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18 Jul 2018 17:16:37
TB Trades:
- Mikhail Sergachev
- Ryan Callahan
- Tyler Johnson
- Taylor Raddysh
- 2020 1st Round Pick

OTT Trades:
- Erik Karlsson
- Zack Smith
- Bobby Ryan

NYR Trade:
- Matt Beleskey
- 2019 4th Round Pick



TB Acquires:
- Erik Karlsson
- Zack Smith
- Matt Beleskey

OTT Acquires:
- Mikhail Sergachev
- Tyler Johnson
- 2019 4th Round Pick

NYR Acquires:
- Bobby Ryan
- Ryan Callahan
- Taylor Raddysh
- 2020 1st Round Pick.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 18 Jul 2018 17:52:23
Sens fans are not going to like this lol Rambo and crazyattack will tell you that smith and Ryan are both better than Johnson.


2.) 18 Jul 2018 18:01:27
Id do it as Tampa. Not sure NYR are willing to take Ryan, or that Johnson would waive his NTC for OTT.


3.) 18 Jul 2018 19:23:30
Lol i'd figure so@UBJ.

My main reason for this is to kinda show the offset of value that Ryan might bring into a trade. Without Ryan, Ottawa could probably get more for EK, but with him, a third partty would get the addins (Raddysh and the 1st) . The Rangers basically give up nothing to take on two cap dumps which can be afforded, and they get another 1st and Raddysh. Ottawa gets the main piece in Serg and a decent C to replace Brassard.

And good to hear @JB. Was assuming that it may be a lot from TB’s perspective, but good to hesr that it sounds decent.


4.) 18 Jul 2018 21:27:10
I mean. It is a lot. But its both getting Erik Karlsson and dumping Callahan. Its not going to be all that cheap and the pieces involved I can live with and have kinda already come to terms with those pieces having to go to pull this off.


5.) 19 Jul 2018 10:02:34
I think it is a lot. Also what do we want with Beleskey and Smith?


6.) 19 Jul 2018 13:18:38
Smith would adequately fill a third line role and fill in top 6 (were losing Johnson and Cally here and are already relying on rookies in bottom 6 this year) . Actually one of the reasons i'm more comfortable giving up what they are here. Beleskey is 2 mill. You can bury a chunk of it in the minors or maybe throw him on 4th line. If you got to take him back to make the trade happen its not a deal breaker imo.


7.) 19 Jul 2018 14:19:09
@triplets, other teams are taking guys they aren’t overly excited about to make the deal work. Bolts are getting the best player by a long shot, have to compromise too. Downgrading a guy in your middle 6 to get Karlsson is an easy yes for anyone to see.


 

 

14 Jul 2018 13:55:39
Roland McKewon (RHD - 745K x 1 Year) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Josh Leivo (RW - 650K x 1 Year) + 2019 5th Round Selection.

#9Dman on Carolina for #13Forward on Toronto. McKewon could be a #6 in Toronto, Leivo could be a 3rd liner. Both players have had success at the AHL level, and Leivo has 22 points in 57 NHL games. Just a shakeup; the added pick is there for age difference.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 14 Jul 2018 15:54:24
I like it from the leafs POV.


2.) 14 Jul 2018 16:34:38
If McKewon is better than Carrick, I’m in. I’m not a big fan of Carrick and I really hope Marincin doesn’t play a game in the nhl this year. There has to be a better option then those two.


3.) 14 Jul 2018 16:59:25
@Leafs17

McKewon was a former second round pick, and looked decent in Carolina. Played 10 games, got three assists. I think he's less physical than Carrick, but is a slightly better player, plus he's a RHD. Problem for him is he's in Carolina, and even if they trade Faulk they have Dougie, Slavvin, Pesce, Fleury, TVR, Bean and now De Haan ahead of him for the better part of the future. I think he'd be better off on a team that needs defense.

And I’d hate to see Marincin play a game again. I’m sorry, his advanaced stats may be decent, but the eye test says he's beyond awful.


