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Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« on: May 01, 2016, 01:05:13 PM »
Does anyone out there in rumor-land envision a scenario where Toronto shops the #1 pick to Phoenix? If so, what do you think would be a fair exchange?

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 01:08:29 PM »
Very unlikely to happen. Even with really high picks or prospects coming back, Matthews will be the best player available  (or Laine even) and the Leafs won't be giving that up.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 01:10:14 PM »
No, the price would be prohibitive for Arizona.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 01:33:30 PM »
Does anyone out there in rumor-land envision a scenario where Toronto shops the #1 pick to Phoenix? If so, what do you think would be a fair exchange?
It would have to be a huge package for Leafs to trade down from 1 to 7. Something like 2 or 3 prospects, the 7th overall and Arizona's first next year.

Don't think the Leafs would do it though, the chance at drafting your own high end #1 center doesn't come along every year, just look at how long the Leafs have tried to find that guy.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 01:35:33 PM by Zee »

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 01:47:37 PM »
Pheonix will not be gutting their team for Matthews and unless there's a McDavid coming back, I don't see the Leafs trading him away.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 01:56:02 PM »
I'm afraid someone is going in to a lake.
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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 01:58:10 PM »
Does anyone out there in rumor-land envision a scenario where Toronto shops the #1 pick to Phoenix? If so, what do you think would be a fair exchange?
I brought this subject up a few weeks ago about the idea of making the #1 pick to Phoenix for a boatload of prospects and 1st rounders coming back,however Nik put down the idea and the conversation went nowhere after that.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 02:02:12 PM »
How about the Leafs offering Matthew + Gardiner + Pittsburgh's 1st to Edmonton for McDavid?  Would Edmonton go for it? They are going to lose McDavid to the Leafs in 6 years anyway (lol)  ;D

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2016, 02:08:24 PM »
How about the Leafs offering Matthew + Gardiner + Pittsburgh's 1st to Edmonton for McDavid?  Would Edmonton go for it? They are going to lose McDavid to the Leafs in 6 years anyway (lol)  ;D
Would the Leafs also provide the rope to the Oilers for the lynching that would ensue for the management team ? Lol

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2016, 02:17:48 PM »
There is no deal that makes sense for Phoenix that would entice the Leafs to move the pick. Period.
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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2016, 02:18:41 PM »
As a Leaf fan I would be more than happy to trade the number 1 pick and Gardiner for OEL and Strome.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2016, 02:20:04 PM »
There is no deal that makes sense for Phoenix that would entice the Leafs to move the pick. Period.
Yeah it would set the franchise back. Only way I could see a deal was if the Leafs thought Laine was their man and Arizona was in the #2 spot. Leafs could trade for an asset from Arizona + #2 overall and still get Laine, no way they go all the way down to 7 unless they totally gut Arizona.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2016, 02:23:08 PM »
As a Leaf fan I would be more than happy to trade the number 1 pick and Gardiner for OEL and Strome.

Wow what are you smoking?  OEL is not twice as good as Gardiner and Strome will be good, he's not close to Matthews IMO. 

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2016, 02:24:16 PM »
You really should watch some Western conference games.  OEL is top 10 in League and would be our best D man by a significant margin.
As a Leaf fan I would be more than happy to trade the number 1 pick and Gardiner for OEL and Strome.

Wow what are you smoking?  OEL is not twice as good as Gardiner and Strome will be good, he's not close to Matthews IMO.

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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2016, 02:27:03 PM »
I'm afraid someone is going in to a lake.

LOL!  I was thinking the same thing.  I guess the thrower hasn't seem this yet.
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Re: Phoenix Trade up to #1?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2016, 02:27:03 PM »