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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #300 on: June 06, 2018, 09:14:11 AM »
Wait now Ryan O’Rielly is being shopped by the Sabres? Tavares consolation prize!

For other teams after we sign Tavares, sure.

Yeah, Buffalo would almost certainly give the Leafs a really sweet deal on that one.

I'm with this.  I'd rather go the Tavares route since it involves nothing but money rather than trying to trade with a team in your own division who will do you no favors.

(I don't think we're getting either player)

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« Reply #301 on: June 06, 2018, 09:29:59 AM »
RO'R was destined to be traded once he told the media he lost his love for the game because of the Sabres' situation, not after he drunkenly rammed his car into a donut shop and walked away from the scene.

Carolina might take a big swing on him, as they're not going to be able to afford Tavares dollars, but have lots of pieces they apparently want to get rid of because of all that pent up trade-rage from years of Francis' inactivity.
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« Reply #301 on: June 06, 2018, 09:29:59 AM »

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« Reply #302 on: June 06, 2018, 09:36:56 AM »
Carolina might take a big swing on him, as they're not going to be able to afford Tavares dollars, but have lots of pieces they apparently want to get rid of because of all that pent up trade-rage from years of Francis' inactivity.

Something revolving around Hanifin for ROR would probably suit both teams pretty well.

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« Reply #303 on: June 06, 2018, 10:34:19 AM »
Carolina might take a big swing on him, as they're not going to be able to afford Tavares dollars, but have lots of pieces they apparently want to get rid of because of all that pent up trade-rage from years of Francis' inactivity.

Something revolving around Hanifin for ROR would probably suit both teams pretty well.

https://www.diebytheblade.com/2018/6/5/17428356/examining-carolina-hurricanes-as-a-potential-trade-partner-for-ryan-oreilly-buffalo-sabres

So they've already fired up the articles about this, aside from picking the wrong players to target.
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« Reply #304 on: June 06, 2018, 10:40:47 AM »
So they've already fired up the articles about this, aside from picking the wrong players to target.

I just read the bit in that article about how they wrote Hanifin probably wouldn't be on the table because of ROR's cap hit. I don't think Sabres fans understand how good O'Reilly is.

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« Reply #305 on: June 06, 2018, 10:50:58 AM »
So they've already fired up the articles about this, aside from picking the wrong players to target.

I just read the bit in that article about how they wrote Hanifin probably wouldn't be on the table because of ROR's cap hit. I don't think Sabres fans understand how good O'Reilly is.

Semi-hoping their management group also doesn't understand.
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« Reply #306 on: June 06, 2018, 10:54:26 AM »
Wait now Ryan O’Rielly is being shopped by the Sabres? Tavares consolation prize!

For other teams after we sign Tavares, sure.

Yeah, Buffalo would almost certainly give the Leafs a really sweet deal on that one.

I'm with this.  I'd rather go the Tavares route since it involves nothing but money rather than trying to trade with a team in your own division who will do you no favors.

(I don't think we're getting either player)
I wouldn't be giving up non-cash assets for forward help. I would for defensive help though.

I think Buf should do everything in their power to make this guy happy and keep him. He plays a tonne and takes more faceoffs then anyone.
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« Reply #307 on: June 06, 2018, 01:27:43 PM »

Who is it for Leafs fans?  Kapanen?  Brown?  Nylander?

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« Reply #308 on: June 06, 2018, 01:32:00 PM »
Who is it for Leafs fans?  Kapanen?  Brown?  Nylander?

One of Brown or Kapanen, yeah. I think a lot of people would balk at trading Nylander unless something huge was coming back.
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« Reply #309 on: June 06, 2018, 01:37:40 PM »
He expands on what he means by "line" a little more here:


So I think for us Kapanen and Johnsson would be above the "Hagg line" (i.e. they're available players but we don't want to trade them even if it could help our team) while Brown is below it.

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« Reply #310 on: June 11, 2018, 02:59:52 PM »
Elliotte Friedman noted that the Leafs are searching for a 3C in his latest 31 Thoughts.

Nic Petan's agent all but said his client needs a change of scenery. He's a LW/C on the smaller side, but a very skilled and creative playmaker, mired for the past two seasons either to the 4th line with Chris Thorburn (their lesser Matt Martin) and Brandon Tanev (stonier hands than Hyman), or the press box.



Honestly, I'm not even sure what Matthews could've done with those two.

https://jetsnation.ca/2017/10/02/time-for-the-jets-to-do-right-by-nic-petan/

Jets are looking for LD, of which we have plenty. If they're looking for a defensive 4th line centre, Frederic Gauthier fits the bill.
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Re: Armchair GM 2018-2019
« Reply #311 on: June 11, 2018, 06:33:30 PM »
So, no Bozak?


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« Reply #312 on: June 12, 2018, 10:57:02 AM »
Both LeBrun and Dreger don't have Toronto on the list of teams that are currently in on Kovalchuk.

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« Reply #313 on: June 12, 2018, 11:10:23 AM »
Both LeBrun and Dreger don't have Toronto on the list of teams that are currently in on Kovalchuk.

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« Reply #314 on: June 12, 2018, 12:44:29 PM »
PPP is suggesting the Leafs chase Skinner from the 'Canes.

The suggestion is a first and a decent prospect...for one year of Skinner at $5.75m.

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but that seems like a lot, given his contract status, given he's a UFA after this coming season.

The stated rationale is that the Leafs likely won't be able to land a strong centre or defenseman with that kind of package, and therefore they should be in on Skinner.  I'm kind of thinking that if the Leafs don't really need help at the wing, then just keep the pick and prospect until they can find a deal for a d-man or C that they need.