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Trade Deadline
« on: March 25, 2013, 07:04:21 PM »
Where do the Leafs need the most help? What deals make the most sense? Who would you target if you were Nonis?

Goaltending potentially available. Who is most attractive, Luongo, Kiprusoff or Miller? Or none of them?

Would one of the Avalanche centres, Statsny, Reilly or Duschene be an upgrade? What about Steve Weiss?

Are there any d-men out there that are worth aiming for?

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 11:26:49 PM »
Goaltending potentially available. Who is most attractive, Luongo, Kiprusoff or Miller? Or none of them?

Probably none. Kiprusoff looks like he might just be done. Luongo's contract is still extremely unappealing and, while Miller is good, his attitude sucks and the numbers he usually puts up aren't much better than the numbers Reimer and Scrivens have put up this season.

Would one of the Avalanche centres, Statsny, Reilly or Duschene be an upgrade? What about Steve Weiss?

Weiss is out for the season, Stastny is hurt as well. O'Reilly can't be traded until next February 28th and Duchene isn't going anywhere.
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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 07:18:20 AM »
Prices are to high, so all they should do is go with what they have.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 07:51:25 AM »
Wonder if it would be possible to pry Sutter out of Pittsburgh?

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 08:24:01 AM »
Goaltending potentially available. Who is most attractive, Luongo, Kiprusoff or Miller? Or none of them?

Probably none. Kiprusoff looks like he might just be done. Luongo's contract is still extremely unappealing and, while Miller is good, his attitude sucks and the numbers he usually puts up aren't much better than the numbers Reimer and Scrivens have put up this season.

Would one of the Avalanche centres, Statsny, Reilly or Duschene be an upgrade? What about Steve Weiss?

Weiss is out for the season, Stastny is hurt as well. O'Reilly can't be traded until next February 28th and Duchene isn't going anywhere.

I'm glad you typed all that out...

Moving along, I can't figure out what the best plan of attack would be for the Leafs this year. They look to be a playoff team, however, I'm not convinced they are going to go very deep into said playoffs, if they make them.

It might be best to stick to smaller deals for depth, unless an incredible deal comes our way and I'm not holding my breath on that one.
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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 09:38:00 AM »
Wonder if it would be possible to pry Sutter out of Pittsburgh?

I don't think there is any possible chance.  He's arguably outperforming Jordan Stall, gives them a defensive / shutdown presence and Pittsburgh is loading up for a long playoff run.  They're not looking to sell off assets and frankly Sutter is exactly the type of player a team needs for the playoffs.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 09:42:13 AM »
If I'm Nonis, I stay status quo.  I don't think adding a Douglas Murray for multiple picks makes any sense.  Actually, if the marketplace is that hot, perhaps they should look to move MacArthur, though a formal conclusion would be dependent on what would be offered in return.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 09:42:24 AM »
Weiss is out for the season, Stastny is hurt as well. O'Reilly can't be traded until next February 28th and Duchene isn't going anywhere.

Stastny's injury is a minor one though. I suspect of the four, he's the one they'd be willing to part with. I'd be interested in him for sure; he's a good playmaker and is very good on faceoffs. He's not quite the no.1 centre the team really needs, but he's definitely an upgrade on Bozak.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 09:44:42 AM »
Wonder if it would be possible to pry Sutter out of Pittsburgh?

I don't think there is any possible chance.  He's arguably outperforming Jordan Stall, gives them a defensive / shutdown presence and Pittsburgh is loading up for a long playoff run.  They're not looking to sell off assets and frankly Sutter is exactly the type of player a team needs for the playoffs.

I guess you're right I just figured that wih the acqusition of Morrow, interest in Iginla, and Malkin/Crosby as the top two centres that they might use Sutter to upgrade on defence and in goal. Not that the Leafs have much to offer in the latter department, but still..

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 10:01:26 AM »
As good as Reimer has looked the last two games (and he has), I'd still be in the market for a veteran goaltender. Maybe its just me, but Reimer always looks like he's one save or play away from another injury. I'm convinced Scrivens can't get the job done, especially come playoff time. If the Leafs want to make sure they make it this year, and have a strong showing, I'd probably be willing to part with Bozak if provided an upgrade between the pipes.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 10:04:06 AM by RedLeaf »
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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 10:05:22 AM »
As good as Reimer has looked the last two games (and he has), I'd still be in the market for a veteran goaltender. Maybe its just me, but Reimer always looks like he's one save or play away from another injury. I'm convinced Scrivens can't get the job done, especially come playoff time. If the Leafs want to make sure they make it this year, and have a strong showing, I'd probably be willing to part with Bozak if provided an upgrade between the pipes.

I wouldn't mind a veteran goalie if nothing else to provide some stability back there.  That being said, I have no idea who's available and at what cost.  If the Leafs can get someone relatively dependable at a small cost, then I say do it.

I think back to the year when they brought in Gerber late, and he won a bunch of games Leafs had no business in winning and got us a lower draft pick (that turned out to be Kadri so it all worked out).

What am I saying?  Sometimes a veteran goalie can win you games, takes pressure off Reimer (I assume Scrivens would be dealt)
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 10:08:42 AM by Zee »

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 10:39:20 AM »
As good as Reimer has looked the last two games (and he has), I'd still be in the market for a veteran goaltender. Maybe its just me, but Reimer always looks like he's one save or play away from another injury.

Well, you could say that about any goalie.  ;)

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 10:48:31 AM »
I would just like to say I have about as much interest in watching any of these deadline shows as I do getting hit over the head with a shovel. 

I used to take the day off for this day... what was I thinking...

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 10:56:54 AM »
Weiss is out for the season, Stastny is hurt as well. O'Reilly can't be traded until next February 28th and Duchene isn't going anywhere.

Stastny's injury is a minor one though. I suspect of the four, he's the one they'd be willing to part with. I'd be interested in him for sure; he's a good playmaker and is very good on faceoffs. He's not quite the no.1 centre the team really needs, but he's definitely an upgrade on Bozak.

If I can role out Kadri, Stastny and Grabbo I'm pretty happy with that overall.  Some really high levels of puck possession going on there. I think it allows Carlyle to interchange the wingers to find the right fits and adjust for different opponents when needed.

Still say my idea of Stastny and O'Byrne for Liles + Bozak + [something not blue chip] or a 2nd is workable.

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Re: Trade Deadline
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013, 10:58:23 AM »
I would just like to say I have about as much interest in watching any of these deadline shows as I do getting hit over the head with a shovel. 

I used to take the day off for this day... what was I thinking...

Whaaaaa?? You mean you aren't willing to lose a days pay watching Bob McKenzie analyze 3rd and 4th line players for 8 hours this year?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 11:00:18 AM by RedLeaf »
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