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13 Dec 2018 20:55:15
bruins: jake debrusk, torey krug

oilers: ryan spooner, jesse puljujarvi

13 Dec 2018 21:12:28
No way the Bruins do this!

13 Dec 2018 21:29:13
Oil will need to add a lot more.

13 Dec 2018 21:38:48
No from bruins. They’re really high on DeBrusk, and krug is a good piece too. Not enough coming back.

13 Dec 2018 22:10:51
That is terrible for Boston.

13 Dec 2018 22:59:47
Ya the original rumour was Nuge for Krug and JD so this is not going to cut lmao I wish tho.

13 Dec 2018 17:50:45
Would this trade work?
Oilers: Lucic + Caggiula or Spooner (1M retained)
Bruins: Backes
Both Lucic and Backes are struggling. Both have the same cap, but Lucic has 2 extra years on his contract.
Backes did well under Hitchcock. Lucic did well on the Bruins.
Now, Bruins need more scoring. Their top line is basically it. So, would Caggiula be enough for the extra 2 years on Lucic’s contract? Or Is Spooner, an ex-Bruins, with 1 m salary retained good enough?
Backes would be good for a third line centreman for the oilers.

13 Dec 2018 19:43:41
I see the logic but there’s nobody in the proposal to do the scoring you say the Bruins need.

13 Dec 2018 20:34:51
Caggiula had a 13 goal year last season and it wasn’t a full season.
This season, 10 pts in 23 games.
He could help a team with secondary scoring.

13 Dec 2018 22:15:39
I guess. The value seems fair considering Backes term is shorter than Lucic’s.

13 Dec 2018 23:14:15
Oilers also need that secondary scoring as well lol so I’d think they’d hang onto Caggiula especially since he chose to sign here after college.
However ya I posted something similar to this before and as I think it has something potential to happen I bet Boston probably chooses to keep Backes rather than making this trade based solely on the fact Lucic has 2 more years but 🤷🏼‍♂️.

13 Dec 2018 17:21:46
Edmonton: RnH , Nurse

Minnesota: Coyle , dumba

Who adds?

13 Dec 2018 18:59:46
Value isn’t that bad but I doubt Minnesota trades Dumba, that guy is a beast.

13 Dec 2018 19:39:54
Dumba has more value than the package lol no from Minny.

13 Dec 2018 23:15:12
Dumba has more value than Nuge AND Nurse 😂 buddy. Come on.

13 Dec 2018 16:39:32

Edm:Nurse, Puljujarvi, Benson




Mtl:Nurse, Benson


13 Dec 2018 18:48:48
The wild win this trade easily!

12 Dec 2018 08:55:53
Mtl petry+shaw+fleury

Oilers- nurse+kassian+rieder

12 Dec 2018 15:00:30
Didnt the habs traded them kassian a few years ago. they would not take him back… to many 3rd and 4th line guys.

13 Dec 2018 16:23:00
No from mtl.

12 Dec 2018 03:40:42
Edm- nurse+rusell+rieder

Mtl- petry+shaw+fleury



11 Dec 2018 15:59:59
Oilers: Lucic + Benning

Boston: Backes

Read in article.

Lucic thrived in Boston as we all know and there’s been reports of Boston wanting more toughness and grit (I thought they were fine but guess not) . Lucic I think would easily waive to go to Boston and it could honestly be good for him.

Backes was one of Hitch’s fav players while he was in St. Louis (not to mention the captain) and was very trusted by hitch, he could replace looch on the ideinty line. Lol

Both these players signed contracts and are not living up to the price tag, being moved I think lessen the pressure off both of them.

Issue here is Lucic has 2 years extra on his contract.

Anyways this is what I read and there is believed to be some steam since Boston was at the oilers last home game.

11 Dec 2018 17:51:11
Boston GM Sweeney was in Edm for the Sunday night game. The article suggests two pkayers stick out that they could maybe discuss with each other. Lucic who played in Boston and Backes who could use a change possibly. Benning was mentioned because he was drafted by Boston and played Uni or collage there or close to there.
Just someone speculating.

11 Dec 2018 20:11:19
Bruins will not trade for Lucic, contract is 2 more years than Backes' and why would they trade for Benning to be their 8th D?

11 Dec 2018 22:08:15
Ask the guy who wrote the article suggesting such madness. Wasn't any of us. He's just speculating rumors.

