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Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:03:29 PM »
Per 2nd intermission panel tonight. Discuss.
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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 09:05:01 PM »
They're both fringe NHLers, but I'm still a little confused on why the Leafs re-signed Leivo...

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 09:58:50 PM »
Can't say I blame him, the writing is on the wall. There's no place on the team for him, unless the Leafs decide to sell JVR and/or Komarov before the deadline. And even then, maybe Johnsson gets called up ahead of Leivo playing.

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 10:15:18 AM »
Per 2nd intermission panel tonight. Discuss.
Probably as a reward/early season insurance/Part of a trade package scenario. Just no room for him really.
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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 10:48:46 AM »

Sosh has a goal, an assist, and 7 shots on net in 2 games on the conditioning stint so far.
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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 10:52:09 AM »
They're both fringe NHLers, but I'm still a little confused on why the Leafs re-signed Leivo...

I almost forgot that he signed an extension for next season just 2.5 months ago.
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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 01:03:02 PM »
They're both fringe NHLers, but I'm still a little confused on why the Leafs re-signed Leivo...

I almost forgot that he signed an extension for next season just 2.5 months ago.

The extension makes him more tradable and gives whichever team takes him (be it us keeping him or someone else) more time to decide how he fits into their plans.

https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2017/11/17/16671382/toronto-maple-leafs-sign-josh-leivo-to-extension-buy-time-to-preserve-his-rfa-status

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 02:04:45 PM »
Leivo might be needed next year with komarov, jvr, soshnikov, and Bozak potentially gone. I think the Leafs might keep him.

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 02:50:01 PM »
Leivo might be needed next year with komarov, jvr, soshnikov, and Bozak potentially gone. I think the Leafs might keep him.
I would keep Sosh for Komarov. He plays with the same edge but has more offence. I see Kap as potentially JVR's replacement if we don't resign him and I would use Leivo over Martin, every day.

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 02:58:31 PM »
I'd keep Soshnikov over Leivo. More speed and can play up and down the lineup. Could fill a Hyman role on top 3 lines.

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2018, 03:10:24 PM »
I'd keep Soshnikov over Leivo. More speed and can play up and down the lineup. Could fill a Hyman role on top 3 lines.
Definitely...I would still dump Martin before Leivo tho.

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2018, 07:23:23 PM »
Leivo might be needed next year with komarov, jvr, soshnikov, and Bozak potentially gone. I think the Leafs might keep him.

It seems pretty unlikely that Leivo would ever really be needed. Just having his cap space makes it pretty likely that they could replace him with someone broadly comparable.

As for his trade request, I mean, at some point you'd have to wonder about him if he didn't request a trade.
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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 03:23:29 AM »
Babcock's response on the Leivo trade request:

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“I couldn’t tell ya. Neither guy has asked me for that, but you can talk to Lou about that if you want,” Babcock said.

“In fairness to Nikita, he hasn’t been healthy one time this year. We couldn’t even play him if we wanted to."

A depth centre and a right-shot defenceman are believed to be on the Leafs’ wish list.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-babcock-responds-josh-leivo-trade-request/

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 03:47:19 PM »
A depth centre and a right-shot defenceman are believed to be on the Leafs’ wish list.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-babcock-responds-josh-leivo-trade-request/

Because they're just a couple rentals away from the Cup. I mean getting out of the first round. Or at least making a series of it!

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Door 1 (assets that expire before the fall are crossed out):
Leivo for depth C (rental)
Soshnikov for a 4th round pick
JvR ('own rental'...)
Komarov ('own rental'...)
Bozak ('own rental'...)

My wishlist (no expiring assets!):
Leivo playing in middle 6
Soshnikov playing in bottom 6
JvR for a A/B prospect and a 1st/2nd round pick
Bozak for a 3rd/4th round pick
Komarov for a 4th/5th round pick

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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 04:29:53 PM »
A depth centre and a right-shot defenceman are believed to be on the Leafs’ wish list.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-babcock-responds-josh-leivo-trade-request/

Because they're just a couple rentals away from the Cup. I mean getting out of the first round. Or at least making a series of it!

 ::)

Door 1 (assets that expire before the fall are crossed out):
Leivo for depth C (rental)
Soshnikov for a 4th round pick
JvR ('own rental'...)
Komarov ('own rental'...)
Bozak ('own rental'...)

My wishlist (no expiring assets!):
Leivo playing in middle 6
Soshnikov playing in bottom 6
JvR for a A/B prospect and a 1st/2nd round pick
Bozak for a 3rd/4th round pick
Komarov for a 4th/5th round pick
What's JVR going to get signed at? I heard TJ Oshie is a good comparable at $5.75 x 8 years. I feel Oshie is a lot more dynamic.

JVR has one of the best roles in hockey. Go to the net and stay there and pound in the garbage, do nothing else and he's given top PP minutes and great line mates. Couldn't Levio do that? Levio is similar is weight and height. That through the legs shot... has it ever worked?

I like JVR but not at Oshie numbers. I would like him at a $5M x 4 years... so probably not going to happen.
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Re: Leivo asks to traded, Sosh being showcased?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 04:29:53 PM »