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15 Feb 2018 17:54:01
LA fires the first shot in the California trade war..

Ducks Pacoretti

Habs Nick Ritchie, Sam Steele, 2018 2nd

Sharks Nash

NYR Hertl, 2018 1st, 2018 4th.

And to keep pace in the arms race....

Dallas Hoffman

Ottawa 2018 1st, Faksa, Vala

Florida 2018 3rd 2019 4th

Calgary Vrbada

15 Feb 2018 19:32:50
Seems like a lot for Nash.

15 Feb 2018 19:55:20
Lol nash ainy getting that return.

15 Feb 2018 20:29:03
Yes it is, but I think there will be a bidding war for his services pushing up the usual price tag for a UFA rental.

15 Feb 2018 20:37:22
No shot Steele is involved in the deal for ANA. He is their future down the middle.

15 Feb 2018 22:43:54
Wouldn’t hold my breath for that kinda return if I was a Habs fan. I personally think they’d be lucky to get steel straight up for Pacioretty IF ducks even had interest in him. Not s chance ducks give both steel and Richie AND a second. not a chance. GM would be unemployed if he made that trade.

15 Feb 2018 23:11:14
Seems like big overpayments for all the guys. I don't think Flames need Vrbata.

06 Feb 2018 10:19:48
Tampa goes all out for this year and possibly next year so here’s 2 trades to help them out

Trade 1

Tampa: Callahan (cap dump) . Foote

Van: Ben Hutton

Trade 2

Ott: Erik Karlsson

Tampa: 2018 first, 2019 first, 2018 2nd, Raddysh, howden, Koekkoek

Yes Tampa gives up a lot of their future but they are in win now mode and this roster can compete for the next 5 years (if healthy) . Dumping Callahan gives them an extra 5.8 mil freed up to resign both Karlsson and kucherov in 2 years and before anyone says those 2 guys will command 10 mil plus just remember the tax rate in Florida is a lot lower which is why stamkos signed for only 8.5 and Tampa is stamkos’s team so Yzerman will find a way to resign Karlsson and kucherov at around the 8 million dollar range.

06 Feb 2018 12:12:51
foote >> hutton
cap dump = freed salary to sign players
i don't think foote is worth the cap dump.

06 Feb 2018 19:02:09
Insulting to ottawa, need atleast one decent roster player with that lightning package to even get the sens to listen. i'm thinking hedman or sergachev to get the convo started, along with the prospects and picks. you keep koekkoek.

09 Feb 2018 11:12:05
Wow so you're saying Ottawa gets pick #30 - 2018, 60th 2018, 30th - 2019, + Raddysh, Howden and Koekkoek. Too funny

TB adds Callaghan and Ott only sends Karlsson not Stone.

I think Ottawa will keep both instead. Ottawa only needs to rest Karlsson until next year as he is still injured and it shows.

If they trade Karlsson he should go West somewhere.

Either you hate Ottawa or you love Tampa Bay.

01 Feb 2018 14:16:26
To Winnipeg

Keith Yandle

To Florida

Toby Enstrom
conditional 3rd round pick, becoming a 2nd round if Winnipeg wins two playoff rounds

01 Feb 2018 15:16:45
Jets pass don't need that contract already got a pricey defensive group and need cap space for young players elc running out.

01 Feb 2018 15:54:27
With Yandle's contract, not a chance the Jets consider this.

17 Jan 2018 17:45:02
Leafs and Florida shake things up.

Leafs- marner, dermott, kapinen and 2018 1st

Florida- Ekblad

Toronto gives up a potentially elite winger who in my opinion isn't being used properly in Toronto, another potential top 6 winger, a potential top 4 d man and a mid- late first. Florida is a dumpster fire who need scoring and as good as Ekblad is, he isn't panning out to be the franchise type d man he was supposed to be but clearly for the leafs he instantly improves their back end. Florida clearly isn't winning any time soon and they get back some real good assets for the future. Toronto gives up a lot but they get the d man they need and to they'll have to give to get.