4.) 14 Jul 2018 18:20:05
It would be nice to see Leivo given a chance somewhere. He’s had some flashes but can’t seem to make the cut in Toronto. If Marincin’s advanced stats are good, then I think they are overrated. Every game I’ve seen him play he is a liability.


5.) 14 Jul 2018 23:36:04
I like the trade as well for both teams.


6.) 14 Jul 2018 23:36:35
However potentially could see Carolina wanting better pick than a 5th round along with it.


7.) 15 Jul 2018 03:39:55
@MJ

Yeah, could see it too, only counter would be that Leivo has more experience as opposed to McEwon, so he's more likely to be a ‘confirmed’ NHLer as perse. I’d be willing to up the 5th to a 4th tho. A 3rd would be too much imo.


 

 

07 Jul 2018 14:57:23
Josh Leivo and a 2020 2nd Round Draft Selection to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Adam McQuaid and a 2019 5th Round Draft Selection.

I feel that McQuaid is what Toronto is missing; a tough RHD. I feel like a 2nd may be a lot, but I think it may be worth it, especially since Boston has a surplus of defence like McQuaid such as Miller, Chara and now Moore. After Moore’s signing, McQuaid becomes like a 7/ 8 dman on Boston, just because of their depth. Boston saves 2million in cap too, and gets a decent bottom six forward.

Toronto D-Core:

Rielly - Zaitsev
Gardiner - Hainsey
Dermott - McQuaid

Boston D-Core:
Chara - McAvoy
Krug - Carlo
Moore - Miller.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 07 Jul 2018 17:15:44
I would love McQuaid on the leafs. He is exactly what I think the leafs need as well. Talent wise, maybe not. However they do need a couple physical d IMO, which is why I suggested Bieksa a few days ago.


 

 

30 Jun 2018 19:55:03
Trying to gauge EK’s value is hard. However, here are a few deals that I could see happening (in terms of realism, at least) :

(D) Erik Karlsson + (RW) Bobby Ryan + (G) Marcus Hogberg to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for (LW) Tomas Tatar + (C) Nick Suzuki + (D) Colin Miller + 2019 1st Round Draft Selection.


(D) Erik Karlsson + (LW) Marian Gaborik to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for (C) Cody Glass + (D) Shea Theodore + 2019 1st Round Draft Selection.


(D) Erik Karlsson + (C) Zack Smith + 2019 4th Round Draft Selection to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for (D) Josh Manson + (C) Sam Steel + 2020 2nd Round Draft Selection.


(D) Erik Karlsson + (RW) Bobby Ryan to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for (D) Connor Timmins + (C) Colin Wilson + (LW) Vladislav Kamenev + 2019 1st Round Draft Selection (OTT) .

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 30 Jun 2018 20:03:48
First two aren’t bad, but the ducks one I think is pretty bad for Ottawa. I like Manson and think Steele is a great player but that’s not enough for Karlsson. And a 2020 2nd? No way from Sens.


2.) 30 Jun 2018 20:47:06
1st 2 are to much for Karlsson IMO because he’s being dealt as a rentel but i like the other 2 no way he gets Glass AND Theodore. Lindholm and Karlsson would be an unreal.


3.) 30 Jun 2018 21:25:53
@vb

why do you still comment?
to give people laughs?


4.) 30 Jun 2018 22:53:32
Yes that’s why I’m practicing my stand up act how do you think it’s going?


5.) 01 Jul 2018 05:01:21
When doing stand up you want people to laugh with you. Not at you.


6.) 01 Jul 2018 06:03:05
It’s kind of a new generation thing I’m bringing a new style that I’m going to Trade mark.


7.) 03 Jul 2018 03:15:27
Its going to be hard for ottawa to gauge what ek is worth if they throw a bunch of crap in to go with him, it sounds like that's the route they want to take. but as a sens fan, i really hope they sell him on his own.


