28:31
Even if buff comes back he’ll have missed an entire season of games and practise therefore he won’t just be the buff of old, he’ll be trash, and again that’s assuming that he plays again! I’ll take Domi over ehlers all day, Domi is arguably more skilled, more heart, more leadership than ehlers. Jets fans that think Winnipeg wouldn’t or shouldn’t accept this trade are beyond delusional. They’d be getting the better forward and are being given a young defencemen and a additional 2nd round pick for basically nothing.

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27 Jan 2020 12:58:24
I don’t think other gms want to give away stars so that Trotz will have more options, I’d be more concerned about my own team.

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24 Jan 2020 12:14:14
I sure hope this is a troll. I sure hope Ottawa’s GM gets taken out for dinner before getting bent over on all these trades. wow.

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