17 Jan 2018 18:08:13
That still does not get you ekblad imo.

17 Jan 2018 18:40:02
Fair value or not Toronto doesn't make that trade.

17 Jan 2018 18:54:18
The only reason that doesn't get Ekblad is because Florida probably has no interest in trading him no matter the return. If they were willing to trade him that most definitely is more than enough. A top line winger, a 2nd/ 3rd line player, a dman looking every bit a top 4 dman and a 1st. That equals more than enough.

17 Jan 2018 20:53:09
No from leafs Eklblad hasn’t proved as much as Marner.

17 Jan 2018 21:10:01
Doesn't get you a future Norris winner.

17 Jan 2018 21:49:45
Lol. Ekblad > Marner.

18 Jan 2018 03:38:53
A future Norris winner? As good as he is the defenceman with the most points almost always wins the Norris, I highly doubt he’ll ever outscore Karlson or Hedman and guys like that. What if dermott was switched with Liljegren and the first became a 2nd? Florida still doesn’t consider?

18 Jan 2018 17:50:07
In reading this over and over and can't see ehere the potential top 4 is frim Toronto.

15 Jan 2018 16:45:00
T. Greiss + 3rd 2018 for P. Mrazek
Mrazek is a bit of a gamble but is a low cost option that could fix the Islanders goalie problem. Mrazek has fallen out of favour in Detroit and they could use the pick.

M. Vande Sompel + 2nd 2018 (CGY) for N. Hjarlmarsson
Hjarlmarsson gives NYI a nice shutdown presence and could help in the playoffs. Arizona gets nice peices to help the rebuild.

K. Bellows + 1st 2018 (NYI) + R. Pulock + J. Ho-Sang for A. Ekblad
Ekblad hasn't become the star he was supposed to but still has massive potential. He could use a change of scenery and this is a pretty good offer for Florida as they get multiple good peices that could make them a contender in a couple years in addition to their already existing core.

15 Jan 2018 17:30:05
Can’t see why Detroit gives up on a 25 year old goaltender whose contract is up this year for a 31 year old one.
25 is so young for a goalie still, so they should try and get a young one back since their are definitely not ready to compete for the cup.

As for the second trade I doubt Arizona takes that.

And islanders wow huge no imo, they give up way too many pieces of their future. Ekblad is obviously still a great player and has that potential but that’s a lot to give up.

15 Jan 2018 17:47:48
not enough for ekblad or hjarlmersson.

12 Jan 2018 05:32:01
Canucks: Gudbranson and Vanek

Panthers: 1st round pick

Canucks draft Brady Tkachuk with 5th pick cause they have awful lottery luck
Then draft Joe Veleno or Ty Smith with Panthers picks

12 Jan 2018 05:44:56
The need to draft d jet woo or evan bauchard or mattias samuelson but i don't think they want vanek his was there last year and didn't do much for the but he wasnt play the the top guy vanek a guy that need to play with other skilled player if they want him as a depth guy he not it.

12 Jan 2018 06:51:34
Gub also was on Florida lol and besides this is just dumb no reason why Florida does this!

12 Jan 2018 13:49:33
Terrible for Florida.

12 Jan 2018 14:35:08
Sorry High, I can't read the second half of your post here. I think you are saying that Vanek has no value unless he is on a line with skilled players.

12 Jan 2018 15:25:01
When vanek was play with sutter and doreset on the checking line he wasnt doing to good the he started play with twins and then was started getting points and now his with gagner and boeser and getting lots of point but this won't happen forida net in the play hunt and both are ufa at the end of the year this stupid.

11 Jan 2018 09:58:00
FLA: Pysyk (2.75 mil), 2018 2nd round pick, and 2018 5th round pick.

VAN: Chris Tanev (4.45 mil)

Panthers need more defensive help and while Pysyk is 25 he's still raw and makes a lot of mistakes from the Panthers games I've watched this year. Panthers need better possession numbers and Tanev has only had one year where he was negative in possession in relation to his team.

Canucks get a younger d-man on a nice contract w term to help w the rebuild along w a 2nd.

11 Jan 2018 16:16:13
Oh this is interesting.

11 Jan 2018 20:04:49
Harmonic got a first and 2 seconds so canucks want no less than that because Tanev is a better damn than Hamonic is.

