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16 Feb 2019 02:26:16
Los Angles Kings Trade:
Ilya Kovalchuk (LW - [25% Retention] 4.70 Million x 3 Years)

Colorado Avalanche Trade:
Matt Nieto (LW - 1.95 Million x 2 Years)
Nicolas Meloche (D - 0.85 Million x 2 Years)
Conditional 2019 3rd Round Draft Pick [Condition: Pick is only transferred if Colorado qualifies for the 2019 Playoffs]

- Los Angeles gets value for Kovalchuk now, before he diminishes on the fading team. Nieto is a viable piece who could be traded in the future of the rebuild, and Meloche is a nice piece (former second rounder) .
- Colorado doesn’t give up too much to acquire a solid piece that really helps their depth. Beyond Rantanen/ MacK/ Landy, there isn’t much support, and they only take on appx. an extra 3 million in cap, which they can afford.

16 Feb 2019 14:44:50
I’d love to see Kovy in a New Jersey but I think he’d excel more in the East.

16 Feb 2019 21:22:30
Avalanche are out of playoffs. They are pursuing youth movement. I doubt they want old man Kovalchuk. If he couldn’t help LA playing with Kopitar and Carter, I fail to see him doing anything in Colorado playing with guys a lot less talented.

15 Feb 2019 14:51:18
Edmonton Oilers -
• (C) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Carolina Hurricanes -
• (RHD) Dougie Hamilton

Edmonton Oilers -
• (LHD) Darnell Nurse
Toronto Maple Leafs -
• (C/RW) William Nylander

Edmonton Oilers -
• (2019) 1st-Round Pick
• (C) Tyler Benson
• (RHD) Matt Benning
• (G) Cam Talbot
Florida Panthers -
• (LW) Mike Hoffman
• (G) James Reimer

Edmonton Oilers -
• (C/RW) Kailer Yamamoto
• (2019) 3rd-Round Pick
New York Rangers -
• (LW) Mats Zuccarello

Edmonton Oilers -
• (LW) Milan Lucic
• (LHD) Ethan Bear
• (2020) 1st-Round Pick
Los Angeles Kings -
• (2020) 3rd-Round Pick

Edmonton Oilers -
• (RW) Ty Rattie
• (LHD) Brandon Manning
Arizona Coyotes -
• (RW) Christian Fischer

Edmonton Oilers Line Combinations:

Mats Zuccarello - Connor McDavid - William Nylander
Mike Hoffman - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujärvi
Jujhar Khaira - Colby Cave - Christian Fischer
Tobias Rieder - Brad Malone - Alex Chiasson

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Kris Russell - Dougie Hamilton
Alex Petrovic - Kevin Gravel

Mikko Koskinen
James Reimer

Canadian Cup Favourite after those

15 Feb 2019 14:58:29
Not Canadian Stanley Cup favourites. Awful goalie situation still, the bottom 6 and bottom pairing defensmen aren’t good, maybe average at best.

15 Feb 2019 15:40:25
No from oil.
No from oil.
No from oil.
No from oil.
No from oil.
Yes from oil.
Not even close to be a cup contender.

15 Feb 2019 16:21:31
A lot here. going to be hard to be brief, but I’ll do my best.

First two trades, I think we need RNH more than we need Nylander. And Nurse is better than Hamilton in my opinion. I like the physical play of Nurse, while Hamilton is a pussy.

The third trade, Hoffman is good, Reimer we don’t need or want.

The fourth trade, do we really want to be trading a recent 1st round pick for a pending free agent that we can’t afford to re-sign? Is Zuccarello going to drag us into the playoffs all on his own?

The fifth trade, LA can't afford to make, and I don’t think they are foolish enough to accept that anyway.

The sixth trade, sure, why not?

15 Feb 2019 19:59:25
McDavid wouldn’t even be able to entice a team to take Lucic.

06 Feb 2019 01:45:19
Kings Trade: Martinez
Islanders Trade: 1st or 2nd, plus Blade Jenkins

06 Feb 2019 04:34:41
I wouldn't give a first for Martinez.

01 Feb 2019 17:06:46
To Montreal: Ilya Kovalchuk

To LA Kings: Karl Alzner

A bad contract for a bad contract.

