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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2018, 12:48:38 AM »
I hope not... He's the laziest 30 goal man I've ever seen.  I'd rather have 20 goals and a relentless forechecker and backchecker.

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« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2018, 11:53:39 AM »
With talk about the Leafs add center depth, here are few thoughts.

If this Leafs wanted to move Komarov to centre on 4th land, pick up Grabner for a second go around. Imagine him and Kapanen on either wing, blinding speed. Another good penalty killer if anyone got hurt, and some scoring touch. Babcock liked him if when they let him go.

Mikael Backlund, decent two way center with speed and some skill. If Calgary were to hit the skids of the next couple of weeks, they might part with him for a younger player, Leivo or Sosh and a pick.

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« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2018, 01:55:19 PM »
I'm starting to think we keep him on a sweetheart deal...

Wouldn't that have been months ago? At this point, I don't think there's a deal from the Leafs with term.


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« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2018, 02:13:34 PM »

Not unexpected. But Im reading it more as a dare to the other teams to see if theyd ante up.
Sounds like it. More of a "if you want him you'd have to blow our socks off with an offer'

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« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2018, 07:21:23 PM »
Aside from what I'd like to see the Leafs do at the trade deadline, I don't expect much to happen. Maybe they'll pick up a depth player with some playoff experience.

Management might want to see how a young team with the toughest possible playoff matchups does before making any significant changes.

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« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2018, 09:17:30 AM »
Every time there is reported asking price I roll my eyes. I have a hard time believing anything meaningful will happen with the asking prices out there. Let's just hope it's more posturing then actual requirements to get some moves done.
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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #111 on: February 13, 2018, 05:35:19 PM »
So where ever Rick Nash ends up, the Leafs should probably check in on the losers who missed out on that deal and see if they want a softer, younger, cheaper Rick Nash.

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« Reply #112 on: February 13, 2018, 09:19:17 PM »
So where ever Rick Nash ends up, the Leafs should probably check in on the losers who missed out on that deal and see if they want a softer, younger, cheaper Rick Nash.
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« Reply #113 on: February 14, 2018, 10:42:37 AM »
So where ever Rick Nash ends up, the Leafs should probably check in on the losers who missed out on that deal and see if they want a softer, younger, cheaper Rick Nash.
Matt Martin?

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #114 on: February 14, 2018, 10:49:41 AM »
Anyone think Bozak could fetch a king's ransom at the deadline?

It is a bleak picture for teams looking for centers.

Move Marleau into the #3 center spot and put Kapanen with Kadri and Marner.

I know most won't want to move Bozak while the team is trying to go deep, but I think it could be addition by subtraction and if the market is squeezed so thin that he could get you a 1st round pick, I might pull the trigger.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #115 on: February 14, 2018, 10:57:43 AM »
Anyone think Bozak could fetch a king's ransom at the deadline?

It is a bleak picture for teams looking for centers.

His play wouldn't really make that easy. Second lowest points per game of his career, lowest goals per game of his career.

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« Reply #116 on: February 14, 2018, 11:07:32 AM »
Anyone think Bozak could fetch a king's ransom at the deadline?

It is a bleak picture for teams looking for centers.

His play wouldn't really make that easy. Second lowest points per game of his career, lowest goals per game of his career.

I hear you, but if it's a choice between him and a guy like Letestu teams could get desperate. Especially when the Sens are apparently asking for a 1st, a player and a prospect for Brassard.


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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #117 on: February 14, 2018, 11:24:36 AM »
Anyone think Bozak could fetch a king's ransom at the deadline?

It is a bleak picture for teams looking for centers.

His play wouldn't really make that easy. Second lowest points per game of his career, lowest goals per game of his career.

I hear you, but if it's a choice between him and a guy like Letestu teams could get desperate. Especially when the Sens are apparently asking for a 1st, a player and a prospect for Brassard.

While I agree with you that Bozak could bring a better return than his numbers warrant, as a general principle we should never use sens delusionality as a benchmark.  Although good on them for trading Dion I guess.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2018, 05:06:03 PM »
I dearly hope we are chumming the waters between Columbus, Philadelphia, Carolina, Nashville, Minnesota. All of them are looking for a marquee scorer for their playoff drives. 3 of them have defense prospects to offer, and all of them have picks to play with. Most, if not all, will miss out on Nash.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #119 on: February 16, 2018, 09:45:47 AM »
https://theathletic.com/239110/2018/02/16/why-the-maple-leafs-should-chase-another-centre-at-the-trade-deadline/

Jonas Siegel doing the legwork on selling my idea of focusing on bolstering the centres, rather than fixating on a top-2 RHD.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #119 on: February 16, 2018, 09:45:47 AM »