 

 

28 Jun 2018 00:39:00
(G) Garrett Sparks + (LW) Matt Martin to the New York Islanders in exchange for (D) Mitchell Vande Sompell + Conditional 2019 3rd Round Draft Pick.

Condition: If Sparks plays 40+ Games for the Islanders, the pick is awarded. If Sparks plays 30+ Games for the Islanders, a 5th is awarded. If neither is met, no pick is awarded.

(RW) Josh Leivo + 2020 2nd Round Draft Pick to the Florida Panthers in exchange for (D) Mark Pysyk.

(D) Jake Gardiner (Extension: 5.0 Million x 5 Years) + (C) Miro Aaltonen (Rights) + (D) Andrew Nielsen to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for (D) Justin Braun.

(I’d love to keep Jake too, but we can’t just keep him and let him walk. We could offer him that extension but we just can’t afford to be paying him and Rielly similar dollars for similar play styles, and with Timothy and Dermott coming up, it doesn’t make practical sense)

This is unlikely. but the speculation continues so. in free agency/ resigning:

John Tavares - 10.5 Million x 7 Years.
Anthony Duclair - 1.25 Million x 2 Years.
William Nylander - 6.00 Million x 8 Years.
Andreas Johnsson - 2.00 Million x 4 Years.
Mitch Marner - 7.25 Million x 8 Years.
Auston Matthews - 10.5 Million x 8 Years.


Lineup (2018/ 19, most expensive year)

Anthony Duclair (1.25 Million) - Auston Matthews (10.5 Million) - William Nylander (6.0 Million)
Patrick Marleau (6.25 Million) - John Tavares (10.5 Million) - Mitch Marner (7.25 Million)
Andreas Johnsson (2.0 Million) - Nazem Kadri (4.5 Million) - Kasperi Kapanen (875K)
Zach Hyman (2.25 Million) - Par Lindholm (1.0 Million) - Connor Brown (2.1 Million)

Justin Braun (3.8 Million) - Morgan Rielly (5.0 Million)
Mark Pysyk (2.2 Million) - Travis Dermott (875K)
Nikita Zaitsev (4.5 Million) - Igor Ozhiganov (2.0 Million [Extension])

Frederik Andersen (5.0 Million)
Calvin Pickard (1.0 Million)

Total: 78.85 Million (Fits)

Then, the year after, Marleau/ Duclair/ Braun will be let go or traded, and Grundstrom/ Engvall/ Brooks/ Bracco/ Liljegren will take their place, and will save nearly 7.5 Million in cap. The year prior, Matthews and Marner will still be ELC so we’ll be good there too.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 28 Jun 2018 04:59:15
Am I missing something or is Nylander seriously not as good as Marner and next closeish to Matthews in terms of being one of the top players? Nowadays if somebody makes 1.5-2m more than another guy who thinks they are similar that could cause some issues I’d think for contracts. Just my opinion tho I’d think there’s egos. As I think Nylander is right up there with Marner for sure.


2.) 28 Jun 2018 05:51:00
Nylander isn’t on the same planet as Marner. Marner is a Franchise player a team can build around and Nylander is a great complimentary player. Marner is closer to Mathews.


3.) 28 Jun 2018 13:41:58
Marner and WIlly had similar point totals, but Marner has emerged as a driver of his line and a driver of play, Willy is almost constantly in the shadow of AM. Both are good, but Marner is more of a catalyst of play, and seems to have a slightly higher upside than Willy.


4.) 28 Jun 2018 14:12:10
Marner a "franchise player"? I get you think he's amazing and all but that term doesn't apply here. Call him a star winger or something but franchise player? There's a bunch of better wingers in the league than him that I wouldn't even consider calling them franshise players.


5.) 28 Jun 2018 14:49:01
Franchise player is stretching it with marner so far, but if he plays like he did from January to game 7 vs Boston, he’s going to pass a lot of guys around the league for that title. He was dominant in almost every game down the stretch. And in the playoffs, out performed Matthews easily. Matthews is still the best player and most important guy on the team, but marners making a case for a huge check.