01 Feb 2019 18:42:46
This would be the only way I'd trade for kovalchuck.

06 Feb 2019 01:54:30
I think I would be
from LAK: Kovalchuck (25% Retained)
From MTL: 2nd round 2019.

29 Jan 2019 19:02:58
Kings - J.Carter

Jets - N. Petan and 1st rounder in 2019

Carter will help the Jets & Petan gets a fresh start


29 Jan 2019 19:22:16
Why is it always Petan. he is in every proposal now.

29 Jan 2019 20:29:54
Its always Petan because he's young, talented and can't crack lineup. They should sit Roslovic down for a few games (light a fire under his Azz) and put Petan in more to showcase him.

29 Jan 2019 21:47:38
Nope. The Jets don't need Carter and don't want his contract. Carter wouldn't leave LA anyways.

29 Jan 2019 23:52:38
The Jets don’t want Carter and his contract.

31 Jan 2019 17:56:49
Petan is Winnipeg's best trade chip, yes, but as the pieces get lost as cap hell encompasses the organization it's those guys in the minors that will step up to fill those holes as it happened in pittsburgh. Winnipeg can expend some of these players but it's necessary to keep some good players in the system.

06 Feb 2019 01:56:23
that would work if the kings retained 50% of his salary. overall great trade for the kings because they get another 1st.

29 Jan 2019 00:30:38
Leafs acquire Jake Muzzin from the Kings for Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi and their 2019 1st Round Pick. Source: Leafs Twitter

26 Jan 2019 14:51:58
Edmonton Oilers - Leon Draisaitl
Florida Panthers - Aaron Ekblad
(Panthers get a top 6 f, oilers get a top 4 dman)

Edmonton Oilers - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Carolina Hurricanes - Dougie Hamilton
(Canes get a top 6 f, oilers get a top 4 dman)

Edmonton Oilers - Darnell Nurse
Toronto Maple Leafs - William Nylander
(Oilers get solid top 6 f, leafs get a top 4 d)

Edmonton Oilers - Jesse Puljujärvi + 2019 1st-Round Pick + Matt Benning
New York Rangers - Mats Zuccarello (agreement to resign)
(Oilers get a winger to play with mcdavid, rangers get a potential top 6, top 6 dman, shed cap and get pick)

Edmonton Oilers - Kailer Yamamoto + Ethan Bear + 2020 1st-Round Pick
Ottawa Senators - Mark Stone (agreement to resign)
(Oilers get a winger to play with mcdavid, sens get cap space, good prospect, potential top 6 and a pick)

Edmonton Oilers - Cam Talbot + Ryan Spooner
Arizona Coyotes - Christian Fischer + Lawson Crouse
(Oilers get needed wingers, arizona gets veteran winger and a decent goalie)

Edmonton Oilers - Andrej Sekera
New York Islanders - Andrew Ladd + 2019 1st-Round Pick 
(Oilers get needed winger and a pick, islanders get cap space)

Edmonton Oilers - Milan Lucic + 2019 2nd-Round Pick + Tyler Benson
Los Angeles Kings - Dustin Brown
(Oilers shed some cap and term and kings get grit, pick and prospect)

Edmonton Oilers - Zack Kassian
Las Vegas Golden Knights - 2019 7th-Round Pick
(Vegas gets grit, oilers shed cap)

Edmonton Oilers - Kris Russell
Calgary Flames - Austin Czarnik + 2019 4th-Round Pick
(Flames get needed defence depth, oilers get a needed winger)

Mats Zuccarello - Connor McDavid - Mark Stone
Andrew Ladd - William Nylander - Austin Czarnik
Dustin Brown - Jujhar Khaira - Alex Chiasson
Lawson Crouse - Kyle Brodziak - Christian Fischer

Aaron Ekblad - Dougie Hamilton
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Brandon Manning - Alex Petrovic

26 Jan 2019 16:18:59
I can't tell if all this makes Oilers better, it does right now, but sacrificing too much of the future.

Most of these trades are a no though.
Florida says no, the passed on draisaitl to take ekblad and I think there's no regret.

I like nuge for Hamilton, but Oilers might add a little.

Don't gamble nurse for nylander.

Too much for zucc. Just try to sign him
Same as stone. If they hit free agency playing with McDavid is a big draw.

Not sure how you convince the other 5 teams to help by taking a bad contract away.

26 Jan 2019 16:31:40
I can’t tell if this was all a joke or not because these are effed up.

26 Jan 2019 17:23:41
First one, idk if either team makes it. Florida has enough good centers and Edmonton imo needs Drais more than Ek.

