15 May 2018 19:08:19
Toronto - 25th overall, F - Jeremy Bracco,
D - Andrew Nielson

Vegas - D - Colin Miller

No surprise that the leafs are looking to upgrade the RD. Miller would fit nicely with Rielly, fits today’s NHL with his mobility, has a cannon of a shot for the PP that the leafs haven’t had since Bryan McCabe. He’s 25 years old so fits with the leafs core age group.

Also he’s from Ste St Marie and was discovered playing triple A hockey and given a chance in the OHL by Kyle Dubas who was the gm of the greyhounds atvthe time. He was then captain of dubas team there and won leadership awards. All things that Shanahan and Babcock favour. All GMs have ‘their guys’and this could be dubas’s way of putting his fingerprint on the team early.

From Vegas, they get back into the first round after trading their 1st for Tomas Tatar. They also get a small skilled forward prospect in Bracco. They have had success with marchesseault, traded for Tatar and used a 1st last year to draft nick Suzuki. So small skilled seems to be in their plans. Nielsen is a good D in the AHL and was close to the nhl this year but he siince been passed by dermott and liljegren.

Because Vegas has done so well, people forget how early in the process they are. They still need to build an alentire system and prospect pipeline. A first and 2 young players with potential helps that.

1.) 15 May 2018
15 May 2018 19:20:43
With Miller being a rfa the leafs could just sign him to a contract over 4,060,000. At which it'll only cost them a 1st rounder and a 3rd round pick. The leafs could still flip bracco for a 3rd and still have Neilson in the pipeline.

2.) 15 May 2018
15 May 2018 19:46:30
Yeah but I think they want the player, don’t want to alienate a possible trade partner for the future and Vegas would easily match a multi year deal at $4 mill.

3.) 15 May 2018
15 May 2018 20:38:59
You could probably just do a sign and trade with Vegas. 4yr @ 4m to bring in miller who I think would be a better fit with Reilly.

Costs bracco Neilson and San Jose's second and we can use our first in hopes of that all star dman we've been dying for.

4.) 15 May 2018
15 May 2018 21:39:58
You’re not getting a 25 year old Dman who put up 41 pts and is having a breakout year/ playoff for 4 years at a great cap hit without including a 1st. I’m a leaf fan, I’d love that, but I call out people that low ball trades on here, I think it would take what I said to get him.

5.) 15 May 2018
15 May 2018 21:44:45
A late 2nd and a B and a C prospect does not get you a 25 year old top 4 RHD. It just doesn’t.

6.) 16 May 2018
16 May 2018 00:50:24
a late 2nd you mean a late 1st? Unbiased gim.

7.) 16 May 2018
16 May 2018 13:11:35
No MTL4LIFE I mean a late 2nd. He just recommended swapping the first I offered for San Jose’s 2nd. I said that’s not enough.

8.) 16 May 2018
16 May 2018 15:10:55
Miller had 1 good season. Doesn't mean hell keep it up. let's evaluate him as a decent top 4 D that could become that could become great if he continues his play. Has a lot to learn in order to be a solid top 4 D.

9.) 16 May 2018
16 May 2018 17:54:01
I’m not saying he’s a star, give him time to prove he’s a top pair d? That’s fair. But i Don’t think he needs to prove to anyone he can play top 4 on just about any team in the league, especially on the leafs where he would be replacing Ron Hainsey. If your 4th best Dman is Colin miller, I’d say you’re doing alright. That tells me he’s a good top 4.