11 Dec 2018 23:14:47
Benning isn’t much value if they value Backes contract a lot more than Lucic’s. Also I’m pretty sure they didn’t sign Benning after he was done college. But if there WANTING to get Lucic then maybe it could happen.

12 Dec 2018 02:07:46
Bigger trade maybe? Oilers want krug and Boston need help from forward

Edmonton : Lucic, nugent-Hopkins, benning

Boston : backes and krug?

12 Dec 2018 10:37:23
Another article was stating potentially Boston was watching spooner as well? Most likely not but he is for sure on the block I’d imagine.

12 Dec 2018 20:43:36
If Lucic has any chance of living up to that contract it will be in Boston where they still play the style of play he is best suited for. Hitch has the right idea I think playing him on a thumper line. but that's a hefty price tag for a guy playing 3rd/ 4th line minutes.

13 Dec 2018 16:22:07
Spooner on the block?! lol PC is like that guy that trades his new car in every 6 months and takes the big hit on depreciation for the next guy. Turns Eberle into strome, into spooner and weeks later what’s he looking for? Someone to stock their vending machine?!

13 Dec 2018 16:28:23
Spooner on the trade block?! Lol PC is like the guy that trades in his new car every 6 months and takes the big hit on depreciation for the next guy. Turns eberle into strome, strome into spooner. Now spooner into what? A guy to stock the vending machines?! Lol kept his monthly payments the same but is driving a civic instead of the Cadillac he started with. So bad.

10 Dec 2018 15:40:46
Oilers are doing fine now, but they need to score more. They need to get rid of lucic’s contract. It’s a waste of space.

Oilers: Lucic + Puljujarvi + 1st rd pk 2019 + 2nd rd pk 2020 + B Prospect

Sens: Duchene + Stone (Both UFAs and probably won’t sign with the Sens. Oilers sign them to 7 m over 6 yrs.

10 Dec 2018 16:36:36
Sens wouldn't do this.

10 Dec 2018 17:02:12
come on yup, you know other teams that are doing bad love to take on dead weight contracts lol .

10 Dec 2018 17:53:27
Take lucic out and add bouchard and at least then the Sens might actually speak to you.

10 Dec 2018 18:54:31
Can Oiler’s even afford to do this? Incoming salary is significantly higher than outgoing, and Oilers are pretty tight against the cap right now.

10 Dec 2018 20:50:53
Yes leafsgm it wouldn't work on many levels.

11 Dec 2018 00:16:42


Sens signing both, already in talks, keep dreaming

Let's counter with oils get those 2, Ceci, and dzingle for nuge, Bouchard, nurse, a 2nd, and 2 1sts

Keeps chemistry with players involved plus gives value to get value

Ottawa gets the defence needed, plus a new top center, and a few picks to fall back on, it also keeps the rebuild going.

Edmonton gets 2 of the best 2 way forwards in the game plus in dzingle they get a speedy forward to pair with McDavid and if that don't work he still has chemistry with stone and Duchene to fall back on, Edmonton also gets a top 4 dman back.

11 Dec 2018 21:17:35
Why would anybody deal with the oilers. They won't be able to sign everyone. The have a serious problem with Mcdavid and he's going to want more.

07 Dec 2018 11:43:23
Mtl: Mete, Petry (retain 750k)

Edm: Klefbom, 4rd 2019

Petry at under 5 million for 3 years is valuable imo. Plus Mete who has potential to be better then Klefbom does Edm accept?

07 Dec 2018 17:11:27
Both Klefbomamd Petry are playing very good hockey this year. Both ranked top 50 according to NHL. Klefbom is ranked higher and is younger and is cheaper, so if Mete wasn’t thrown in here, I would say Edmonton rejects this offer. The inclusion of Mete and retention on Petry’s salary changes the whole perspective of this trade though. Imo, I don’t think there is a “winner” per se with this trade. It’s a very neutral trade. About as lateral a move as they get. Well done BoomBoom. Maybe one of the Habs or Edmonton fans can give you a better evaluation. I’m a fence sitter on this one.

07 Dec 2018 20:37:21
I think Mete has too much value at this time considering the Habs should be looking to do a rebuild and he is a good future piece.

