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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2018, 12:01:01 PM »
It will take some getting used to seeing him without that Habs jersey on.  :P
This is a solid move for the Leafs though, will help boost their playoff drive this year.
Seems to set up another trade for the Leafs shortly, likely giving up a forward for a d-man?

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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2018, 12:01:15 PM »
Couple of prospects thrown in the deal who will never make the team so basically a contract dump and 2nd for Plekanec @ 50% salary. Shores up centre depth. I'm happy with this.
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2018, 12:01:37 PM »
This has to put the Glendening rumors to rest. Someone pour Babcock a stiff drink

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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2018, 12:02:34 PM »
The 50% salary retained tells me the Leafs are going to make a big splash next.

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2018, 12:03:07 PM »

I still don't like deals with the Habs. Feels unsavoury.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2018, 12:04:16 PM »
i haven't seen much of Plekanec.. i know his game is not what it used to be...but Moore has played well lately..can it be Bozak on the move ?

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2018, 12:04:28 PM »
Does Lou have a no-turtleneck rule?

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2018, 12:05:08 PM »
The 50% salary retained tells me the Leafs are going to make a big splash next.

It has to be for a defenceman. Right?
Any takers as to who they might be looking at?
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2018, 12:05:23 PM »
Saw this and had a laugh...Doesn't mean a lot but interesting..I like this trade.
Tomas Plekanec 242 points since 2012-2013
Rick Nash 252 points since 2012-2013
Does Pleks wears #41???

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
The 50% salary retained tells me the Leafs are going to make a big splash next.

It has to be for a defenceman. Right?
Any takers as to who they might be looking at?

Ryan McDonagh???

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2018, 12:12:43 PM »
The 50% salary retained tells me the Leafs are going to make a big splash next.

It has to be for a defenceman. Right?
Any takers as to who they might be looking at?

Ryan McDonagh???
Could be, but wouldn't that have to be a three way trade?  The Rangers are definitely not going to want JVR.  It could be a tricky one to pull off.  Unless the Leafs are willing to trade a bunch of picks and prospects.

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2018, 12:14:09 PM »
Hypothetically speaking if we ditched all 3 of our UFAs (JVR, Bozak, Komarov) and used a good amount of those assets on acquiring McDonagh, we could still have a line-up that looks like this for the playoffs:

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Kadri-Marner
Leivo-Plekanec-Brown
Johnsson-Moore-Kapanen

McDonagh-Rielly
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Hainsey

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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2018, 12:16:24 PM »
I came across this comment on the Sportsnet comment section:

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Plekanec has 4 less points than Nash this season and playing on a terrible team. And he plays against the toughest lines every night. MB strikes again. Toronto will be very happy with this guy for sure and gave up basically nothing.

I agree 100%.  The Leafs came out quite well here.  The cost for Nash was much higher.

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2018, 12:17:45 PM »
Hypothetically speaking if we ditched all 3 of our UFAs (JVR, Bozak, Komarov) and used a good amount of those assets on acquiring McDonagh, we could still have a line-up that looks like this for the playoffs:

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Kadri-Marner
Leivo-Plekanec-Brown
Johnsson-Moore-Kapanen

McDonagh-Rielly
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Hainsey
They probably only take JVR but I don't see why they wouldn't rather have picks and young players.
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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2018, 12:17:56 PM »
Hypothetically speaking if we ditched all 3 of our UFAs (JVR, Bozak, Komarov) and used a good amount of those assets on acquiring McDonagh, we could still have a line-up that looks like this for the playoffs:

Hyman-Matthews-Nylander
Marleau-Kadri-Marner
Leivo-Plekanec-Brown
Johnsson-Moore-Kapanen

McDonagh-Rielly
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Hainsey
Ah yes I was forgetting about Bozak.  You're right, he could very well be traded.  What's he worth though?  Maybe a second rounder?

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Re: Leafs acquire Plekanec
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2018, 12:17:56 PM »