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16 Jan 2018 21:59:35
Isles Goalie and Defence Solutions:

Option 1 -

Islanders Trade:
(RW) Cal Clutterbuck
(G) Jaroslav Halak
(LW) Joshua Ho-Sang
(RW) Michael Dal-Colle
2018 1st Round Pick (Top 10 Protected)

Cap: Appx. 9 Million

Red Wings Trade:
(D) Mike Green
(G) Jimmy Howard - 15% Retained
(C) Luke Glendening
(D) Luke Witkowski

Cap: Appx. 11 Million

*Huge trade. Isles upgrade their goaltender, and pick up a dman who can log top 2-4 minutes. They downgrade from Clutterbuck to Glendening in terms of physicality but save cap space as well. Detroit takes on two cap dumps but makes maximum value of a pending UFA and a decent goalie. Detroit isn't on the cusp of playoffs soon, so its best they start filling up the cupboard. Clutterbuck is a bad contract, however, his deal really isn't monumental when it comes to cap space for Detroit. Tons worse in Detroit than him.

Option 2 -

Islanders Trade:
(C) Brock Nelson
(G) Jaroslav Halak
2018 2nd Round Draft Pick

Canadiens Trade:
(G) Charlie Lindgren
(C) Tomas Plekanec - 25% Retained
(D) David Schlemko

**Not as big of a deal, but still pretty decent. Isles acquire a goalie who is young and has had a pretty good year thus far, as well as a centre to replace Brock Nelson, and a decent dman who is on a good contract, and is a good 4-6 dman. Habs acquire a 2nd, which they could use, as they need picks. They acquire Nelson, who can benefit from a change of scenery after having a terrible year this year, and possibly becomes the number 1 centre in Montreal. If he's just meh, he can be shipped off to any contending team for a pick. And Halak is a cap dump but is a decent backup for Price. And honestly, this move may be for the best for Lindgren, because he's never going to see more than 15-20 starts with Carey in Montreal on that enormous deal.

- tbh, both are unrealistic, but they were just random thoughts. lol. Improvements/ suggestions?


1.) 16 Jan 2018 23:45:03
Islanders say no to both. I'm not seeing where that helps them or equal value coming back. The Wings one is horrible for the islanders.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 00:05:20
The first one I don’t see a reason why islanders make that and second one I don’t think islanders touch either. Nobody wants plek even if he is retained.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 00:36:38
Figured so on the Wings one. Maybe take out Ho-Sang, and add like a 4th or sumtin? Idk.

4.) 17 Jan 2018 02:02:09
Habs say no. as do Islanders. Can use Lindgren to get a better return.
Arizona could use a Goalie. lots if possibilities.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 02:36:57
Plek is a ufa this summer so I don't think is contract scares any teams@Mcjesus. he's probably worth a late pick if retain to a contender that wants a good 4 line center for playoff. As long as that team can fit him in they're cap for the test of season.

6.) 17 Jan 2018 02:51:36
Lindgren ain't getting traded for guys 28+
If Lindgren is traded, it's going to take a prospect.



13 Jan 2018 13:23:21
Wondering if this could work:

Columbus Trades:
(D) Jack Johnson
(C) Zac Dalpe

Toronto Trades:
(RW) Jeremy Bracco
(D) Connor Carrick
2018 2nd Round Pick (lower of SJ/ TOR)
2019 4th Round Pick

Vancouver Trades:
(RW) Thomas Vanek
(C) Nic Dowd


Columbus Acquires:
(RW) Thomas Vanek
(D) Connor Carrick
(C) Nic Dowd

Toronto Acquires:
(D) Jack Johnson

Vancouver Acquires:
(RW) Jeremy Bracco
(C) Zac Dalpe
2018 2nd Round Pick (lower of SJ/ TOR)
2019 4th Round Pick

**Everyone gets what they want.

Columbus is basically wasting Jack Johnson on the bottom pair, and his statline is pretty bad. They wouldn't want picks/ prospects because they are an all-in team, so some more assets for a playoff run could help. Vanek becomes a prolific top 6 guy who could be clutch in the playoffs, as he was with MTL. Carrick is the stopgap for Johnson, who is a downgrade, but the spot he's replacing is number 5 D. And, Carrick is a capable dman. Dowd is just extra depth, and a possible good fourth line c.