6.) 28 Jun 2018 14:57:10
Well he’s 20 so obviously veteran Prime players like Benn, Kane and Ovechkin are better but once he gets to that point he’ll be known as a “star winger” I already believe he’s at the Guadreau level. No winger in the NHL can drive a line like that for his age. He’s in the Same Catagory as Drais imo.


7.) 28 Jun 2018 15:38:31
Oh I always thought they were similar I didn’t know Marner took off that like in terms of value and play.


8.) 28 Jun 2018 15:39:31
Ok. I would say you can call him a star winger right now if you want. With Potential to be a superstar winger. But franchise winger tag on Marner right now is laughable.
Gaudreau is still better, right now.


9.) 28 Jun 2018 15:55:29
People forget that Marner had 2 goals in the first 34 games of this season. He scored 20 in the remaining 48 games after being put on a line with Marleau and Kadri in January. For the final 48 games and into the playoffs, Marner was by far the leafs most dangerous player and showed himself to be a big game player. He elevates the production of his line mates to another level. Ex, before playing with a Marner, Kadri was on a 21 game goalless drought. He still finished the season with 32 goals. That’s how good Marner is. Matthews is still another tier ahead of him, but at this point Marner has shown to be another level higher than Nylander, who is still very talented as well.


10.) 28 Jun 2018 15:57:53
Agreed there’s better wingers. Just saying I would leave the door open for him, i think he’s better than a lot of people assume. He’s had some ups and downs obviously as a young player. For me to call him more than a star, he has to play like he did lately a lot more consistently tho for sure.


11.) 28 Jun 2018 16:30:31
Saw an interesting tweet on that subject:

Points/ 60 since 2016/ 2017:

Marner 2.95
MacKinnon: 2.95
Kane: 2.93
Draisaitl: 2.91
Hall:2.90
Eichel: 2.85
Seguin: 2.79
Giroux: 2.78
Tarasenko: 2.76
Benn: 2.76
Tavares: 2.76

That's pretty elite company for a kid who just turned 21 and still has the build of a 15 year old. He's incredible already and has a ton of room to grow.

I don't think franchise player is too generous a term in his case.


12.) 28 Jun 2018 17:32:02
18 players, need at least 20. Can probably still just get under the cap and pray for no injuries.


13.) 28 Jun 2018 18:52:04
Love how everyone disagrees with Unsportsmanlike even tho he’s just stating facts. Just Rambo and a bunch of petty oilers fans sad that the oilers aren’t as good as the leafs.


14.) 28 Jun 2018 20:23:15
Maybe people disagree with his opinion he also mentioned with those stats?

Sad that the Oilees aren't as good as the Leafs? Yikes. Have you won a playoff series in recent years?
I'm not even going to scream who is better or not obviously we are biased as Fuk on that topic. But first Marner is a franchise player now screaming more homer biased out?
Entertaining as always.


15.) 28 Jun 2018 21:25:36
Seeing as how I'm a fan of neither team, I'd say I'm pretty impartial on that front. And that's cool, you can totally disagree that Marner is a franchise player. I was just pointing out that he has very comparable stats to a lot of guys who are considered franchise players, despite being considerably younger, so take it for what it's worth.

As for comparing Leafs vs. Oilers. yikes. Leafs have been a dumpster fire for so many years but it looks like they have finally righted the ship. Oilers have the best player in the world, but with Chia at the helm I really don't know. They have some ugly contracts (trading Lucic would go a long way in fixing that) which is critical in a cap world and for a team that had so many high draft picks they still don't have the depth the Leafs have (in my opinion) . And I'm still flabbergasted by the Hall trade.

Even with McDavid, I would much prefer to have the Leafs entire roster/ system right now instead of Edmonton's. True that the Leafs have not won a series in almost two decades, but I think they are on the cusp of what will be an incredible 10-12 years with maybe even a cup or two. Edmonton needs to fire Chia and get somebody in there ASAP who knows what they are doing to maximize McDavid's potential and get a better team around him.