29 Dec 2017 01:15:03
So panthers are in a rebuild / slash hopeful for play offs but doubt it but you never know anyways

- Keith yandle

- bruins 2019 1st rounder
- bruins 2018 3rd rounder
- maybe McQuaid

29 Dec 2017 05:39:33
Bruins still need to draft amd are not on contendèr mode.

17 Dec 2017 03:20:12
To Florida:


To Winnipeg:


17 Dec 2017 03:46:41
Huh? Doubt Barkovs name had ever been mentioned as a player on the move in Florida.

17 Dec 2017 03:52:51
Loool florida laughs

17 Dec 2017 05:09:27
Hello My friend. As politely as I can possibly say, this proposed trade is delusional. Florida laughs and says F off. This is so terrible.

17 Dec 2017 15:25:58
Had to add that 3rd in there from panthers to even it out? Lol.

08 Dec 2017 19:43:01
Florida: Aaron Ekblad

Vancouver: demko, Hutton, gudbranson 1 rd pick

08 Dec 2017 21:06:53
Lol stop wasting our time.

08 Dec 2017 21:51:50
I clicked unbelievable, i can't understand how this trade makes the panthers any better. maybe you could enlighten me.

08 Dec 2017 22:43:04
Loungo old they don't have have good goalie prospect in there system and demko the number 1 goalie prospect in the nhl ekland a good defense man but I don't think heys worth 7.5. a year no seems to think demko has any value lol it's doesn't make them better now but in 1 or 2 year and Florida has owner ship problem so they probably don't want to pay his contact.

08 Dec 2017 22:53:03
It's better the. All you trades keyhabs. Rnh and nurse for patch. lmao aleast I'm feeling in a need of a team and not making it worse lol.

09 Dec 2017 08:31:22
Not insinuating its a bad proposal, i just don't agree with your view on ekblad. i would have no problems paying that guy 7.5 to play on my team, but now that i see your explanation i understand your view. I don't agree, but that's the great thing about this site to me. good discussions and alternative views.

23 Nov 2017 03:54:42
Canucks: Gudbranson
Florida: 3rd round pick.

23 Nov 2017 07:15:53
Gudbranson can get back a lot more than a second. The advanced analytics tell that Guddy is a legit top 4 Shut Down D-man, we've seen what that goes for around the league.

22 Nov 2017 18:03:16

FLA: Steve Mason (4.1mil)

WPG: James Reimer (3.4 mil) + 2019 3rd

Both goalies have been trash this year, but Reiner has been bad ever since he got to Florida and has 3 years left on his contract after this season, Mason has just one hence the add of the pick. Maybe both just need a change in scenery. Remember they were both at least average goalies before coming to these teams.

22 Nov 2017 20:03:29
To be fair to mason the jets were terrible in the games he's played.

09 Nov 2017 22:02:05
The Duchene three-way deal just past. And I can't see a move like that happening again, with those kinds of names at least. However, a smaller three way deal could happen.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trade:
(C) Tyler Bozak - 50% Retained.
(LW) Joshua Leivo
2018 2nd Round Pick (lower of SJ/ TOR)

Vancouver Canucks Trade:
(D) Eric Gudbranson
(C) Alex Burmistrov
(LW) Thomas Vanek

Anaheim Ducks Trade:
(C) Dennis Rasmussen
(LW) Max Jones
2018 2nd Round Pick


Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire:
(D) Erik Gudbranson - sign to 4 year/ 14 million extension.
(C) Alex Burmistrov

Vancouver Canucks Acquire:
(LW) Max Jones
(C) Dennis Rasmussen
2018 2nd Round Pick (TOR/ SJ)
2018 2nd Round Pick (ANA)

Anaheim Ducks Acquire:
(C) Tyler Bozak - 50% Retained.
(LW) Thomas Vanek
(LW) Joshua Leivo

Why for Toronto?
Bozak is excess offence. Marleau has started playing centre. They need defensemen, shutdown guys nonetheless. Gudbranson is an RFA after this season, and he doesn't seem all that wanted in Vancouver - apparently, he was offered to Florida for Demers. He, alongside Gardiner, could be nice, as he plays defence with no offence, and Gardiner plays offence with holes on defence. Leivo is excess depth, which is nice, but with Sosh's Russia Clause, I'd like to see Sosh as the depth guy - he's still servicable. The pick is eh.