Second, honestky, i don't think its terrible, but then you’ve got to bring in some scoring help if RNH is gone.

Nurse for Nylander isn't bad either imo, i can't see Toronto doing it because of the whole ‘promise’ thing, but valuewise isn't bad.

The Zucc trade is brutal for Edmonton.

Idk ifnthe Stone trade is decent, cause i feel like its too many good young pieces to give up.

Arizona doesn't touch the Fischer deal.

Dont think the Isles give up a 1st to take essentially identical contracts.

Brown > Lucic, no from LA (contract and player)

Vegas doesn't need more grit, their fourth line is Carrier/ NBellemRe/ Reaves.

And Calgary doesn't need defensive depth, espeically at that price. Calgarys defence is solid.

26 Jan 2019 19:30:40
Sekera's salary and term if half of ladds, so the 1st does make sense. And flames need the depth going into the playoffs, a lot of news saying they need a backup goalie and defensive depth. Smith and Prout won't cut it.

26 Jan 2019 23:48:38
Hanifin/ Brodie/ Gio/ Hamonic/ Andersson/ Stone/ Kly

They can bring in anyone for dirt cheap, hell, Chris Wideman from Florida or so if they really wanted. They don't need or want a 4 million Russell.

26 Jan 2019 09:49:59
Edmonton - Leon Draisaitl
Carolina - Dougie Hamilton + 2019 1st-Round Pick

Edmonton - Oscar Klefbom
Toronto - William Nylander

Edmonton - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Ottawa - Mark Stone (verbal agreement with Mark Stone to resign with The Edmonton Oilers)

Edmonton - Milan Lucic + 2019 3rd-Round Pick  + Matt Benning
Los Angeles - Dustin Brown

Edmonton - Andrej Sekera
New York Islanders - Andrew Ladd + 2019 1st-Round Pick

Edmonton - Jesse Puljujärvi + 2019 1st-Round Pick + Ryan Spooner
New York Rangers - Mats Zuccarello

Projected Line-Up :

Mats Zuccarello - Connor McDavid - Mark Stone
Andrew Ladd - William Nylander - Alex Chiasson
Kailer Yamamoto - Jujhar Khaira - Dustin Brown
Ty Rattie - Kyle Brodziak - Zack Kassian

Darnell Nurse - Dougie Hamilton
Kris Russell - Adam Larsson
Brandon Manning - Alex Petrovic

Mikko Koskinen
Cam Talbot

Lucic & Brown are similar in salary and term.
Sekera takes half of Ladd's term.
I think it's a very good idea.

If you wanna just say no without reading. Go look at Lucic's money and term and compare it to Brown's then see who is better offensively. And look at Sekera & Ladd and do the same thing before you say unbelievable.

26 Jan 2019 22:49:30
Brown is better offensively and defensively what's your point?

27 Jan 2019 10:21:49
In no world does Nylander get you Klefbom straight up. Why would the Oilers trade their best D anyways.

25 Jan 2019 15:23:32
Edmonton - Leon Draisaitl + (2019) 1st-Round Pick
Carolina - Dougie Hamilton + Micheal Ferland

Edmonton - Kailer Yamamoto
Arizona - Richard Panik + (2019) 2nd-Round Pick

Edmonton - Oscar Klefbom
Toronto - William Nylander

Edmonton - Milan Lucic + (2020) 3rd-Round Pick + Matt Benning
Los Angeles - Dustin Brown

Edmonton - Cam Talbot
Florida - Nick Bjudstad

Micheal Ferland - Connor McDavid - William Nylander
Richard Panik - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jesse Puljujärvi
Dustin Brown - Nick Bjudstad - Alex Chiasson
Ryan Spooner - Jujhar Khaira - Zack Kassian

Darnell Nurse - Dougie Hamilton
Kris Russell - Adam Larsson
Brandon Manning - Alex Petrovic

Mikko Koskinen

25 Jan 2019 16:25:14
wtf are you on buddy.

25 Jan 2019 16:25:48
Edmonton Florida trade would be amazing.

25 Jan 2019 17:33:49
Why trade drai for Hamilton and ferland when ferland Will Walk next season? Then its drai + 1st round pick for Hamilton hahaha.

