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11 Dec 2018 13:15:50
Kings Trade
Doughty

Leafs Trade
Kadri
Zaitsev
Bracco (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2019

Leafs get there man on Defence getting Doughty.

Thoughts?

11 Dec 2018 13:47:50
Even if LA considered this (anything is possible at this point), the leafs can’t afford Doughty’s huge contract unless LA retained some money.

11 Dec 2018 14:28:52
If you want doughty expect marner to go the other way. I am sure zaitsev could go as well to help with cap. The notion you can ask for a defender of that caliber who has term for scraps is laughable.

11 Dec 2018 15:11:34
Marner>Taresanko And Paryanko as a package.

11 Dec 2018 15:20:08
Are we talking about the blues no. so VBBBVVBB do your self a favor stick on topic.


Also Marner is not more valuable than tank and parayko.

11 Dec 2018 15:51:40
somebody hit the reset button on vbb he’s glitching out again.

11 Dec 2018 16:03:10
I am glad one of the older posters sees this and is calling it out. Lol.

11 Dec 2018 17:22:35
Leafs can’t afford another guy making $11mln a year; the only way it would work is if LA retained a significant portion of the contract (which they wouldn’t because it’s for another 8 years or whatever) . And even if they did the price would be ridiculously exorbitant (and rightfully so) .

Think Nylander, 1st, Liljegren, Sandin, etc.

11 Dec 2018 19:09:41
Marner.

13 Dec 2018 16:21:11
Vbbvbb, if Marner is worth taresenko plus paryanko, then Duchene is worth McDavid plus Bouchard lol.

27 Nov 2018 16:29:16
LAKings Trade
Kovalchuk

Toronto Trades
Ennis
Horton(LTIR)
1st Round Pick 2019

Kings retain 50% of Kovalchuk's 3yr contract.

Kings and Kovalchuk just hasn't worked and Kovalchuk came back to the NHL to win the Cup, not happening in Los Angeles.
The Leafs I know would rather improve on Defence but getting that Top 2 Defenceman is much harder than a Trade like I have proposed, does Kovalchuk over Ennis make the Leafs a better Team ? Yes it does so you make this move, yes there is the $3,125.00 added in Cap over this Season and the next 2yrs but there is also Younger Players coming in each year and the Cap goes up each year.

Thoughts ?

27 Nov 2018 17:14:44
Not so sure Kovalchuk came back just to win a cup or he would have taken less money to play on a real competitor. LA hasn’t done much in last 4 years. Missed playoffs twice and early exits the other two times.

Kovalchuk is on pace for 18 goals and 50 points. So $3.125 is pretty reasonable. Still not sure Leafs should be willing to give him a chance though.

27 Nov 2018 17:36:59
The team chemistry wise is doing really well. Unless it’s to address a position of need, why disrupt it? Scoring will not be this teams problem with the star power they have and now in the last cpl weeks, the secondary scoring has come around with Marleau getting back on the board, Johnsson putting the puck in the net and skating like he did last year, Leivo scoring in back to back games. Stay away from these moves. Bottom 6 grit, top 4 Dman or leave it alone.

27 Nov 2018 19:04:10
With that logic you don't want Mathews or Nylander back in the lineup? With Johansen and Leivo doing so well those two will be affected in the bottom sox, no? Won't bump a few guys down, and out of the lineup? 🤔🤔.
Guess we wait and see soon hey. Better just leave it alone.

27 Nov 2018 19:56:14
They’re already part of the team. I think there’s a difference between inserting an injured star player back into the lineup and trading for a 36 year old guy who has fled on teams when he’s not happy before. Would you not agree with that?!

27 Nov 2018 20:01:10
We don’t want Nylander back. Lol. And seeing how great the team is doing without Matthews makes you wonder, what if Damien Cox might be right?

What kind of return do you think we could get for Matthews Yupp? Just curious if you think a deal could be made that’s gives us 1RHD plus and handful of quality prospects/ picks?

27 Nov 2018 20:15:08
New LAK coach giving Kovie fourth line minutes I read. Wonder what's going on. He's team point leader I think?
Either way. Toronto should stay far far away from contracts and guys like him and Saad. Sign Mathews Marner Nylander and as Jim says maybe bottom six grit. Last thing leafs need is a Kovalchuck or Saad type.

27 Nov 2018 20:19:01
Think outside the box Pinball buddy. Look for some random deals for some cheap grit that might fit it maybe a top 4 D man that might be available from thier team, Stay realistic and within the cap tho.

27 Nov 2018 20:23:50
There was a concern that we weren’t getting secondary scoring behind Matthews, Tavares and Marner from the forwards. So bringing in another scorer could have been an option. Since the bottom 6 has been scoring recently and Matthews and Nylander will be back soon, as early as tomorrow for Matthews and this weekend for Nylander, there’s zero need to give assets for a guy like Kovalchuk who is very polarizing. Simple enough for you?!

27 Nov 2018 21:05:21
Unbiased Jim, in getting Kovalchuk you are adding to Team Chemistry not disrupting it, Ennis is the only Roster Player going in this Trade Proposal, if you are anyone else thinks adding Kovalchuk won't help think again, adding a Top 4 Defenceman won't be easy or cheap, getting any bottom 6 grit can be done at the deadline, to me adding a Kovalchuk puts the Leafs at an elite level to the rest of the NHL, Caps have Ovechkin getting Kovalchuk gives the Leafs there Ovechkin.