08 Dec 2018 02:46:14
Habs can't do a rebuild with Weber and Price.

08 Dec 2018 04:49:39
Why not yupp? They are both signed long term. they are already half way through a rebuild IMO. They have a handful of real good prospects that should all be arriving over the next couple years. ( poehling, brook, suzuki etc) and now have what appears to be a legitimate 1st line center ( domi) and another potential 1st line center ( kotkaniemi) other young players such as drouin juulsen lehkonen daneault are finding their stride and the rest of the team going forward are all still in there prime years gallahger tatar shaw armia byron petry they will be ok. Plus they have lots of cap space and future draft picks.

03 Dec 2018 17:04:01
sens: mark stone and matt duchene if they resign with oil

oilers: rnh, jesse puljujarvi and lucic

i think both stone and duchene don't want to b in ottawa and don't think they will resign with them and i'm only putting in lucic to even out money going both ways

03 Dec 2018 18:22:29
Cableguy, and every other delusional Oiler fans

Lucic is not going to be traded, No team wants to take on his dead salary.

Thats all i have to say about that.

03 Dec 2018 18:52:56
Puljujärvi is the asset needed to dump Lucic. Now you want Stone and Duchene resigned extensions for RNH? He’s good, but. Oh those players are each better than him lol.

03 Dec 2018 19:52:38
Jesse doesn't hold the value he once did. He is good in Hal but can't translate to mil. He is still young but not looking goid.

03 Dec 2018 21:52:11
Ottawa already has at least one boat anchor contract in Bobby Ryan. I’m not so sure they will be wanting Lucic as well. I mean, anything is possible. But I have a hard time seeing them wanting to absorb Lucic just so they can get RNH and hope Puljujärvi turns it around.

03 Dec 2018 22:44:29
Does leagues dint exist Colt/ redwing but I agree.

04 Dec 2018 04:18:52
Where’s Rambo?

04 Dec 2018 12:40:22
Rambo is having a stroke somewhere after reading this one lol.

04 Dec 2018 16:14:24
i know u guys don't think its worth it bt remember matt and mark probley won't sign with them so do they let them just go to free agent or do they get something in return and i think rnh and pul would b good for them and mayb oil throws in a 2nd or 3rd pick to get lucic off the roster.

05 Dec 2018 03:20:26
You pretty much have to use a first to get rid of this contract.

05 Dec 2018 18:49:18
For once your right Jim I thought your offers were bad then this garbage comes along lol.

Ottawa would never do this with or without Lucic, people always say Ryan has negative value even though he can still perform, and you think Ottawa would want a useless liability on a worst contract in Lucic? Get real.

And fyi both Duchene and stone are concerned to be in contract negotiations currently with ottawa. If they didn't want to be there they wouldn't say they do want to be there let along get involved with contract negotiations, that much is common sense.

Give that myth of players not wanting to be in Ottawa a rest, its old and worn out. Get a new approach.

03 Dec 2018 16:19:45
Tor- Brown , goat, 3rd
Edm - caggiula

Free up a spot for Willy , Brown hadmagic with mcdavid and get rid of the goat

Will save money starting next yr

03 Dec 2018 16:32:14
Brown is the best piece in that deal. No thank you.

27 Nov 2018 19:32:50
Read in article

Oil: Talbot

Philly: One of Pickard, Lyon or Elliot + draft pick or prospect.

My proposal is Talbot for Pickard + Mike Vecchione

Apparently oilers have been listening to offers on Talbot, and I believe they are prepared to part ways if a deal can be made.

Oilers get a younger backup goalie who I think can be good one day and a player who I think would benefit Edmonton. Vecchione I think can be expendable for philly but he did sign her after his college career ended. So might be tough to send him away.

Flyers get an upgrade in net, and could ultimately be a short term or long term piece depending on if Talbot can improve his game.

Anyways just a thought. Depends on how flyers view Talbot imo.

27 Nov 2018 20:32:34
Hard to pick agoslie out of philly because they have all been awful this season. I think that Lyon kid has some potential still. Pickards having a tough go, but could turn it around.