25 Jan 2019 21:35:07
This is so weird, cause some are beyond brutal for Edmonton and others aren't very good for the others.

25 Jan 2019 21:37:05
Lol These are pretty bad.

25 Jan 2019 22:29:30
Take Ferland out and add another defender.
Draisaitl for Hamilton and bean maybe.
Or draisaitl and a first for Hamilton and de haan.

25 Jan 2019 23:00:52
Why would Florida want Loungo, Riemer and Talbot.

17 Jan 2019 21:45:29
Los Angeles Kings:

•) Jake Muzzin

•) 3rd Round Pick 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs:

•) 1st Round Pick 2019

•) Rasmus Sandin.

17 Jan 2019 22:20:12
Seems fair as the Leafs get a good player that they desperately need for their playoff push for a prospect, albeit a good one and a draft pick that the Kings that need to rebuild.

17 Jan 2019 22:27:17
I would not trade Sandin.
I like Muzzin game but not worth giving someone that can be better.

17 Jan 2019 23:15:39
Id imagine LA not offering the 3rd round pick with muz.

18 Jan 2019 02:57:46
I’d offer Liligren and 2nd.

18 Jan 2019 04:42:20
I got to agree with tyhockey on this one. Reports on Sandin’s play at higher level this season seem to indicate that he will be a damn good player. At this point, I got to think 10 years of Sandin is worth more than a couple years with Muzzin.

17 Jan 2019 21:09:51
Kings Trade
6th Round Pick 2019

Leafs Trade
Liljegren (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2019
4th Round Pick 2019 (Blues Pick)

If the Leafs where to pull this off I understand that Gardiner and Hainsey will be walking as UFA's as Doughty's contract would be to much for next year's Cap, with that said Rosen will take over Gardiner's spot Hainsey will be more difficult but not impossible, plus Zaitsev's 4.5 mill is off the books as well, Bracco might be called up with Kapanen Traded as he has really improved.


17 Jan 2019 21:17:49
The Kings would expect a much better package then this one.

17 Jan 2019 22:09:58
My thoughts are you need to stop posting the same garbage proposals with minimal differences and understand none of these are remotely close to being realistic. You’re getting a top 3 dman in the league in Doughty and Kapanen is the main piece going back. That’s horrendous.

17 Jan 2019 22:28:25
Much as I love have Doughty that won't get you him and his cap would kill us.

17 Jan 2019 23:17:07
This beyond brutal, you need to stop posting these same trades over and over again my god none of them are good or even close to being good. Doughty is a top dman in the world like come on this is bad.

18 Jan 2019 01:32:25
Beyond brutal. And the leafs have no cap i guess haha

18 Jan 2019 05:14:54
Doughty rumors are really heating up again. Leafs can’t afford him without moving significantly more salary than suggested here. Which means basically Nylander would have to be included.

This offer looks very similar to one put out in an article, written by a professional hockey analyst, in a real hockey e-zine. This wasn’t a rumour posted on a forum. It was legit. To quote the author: “It won’t be 2x1st, plus all those others, because Brian Burke doesn’t work in the NHL anymore and Doughty isn’t 21”.

As much as I love Doughty, I don’t think Leafs should pursue him anymore. We can’t afford him without losing at least one member of the core right away. And likely wouldn't be able to re-sign Rielly if he was on the team. And that 8 year contract of his is a bit much. Doughty, like Keith, could easily go into a steep decline the last half of that contract. It would cripple us as is. If he tanks, his contract would put a bullet right through the heart of the team.

16 Jan 2019 03:08:07
Flames trade: Smith, Magipane, 2019 1st round pick

Kings trade: Quick.

16 Jan 2019 04:37:33
Ya I’m sure that’ll do it. Nawt.

08 Jan 2019 22:34:49
Deadline Deal:

Los Angeles Trades: Jake Muzzin [LD - 2.0 Million (50% Salary Retention - Original Salary: 4.0 Million) x 2 Years] + Kyle Clifford [LW - 0.7 Million (50% Salary Retention - Original Salary: 1.4 Million) x 2 Years]

Toronto Trades: Carl Grundstrom [LW - 0.80 Million x 3 Years] + Garrett Sparks [G - 0.70 Million x 1 Year] + 2019 1st Round Draft Selection + 2020 2nd Round Draft Selection.