27 Nov 2018 21:44:51
You know, Kovalchuk numbers would probably improve if he was on the Leafs. He’s a LW, which I feel is our weaker side. He’s actually doing better than I thought he would. His stats are virtually identical with Marleau, who is the comparable they used in contract negotiation. LA retains salary, so we get him cheap. There’s a lot of things going for this move.

One issue for me is that he is a multi-year comittment, not UFA. We are already going to be having cap issues so severe that we can’t come to terms with our 1RW, and everyone is already saying we need to trade marleau if possible. He’s also not very respectable defensively. Not that would matter on Leafs I guess.

In LA, Kovalchuk is top two forwards. On Leafs he is what, sixth or seventh best? He would be taking a much lesser role here, probably playing 3rd line behind Marleau and Hyman. I’m not sure if a guy who wants to be “The Man” would be willing to do that.

That’s just my two cents worth.

27 Nov 2018 22:08:46
Kovalchuk wasn’t in ovechkins class when he was 27. He’s definitely not at 36, 5 years removed from the best league in the world.

27 Nov 2018 21:20:55
I'm not sure GM, but there would be plenty offers of all sorts. You would er a good top luring D man and other pieces. Weather its roster player, picks, close to be prospects, you would have all sorts of packages to pick from if you put Mathews on the block.
I actually would sign Nylander and just see how good the offers for Mathews would be.

Could help the team in other areas and the cap. I agree with Cox when he simply says it's not crazy to just think about reading Mathews. He never said to trade Mathews. He just said with the play of Tavares it's not a crazy thought to think about trading Mathews. And he's right. It's not a crazy thought anymore. I still don't think the Leafs will trade him tho.

27 Nov 2018 23:34:17
I can’t see them trading Matthews either. Especially if he comes back and finishes as strong as he started. But it’s Dubes job to ice the best possible team at all times, and is the team better with, say, Dumba, Neidereitter, Greenway, 1st? You can adjust to what you think is fair. If we can get a couple guys that immediately contribute in a significant way and some futures, is the whole team overall not improved and the future secured a little firmer as well?

It’s just not beyond the realm of plausibility is all. The team’s performance at this critical junction without 2/ 3 of the top line really weakens both these guys positions.

26 Nov 2018 21:52:03
Kings Trade
Kovalchuk

Leafs Trade
Hyman
1st Round Pick 2019

Kings retain 12mil of the 3yrs left on Kovalchuks Contract which is 4mil for 3yrs.

Thoughts ?

26 Nov 2018 22:22:35
This is a train wreck.

26 Nov 2018 22:43:18
Can you not comprehend that there is a salary cap? Stop trying tp trade for older, high cap players. COme on.

26 Nov 2018 22:50:40
Don’t want kovalchuk, he would be 4th or 5th maybe 6th down the depth chart of who to go to for offense as where hyman is one of the few players we have that will do dirty work for the skilled players, hometown guy on a good contract who is a favourite of Babcock and a great penalty killer. He would be a bigger part of a playoff run for us than kovy. LA would not retain that kind of money on Kovy Even if they could and they can’t. You’re only allowed to retain a maximum of 50% which would be $3.125mill per year or $9.375 mill total.

26 Nov 2018 23:18:14
Why would Toronto do this? They already have one of the best offences in the league. They are better off trading assets/ spending money on a defenceman.

27 Nov 2018 00:00:38
Wow that’s horrible for the kings lmao.

27 Nov 2018 01:37:33
No Way!

27 Nov 2018 01:44:50
Why you want to get rid of one the gritty players you have. he's actually a guy that helps ya win cups . Kovalchuck. his time is done.

27 Nov 2018 01:56:08
you do realize that you can only retain 50% of a contract, so 3.125.

27 Nov 2018 02:17:26
Pinball. You’re trades are hilarious. Always trying to get a rise out of Leaf fans. Why? I mean, why not suggest bad trades for other teams too?

Kovalchuk is actually doing better than I thought he would.

$6.25 - $4 = $2.25.

I would rather keep Hyman and all the things he brings to the table that Kovalchuk doesn’t. Not to mention the 1st.

27 Nov 2018 04:12:25
LeafsGM I’m pretty sure Pinball is a leaf fan and actually thinks this is a good proposal.

27 Nov 2018 04:16:20
Doesnt kolvochuk have NC and specifically chose la?

27 Nov 2018 06:11:04
@Leafs17

Really? I never seen him comment. Just post these crazy trades every day. I guess since he puts them up over and over and over he might actually think they are good trades. I don’t know. There is never any explanation.

27 Nov 2018 12:35:12
Kovy is actually so underrated he has unreal hands and a shot. Almost every game he makes a highlight real play ( Heybarbour) but it leads to nothing. LA is just not the System for him. In A team like Buffalo he’d really excel on the PP and would compliment Eichel or even Middelstad.

23 Nov 2018 23:42:10
LAKings Trade
Doughty
Toffoli
Lewis
5th Round Pick 2019

Toronto Trades
WNylander
CBrown
Zaitsev
1st Round Pick 2019

Thoughts ?

24 Nov 2018 00:09:23
this will never in a million years happen.

plus, doughty>>>nylander, toffoli = the rest. no from lak. and that's a hell of a lot of cap for toronto to take on.

24 Nov 2018 00:39:12
The NHL has a salary cap.

20 Nov 2018 19:49:54
LAKings Trade
Doughty
Toffoli
Lewis

Toronto Trades
WNylander
Zaitsev
CBrown

Thoughts ?

