07 Oct 2018 16:19:15
Thanks to Habby bringing Brook to my attention, I’m going to post a proposal that may be unpopular among Leaf fans, but I don’t care. Just getting discussion going.

Leafs trade Nylander
Montreal trades Drouin, Brook

Marleau/ Matthews/ Hyman
Drouin/ Tavares/ Marner
Johnsson/ Kadri/ Kapanen
Lievo/ Lindholm/ Brown
*Ennis, Jooris

I think Drouin is being mis-used by Montreal forcing him to play center, when he is clearly a better winger. Playing beside Tavares he should return to form and post better numbers. Montreal can then mis-use Nylander as center.

Brook is the prospect I wanted to draw attention to. His stats look fantastic and his prospect report is outstanding. Could be a real steal if we get him early enough. Along with Liljegren, gives Leafs two high end RHD prospects.

1.) 07 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018 17:12:53
Actually drouin is back to the wing now as kotkaniemi is handling most of the center duties on that line and he really hasn't looked that great as a winger so far lol. that being said I would think a swap of drouin for nylander considering nylanders contract demands would be more then fair. No need to add brook.

2.) 07 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018 17:56:05
I don’t think Nylander for Drouin straight up cuts it. Nylander is still true better player in my eyes. Perhaps unconsciously, I suspect you just want to keep Brook yourself. I can’t blame you. Montreal adds another prospect maybe? Juulsen?

3.) 07 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018 19:58:15
I like it. But more of a Nylander for Droiun and a 3rd. not a Brook, and deffenetley not Juulsen who I think is going to be a really good player.
Also. as much as I like Nylander. no way he gets 8 to 8.5 per.
7 max.

4.) 07 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018 20:03:20
I just can't help but feel if drouin was playing with matthews he would put up 60 points a year too. So in my eyes depending on the contract nylander signs it's fair straight up.

5.) 07 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018 22:36:40
Habby, the difference between Nylander and Drouin is with Drouin what you see is what you get. Nylander can still go up. It is not fair for a straight up deal.

6.) 08 Oct 2018
07 Oct 2018 23:18:58
Nylander is better and has more potential.
Drouin at $5.5M
Nylander is worth about $1.5M more ($7M) or at the very least $1M more st $6.5M. But maybe even $2M more at $7.5M.
Anyways. Ya. It's not a fair deal as a straight up trade proposal.

7.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 00:17:15
Hard to win this argument against leaf fans. I will say this I don't think I'm the only one who would think it's even with drouin at 5.5mil and nylander at possibly 7.5 mil. For sure there is not enough difference to add a good RHD prospect in brook or a young dman who is playing top 4 minutes in juulsen . also I doubt either drouin or nylander have hit their prime yet and got could possibly improve. Don't really see how you can say something like what you see is what you get about either one of them. I doubt it, but for all you or I know nylander might never be more then a 60 point man.

8.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 00:48:37
Itookdonscherry said it well I wouldn’t be upset if leafs made this trade.

9.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 04:55:40
I never checked it out or really believe it would change anyone's mind ( not that I really care) lol. But I'm willing to bet drouin was in on just as many of his teams goals last year as nylander was. I'm certain he hits at least 60 riding shot gun for matthews. So for 1.5 to 2 mil less to do the same job wouldn't toronto be wise to at least consider it?

10.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 05:35:47

Am I reading this correct? Did you really just say you liked this proposal? Thanks bud. Either you didn’t notice who floated it, or I must have really nailed it for you to agree.

11.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 05:53:33
Cherry, just for curiosity sake, why is Drouin you get what you get but Nylander has loads of room to grow when they are a year apart in age? Its not like Drouin is 27-30. I don't think potential is all that different myself, both early 20s and have shown they are great offensive talents i don't think its a stretch to say Drouin would put up similar or better numbers than Nylander in Toronto. Drouin can make some really slick passes but hasn't really played with someone who can finish them off.

12.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 09:59:57
It’s a bit of a risk from Leafs standpoint, because we all think Drouin can put up the same numbers as Nylander playing beside either Matthews or Tavares, but that’s still expecting him to put up career points. That’s why I think Montreal adds. Asking for Juulsen or Brook might be a bit much. Sosa is probably more accurate suggesting a pick instead of a prospect drafted first round.

13.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 15:03:46
I feel the same way from habs standpoint leafs gm. I'd be nervous as F if the habs made this deal straight up. unless nylander was willing to sign for 6 mil or less, which he's not. If they added brooks or juulsen to the deal I'd burn my habs pyjamas. Lol.

14.) 08 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 18:30:41
Hahahaha. Habs pajamas. That joke made me laugh Habby2. Well done.

15.) 09 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 22:49:40
I don’t think he’s joking Yupp.

16.) 09 Oct 2018
09 Oct 2018 03:14:21
I really liked this trade.
I think it helps both teams a lot. Drouin is a great player and so is Nylander. Nylander has a little more upside. But the Leafs get the contract that works for them. Nylander can come in as the Habs number one center. Drouin with a true number one will put up big numbers.

17.) 09 Oct 2018
09 Oct 2018 03:23:36
Ya Still awesome if he's not joking.
It can still be classified as a joke in that context tho, and it did make me laugh.

18.) 09 Oct 2018
09 Oct 2018 05:21:21
I was joking . I don't have any pyjamas.