Why for Vancouver?
Yeah, they're doing good. But they don't have the high-octane team that'll propel them anywhere in the playoffs. It's better to tank now. Trading three guys who have decent values due to good starts will bring in a good haul. Erik Gudbranson is a guy who they weren't keen on, Vanek was an offseason addition, and Burmistrov was another offseason addition. Getting the most out these guys from a desperate team is what is needed. And Anaheim is that desperate. Eaves, Getz and Kesler all missing time atm. Max Jones is a solid player who could be a nice 3rd liner checker in the future. 2nd Round Picks are nice to have, especially to stock the cupboard, and they could help if Vancouver wants to move up in the draft.

Why for Anaheim?
Desperation. Offence is bleeding. Derek GRANT is your fourth highest scoring player. You need offence in any way possible. This isn't a rebuilding or retooling team. This team is supposed to be a monster in the West. Adding patchwork guys like Bozak and Vanek helps in the short term to patch up the offensive woes, and when guys like Eaves/ Getz/ Kesler come back, they become rentals who will help on the playoff run. Josh Leivo is a nice incentive as well, as he'll probably stay on with the team as a third liner, even past this year. It's a lot to give up (former first rounder and a future second), but it's needed if Anaheim wants to get back in the race.

10 Nov 2017 04:31:59
Holy F this is great for the Leafs,
Both other teams say no.

10 Nov 2017 11:26:57

But, i mean, Gudbranson is like 100% gone by the deadline - even THG said it. They have a new core of Tanev, Stecher, Hutton, Pouliot, Juolevi (next year at least) and Edler. I genuinely don't see how Vancouver makes out like bandits on this one. Toronto gives up an average of a 40+ point guy, a decent 3rd line guy and a 2nd for Gudbranson, who doesn't even have a point this year.

Vancouver gets a prospect and two seconds, which is a pretty good haul for three expiring contracts.

And anaheim is super desperate, look at their team. Max Jones won't crack the team for a while.

So please, just tell me why this trade is so 'holy f'in' in favour of Toronto. And please, tell me how I could improve it.

11 Nov 2017 00:19:22
Gubrandson isn’t great good bottom pairing dman.

08 Nov 2017 11:05:47
Even with the addition of Duchene (which i'm over the moon about), we still need someone who can play in the top 6 and put up points.

OTT: Smith
FLA: Vrbata, 4th

Hoffman - Duchene - Ryan
Vrbata - Brassard - Stone
Dzingel - Pageau - Didominico
Pyatt - Thompson - Burrows

08 Nov 2017 11:29:17
Lol no.

08 Nov 2017 11:36:08
Wait a sec why would Florida be the team adding a 4th?

08 Nov 2017 13:23:55
because he's 37.

08 Nov 2017 22:21:18
Nah, I'd keep smith rather than Vrbata just bcz of age

08 Nov 2017 03:57:43
1st Trade:
Golden Knights Acquire:
• Fredrick Gaudreau
• 1st Round Pick

Predators Acquire:
• James Neal

2nd Trade:
Panthers Acquire:
• Craig Smith
• 3rd Round Pick

Predators Acquire:
• Radim Vrbata

3rd Trade:
Flames Acquire:
• Colton Sissons
• 2nd Round Pick

Predators Acquire:
• Sam Bennett

Forsberg - Johansen - Arvidsson
Neal - Turris - Vrbata
Hartnell - Bennett - Fiala
Salomaki - Jarnkrok - Watson

08 Nov 2017 04:34:46
If Golden Knights wanted Neal they would have made a deal for Vegas to not take him. Sending them a prospect or something.

Sissons alone has more value to Preds right now than Bennet. He is playing second line center right now while Bonino is out (before they got Turris) . Sissons was very good for them in the playoffs. They value him a lot. Bennett meanwhile doesn't even have 1 pony yet this year and is -5.

25 Oct 2017 14:53:34
To Florida: Galchenyuk
To mtl: Trochek

25 Oct 2017 16:35:06
I wouldn't do that for mtl unless Bjug was added as a small add. If we get 2 okay center for Chuck I'd do it but not just one.