16.) 28 Jun 2018 21:43:46
Well I can back up with what i say with facts and atleast the leafs made the playoffs. Oilers are pretty desperate without McDavid.


17.) 28 Jun 2018 23:58:44
Well put @unsportsmanlike. System top to bottom I don’t think it’s a stretch to say leafs. And it’s hard not to blame the guy at the top (chiarelli) for that. He seems to be Teflon tho, people are not nearly disgusted with him in that city. Like if dubas traded marner right now for a mediocre Dman, he wouldn’t be forgiven in a few months and have fans defending him lol should have thrown him out on his ass a long time ago, before you even knew the devils make the playoffs and oilers don’t and before Hall wins the Hart, he’d be gone.


 

 

 

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12 Jul 2018 00:50:37
Max Pacioretty (LW - 4.5 Million x 1 Year) + Paul Byron (RW - 1.75 Million x 1 Year) + Jordie Benn (D - 1.1 Million x 1 Year) + 2019 4th Round Draft Selection to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Joey Anderson (RW - ELC) + John Quenneville (C - 800K x 1 Year) + 2019 1st Round Draft Selection.

- New Jersey makes this move to remain competitive in a heavy Metro division, especially after standing pat on the free agent front. Taylor Hall can’t carry this team again, and adding support players like Patches and Byron may help.
- Montreal trades away roster bodies in an attempt to tank. Anderson is a solid prospect who projected to make NJ out of camp and could do so in MTL. Quenneville has not shown much but is a centre prospect with success in the AHL, and could be of use. The 1st is the kicker though, its unprotected, and if NJ slides out in a heavy Metro division, the pick is lottery. As well, Patches right now probably doesn’t have as much value as he should (The announcement yesterday, that Bergervin won't offer him a contract), so adding more pieces makes the package enticing.

New Jersey lineup:
Taylor Hall - Nico Hischier - Jesper Bratt
Max Pacioretty - Travis Zajac - Kyle Palmieri
Marcus Johansson - Pavel Zacha - Paul Byron
Miles Wood - Brian Boyle - Blake Coleman

Will Butcher - Damon Seveson
Jordie Benn - Sami Vatanen
Andy Greene - Ben Lovejoy

Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 12 Jul 2018 13:54:19
I wouldn’t trade a 1st round pick if I were NJ I’m really not a believer in their roster at all I think they take a step back but that’s my opinion. Value wise it may not be to bad tho.

I think that pick will be 8-9 ovr.


 

 

05 Jul 2018 01:09:17
I don’t watch much Blues games, but I just had an idea:

(RD) Jordan Schmaltz [RFA - Extension: 2.25 Million x 4 Years] to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for (G) Garrett Sparks [875K x 1 Year] + (LD) Andreas Borgman [900K x 1 Year] + 2020 2nd Round Draft Selection.

Idk. Was debating adding Jeremy Bracco, or substituting Bracco in for Borgman, but I felt that with all the moves St. Louis made, I don’t think STL needs more forwards. However, I could be wrong, and I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to adding Bracco, who actually has played decently well and could be someone in the future.

Schmaltz seems redundant in St. Louis, especially with D like Joel Edmundson, Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko, plus others such as Jay Bouwmeester, Vince Dunn, Jake Walman and Robert Bortuzzo. Schmatlz could be useful in Toronto as a RHD alongside Gardiner now, or Dermott in the future. As for St. Louis, Sparks gives them goalie depth, as Chad Johnson was not excellent for Buffalo, and Sparks could become a solid option for STL if Allen falters. And Borgman becomes the spare/ replacement for Schmaltz.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 05 Jul 2018 02:15:53
Generally speaking, trades are supposed to benefit both teams, not just the leafs.


2.) 05 Jul 2018 04:53:47
Don’t really see the benefit of doing this from blues to be honest. Need to make it more worth their while.