20 Nov 2018 23:51:44
I don't think Toronto would want Doughty's contract and if they did, Nylander wouldn't start the conversation.

21 Nov 2018 01:00:52
Easy No from LA value wise. Easy No from leafs financially.

21 Nov 2018 02:11:44
What the heck is going on here Jim? We keep agreeing on things. It's kind of weird.

I think we need a Trouba trade thread to restore the equilibrium. Lol 😆.

21 Nov 2018 02:37:32
Lol no we don’t. Unless it’s to the leafs for scraps haha.

21 Nov 2018 10:52:43
So The Leafs wouldn't want a Elite Defenceman who is in his prime for probably 2.5 to 3mill more than Nylander makes? Toffoli, Lewis and Brown, Zaitsev are a exactly the same Salary Wise so that's a wash, LA does do it because they are in need of a shakeup with Younger Players, Leafs do it because Nylander probably doesn't sign and they get assets in return.

21 Nov 2018 12:10:03
It’s an unthought out proposition if you don’t agree with your stated response you’re an idiot, common sense not mutual hockey opinion @Memarcus Joe.

06 Nov 2018 21:04:00
montreal : tomas tatar+ jaret tyscka

LA kings: 2nd pick2019+ akil thomas.

06 Nov 2018 23:49:45
Detroit got a 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Tatar. So I don’t believe LA is paying enough here. And not sure if Kings can afford him anyway unless they move salary out as well. A cap dump of some soet would be necessary to make this work.

07 Nov 2018 00:38:20
Thats just what the kings need lmao.

07 Nov 2018 02:54:22
I heard good things about Thomas but I don't think a kid who was drafted in the second rd just last year is going to fetch Tatar who is showing to be very prolific with mtl. No thank u I want to keep my Tatar sauce.

07 Nov 2018 05:58:25
LA should be selling not buying.

06 Nov 2018 15:16:05
LA Kings: Chabot, Duchene, White, Tierney, Wideman, Formenton, Demelo

OTT: Kopitar, Pearson, Forbort, Toffoli, Iaffallo, and a new Uber driver.

06 Nov 2018 15:27:22
🤔🤢🤮🤬.

06 Nov 2018 17:20:50
I really want to hear from Rambo lol.

06 Nov 2018 18:43:02
Received a text from Rambo this morning -- apparently the uber video makes Bobby Ryan even more valuable. Not sure why. Details to follow.

06 Nov 2018 19:00:50
Haha unsportsmanlike. Bobby Ryan, by not being in the car, is now leading candidate to get the ‘C’ in Ottawa. Once that is put on his chest, he goes from worth a top prospect and a 2nd to being worth 2 prospects and a 1st.

06 Nov 2018 22:13:17
It is a wake up call for all players. How many of us have come home from work with a tirade about an idiotic coworker unencumbered by knowledge, a stupid boss and a project that makes no sense and not worth the money being put into it? Only difference is, were not in the spotlight and cameras aren't rolling in the kitchen. Does this video surface if they say their team is from beer league? I think not.

06 Nov 2018 22:57:18
100% agree D.

06 Nov 2018 23:49:50
Yeah. It’s them almost bragging that they’re nhl players is what really puts them in the bad spot. Once the driver started asking questions, you’re now aware he’s actively listening to your conversation and asking for details, figure it out.

13 Nov 2018 00:01:16
I take it none of you are Sens fans.

05 Nov 2018 23:19:30
KIngs are in a rebuild and need a massive shake up. This is a stretch but I think an interesting thought.

Leafs - nylander, lilegren, 2019 first, 2020 first

Kings - drew doughty - 25% retained of the 11 mil a year

06 Nov 2018 12:49:13
Even if LA would retain salary, we can’t afford Doughty. And giving up a combined total of four first round picks, including a near-elite winger and near-elite RHD would put us in a deep hole as far as our future goes. We made our big splash with Tavares.

LA still sees themselves as contenders anyway. They won’t be trading the worlds best defenseman anytime soon.

06 Nov 2018 13:50:49
@leafsGM, I agree that’s a lot to give up but consider that it’s having doughty for 8 years at $8.25 mill. That’s what Nylander is asking for! Lol even if we got Nylander signed at what the leafs apparent top dollar is, $6.75, for a difference of $1.5 mill you’re getting a Norris caliber, 2 time Stanley cup, 2 time Olympic gold medal Dman, still in his 20s, who you just called the best Dman in the world instead of a good young winger with upside. With the salary retention, I would make that trade everyday of the week. Would suck to lose liljegren, but doughty and zaitsev would be the top 2 RHD for the long haul anyway. And with that lineup, there’s no reason those picks shouldn’t be 24th and later.

I will agree it would never happen, but if that was possible, I’m all over it.

06 Nov 2018 21:17:31
In LAs current position they should take that. LA will never contend with this current core.

05 Nov 2018 04:12:23
3 way deal here.

To Ottawa - Gabe Vilardi,Dillon Dube Travis Hamonic, Tanner Pearson and a 1st rounder

To Los Angeles - Matt Duchene,Zack Smith, Mark Borowiecki

To Calgary - Bobby Ryan,Derek Forbort, Mike Condon

05 Nov 2018 06:45:38
Lmao Flames get hosed hard here and Senators make out like bandits. 2 guys going to Flames from Ottawa have negative value yet they get a nice young piece in Dube and solid dman in hamonic?

