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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:42:53 AM »
I know the people who carry his water will attribute this to all of the media "bashing" or teams thinking they can buy low on him but the response to Phaneuf being available is a pretty loud statement on all of that "Phaneuf is a real #1 defenseman!" stuff.
It may just be that this is the wrong time of year to try to move him. Maybe better during the summer.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:29:00 AM »
If the Leafs were to retain $2 mil of Phaneuf's salary, that means Det is getting him at below market value. So the package coming back would have to be a lot better than what I'm seeing listed. Especially if we have to take on Weiss.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:20:56 AM »
I don't think you can trade Kessel without knowing if the Leafs won the lottery.  That's the only reason I would wait until the off-season.  If by some miracle we won the lottery, there would be no high end talented wingers for McDavid to play with if we were to trade Kessel today.  That, along with a potential higher return, is why I would wait on Kessel until the off-season.

See, to me this is a reason TO trade Kessel before the lottery. I think with a couple of seasons of tanking, and the returns we'll get from trading the core, we'll be able to come up with a 1st line winger or two to develop alongside McDavid. Not sure I want Kessel anywhere near a developing young talent like that.

Yeah would be terrible for McDavid to develop alongside a player who has consistently produced under intense media spotlight for years.
True. Maybe he could learn some summer training techniques or how to battle for pucks in the corner and play defense from Kessel.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:13:15 AM »
I don't think you can trade Kessel without knowing if the Leafs won the lottery.  That's the only reason I would wait until the off-season.  If by some miracle we won the lottery, there would be no high end talented wingers for McDavid to play with if we were to trade Kessel today.  That, along with a potential higher return, is why I would wait on Kessel until the off-season.

See, to me this is a reason TO trade Kessel before the lottery. I think with a couple of seasons of tanking, and the returns we'll get from trading the core, we'll be able to come up with a 1st line winger or two to develop alongside McDavid. Not sure I want Kessel anywhere near a developing young talent like that.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:15:22 PM »
Yeah, not attached to any of this group. It would be nice to see Rielly develop over the years and become a key part of the resurgence. Kadri seems to want to be here and is working at his game, but I don't really see #1 center potential in him. Maybe he can get there with time. Many seem to think JVR should be part of the rebuild but I don't like what I've seen of his game during the past couple of months.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:11:29 PM »
I'd guess Bozak is the most likely to be moved tomorrow, followed by Lupul. Maybe Booth. I don't see anyone really wanting Jokinen. Would like to see Phaneuf gone but figure he and Kessel are more likely to be summer deals.

I think you're really underestimating how much teams value depth down the middle going into the playoffs. The return for him isn't going to be significant or anything, but, I think the only way he's not moved is if the Leafs manage to move Bozak instead - and, even then, there's a good chance Jokinen goes, too.
I hope you're right, but I'd expect the "return" to be something along the lines of the amorphous "future considerations" (return dependent upon performance) or a 7th round pick. I'd rather see Bozak go if there is a good deal to be made. Both would be nice.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:26:31 PM »

At this point I'm really skeptical we see any trades of any significance at all tomorrow.
That's what my gut is telling me as well, but none of us expected Clarkson to be moved so who knows.

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Geez, why would anyone want Jokinen...

That's not what he or I said.  He felt bad for him, and I offered up a way that he could feel less bad for him.  Nobody said anything about wanting anybody.
Don't be so sensitive. My comment was just a general response to a mention of Jokinen. Not intended as commentary on what you said.

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Geez, why would anyone want Jokinen...

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:45:10 PM »
I'd guess Bozak is the most likely to be moved tomorrow, followed by Lupul. Maybe Booth. I don't see anyone really wanting Jokinen. Would like to see Phaneuf gone but figure he and Kessel are more likely to be summer deals.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:42:21 PM »
What happened to Holzer? I missed the early part of the game and all I heard the announcers say was he left with an "upper body injury". Did it look season-ending?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Deadline day thread
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:39:33 PM »
Which one?

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Just a remarkable, sustained period of ineptitude.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« on: March 01, 2015, 05:12:04 PM »
I don't know what the heck to do with the goalies, but probably one of them needs to go.

As for Gardiner - he's definitely not worth his contract right now. However, if we are doing this rebuild right, that contract won't be an issue for a few years. Question is, does he continue to improve or is it a case of "what we see (now) is what we get"? I've seen some signs of improvement but I wouldn't be too terribly upset if he was moved.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« on: March 01, 2015, 01:32:48 PM »
I think most likely they're going to try to get a pick for Holzer. Second most likely, Polak gets moved for a better return. Least likely, Phaneuf...think he's a summer deal though my preference would be for him to go ASAP.

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