3.) 05 Jul 2018 05:49:11
I love Chirp.
Ever since I first laid eyes on him in 2013.

{Ed001's Note - is that because he is such a ray of sunshine, with a kind word for all?}


4.) 05 Jul 2018 08:57:57
Not true. Oilers traded Hall for Larsson, Eberle for Strome. I guess you’re right in that they are supposed to benefit both teams.


5.) 05 Jul 2018 11:47:09
@chirp

Legit said ‘i don't watch the blues’.

Some suggestions could be helpful? Like look at the Blues depth chart, what would it take to get Schmaltz out? He hasn’t proved enough to warrant a 1st++, by his stats.


6.) 05 Jul 2018 11:49:17
@UBJ

Who would do that tbh? Kapanen or Johnsson instead of the pick? Since they’re more qualified? Bc I do think that other than the Islanders, the Bkues could use Sparks, cause Johnsons numbees last year weren't very good, and Allen has been known to falter. Idk.


7.) 05 Jul 2018 17:52:48
I’m not really sure, I haven’t watched him much either so my response Wasn’t directly related to his value but more to an incentive to make a change at all. He’s a cheap controllable asset that they invested a first round pick in and have developed. And he’s in a sought after position at RD. Sparks has been great as a marlie, very below average in his brief NHL stint which was almost 2 years ago. Borgman was a free agent 12 months ago anyone could have had for free, and he couldn’t stay in the leafs top 7 D which on paper is in the bottom 3rd of the league. And then a 2nd. Value wise, it might not be bad because schmaltz hasn’t proved much in the NHL either (good AHL numbers) but I think they would want someone guaranteed to help them now if they were to move a guy who’s close to making an impact. So yeah, maybe a Johnson+ or kapanen. Maybe even a more proven derivable guy to compliment a 3rd line like brown.


8.) 05 Jul 2018 19:03:07
MAKes sense @UBJ

i just felt that STL has an abudance of defense so they could afford to shell away. But yeah, i wouldn't be opposed to a guy like Brown or whatnot for Schamltz, whatever really makes it fair, cause idrk Schamltz vakue and am basing assumptions of stats.


 

 

15 Jun 2018 00:00:37
Wild Card / Unlikely Trade:

Milan Lucic + Jesse Puljujarvi + 2018 4th Round Draft Pick to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Brandon Saad + 2019 2nd Round Draft Pick.

- Both players (Lucic and Saad) had terrible seasons last year, and should be in need of fresh scenery, as clearly the homecoming for Saad was a disaster. Although they have identical cap hits, Saad has less term and is much more likely to bounce back, especially playing alongside McDavid. Thus, Pulj is added from EDM's side, while a 2nd is added from Chicagos. Pulj is worth well more than a 2nd, however, this swap makes up for the discrepancy in the Saad/ Lucic swap.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 15 Jun 2018 23:29:34
If Saad is a 55 point guy and Lucic a 45 point guy then Puljujarvi and the 2nd should offset the two. I’d hate the lose Puljujarvi this early because of his potential and it was just make the organization look bad but I’d do this trade.


 

 

06 Jun 2018 01:27:33
2018 NHL Mock Draft
1. Buffalo: Rasmus Dahlin
2. Carolina: Andrei Svechnikov
3. Montreal: Filip Zadina
4. Minnesota*: Brady Tkachuk
5. Arizona: Adam Boqvist
6. Detroit: Quinton Hughes
7. NY Rangers**: Oliver Wahlstrom
8. Chicago: Evan Bouchard
9. Vancouver**: Noah Dobson
10. NY Rangers***: Ty Smith
11. NY Islanders: Jesperi Kotkaniemi
12. Montreal****: Joe Veleno
13. Dallas: Barrett Hayton
14. Philadelphia: Vitaly Kravtsov
15. Detroit*****: Bode Wilde