Imo, this is a lesser version of the McDonagh trade. Basically, the way I see it, Sparks = Clifford, Sparks goes instead of Woll/ Scott because the Kings could use a young, NHL ready goalie rather than a prospect, then the rest of the pieces are for Muzzin. Grundstrom is easily an NHL Forward next year, and with LA's depleted team, could slot into a chance he'd never get in Toronto. The 1st and 2nd are two picks that would be nice to have in the upcoming drafts for a team without much prospect depth. To be honest, I'd willingly part with another B-C tier prospect on top of the package, [Bracco, Borgman, Rosen, etc] or even a guy like Connor Brown, just not Liljegren or Sandin - for a guy like Muzzin who is a #3 guy with only a year left, it just isn't worth it on top of a 1st and Grundstrom.

Toronto Lineup:
Johnsson/ Matthews/ Nylander
Kapanen/ Tavares/ Marner
Marleau/ Kadri/ Hyman
Clifford/ Lindholm/ Brown [Ennis]

Rielly/ Muzzin
Gardiner/ Zaitsev
Dermott/ Hainsey [Ozhiganov]

[I know I said Muzzin is a #3, and he is. He's not a #2, he's just the most capable out of the remainder on Toronto's blueline to play #2].

09 Jan 2019 03:38:52
I’d imagine LA wants better prospect.

09 Jan 2019 04:05:59
I don't have any real issue with the value here but why would LA want sparks? The two backups they already have have been better. Plus they still have quick as of now.

09 Jan 2019 11:45:07

True, maybe Woll or Scott instead of Sparks. I just saw that organizationally, the Kings don’t have much goaltending depth, so i wanted to add one in, in case they might trade a guy like Quick away, then its just Campbell whos young

& @McJ

Idk who I’d put in, cause for just Muzzin, doesn't Liljegren + 1st + 2nd seem like a high price? Cause Grundstrom, by my accounts, is the leafs third best prospect and imo the Leafs best forward prospect, unless people like Trevor Moore more, cause Grundstrom is almosy a lock to become an NHL Forward, and be that middle six grinder forward.

09 Jan 2019 15:37:48
They do have some goalie depth in the organization just not any highly touted goalies after quick. But sparks doesn't improve this. I think if they trade muzzin they would at least want to improve in another area.

09 Jan 2019 15:53:56
If they don’t want Borgman, then Bracco right Rosen is it. Like you said, and a-prospect like Sandin or Liljegren is too much for an old bottom pairing LHD. Muzzin would be good to help fill the gap left by Gardiner’s departure. He lends support until Sandin is ready. I don’t for one second believe Rosen will be as good as Muzzin in that spot.

10 Jan 2019 14:25:36
I honestly don’t see how this is comparable to the McDonagh trade even if lesser. Tampa gave up a first and a second (maybe 2 firsts), Namestnikov, Howden and Hajek and got no retention. They got better players, but the retention adds and the prospects here don’t compare to what Tampa gave up (and McDonagh was hurt when traded as well) . Muzzin is a legit 2nd pair D and I’ve heard him called LAs best Dman so far this year.

21 Dec 2018 02:28:34
WPG: 1st Round Pick 2019, Petan, Kulikov
LA: Muzzin

Jets get a strong 2nd pairing LHD to play with Buff. Kings get a 1st and a younger play who had junior success with Liepsic. Also Kulikov is in it to balance the salaries.

21 Dec 2018 13:52:12
I would have to think LA would want something better than that. Probably something like Roslovic or Vesalainen. Or, if they wanted defense, something around Niku.

22 Dec 2018 11:31:16
Just don’t think the kings concern while trading a good NHL Dman is getting a guy who had chemistry in junior with their latest waiver pick up 5-6 years ago. Like Marcus said, one of the top prospects would have to go. Kings had discussed muzzin tontoronto in Nylander deals apparently and then suggestions of kapanen+ came out. Just don’t think Petan+ does it.

22 Dec 2018 20:05:29
I would really love to get Muzzin though, if a first and something not too heartbreaking would do it, I would be pretty tempted. We would need to do some cap manipulation though.


That would be a pretty stout top 4.

11 Dec 2018 13:15:50
Kings Trade

Leafs Trade
Bracco (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2019

Leafs get there man on Defence getting Doughty.


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

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

Toronto Trades
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

Leafs Trade
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

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
5th Round Pick 2019

Toronto Trades
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

Toronto Trades

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.

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