Toronto gets a good dman on an expiring deal to help shore up some woes on the backend. He hasn't played his best, yet I'd be willing to give up a mid tier prospect and a 2nd to upgrade from Carrick to him, simply because Johnson/ Gardiner is better than anything we have right now, and Johnson would stabalize a dcore. He'd be able to move into a top4 role, and his stats would probably go up as well.

Vancouver trades away one of their better forwards, yet, they bring back a decent haul, with Bracco and the 2nd being going for Vanek. Considering he went for a 3rd last year, this is a pretty substantial haul. Bracco, imo, could be a good 2nd/ 3rd liner, but he needs the right situation. he's small, but he's shifty, and he'd be a good piece for aa Vancouver team shifting towards speed.


1.) 13 Jan 2018 14:15:31
Just saw some Jackets fans complaining about Johnson on twitter. Saying he's worth less than thought. Maybe the 4th should come from the Jackets instead of the Leafs? Still goes ro the Nucks tho.

2.) 13 Jan 2018 15:14:00
Vanek was clutch for Montreal in the playoffs? What series were you watching exactly. It’s hard to take anything you wrote seriously after reading that.

3.) 13 Jan 2018 15:41:10
I'm not a habs fan, so i didn't watch the series. But 10 points in 17 games is good is it not? And if that's your sole reason to say no to the deal, your pretty dumb. One fcat that is debatable makes me a non-serious writer. GImme a break buddy.

4.) 13 Jan 2018 16:40:53
He was horrible in that playoff season. he had one, maybe 2 good games. he was truly a disappointment TSS.

5.) 13 Jan 2018 17:03:11
Oh, okie dokie. No lie, I didn't watch it. I just checked the stats and they looked pretty good for a rental. I mean, Columbus wouldn't mind a guy like that tho. Thank you for at least adressing it decently @Sosa.

6.) 13 Jan 2018 18:02:01
He was really good in the regular season games he played in Montreal, but kind of disappeared in the playoffs. I see Vanek as a guy who could flourish if he doesn't have to be the main offensive cog, as was expected in Montreal. he may be a good fit for Columbus, however Vanek likes to take shifts, games off per say, with Torts as his coach. well. enough said lol
I see Pittsburgh as a good fit for Vanek as a rental. I think he has the IQ to play with Crosby, and it could be a lethal combination.

7.) 13 Jan 2018 21:00:29
TTS, ya Vanek did okay in terms of points but was terrible in everything else. Trunover after turnover. Was really surprise too since he played very well during the season. Still think it was a good move to get him because we really dint pay much ( 2 rd pick and Sebastian Colberg who we also drafted in the second round but became a bust. Was a good gamble that the out to be mediocre bit not terrible. Would be stupid to give a first now tho,3- 4 years later.



13 Jan 2018 12:46:41
My proposition, if the Islanders look to be lagging behind in the Metro, and the Ducks want to make a deep playoff run:

Josh Bailey + Joshua Ho-Sang + Dennis Seidenberg + 3rd Round Draft Pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Kevin Bieksa (agrees to this trade because of impending deal) + Sam Steel + Jacob Larsson + 1st Round Draft Pick (lottery protected) .

- It's a lot to give up for Anaheim. No doubt. But, they alleviate Bieksa's contract, and get two top six wingers.
- New York gets a big haul for a enigmatic player in Ho-Sang, and a pending UFA in Bailey. New York may be fed up with Ho-Sang, but many teams would want him for sure, and honestly, a swap of him for Sam Steel is pretty fair. Larsson, Bieksa and the 1st for Bailey is more than fair, provided Bailey keeps up his stellar pace. If he does, basically two firsts for an 80-85 point guy is worth it.