05 Nov 2018 12:43:47
This rambo 2.0?

05 Nov 2018 13:02:37
That’s awful for flames, bad for kings and incredible for Sens.

05 Nov 2018 16:58:34
Nobody in the league is going to take Bobby Ryan’s contract. Ottawa really screwed themselves on that one. Ottawa will be under cap pressure for years because of that boat anchor of a deal.

06 Nov 2018 10:00:08
think would be better if ottawa added stone to calgary as well. maybe can add another piece that way.

06 Nov 2018 10:03:10
Flames might consider this if ottawa adds stone and possibly retains part of ryan's contract but i don't see them accepting this as is.

13 Nov 2018 00:03:30
Duchene is worth more than that easy no for Sens.

04 Nov 2018 02:42:51
Source: David Pagnotta (The Fourth Period)

He reports that Los Angeles is willing to part with both Muzzin and Pearson++ for Nylander. If so, if I’m Toronto, I’d jump on that:

Toronto Trades: William Nylander (RW - RFA) + Martin Marincin (LD - 0.875 Million x 1 Year) .
Los Angeles Trades: Jake Muzzin (LD - 4.0 Million x 2 Years) + Tanner Pearson (LW - 3.75 Million x 3 Years) + Alex Iafallo (0.925 Million x 1 Year)

Healthy Toronto Lineup:
Pearson - Matthews - Kapanen
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Marleau - Kadri - Iafallo
Johnsson - Lindholm - Brown

Rielly - Muzzin
Gardiner - Zaitsev
Dermott - Hainsey.

04 Nov 2018 14:25:26
I read on hockey news Instagram page that they say Pagnotta says "LAK are willing to give up Both Muzzin and Pesrson (no mention of a ++) and that the Hurricanes are willing to part with Pesce that the Leafs have interest in. Leafs have even talked to Nylanders camp about an extension in Carolina"

The panel guys on CBC HNIC, I think it was Friedman said that the Hurricanes are "all in" for Nylander if the Leafs decide it comes to that.

I would take Muzzin and Pearson for sure I think.

04 Nov 2018 15:11:46
Not the actual ++ @yup, but he said with other pieces moving around as well. If Toronto was willing to bite on Muzzin/ Pearson alone, it wouldve been done by mow for sure. If Iafallo comes as that other piece, i think Toronto would bite.

04 Nov 2018 16:01:58
It would be a slam dunk win for Toronto if Muzzin was right handed. Would be a great partner for Reilly. And to get a really good replacement winger in Pearson too?!
Can Muzzin play right side?

04 Nov 2018 17:07:15
Ive seen Muzzin play RHD before. Maybe can be like Hainsey, LHD with ability to play RH. Maybe. Cause pearsons playin real poor in LA atm. CHANge of scenery coukd be nice,

05 Nov 2018 00:30:43
Any team seeking to get nylander off the lead hands are fools. Toronto should be seeking out trade destinations for that sad sap. The way he is negotiating with such a hard line. definatly all about himself and not a team player.

05 Nov 2018 17:18:23
Pearson is very good player. Would love to have him on the team. Muzzin is a two year rental. Could make a good placeholder for a ywar after Gardiner leaves to give Sandin and Dermott more time t develop before being pushed into a bugger role on the team. We could use a couple players with Stanley Cup pedigree on the team. A couple proven winners would be more than welcome addition.

22 Sep 2018 17:41:29
Simple Trade Idea:

Jake Gardiner [LD - 4.05 Million x 1 Year] + Garrett Sparks [G - 0.75 Million x 1 Year] + 2020 3rd Round Draft Selection to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Alec Martinez [LD - 4.00 Million x 3 Years] + 2019 6th Round Draft Pick.

- Los Angeles is evidently attempting to win now, hence signing Kovalchuk and trading for Dion [both at large price tags]. If they are really trying one last ‘go-at-it’, then Gardiner improves their team more than Martinez, as they lack a true offensive dman like him [Doughty is two-way; Dion, Muzzin and Forbort are defensive]. Sparks solidifies the backup role, as Budaj is a question mark imo, and he gives them a chance to win on back-to-backs.

- Toronto acquires a better shutdown dman while giving up the better overall dman. Still, they acquire defensive insurance for the next two years, at a relatively cheap price, rather than having to pay Gardiner north of 6.0million. And while LA is trying one last ‘go-at-it’, Toronto would rather players with term, albeit if they are worse.

LA Dcore:
Forbort - Doughty
Muzzin - Gardiner
Brickley - Phaneuf


TOR Dcore:
Rielly - Hainsey
Martinez - Zaitsev
Dermott - Ozhiganov.

22 Sep 2018 20:41:00
I think LA says yes for the reasons you stated but I don’t think Toronto pulls the trigger. Maybe if Martinez shot right.

22 Sep 2018 21:15:57
Maybe then LA could add in a second? Or LA trades the third instead of Toronto?

Cause I’m in favour of getting controllable assets as Toronto, and not overpaying for UFAs like Gardiner [basically saving some UFA years at a cost controlled price]

Lol, i hardly watch the Kings, but i assumed that Martinez is still a solid dman. Maybe not the offensive force, but maybe defensively sound? And if we get that, then Rielly/ Martinez/ Dermott is a solid LHD for three years imo.

23 Sep 2018 00:15:51
Maybe not a 2nd unless Gardiner is going to sign an extension with Kings? Maybe LA adds a conditional pick of some sort but it’s a good post.

23 Sep 2018 18:17:44
Yeah, could see something like the 3rd being removed and a conditional pick being sent Toronto’s way if Gardiner resigns. I think Sparks has to be in the trade tho, or maybe McElheinney or sumting. kings def need a backup better than Budaj.