27 Nov 2018 20:35:21
You read this on beer league heroes definitely not a credible source .

28 Nov 2018 04:57:59
I doesn’t matter where it came from I gave my own proposal lol.

28 Nov 2018 14:55:38
How good of a fit would Simmonds be with McDavid Nuge or Drai. I've always wanted him. Maybe if Philly thinks they won't resign him we can try and get him as well? Do we have to add a 1st to Talbot for Pickard, Simmonds, Vecchione? Try to resin Simmonds off season. Philly also resigns Talbot. Or can Oilers swap out a prospect and a 2nd or 3rd? Depending on what prospect maybe there's one philly would like, we have a lot of prospects playing well right now actually.
Anyways, Maybe Talbot could be good in Philly for 2-3 years until Hart is ready. Then Talbot plays veteran backup for a few years to Hart in 2:3 years. Could be alright.

28 Nov 2018 14:56:48
Oilers free up $5.5M in Talbot. Resign Koskinen for next year. I've always liked Pickard, Hitchinson, Jalak as backups myself. Talbot might need a change in scenery, not sure what is wrong with him this season. Sucks.

26 Nov 2018 23:14:53
Calgary Flames:
• (LHD) TJ Brodie (4,650,400 x 2YR)
• (C) Mark Jankowski (1,675,000 x 2YR)
• (2019) Seventh Round Pick
Toronto Maple Leafs:
• (C) William Nylander (unsigned gaudreau comparable contract)

Arizona Coyotes:
• (RHD) Jason Demers (3,937,000 x 3YR)
Toronto Maple Leafs:
• (LW) Josh Leivo (925,000 x 1YR)
• (2019) Second Round Pick

Edmonton Oilers:
• (RW) Jesse Puljujärvi (925,000 x 1YR)
• (2019) Second Round Pick
Toronto Maple Leafs:
• (LHD) Jake Gardiner (4,050,000 x 1YR)

Projected Lines -

Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen
Andreas Johnsson - Nazem Kadri - Jesse Puljujärvi
Tyler Ennis - Mark Jankowski - Connor Brown

Morgan Rielly - Jason Demers
TJ Brodie - Ron Hainsey
Travis Dermott - Martin Marincin

27 Nov 2018 04:59:12
Pool and a 2nd for gradiner ufa 😂😂.

27 Nov 2018 10:08:53
1) that package wouldn't get you puljujarvi
2) you have brodie on 2nd line and demers with reilly?
3) i'd think that package toronto would want at very least a 3rd in that nylander deal not a 7th.

27 Nov 2018 10:56:48
Demers is done for the season. Maybe even his career. Lol. That one is a for sure no way.

Gardiner is worth more than a bust + 2nd. Can Edmonton even afford this trade?

The Calgary trade has the most chops to it, though I personally feel Leafs Gould be targeting younger players rather than 28 year old Brodie with only 2 years left on his contract before UFA. Valimaki or Andersson maybe?

27 Nov 2018 10:57:28
Demers done for the season. Knee blown. May not be back for a long while.

Gardiner is worth more than a bust + 2nd (hard to believe sometimes, I know)

Brodie is 28 and 2 years until UFA. Leafs need someone younger with contract similar in terms to Nylander. Valimaki or Andersson maybe?

27 Nov 2018 12:31:32
Would not trade Gardiner for a huge question mark and a pick could really use him come playoff time.

27 Nov 2018 13:29:14
Question mark is fair but bust is so not true. I’d say he’s just not being developed properly, big surprise there. He’s 20 and probably should’ve been in the AHL for most if not all of his career up to this point. His first stint in the AHL points wise wasn’t the greatest but he was on a bad team and people said he was creating a lot. His last one was only 4 games yes but he had 4 points. Let him be a point a game in the AHL and see what he is next season before calling him a bust, would be my suggestion.

27 Nov 2018 15:31:27
@ebs. Completely agree. He’s such a big guy with skill, he’s just not an NHL player yet and that’s okay. But he’s being mismanaged. As leaf fans we had little to cheer for and wanted Nylander on the big club and management said he wouldn’t come up until he has a chance to dominate in the AHL. He did and was better for it. Should be a similar approach with puli.

27 Nov 2018 15:59:09
With North American kids like marner etc leafs option was to have him in the leafs or send him back to junior again, that didn’t make sense. With these European guys, you’re given such an advantage to be allowed to have them in the AHL at 18 and 19. Why not use that? They’re learning a new game, a new rink size, a new culture, often times a new language. Use every tool you have to allow them to succeed and slower hockey and a bit weaker competition is one of them to start.