Then NYI does:

Kevin Bieksa (50% Retained) to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 3rd Round Draft Pick.

This future deal would be the reason why Bieksa waives his NTC. And Bieksa at 2 million is a good price to pay for a Penguins team that has been in favour of acquiring bottom pairing dman and turning them good. As well, if Cole is dealt, Bieksa makes sense as a replacement.


1.) 13 Jan 2018 18:07:33
TSS. do you think it that were to happens, Snow is basically writing off the chance to resign Tavares. trading away Bailey especially?

2.) 13 Jan 2018 18:16:47
Yeah, possible. It possibly sets up a big change for the Islanders tho. Like maybe this happens before the deadline, and on the deadline Snow ships Tavares off for a boatload of picks/ prospects (St. louis looks like a spot) . Cause idk, the current bunch in NY simply doesn't have it in them. they're defence is okay, their forwards are good, but they need something of a goalie if they want to get deep. I think they have too many bloated contracts for them to be in the realm of contention. that's why i'd think that they trade away Bailey and JT, but for a very good return on both. They could stack up on this years draft class and become a solid team. Cause imo, this Islanders team, headed by JT just doesn't seem like a true cup contender, even if moves are made.



09 Jan 2018 12:37:55
This is coming off of the Nurse/ Kapanen trade. Yup, I'm not harping on you, but you said you'd rather trade Klefbom than Nurse. And I see why because of his stats this year, they're pretty bad. However, I think Toronto could use a guy like Oscar, 100%. Still, he'll be worth a lot. Worth more than Nurse imo.

My Proposition:

Oscar Klefbom + Mark Fayne in exchange for Jake Gardiner + Kasperi Kapanen + Roman Polak + 2019 1st Round Draft Pick.

Now, for me, this is still underwhelming for Oscar Klefbom. I really do think he is a good NHL dman, from what I saw last year he was excellent. But if he really is playing bad, I would be down to do this. Edmonton gets a replacement dman, who is young, on a good contract, and is the offensive defensive Edmonton needs, considering most of theirs are DFD's. Kapanen can bring speed to the team, especially to one w. a lot of big bodies on the forward core. Could work well alongside Leon or Connor, and he has skill to play with them. Polak for Fayne is fair, Polak is the extra contract to lower contracts for Toronto, and Fayne is cap off the books for Edmonton. The 1st is probably 20-23ish, and it can be used to pick up a dman, or to trade away for other assets.

And Toronto gets a true shutdown dman. A real one that can help Travis Dermott grow, and allows Toronto to have two good pairings. We have many versions of Gardiner, we don't have a version of Klefbom.

Healthy Lineup (Toronto) :
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
Leo Komarov - Frederik Gauthier - Matt Martin

Ron Hainsey - Morgan Rielly
Travis Dermott - Oscar Klefbom
Nikita Zaitsev - Andreas Borgman

Healthy Lineup (Edmonton)
Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Kasperi Kapanen
Milan Lucic - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujarvi
Jujhar Khaira - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Michael Cammalleri
Ryan Strome - Mark Letestu - Zach Kassian

Darnell Nurse - Jake Gardiner
Adam Larsson - Matt Benning
Kris Russell - Brandon Davidson.


1.) 09 Jan 2018 14:30:07
Too much for Klefbom.

2.) 09 Jan 2018 14:57:31
I like the base but i think the 1st is too much.
I think it would be nice if they went after Mike Green instead.

3.) 09 Jan 2018 16:27:17
Way too much,

4.) 09 Jan 2018 17:51:44
I said I would rather be open to trading Klefbom, in a package for a better RHD coming back. Not Gardiner and Kapanen. Say whatever you want to make them seem amazing. LHD Gardiner wouldn't be top pairing right side and Kapanen can't even crack your fourth line right now, I know we suck but he wouldn't be top line with us.