07 Jul 2018 03:18:30
LA Kings:
• Jordan Subban
Nashville Predators:
• 2019 4th-Round Pick

Vegas Golden Knights:
• Malcom Subban
Nashville Predators:
• 2019 2nd-Round Pick

Maybe J Subban can find chemistry with his brother PK and they could bring the brothers together.

07 Jul 2018 05:14:37
You know that Jordan Subban is a leaf, not an LA King, right?

07 Jul 2018 05:28:16
Doesn't toronto own jordan subbans rights?

07 Jul 2018 05:33:09
Ummmm sorry to break the news to you bud but LA didn’t qualify Jordan Subban and he signed with the leafs.

07 Jul 2018 06:54:22
I thought he was still a king i'm sorry would TO do that

07 Jul 2018 10:22:26
J subban signed with Toronto last week.

07 Jul 2018 15:38:51
I don’t think leafs signed him to flip him into a 4th. If he goes through camp, doesn’t make the team or doesn’t show he could help the team in an emergency, I’m sure they would be happy to get a pick and move on. But they signed him as an option for the most needed position. I’m sure they want to atleast see him through a camp first. Also he was a UFA who signed for league minimum a week ago. If there was ANY mutual interest between him and Nashville they would already have him.

07 Jul 2018 22:27:34
Lol. like 20 people telling him Jordan Subban is now on the leafs. I think he gets it. Simple mistake.

08 Jul 2018 05:37:55
Yeah 2707 you do realize all those post were probably made over the course of a couple hours and they were added probably at the same time.

08 Jul 2018 07:59:12
Yeah, when I wrote it no one else’s had showed up, probably the same for everyone else.

29 Jun 2018 06:00:00
We all heard the rumours about Lucic. His family is in LA. He wants to be close to them. Kings, Sharks, and Ducks won’t want him. Coyotes are the best option.

Coyotes: Strome
Oilers: Lucic and 1st 2019

Oilers get good cap space. Also, Strome isn’t working out with the coyotes. Maybe with his brother and his friend, McDavid, things would be better for him. He is also a first round pick with good potential.
Arizona gets good leadership for the young talented players and they get a 1st rounder.

29 Jun 2018 06:28:51
I saw the article you got this from and as I don’t think coyotes would part with Strome for that, I do believe they would consider moving him if oilers added another piece that makes it interesting. Just idk what they’d add.

29 Jun 2018 16:43:03
Yah no way the Yotes touch that Strome still has potential imo Lucic just about cancels out all the value the 1st holds.

17 Jun 2018 23:34:31
LA Kings:

- 10th overall pick

Edmonton Oilers:

- Jake Muzzin

==
LA Kings need to start rebuilding slowly. They get a great player at 10. Their D-Core is still strong with Doughty, Martinez and Forbort.

Muzzin put up 42 points this season. Could also run a PP. That's what the Oilers need.

18 Jun 2018 02:39:13
Even tho divisional rivals this isn't that bad, Muzzins got a good cheap contract and would help LAK clear space to resign DD. Not sure if Oil would do this, even with Chiarelli at the helm.

18 Jun 2018 03:39:02
Lol wtf no from oil. Another LHD and one who is 29 lol.

15 Jun 2018 00:11:20
Unlikely Scenario, but considering EK most likely wants out of OTT. what if.

Erik Karlsson to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Drew Doughty.

Maybe picks and prospects added in; maybe Rieder, Ladue + 2nd goes to Ottawa while Dzingel + Harpur go to LA. or something like that? I'd assume EK has more value than Doughty tho.

This is simply because finding a suitable trading partner for EK is hard. And finding a suitable trade for EK is also hard; if Ottawa is getting 'pieces' back, and not a 'star', they're losing the trade, plain and simple.

As for this, its simply that EK wants out of Ottawa, and Ottawa needs a completely fresh look, and Doughty could help with that,

For LA, after a couple years of failure, I would have to think they need a shakeup: losing to the Sharks, expansion Knights and not making the playoffs does such. Trading away their best player for an equal talent shakes the dynamic of the team, and may help to make LA a more offensive team, compared to the defensive style they played w Doughty.

And both players have 1 year term left, so that balances too.

15 Jun 2018 06:38:04
I’m not sure If Doughty has any say in if he gets traded or not but there is 0% chance he will welcome a trade going to Ottawa. However if he doesn’t have any NMC well then sucks for him because i'm sure Kings take a good look if they can get EK.

15 Jun 2018 11:26:20
Even just doughty and a 2nd rounder for karlsson and a 4th rounder i could live with.

Mcjesus why wouldn't doughty want to come home to Canada? Pretty dumb comment.

15 Jun 2018 14:36:39
Because Ottawa is the worst Franchise in the nhl and belongs in the KHL.

15 Jun 2018 16:16:35
Why would Doughty not want to come to Ottawa? Are you that obtuse man?

The Senators are a raging dumpster fire at the moment. The owner is a cheapskate and consistently mettles in the operations to the detriment of the team. There are MULTIPLE scandals surrounding the team that are not going away anytime soon. The team is going to be hot garbgae next year and as it currently stands, will not have their own first round pick. They are the league's doormat.

Is Ottawa a nice place to live? Sure. Would any player looking for a chance to win in the near future want to play there? No. They are a joke.

15 Jun 2018 16:59:35
If MELNICK was as cheap Ryan wouldn't be making 7.25 right now and alfie and Heatley spezza wouldn't have gotten the contracts they did. that's just hear say. he's just a spoiled rich guy who acts like a fool and hired the wrong replacement for murray. Hoffman will likely be traded. Randy Lee if found guilty will be fired. drama gone.