27 Nov 2018 18:35:37
Agreed Jim, it seems so obvious. Why play him 5-10 minutes a night on the 3rd or 4th line when he can go succeed in the A?

27 Nov 2018 20:04:15
Oilers are very good at screwing up developing their drafts. It’s just not possible to draft so many busts like that. They rushed virtually every one of their top picks the last ten years, and look how many succeeded. Not nearly as many should have. And the ones that did actually do anything in NHL have underperformed. I don’t think it’s coincidence that Hall had his breakout year after finally being traded.

27 Nov 2018 20:11:30
Yeah. He could be first line, be the first shot option on the PP, learn to play both sides of the puck and gain a ton of confidence. Then drop him on Mcdavids line late this season or to start next year.

27 Nov 2018 21:31:29
@LeafsGM, Bouchard- sent back to juniors.
Yamamoto- finished junior and now in the AHL.
Puljujarvi- made mistakes in his development IMO but not too late.
McDavid- not underperforming.

Draisaitl- went back to junior and now he’s doing just fine. Nurse- finished his junior and maybe slightly underperforming but he’s also a D and it’s expected. Yakupov- totally blew it and even though he has zero IQ he could’ve had a good career riding shotgun with McDavid IMO.

RNH- not the high point getting 1st overall but a good player. He was too good to go back to junior.
Hall- had an 80 point season in Edmonton and was also to good for junior. How many 1st overalls go back to junior?

27 Nov 2018 22:38:01
Calling puli a bust is funny though. He’s a 4th overall from 2016. Some of the same guys I’ve seen call him a bust on this site were also commenting that Chicago did well getting strome. He was a higher pick a year earlier than puli. Saying he’s not where you thought he would be, fair. Saying bust is laughable for a 20 year old kid.

27 Nov 2018 23:04:08
Call it what you want to call it. He’s not living up to the expectation that warranted such a high draft selection, playing with some of the world’s best players. He might still come along, but at this point he’s looking more like a Crouse and either Strome than a Marner or Nylander. The same guys saying Puljujärvi isn’t a bust are the same guys who say Crouse is. Imo they are all looking like a bust to me and would not bring anywhere close to a 1st in return. How much would you be willing to give up for any of those guys?


Klefbom sucks. Nurse will never be more than 2LHD similar to Zadorov. Yakopov was a spectacular bust. Paajarvi sucks. Gagner sucks. Petry doing ok now but sucked for a long time. Puljujärvi sucks and looking like he’s a bust. Yamamoto is so small I have a hard time seeing him doing much at NHL level. Bouchard is way too early to say.

28 Nov 2018 00:58:21
Yupp isn’t on this. I think you mean ebs.

28 Nov 2018 05:11:51
Oops. Sorry Yupp. Lol.

26 Nov 2018 10:32:28
Mtl: Danault

Edm: Nurse, Puljujarvi

Toronto: Nylander


Edm: Nylander

Mtl: Nurse, Lucic

Toronto: Danault, Puljujarvi, Bear

26 Nov 2018 15:33:23
I don’t get this at all. Where did Lucic and Bear come from?

26 Nov 2018 16:04:37
Wtf did I just read stop posting these dumb posts man.

26 Nov 2018 19:08:01
Danault is nowhere near what Nurse is worth alone, this is what your logic looks like

Domi, Drouin
Lucic, Kassian.

30 Nov 2018 18:15:48
"I don’t get this at all. Where did Lucic and Bear come from?"

From Playstation 4.

25 Nov 2018 16:43:59
Mtl: Gallagher

Edm: Nurse

Mtl gets much needed defensive help while Edm gets one of the best contract in the nhl in the energetic Gally and Hope's that this guy will completely change the dynamic up front. Plus Gallagher is on his way for another 30 goal season.

It's a straight up deal mtl gets a younger solid defensemen but Edm is not getting too old because Gallagher is just 26 and cmg off a really good season and has 11 goals this season already

25 Nov 2018 17:53:17
Thanks but no thanks.

25 Nov 2018 19:04:40
Value wise not far off, just don’t think oilers would be willing to trade away a top 4 defence for another gritty forward. They have grinder type players and are looking to add a top 4 d man not trade one for something they don’t need.

25 Nov 2018 19:58:48
No from oil lol.

26 Nov 2018 04:29:51
Montreal absolutely does not need another defenseman. Weber comes back soon and they have to try to fit him already. How would they fit Nurse too?