Why do you have Larsson on the left side? Gardiner on the top right. And no Sekera?
They aren't trading Klefbom for a downgrade on LD and a winger who can't crack your lineup to play top line with McDavid. Lol. It would be in a package for an improvement.

5.) 09 Jan 2018 20:10:53
What's up with adding Fayne? Oilers have 8M in space and his 2.3M is in the minors. We aren't in a bind and including him in this doesn't sweeten it at all. The Leafs have 0 cap space according to cap friendly, and Klefbom makes a little more than Gardniner, and with Faynes, this deal can't even happen.
Klefbom is signed for 5 more seasons, Gardiner 1 more season. Why do the Oilers downgrade that position like that? Their lefties are Nurse, Russell and Sekera too. If they were to trade Klfebom it would be in a deal with a righie coming back and then the left side would probably be Nurse Russell/ Sekera. Not Gardiner on the top pair right side. Lol. The 1st is a nice piece for sure, But the Oilers want to improve NOW, not a few years down the line. You guys say Chiarelli is a terrible GM, We if he's moving Klefbom it's to improve the team now not for a 1st for a piece down the line.

6.) 09 Jan 2018 20:30:36
Actually, we have cap space. Horton can go onto LTIR and Lupul. Frees up nearly 5.0 million. They onky have Lupul on there now, add Horton and you get more.

7.) 09 Jan 2018 23:28:56
Kapanen only can't crack our lineup because of his waiver status. If he had waivers, he'd be playing second line in place of Komarov, and Moore/ Gauthier would be gone. His waiver status keeps him in the Marlies. And i'm sorry i don't know everyones handedness, i don't think that should be where you are basing your arguement. tell me honestly, does Kapanen not make Edmontons top 6, if Drais plays center? Cause who is better on the wing? Lucic, who can't keep up w McDavid, and Pul. Kappy would be top 6 in toronto if not for his waivrrs and for sure w edmonton. and what would you consider a better package for klefbom? i'm not being sarcastoc, i genuinelly wanna know. Is it something similar to this, but with different players? is it an offensive dman in return of similar value to klef? is it a top notch forward? cause you don't post a lot, but your an oilers fan and know your team better than i do, but ik your team is loaded with dmen who are the ideal playrrs who Toronto could use. such as Klef, larsson, nurse, benning, russell.

8.) 10 Jan 2018 05:36:13
I disagree Topshelf top 2 centers are Kadri and Mathews
Top 2 LW are Marleau and JVR 2 Top 2 RW Nylander And Marner.



03 Jan 2018 03:11:12
Toronto Acquires:
(D) Ben Hutton
(D) Erik Gudbranson
(C) Brendan Gaunce

Vancouver Acquires:
(RW) Kasperi Kapanen
(C) Dominic Moore
(D) Roman Polak
(D) Connor Carrick
2018 Conditional 2nd Round Draft Pick
2019 4th Round Draft Pick

(Potentially could be done like Polak/ Reimer two years ago, with one deal being Hutton and Gaunce for Kapanen, Moore, Carrick and a 4th, and the next happening as Polak and the 2nd for Gudbranson) .

*Vancouver acquires higher of the two draft picks (SJ/ TOR) .

Kapanen and Carrick and Moore for Hutton and Gaunce.
Polak and 2nd and 4th for Gudbranson.

Vancouver acquires a middle 2nd, a decent top 6 dman, a prospect with top 6 forward potential, and two guys who can be dealt for middle-low picks in exchange for a shutdown (slower) dman, a young dman with potential on a down year and a bottom six guy.

If Polak can be dealt for a 5th/ 6th at the deadline (altogether possible), and Moore for a 5th, then the Nucks come out with even more picks.

Toronto needs dmen, and even though Kappy is our second best prospect, we need the defence asap. Hutton can be steady alongside Gardiner, and Gudbranson is the penalty killer we need. Gaunce for Moore is just a swap of players who aren't really performing with their current clubs - Moore looks to be replaced by Frederik Gauthier, and Gaunce has 2 points this year after 5 in 57 last year.