They are far from worst team in league carolina has those rights atm.

15 Jun 2018 17:43:50
Lol um I’m not even going to answer why Doughty wouldn’t wanna play for Ottawa lol.

17 Jun 2018 15:14:05
He never said he wouodnt wanna come to Canada. He precised Ottawa. And i don't blame him I live in Ottawa and want out lol.

17 Jun 2018 22:53:07
When exactly did this happen colt66?

Because you don't have an answer mcbs.

03 Jun 2018 03:31:12
Jake Gardiner (D - 4.2 Million x 1 Year; Extension - 5.25 Million x 4 Years) + Jeremy Bracco (RW -ELC) + 2018 1st Round Draft Selection (#25) to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Matt Benning (D - RFA; Extension - 2.4 Million x 4 Years) + 2018 1st Round Draft Selection (#10).

- Edmonton upgrades bigtime on defence, and gets their true offensive dman, who, if played on the top PP unit, could be a perennial 50-60 point man as McDavid’s point man. He may be suspect defensively, but that's because he doesn’t have support on defence; Edmonton has Darnell Nurse that can compliment Gardiner’s ‘wild’ style well.
- Toronto downgrades in general in defence, but gets a dman of need: a more defensively sound dman. They upgrade in terms of picks, and thus, that pick can be traded for more defensive assets for the ‘now’.

2018 1st Round Draft Selection (#10 - From Edmonton) + Calvin Pickard (G - 1.0 Million x 1 Year) to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jake Muzzin (D - 4.0 Million x 2 Years) .

- Los Angeles, despite being involved in Phil Kessel trade rumors, should really be looking at a solid rebuild, and should be trading some of their veterans in order to acquire higher picks. They also acquire a decently young backup goalie who could probably fetch decent value at the 2019 trade deadline.
- Toronto acquires their true top pairing shutdown dman. Muzzins older than most of Toronto’s team, but he provides excellent shutdown prowess, and a solid veteran presence. Muzzin is not necessarily a household name, but he's a solid, veteran dman who would improve Toronto vastly.

(Basically, Gardiner + Bracco + Pickard + #25 for Muzzin + Benning; imo, that's not too far off, Gardiner [w. extension] + #25 gets Muzzin, Bracco and Pickard gets Benning)

Free Agency:
Austin Czarnik - 1.5 Million x 3 Years
Michael Kempny - 2.2 Million x 2 Years
Patrick Maroon - 3.0 Million x 1 Year

Resigning:
William Nylander - 6.0 Million x 7 Years
Andreas Johnsson - 2.25 Million x 4 Years

Lineup:
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Mitchell Marner
Andreas Johnsson - Austin Czarnik - Kasperi Kapanen
Patrick Maroon - Par Lindholm - Connor Brown

Jake Muzzin - Nikita Zaitsev
Morgan Rielly - Matt Benning
Ron Hainsey/ Michael Kempny - Travis Dermott

Frederik Andersen
Garrett Sparks.

03 Jun 2018 12:35:00
Edm doesn't need another LEFT handed D man. Come on people. Nurse. Klefbom. Russell. Sekera. Now Gardiner? And Matt Benning isn't good enough for your second pairing.
Oilers aren't giving you 10th overall for leftie Gardiner. Sorry.

03 Jun 2018 12:36:19
I would just rather trade it for Muzzin than Gardiner. Lol.

03 Jun 2018 13:09:34
@Yup
I see where your coming from, but a lot of articles that I’ve read, at least for Toronto, aaid that although a #1 RHD is a priority, a #1 d in general is a priority, albeit RHD or LHD. because you can try and play people off-hand. Should be the same with Edmonton, a 1 offensive dman should be their number 1 priority, because a #1 RHD offensive dman limits the amount of players, and often, you’d find RHD worth more simply because of this. I’m pretty sure you can get players to play offhand and it won't be too bad tbh, but idk.

But Gardiner and 25 for 10 isn't that bad, is it?

03 Jun 2018 13:37:03
I’d rather keep the 10th overall rather then trade it for Muzzin. Also I agree with yup on this one Edmonton is pretty stacked with LHD although he’d instantly become their top pp dman. Gardiner would be on the Bottom pairing with sheltered offensive zone starts.

27 May 2018 14:55:13
Devils:
LW Miles Wood
LD Mirco Mueller
2019 3rd round pick

Kings:
LD Jake Muzzin

Significant cap savings for Kings getting 2 guys on very affordable deals. Devils finally get a top LD

27 May 2018 17:53:14
So a 6 dman and a 3rd liner for Drew Doughtys partener and one of the premier shutdown dmen in the league? don't think so.

27 May 2018 18:09:54
Woods for sekera :)

26 May 2018 23:52:46
Buffalo Sabres Plan:

Jason Pominville (RW - 5.6 Million x 1 Year - 28.6% Salary Retention) to the Dallas Stars in exchange for 2018 3rd Round Draft Selection + 2019 5th Round Draft Selection.



2018 1st Round Draft Selection (SJS) + Johan Larsson (LW - 1.475 Million x 1 Year) + Eric Cornel (C - ELC) to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tanner Pearson (3.75 Million x 3 Years) .

(Kings are probably looking to rebuild after a dismal end to 2017/ 18; Pearson looks to simply be a 40ish point guy, is expandable for a mid 1st and two young pieces) .