26 Nov 2018 10:31:40
What does Edm or mtl need to add to make it happen.

26 Nov 2018 10:34:17
I agree with Mertle, The value is there and it's a good trade. I would love to add Galagher but that creates too big a hole on a D that I don't think Is very smart at the moment. The top three of Klef Larsson nurse is okay, but after that there's a bit of a drop especially with Sekera out.

Subtracting Nurse right now wouldn't be very smart.
Unless there is another separate deal you can think of to add another D at the same time as this deal?
Klef - Lars. Nurse - Bouchard. In a year or two will be good. If they took nurse out now that's a big hole.
Want Sekera or Russel for your left side?! I'll add a 1st to Sekera for Gally. 😜😜 Ha ha. Him and Weber will carry you to glory!

26 Nov 2018 10:35:22
so why would edmonton make their defense WEAKER when they need better defense?

26 Nov 2018 12:34:30
LeafsGM. Montreal is actually rumored to be looking for a D. Preferably a left shot to play with Weber.
They don't like playing all Jordie Benn, Schlemko, Alzner, and Kulak. Those guys are all third pairing guys at best. Right now all four are in the lineup. Will be nice for them to get Weber back and maybe bring in someone new, an upgrade to those four mentioned.
That's just what I've read.

27 Nov 2018 02:31:45

They can have Gardiner. Would be happy to give him away like he does the puck every night.

25 Nov 2018 03:15:13
Oil: Benning

Dallas: Faksa

Saw in article.

25 Nov 2018 03:55:10
Easy no from stars. When a leaf fan on here posted about faksa in a Nylander deal we were told by the all mighty yupp that he was 7th in selke voting and is better defensively at his age than kopitar and Bergeron were lol oilers going to just pluck him out of Texas for a 6th Dman? Of course they will because Chiarelli robs everyone in trades, right? lol 😂.

25 Nov 2018 04:07:16
Wasn't in vbb who was pumping faksa's tires? Idk I could be wrong.

25 Nov 2018 05:01:57
No vbb posted it. Yupp filled is in on his selke pedigree and then vbb was doing his over the top exaggerating of how good he was everytime his name came up mocking yupps love for him. Yupper there was the one saying he wouldn’t be included in a Nylander deal because he’s on the track of Bergeron and kopitar defensively 😂 😂 but now oilers can get him for scraps.

25 Nov 2018 05:07:41
I was the one hyping Faksa. Lol. Vbb was the one telling me how much Faksa sucked.

I would still trade Kadri for Faksa +. We need a good defensive minded player on the team, and Faksa is damn good. A very adequate replacement for Kadri. Plus whatever the pick/ prospect comes with him.

25 Nov 2018 15:24:55
Wtf Shadow, You're now told by your own fans you're wrong. I've never said anything about Faksa before. I don't know anything about him.
But there is an article out there suggesting Stars may be interested in Benning and that adding a 3rd might get Faksa. Just an article written by someone else. Relax bud. It's not McJesus words no need to be so upset. He even said "read in an article"

25 Nov 2018 15:44:57
Your bad memory on a lot of stories is causing you to spin it to how you want to hear it just to try and trash me. Even make posts just to try and trash me. Move along already man, Stop shadowing me so much. Pretty annoying to everyone don't you think? Doesn't it get old being a little child and being triggered by anything I say you have to constantly whine and argue? Move on already man!

25 Nov 2018 16:15:31
@leafsGM, the problem with trading Kadri is in the first 10 games he was playing 3rd line and had 1g 4a. Matthews got hurt, he scores 6 goals in his next 7 games and adds 4 assists since. If you trade Kadri, and something goes wrong with JT or Matthews, that great centre depth we have is gone. Faksa might be really good defensively, but he’s not going to pick up one of those 2 guys offense. If you could get him another way, maybe. But not at the expense of a better Centreman.

25 Nov 2018 18:04:13
I'd keep Kadri.

25 Nov 2018 21:05:29
I would think that faksa being a 3rd line defencsive center would have more value than a bottom pairing depth defenceman. Oilers say no.

26 Nov 2018 04:39:25

No doubt losing Kadri’s offense would be a kick in the shins. Kadri is more like a 2C or even a 1C in most teams. He’s had his best years playing the 2C, and again this year, as you pointed out, playing his best only after Matthews is out and Kadri gets to show what he can do.