Vancouver acquires a guy with top 6 potential, and at worse, Kappy is at least goong to have top 9 potential. The 2nd is likely to be middling, possibly higher if SJ doesn't make the playoffs. Carrick replaces Hutton, Polak replaces Gudbranson, despite the downgrades on both players. Moore replaces Gaunce (and is most likely an upgrade), and the 4th is there as an added bonus.

Not entirely likely, but Huttons statline of 37-0-6-6 doesn't make him jump out as a player worth THATTTT much,





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04 Jan 2018 23:37:18
Read this on twitter, so not my words. Also, was from a Sens page, not from Fridge or Dreger or anything.

Apparently though, Edmonton/ Ottawa had a deal in place with Hall straight up for Ceci. It had to pass through Melnyk first, and as that was pending, Hall was sent to Jersey for Larsson, thus negating the Ottawa deal.

Again, possibly not a trustworthy source, but if this was true:

A. Would Sens fans be genuinelly/ severely upset? And could Hall have been a player that would have taken Ottawa out of the dumps this year?

B. Does this concern Oiler fans? It did happen two years ago, so if I was an Oiler fan, it wouldn't, but does it kinda scare you that the GM who almost did this still sits at the top in Edmonton? Idk.


1.) 05 Jan 2018 05:44:08

Source isn't really trusted.

Also, I trust P. C with my team.

Cody Ceci is really under-rated and a pretty good top four defender.

2.) 05 Jan 2018 10:53:14
I think a lot of people, myself included, thought back then that Cici would be a lot better than he is now. Dodged a bullet there, wow. At that time, I wouldn't have liked the deal because even back then I thought Larsson had way more value than Cici. I would have been pissed.

I would be more pissed my owner has to be involved in everything, even in this blatantly obvious yes situation. Thank god

I've liked a lot of my GMs moves and I've disliked a few. I never liked Hall and our D was absolutely terrible crap so I liked that trade from day one. I know some haters laugh at me, oh well.
I wish he made a deal for a D man at the start of the season (like a Colin Miller) when knew Sekera would be out for half the season, Gryba and Auuvitu are not full time guys. Decent #7 fill ins tho. And I would have made a trade for a Hoffman or Patches type winger at around the 20 game mark. Now is too late.

3.) 05 Jan 2018 14:04:50
Just confirmed its from Dregs. Never mind, lol. My info was off, the source got it from Dreger on TSN.



19 Dec 2017 23:29:15
Probably not realistic, but oh well. Here's a random three team trade:

Edmonton Trades:
(C) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
(D) Kris Russell
(G) Laurent Brossoit
2018 5th Round Draft Pick

Arizona Trades:
(C) Nick Merkley
(D) Luke Schenn
(LW) Anthony Duclair
2018 3rd Round Draft Pick

Detroit Trades:
(G) Petr Mrazek - 25% Salary Retention
(RW) Gustav Nyquist


Edmonton Acquires:
(G) Petr Mrazek - 25% Salary Retention
(RW) Gustav Nyquist
(D) Luke Schenn
2018 3rd Round Draft Pick (ARZ)

Arizona Acquires:
(C) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Detroit Acquires:
(LW) Anthony Duclair
(C) Nick Merkley
(D) Kris Russell
(G) Laurent Brossoit
2018 5th Round Draft Pick (EDM)

Why for Edmonton: Edmonton doesn't need three centres, especially if their third is making 6.0 million. They shed cap (Kris Russell), and upgrade on the wing at a downgrade in price (6 -> 4.5). Nyquist could produce splendidly alongside Connor McDavid, perhaps, that's the spark he needs to become a 50-60 point guy consistently. They also pickup a backup goalie who has proven himself at the NHL level and could do better playing behind a better defensive core than Detroit has right now. And Russell downgrade to Luke Schenn isn't too bad, considering the savings in cap and term.