Zach Bogosian (D - 5.145 Million x 2 Years) to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Duncan Siemens (D - RFA) + 2019 3rd Round Draft Selection.

(Similar to Colin Wilson deal last year, Avs take on a meh player with a higher cap hit to upgrade their team) .


Resign:
Sam Reinhart (RW) - 5.0 Million x 5 Years
Robin Lehner (G) - 4.0 Million x 3 Years
Nicolas Baptiste (RW) - 1.0 Million x 2 Years

Free Agency:
David Perron (LW) - 5.5 Million x 4 Years.
Matt Calvert (RW) - 2.5 Million x 2 Years
Petr Mrazek (G) - 2.0 Million x 2 Years [Assuming Philadelphia does not qualify]

Lineup:
Sam Reinhart (5.0 Million) - Jack Eichel (10.0 Million) - Tanner Pearson (3.75 Million)
David Perron (5.5 Million) - Ryan O’Rielly (7.5 Million) - Kyle Okposo (6.0 Million)
Evan Rodrigues (0.65 Million) - Casey Mittelstadt (ELC) - Alexander Nylander (ELC)
Matt Calvert (2.5 Million) - Zemgus Girgensons (1.5 Million) - Nicolas Baptiste (1.0 Million)

Rasmus Dahlin (ELC) - Rasmus Ristolainen (5.0 Million)
Jake McCabe (1.6 Million) - Nathan Beaulieu (2.4 Million)
Marco Scandella (4.0 Million) - Victor Antipin (1.0 Million)

Robin Lehner (4.0 Million)
Petr Mrazek (2.0 Million)

- Basically, strip this team of its waste pieces and form a new, faster team identity. Give Eichel a wingman like Pearson too.

27 May 2018 00:23:19
Some makes sense. Decent value on a lot of it, but 3 more years of robin lehner as the go to guy at $4mill? Teams in the league have goalies they would throw away better than him. They won’t be better till he’s upgraded.

27 May 2018 01:01:52
You don’t put a 18 year old dman on the top pair.

27 May 2018 03:45:05
@UBJ

True. problem is, he's an RFA, and they needa resign him, and qualifying would be for 4 million. Maybe not three years, but for sure they'll qualify. And I feel he could actually play decent with a better core in front of him.

21 May 2018 15:55:25
Matt Martin (LW - 2.5 Million x 2 Years - 25% Salary Retention) and 2018 4th Round Selection to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Tyler Ennis (C/ LW - 4.2 Million x 1 Year)

- Similar contracts and cap totals being swapped; one at less of a hit for an additional cost. Martin is worse than Ennis, so the pick is added, however, Ennis’ production for his cap hit is pretty worrisome. Toronto needs more cap hit for the 2019/ 20 season because of Matthews&Marner’s contracts, so they can afford the pricy tag for Ennis for the next year. If Minny wants free agents, then it makes more sense for them to take the cheaper contract, albeit for an extra year.

Jake Gardiner (D - 4.05 Million x 1 Year) to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Connor Murphy (D - 3.85 Million x 4 Years) and 2018 3rd Round Selection.

- Chicago could use an offensively minded dman, Toronto could use a defensive oriented one. Although Murphy has a longer term, and is locked down for longer, Gardiner is the superior dman based on the previous seasons statistics, and that's why Chicago adds the 3rd Round Pick. Gardiner could be useful alongside a true DFD like Brent Seabrook, and Murphy could partner well with Morgan Rielly.

2018 3rd Round Selection (Chicago) + Curtis McElhinney (G - 0.8 Million x 1 Year) + 2019 4th Round Selection to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Valeri Nichushkin (LW - Rights - Contract Extension: 2.25 Million x 3 Years) .

- Dallas acquires two draft picks and a cheap backup goalie to aid Ben Bishop, in order to not overplay him during the season. Mac played better than Lehtonen, and tbh, Dallas needs to move on from him. Toronto acquires a wild card: a guy who was a 30 point man in his first stint in the NHL, and a guy who has been 0.5 PPG in the KHL. He could be great alongside Auston, or could bust out, be worse than Connor Brown, and then defect back to Russia.

2018 2nd Round Selection + Josh Leivo (RW - 0.75 Million x 1 Year) to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Samuel Morin (D - RFA - Contract Extension: 1.5 Million x 2 Years) + 2018 5th Round Selection.

- Philly has a ton of young dmen (Prov, Ghost, Hagg, Sanheim, Myers), as well as some veterans such as Gudas, so Morin seems expandable, especially since his growth has somewhat stunted in Phillys farm system. Its possible he could use a fresh start, and maybe he could turn it around, especially on a team that could certainly use DFD. Philly gets a bottom six winger who never got a chance in Toronto, and a decent pick around 55th overall. Toronto gets a guy who could be a solid DFD for the future, or a guy who may be no more than a 5-6 dman.

Draft:

(C) Vitaly Kravtsov - MHL:
Comparable: Evgeny Kuznetsov
Rankings: Between 15-25.

If not.

(D) Mattias Samuelson - USA
Strengths: Hitting, Defensive Responsibility.
Rankings: 21-25.