On Leafs when he is playing 3C, Kadri is being misused. Babcock didn’t promote Aaltonen last year because he thought he was too offensive for the 3C spot. Trying to roll three scoring lines could work if Nylander was in lineups. Right now Kadri is back to being shutdown guy. Faksa is better suited to a 3C position.

Just my thoughts anyway.

26 Nov 2018 12:36:35
Not addressing that you were wrong here must hopefully mean you're just going to move on now Shadow. I'm looking forward to some civil hockey talk with you in the near future as in sure everyone else would.

26 Nov 2018 14:55:49
I was away for a cpl days, not ignoring it. I was positive it was you. If not, my bad. Regardless, a bottom pairing Dman does not get you a young 3rd line centre with that kind of defensive game.

26 Nov 2018 15:23:01
@LeafsGM I get what you’re saying. I would just rather have Kadri misused as a 3rd centre and be there in case AM or JT get hurt than trade him and be one injury away from turning a contender into a team whose 2nd best centre is Radek Faksa. For this year atleast, when salary cap isn’t an issue, I’d rather guys be over-qualified for their position than not. Down the road if we need cap relief, Kadri at $4.5 mill should be a very easy trade.

23 Nov 2018 12:05:11
Edm: Puljuajrvi, Bear, Yamaoto

Ott: Stone@7.2million for 8 years

23 Nov 2018 12:25:44
Why don't they just sign him as a UFA and not give away three young pieces?

23 Nov 2018 13:38:02
Maybe make another deal where they make room to actually make this realistic? What's the plan on how they fit Stones contract in Boom? Money has to go out. I can see them trying to make some moves to move lonely out to bring Stone in, But in the off season when that's a little easier and then just sign Stone as a UFA.

23 Nov 2018 23:48:47
Edm needs a star up front they can make another trade to get rid of cap I'm not going to figure it all put for them legros.

22 Nov 2018 16:46:03
Chicago Blackhawks -
• (LW) Brandon Saad
• (D) Connor Murphy

Ottawa Senators -
• (D) Cody Ceci
• (C) Matt Duchene

Edmonton Oilers -
• (RW) Jesse Puljujärvi
• (D) Ethan Bear
• (2019) First Round Pick


Oilers - Brandon Saad, Cody Ceci
Sens - Connor Murphy, First Round Pick
Hawks - Ethan Bear, Jesse Puljujärvi, Matt Duchene

Just trying out a few 3 ways

22 Nov 2018 18:17:55
No from Ottawa for sure.


I'm assuming that Edmonton would get better from this trade and the 1st wouldn't be a lottery pick.

22 Nov 2018 18:55:26
Billy you're really off all the time cap wise. This can't happen on the Oilers side with that much $ coming in and not much going out.
I don't think they would consider those young assets for those two players anyways.
I really like the idea of bringing in Duchene. He would be a good fit with Drai or McDavid IMO. Ty and make room in the off season to sign him as a ufa. Having a great season so far. 5th in points? He's going to get paid nicely by someone. Stone, Panarin, Skinner also UFAs having great starts.

23 Nov 2018 08:22:16
You're a Hawks fan, eh?

23 Nov 2018 12:04:19
from a blackhawks perspective, hell yeah we'll take it
from ottawa perspective, would probably be able to get more for duchene elsewhere let lone duchene and ceci.
from edmonton perspective, saad would look good next to mcdavid but i don't think ceci is the defenseman they need as much as i like him.

23 Nov 2018 12:29:14
Triplets that’s what I was thinking. To me it looks like both Ottawa and Edmonton get screwed hard.

23 Nov 2018 23:44:35
Ottawa would laugh in your face.

Fyi Ottawa and Duchene have been talking a new contract for the last 2 weeks, he's staying put, while Ceci is on block.