25 Oct 2017 17:46:01
Really Goodnights? I think Trochek has more value. maybe not the skill. but., Galchenyuks skill is useless if he doesn't use it.

25 Oct 2017 17:59:53
Trochek has more value than Galchenyuk right now.

25 Oct 2017 21:14:40
Yup are you high or u just hate habs.

22 Oct 2017 21:11:27
Pittsburgh- 2nd, niemi

Florida- James Reimer

23 Oct 2017 15:01:29
Don't think there's a fit from either side. With penguins cap situation every year I doubt they want to commit 4 years to a back up. And on the other side, Luongo isn't washed up yet, but he's not getting any younger, and his days of 70 starts are definitely behind him. That's why panthers made that kind of commitment to Reimer in the first place. Don't think they want Niemi as plan B if Lou gets hurt or tired.

11 Oct 2017 04:19:47
Flo) Yandle
Mtl) Gallagher

Habs lineup

Patch Drouin Lehkonen
Chucky Danault Scherbak
Hudon Plekanec Shaw

Yandle Weber
Alzner Petry

The reason why I put Scherbak is because he can have a complexity with Chucky

Florida find their RW to play with Hub and Barkov

Yandle is one of the best offensive defenders so lot of excuses

11 Oct 2017 13:16:38
Why does Florida do that?

11 Oct 2017 20:05:16
If I were Montreal I would keep Gallagher. Go after one of the Vegas den to add depth on third or second pairing. Also gunnerson may be available by deadline. Or jaybo the following year if Dunn and walman progress.

24 Sep 2017 14:16:59
McCoshen.I, 2nd-2018

Panthers need secondary scoring and have the cap space to resign JVR.
McCoshen would start out as Panthers 6 or 7 dman so they can afford the loss

McCoshen.I, Leivo.J, Johnson.A

Canucks get 2 NHL ready players(1 dman 1 forward) and a good prospect to help their Retool plus free up some cap space



24 Sep 2017 16:48:40
Not enough return for JVR, Not enough return for tanev.

24 Sep 2017 17:24:18
The Leafs aren't going to give JVR away.

25 Sep 2017 01:41:22
No from Toronto / Vancouver

23 Sep 2017 14:43:59
Mtl) Galchenyuk + 1st
Fla) Huberdeau

I really don't think Florida is going to accept tho


Mtl) Scherbak
for top 4-6 LD prospect

Mtl) Gallagher + 2d
Ari) Duclair

Arizona did similar trades with Stepan and Hjalmarson

Thats it... u get rid of all the Russians

Patch Drouin Hemsky
Huberdeau Danault Duclair
Hudon Plekanec Lehkonen

Jerabek Weber
Alzner Petry
Gélinas/Schlemko Benn


23 Sep 2017 15:40:05
Chucky and a 1st for Huberdeau? Waaaay too much. I think Huberdeau's value is just slightly higher than Galchenyuk's. As for the 2nd trade, huge overpayment by the Habs. As of right now, I'm pretty sure that Gallagher's value is higher than Duclair.

23 Sep 2017 19:27:14
Looking at those three lines you might have just made the team worse! Lol.

23 Sep 2017 23:11:35
get rid of the russians? first off, galchenyuk is american. secondly gallagher is canadian.
make the 2nd in the gallagher trade a 3rd instead
change the 1st in the galchenyuk trade a 2nd.

24 Sep 2017 02:03:08
If you see hemsky rocking the top line with the habs this year, you're delusional.

24 Sep 2017 08:50:17
1. Gallagher is worth more than Duclair.
2. Too much for Huberdeau
3. They ain't Russian lool

24 Sep 2017 23:58:20
That team is definitely worse after your trades lol and. a Canadian, an American and a Russian walk into a bar, Keyhabs calls them all Russian.

25 Sep 2017 07:58:39
that'll never happen . Gallagher despite not being a top scorer is valuable to the Habs .

Galchenyuk, might be possible . He's not into it this year and is struggling . Word is that Habs signed him to add value for trade benefits. Anyway, Galchenyuk would love to play in Florida, he lives there during the off season .

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