Extensions:
William Nylander - C/ RW - 5.75 Million x 7 Years
Tyler Bozak - C - 3.0 Million x 1 Year
Andreas Johnsson - LW - 1.75 Million x 3 Years
Auston Matthews - C - 10.0 Million x 8 Years
Mitch Marner - RW - 7.0 Million x 8 Years)

Free Agency:
John Carlson - D - 8.0 Million x 7 Years

Lineup:
Valeri Nichushkin (2.25 Million) - Auston Matthews (ELC) - Mitch Marner (ELC)
Patrick Marleau (6.25 Million) - Nazem Kadri (4.5 Million) - William Nylander (5.75 Million)
Andreas Johnsson (1.75 Million) - Tyler Bozak (3.0 Million) - Kasperi Kapanen (0.85 Million)
Zach Hyman (2.25 Million) - Par Lindholm (0.85 Million) - Connor Brown (2.1 Million)
*Tyler Ennis (4.2 Million), Miro Aaltonen (0.8 Million)

Travis Dermott (ELC) - John Carlson (8.0 Million)
Morgan Rielly (5.0 Million) - Connor Murphy (3.85 Million)
Ron Hainsey (3.0 Million) - Nikita Zaitsev (4.25 Million)
*Samuel Morin (1.5 Million), Igor Ozhiganov (0.8 Million)

Frederik Andersen (5.0 Million)
Garrett Sparks (0.85 Million)

Total Cap: 68.725 Million
- Fourth line is the checking line against teams top lines, Hyman, Brown and Lindholm are all defensively responsible and will be the matchup line.

When Matthews and Marner and Dermotts extensions kick in.

Lineup:
Valeri Nichushkin (2.25 Million) - Auston Matthews (10.0 Million) - Mitch Marner 7.0 Million)
Patrick Marleau (6.25 Million) - Nazem Kadri (4.5 Million) - William Nylander (5.75 Million)
Andreas Johnsson (1.75 Million) - Miro Aaltonen (0.8 Million) - Kasperi Kapanen (0.85 Million)
Zach Hyman (2.25 Million) - Par Lindholm (0.85 Million) - Connor Brown (2.1 Million)
*Carl Grundstrom (ELC), Trevor Moore (ELC)

Travis Dermott (0.875 Million) - John Carlson (8.0 Million)
Morgan Rielly (5.0 Million) - Connor Murphy (3.8 Million)
Samuel Morin (1.5 Million) - Nikita Zaitsev (4.25 Million)
*Andreas Borgman (0.875 Million)

Frederik Andersen (5.0 Million)
Garrett Sparks (0.85 Million)

Total Cap: 76.525 Million

With the cap going up, this seems reasonable. If not, a Marleau trade could happen and could become a legitimate possibility.

21 May 2018 18:21:17
U know what u put a lot of thought and energy into this so I read the who thing, some things are questionable? But for the most part very realistic and in depth.

21 May 2018 19:06:29
There is just way to many variables for this to be believable IMO I do like a lot of those ideas tho but I think Carlson gets more and I’d rather a different package for Gardiner and I’m sure Chicago would want more term then 1 year with Gardiner. Valeri Nichuskinin is pretty redundant although I do like him not sure if Dallas Bites.

21 May 2018 19:07:32
Lol ty @Kings.

I didn't have much to do over the long weekend so I decided to make a post regarding what I'd like the leafs future to be like.

20 Apr 2018 05:47:50
The kings haven't contended in awhile with there core and now it's probably time for a Rebuild.

LA: Doughty

Toronto: Nylander and 2020 1st * or Brown , Lindgren, 2018 1st And 2020 1st *

* Conditional If leafs resign Doughty

LA: gets a great package for a rental who will leave for free in the summer anyway

Toronto: gets the advantage of giving Doughty his 8th year and basically ensures he signs there.

LA: Carter

Stl: Kyrou and 1st 2018

LA: gets two A prospect to stack there pipeline

Stl: if they miss out on Tavares they desperately need a top line Center to contend.

LA: Toffoli

Dallas: Honka and 44th overall 2018

LA: gets rid of a struggling yet effective player who'd benefit from a change of scenery.

Dallas: Brings in a pretty consistent 25 goal scorer.

20 Apr 2018 14:19:50
So blues should trade the best ohl player this year and thier first for Jeff carter. 33 year old 2nd 3rd line center who missed 55 gsmes last year. That's a huge no.

20 Apr 2018 18:34:58
He’s an PPG player in the right situation he’s easily a 1st line C. What if saint Louis adds Steen and Thomas and replaces Carter with Kopitar.

20 Apr 2018 20:13:48
Thomas killing it in the ohl playoffs right now. Kyrou was best ohl player this year. I like kopitar but he will be 37 when his contract is over at 10 mil a year. Schenn performed the 1c just fine blues need a 2c but not at cost of kyrou or thomas. They are the future and cheap elc controlled contracts. Blues are better off going for Tavares or statsny. Thomas will be reday in a year or so.

20 Apr 2018 20:47:09
Overpayment on the first two but not enough for Toffoli IMO. Also does Dallas want to trade a young D with potential for a forward?

20 Apr 2018 20:57:11
Like I said if blues miss out on Tavares. Good luck going anywhere with Schenn/ stasney as a number 1c.

21 Apr 2018 00:50:16
I'm sorry but schenn has been the best center we have had in the last 5+ years. Thomas will be able to fill in top 6 very soon. Kyrou is the dynamic rw blues need besides tarasenko. SChen had 28 goals 70 pts +10. The blues dominated the league till injuries and allen crippled the team. Carter missed 57 games with injury and has never hit the 70 point mark he is 33 and when his contract ends he will be 37 38. No thanks. I do however think it's funny you suggest to trade us a center who is worse than the one the blues have for a bad contract and older player. No thanks. Good luck with kopitar, carter playing to 38.

 
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