22 Nov 2018 10:39:45
Toronto Maple Leafs:
• (C) William Nylander
• (D) Jake Gardiner

Edmonton Oilers:
• (RW) Jesse Puljujärvi
• (D) Ethan Bear
• (2019) First Round Pick

Ottawa Senators:
• (C) Matt Duchene
• (D) Cody Ceci
• (2019) Second Round Pick

Toronto Receives - (D) Ethan Bear, (D) Cody Ceci & (2019) Second Round Pick

Ottawa Receives - (2019) First Round Pick, Jesse Puljujärvi & (D) Jake Gardiner

Edmonton Receives - (C) William Nylander & (C) Matt Duchene

Edmonton Oilers Projected Lines:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Connor McDavid - William Nylander
Milan Lucic - Leon Draisaitl - Alex Chaisson
Ryan Spooner - Matt Duchene - Drake Cagguila
Jujhar Khaira - Kyle Brodziak - Zack Kassian

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse - Kris Russell
Kevin Gravel - Matt Benning

Injured Reserve - Tobias Rieder * Andrej Sekera *

22 Nov 2018 11:48:56
Id say no from TO.

Downgrade from Gardiner to Ceci, then get back Bear and a 2nd for Nylander? No thanks, rather go after Pesce/ Manson, etc.

22 Nov 2018 12:15:25
And the oilers are what? 15 mil over the cap?

22 Nov 2018 12:36:49
This is funny. Not very realistic for value or cap wise.

22 Nov 2018 12:38:02
Toronto gets screwed.

22 Nov 2018 12:38:07
The leafs get hosed.

22 Nov 2018 14:12:43
Leafs trade a top 4 Dman and a 22 year old 1st line winger and get a decent prospect in Bear, a disappointing player in Ceci (although Rambo says he’s been great this year, I haven’t watched to know) and a 2nd rounder?! No thanks. Oilers do alright in it if they could keep the players beyonf this season, but cap obviously doesn’t work and Sens do pretty well getting puli and the best pick.

22 Nov 2018 14:35:07
Dosent get Gardiner alone. A overrated 7th dman cap dump, decent prospect and a 1st dosent get a 50+ point dman.

22 Nov 2018 14:36:52
Drais And Klefbom for Hanisey, Grundstrom And 2nd?

22 Nov 2018 16:05:35
You forgot Ottawa in your over exaggerated comparison VBB my friend. You can do better.

22 Nov 2018 18:57:42
He called ceci an overrated 7th Dman in there yupp. Try again lol.

22 Nov 2018 21:35:01
🤔🤔🤔. In the Drai and Klefbom comparison? Try again. Lol.

22 Nov 2018 22:19:16
Well I mean who in Ottawa is comparible with that package. Nylander>>any forward on Ottawa.

23 Nov 2018 01:54:08
Nylander is better than Stone 24 points and Duchene 27 points (8th in league scoring) ?
Duchene has more points and Tavares right now and Nylander certainly isn't better than Tavares if some Leafs fans call Nylander the 7th best player on the team.
Are you over exaggerating, again?
Nylander. Stone. Duchene. Wonder how everyone would rank those three. i'm not sure how I would. Even Chabot.

23 Nov 2018 04:53:23
Brady Tkatchuk as well.

23 Nov 2018 05:25:33
I think you need more practice with your three way propositions Billy. got to keep an eye on the cap. And is the value and fit right for each team? Floating a proposal that makes sense between two trades is difficult enough. Between three teams is outrageous.

Love all those guys. Every single one of them is a damn good player. This trade doesn’t work for a couple different reasons. But that’s ok. Because we gained a bit more insight on all these players and teams involved.

That Puljujärvi though. His size just makes you drool. If only he would live up to his potential, he could be a top 10 power forward in the league for years. A young Lucic perhaps?

23 Nov 2018 13:13:43
Tkachuk yes he’s a comparible. But no pending UFA has the value as Nylander. Who’s comparible to Gardiner? Chabot>>Gardiner.

Switch Tkachuk with Drais if that floats your boat.

23 Nov 2018 16:34:34

21 Nov 2018 19:20:03
Canucks: Sam gagner (50% retained) 1.55 million roughly, Derrick pouliot 1.1 million 2020, 2nd round pick and 2019 5th

Oilers: Jesse Puljujärvi, Brodziak (for cap reasons)

21 Nov 2018 21:21:43
Brodz has been a very nice off season addition. He's very liked on the fourth line. I don't think they would give Piljujarvi away for this package at the moment.

23 Nov 2018 05:37:29
Gagner is worse than worthless. He has negative value. You would actually have to pay another team a pick/ prospect to take Gagner now. He’s looking pretty good on Marlies playing against guys his skill set. Maybe he should just stay there a while.

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