Why for Arizona: Simply put, this team needs to accelerate this almost 5-6 year rebuild. Nick Merkley is over PPG in the AHL, but, Arizona could use a really solid centreman to make for a 1-2 punch with Stepan, especially since Strome really isn't living up to any hype. Anthony Duclair can be offset, and the 3rd is basically a late second, considering where ARZ is right now. Merkley is the biggest moving piece, as he may turn out to be really solid in the future, as he has 24 points in 20 games, however, Arizona can't wait for the future much longer. Their time is soon to come.

Why for Detroit: Detroit needs to rebuild. Getting Merkley allows them to stockpile more assets in the cupboard, and Duclair could be really good alongside Dylan Larkin, as both are fast. Brossoit is a decent backup for the future, and right now, downgrading from Mrazek to Brossoit helps the tankjob. Russell can be moved at the deadline if his $$ value is retained by like 25%, and if so, he may be able to bring in even more assets for Detroit.




14 Dec 2017 20:29:39
Which offer you taking, if you're Dorion:

Marner, Nylander and Dermott straight across for EK.

Drais, Nurse and Slepyshev straight across for EK.

Barzal, Leddy and MDC for EK and Burrows.


1.) 15 Dec 2017 02:46:10
Is take the Drais one.

They should propose Philly
1st 2018



09 Dec 2017 01:56:48
Edmonton Oilers Trade:
(LW) Milan Lucic
(D) Matt Benning
(C) Ryan Strome
2018 2nd Round Draft Pick
2019 4th Round Draft Pick

Detroit Red Wings Trade:
(LW) Justin Abdelkader
(D) Mike Green

Lucic>Abdelkader, but Abdelkader>>Lucic on terms of contract. Abs costs 1.3 less on the same term, so it will be a better bet to take Abdelkader. Even though Benning, Strome and the 2nd> Green, it makes up for the difference in Abs>Lucic.

Idk. Cause Edmonton needs to shed Lucic in some way or another. Cause that contracts going to be bad.




07 Dec 2017 21:06:59
Maple Leafs Acquire:
(D) Jon Merrill

Golden Knights Acquire:
(D) Roman Polak
(RW) Nikita Soshnikov
2017 5th Round Pick

- Merrill's played only 5 games this season, and has been a healthy scratch for most games. In Toronto, he and Carrick can rotate in on Borgman's side. He's surely an upgrade from Roman Polak, plus he is noted as a more defensive guy, making him a suitable player on the PK.

- Sosh hasn't played much this year with a deep Toronto forward core, but he could play 4th line minutes for Vegas. Vegas deals from a position of depth/ strength (defence) for a position that they could use some young help in (wing) . Polak isn't much, he's just a press-box replacement for Merrill. Plus, that's a decent haul for a guy whos just sitting in the press box.





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18 Jan 2018 11:32:40
IF you wouldn't take Matthews over Guadreau, idek. I know your a Flames fan, but i'd take a lot of centres over Johnny simply because he's a smaller winger. he's only good at one thing.

But Nylander, Guadreau>>Marner. Marners good, but Gaudreaus playing admireably. Still, Matthews>Gaudrau.




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17 Jan 2018 00:36:38
Figured so on the Wings one. Maybe take out Ho-Sang, and add like a 4th or sumtin? Idk.




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15 Jan 2018 21:42:54
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15 Jan 2018 19:05:30
Hmph. Ion think this happens. I value OEL on a long term deal a little less than drais. but they're close.

but dylan>>>ryan imo, and the yotes won't give up on dylan this early.

and, when was the last time brothers were traded for eaxh other?




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15 Jan 2018 11:31:29
This year, Hanifin was the Cane to make the ASG, on a really good Cane defence. I would presume that he has the most value by that. And honestky, being real here, if Marner is the starting point for the Leafs to get Hanifin, Nuge is an undervalue. Cause Marner>Nuge.





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