Probably Unrealistic Trades, but whatever:
Nino Niederreiter (5.250 Million x 5 Years) + Jonas Brodin (4.16 Million x 3 Years) + Selection #24 to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Max McCormick (0.65 Million x 1 Year) + Selection #4.
- Change was promised in Minnesota. They blow up their team in an attempt to try and rebuild. Highly unlikely that this happens, but it could… Minnesota could be a darkhorse rebuilder/ retooler at this draft.
- Ottawa cannot be bad again next year. They acquire two good players, each of which can fit into a top6/ top4 role in their respective position. Sure, Brady Tkachuk may be more appealing, but taking him won’t make Ottawa better for the short term, something they need if they want to avoid letting Colorado get a top10 pick. Even Dorion said that he wanted the team to compete next year.
Selection #7 to the New York Rangers in exchange for Selection #9 + Anthony Deangelo + 2019 3rd Round Pick.
- New York wants a forward with this pick. Wahlstrom is a premier prospect, who could become a first liner on most teams. However, he’d likely never fall to them at #9 with Chicago also needing a forward. So, they overpay a bit to get the player that they want.
- Vancouver should want a dman, and will get either Bouchard or Dobson with 9, so they can afford to move down, and gain some free assets for selecting the player of the position they want.
Selection #10 + Matt Benning (RFA) to the New York Rangers in exchange for Chris Kreider (4.625 x 2 Years) + Selection #26 + Vinni Letteri (RFA)
- New York again moves up in the draft, but trades away one of their better ‘core’ pieces. However, with the influx of young talent, New York would prefer to get even younger, and acquire a dman like Ty Smith with #10.
- Edmonton gets their #1 RW to play alongside McDavid; he can keep up with McDavid too. They move down 16 spots, but pick up a player in the position which they need… possibly can then trade Pulj for a offensive dman as well.
Selection #12 + Shane Prince (RFA) + 2019 3rd Round Pick to the Montreal Canadians in exchange for Max Pacioretty (4.5 Milion x 1 Year) + Charlie Lindgren (ELC) + Jordie Benn (1.1 Million x 2 Years) .
- Montreal acquires a pick which they can acquire a centre with, and Veleno can maybe develop into the true #1 pivot they desire.
- New York gets the wingman to try and convince Tavares to stay, and also pick up a goalie of the possible future… whos better than either Halak or Greiss.
Selection #15 + Alex Petrovic to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Gustav Nyquist + Selection #30/ #31 + 2019 3rd Round Pick + 2020 4th Round Pick.
- Detroit gets two dmen in this draft; Hughes and Wilde, two styles of play completely different that could compliment one another. Detroit’s d-core is terrible, and a rush of new d prospects is needed. Petrovic is rumored to be on the block, and could be had for cheap considering his poor season, and he could play top minutes in Detroit.
- Florida gets a solid W who can play in the top 6, and add depth to the team, one that was normally simply relying on Dadonov/ Barkov/ Huberdeau. They also reacquire a first round pick, albeit moving down, and can possibly pick up a forward with that pick as needed.

TopShelfSlappers

1.) 06 Jun 2018 20:57:38
That’s too much for the Kriender>10th overall imo atleast from the Rangers POV.


2.) 07 Jun 2018 01:35:06
I agree with the Minnesota trade.


3.) 07 Jun 2018 07:18:09
I’ve wanted Kreider on the Oilers for years now but I’ve always highly doubted it would ever happen. And still do.


4.) 09 Jun 2018 12:07:01
Joe Veleno is projected as a second line center at most so he's not becoming a first line center lol.


 

 

17 May 2018 22:02:34
Carolina wants to 'blow it up'. Well, heres a very unrealistic idea:

Jeff Skinner (LW; 5.725 Million x 1 Year; Contract Extension; 6.25 Million x 5 Years) + Trevor van Riemsdyk (D; RFA; Contract Extension; 2.00 Million x 2 Years) + Aleksi Saarela (0.75 Million x 2 Years) to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Logan Couture (C; 6.00 Million x 1 Year; Contract Extension; 6.75 Million x 5 Years) + Joonas Donskoi (RW; 1.90 Million x 1 Year) .

Pretty much a swap of a centre for a left-wing, with additional parts being apart of the deal in order to compensate for value. I'd say that Couture has more value than Skinner based on his past year, his position, and Carolina's need for a centre, and that's why Saarela and TVR may seem like an overpayment for Donskoi. I think this trade helps both teams, as San Jose is stacked down the middle (Joe Thornton - albeit, he may retire soon; Joe Pavelski is a dual C/ W, Tomas Hertl, Melker Karlsson and Chris Tierney, and they could use wingers more than such. Carolina desperately needs centres, and thus, trade away their best offensive player for a #1 C.

Carolina Lineup:

Sebastian Aho - Logan Couture - Teuvo Teravainen
Phil Di Giuseppe - Jordan Staal - Justin Willliams
Elias Lindholm - Victor Rask - Joonas Donskoi
Joakim Nordstrom - Nicolas Roy - Valentin Zykov

Justin Faulk - Noah Hanifin
Brett Pesce - Jaccob Slavin
Roland McKewon - Haydn Fleury

San Jose Lineup (assuming they manage to resign Kane/ Thornton)

Jeff Skinner - Joe Pavelski - Mikkel Boedker
Evander Kane - Joe Thornton - Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier - Tomas Hertl - Jannik Hansen
Marcus Sorensen - Chris Tierney - Melker Karlsson

Joakim Ryan - Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Brendan Dillon.

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1.) 18 May 2018 00:42:42
I'd bet Pavelski and Couture are the untouchables for San Jose forwards. Especially with old balls - crippled - 1 year deal at a time Thornton. Lol.


2.) 18 May 2018 17:04:27
Such a lack of respect for one of the best long lasting centers of this generation.


3.) 18 May 2018 17:55:10
Where was the disrespect?
I'm saying from a hockey standpoint, why trade away one of your younger better forwards and have an older guy who's had surgeries on both legs the last two seasons step into number 2 role, He's not that guy anymore.
I actually highly respect him, But thinking as a GM, I would never trade Couture away and expect Thornton to take that role. That's just so bad. Even tho he's a massive important part to the team. You took my comment the wrong way I guess.


4.) 18 May 2018 18:02:36
I never disrespected him. He is actually old. He is actually injured a lot. And he is actually signing one year deals.


 

 

 

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21 Jul 2018 03:19:51
Trouba>EKs wheels + Kanes hands + Charas height + McDavids hockey IQ.

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21 Jul 2018 03:18:53
Have fun resigning your core Marcus, especially when Trouba who ain't even the number one dman on your team wants 7 million and has temper tantrums because he's playing behind Buff.

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21 Jul 2018 03:17:20
Can Matthews play center well? He’d probably be battling Roslovic for second line centre.

And wheres the replacement dman for Trouba? Winnipeg can’t lose a star defensive defesemand not get a dman back. Add Rielly and then it becomes closer. look LIttle matches Matthews but a 1st is way worse than Trouba.

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20 Jul 2018 19:09:05
Ryan.

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19 Jul 2018 03:06:55
Stop. All of these are legit just downgrades.

Trouba wants too much. Little isn't close to RNH here.

In the previous, Horvat is worth more than Trouba, Juolevi more than Little.

In the previous, GHost is much better than Trouba and Patrick is a former second overall pick so is far better (potential wise) than Little.

In the previous, Keller was a finalist for ROTY, he's worth far more than Trouba imo especially with ARZs surplus on d and small amouhnt at forward. Little is better than Crouse, but ARizona still doesn't do that after adding Chucky and Hinostroza as C’s.

And Trouba is not close to Marner. Rielly is worth more than trouba and marner is worth more than mo.

So, i'd suggest posting more 1for1s for players of a different position. All of these are just downgrades for one team and upgrades for WPG.

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