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17 Aug 2017 17:37:05
Tor- JVR and Bracco or conditional 3rd.
Nash- fabbro.

Tor gets the d man, young with lots of potential, fits in with the rebuild and won't be playing in nashvilles top 4 for the foreseeable future ( not because of lack of skill Nashville has arguably best top 4 d core in league). Nashville gets top 6 power forward to replace James Neil, on a good contract and can help them win next season. Pick is conditional on JVR resigning. If he doesn't resign they get bracco if he does they get the 3rd.


1.) 18 Aug 2017 02:09:02
Nashville make it out like bandits.

2.) 18 Aug 2017 12:50:48
Fabbro is not ready for the NHL, no way Toronto even considers this.

3.) 18 Aug 2017 13:57:57
Getting a little old hear every Toronto trade being JVR, try someone else for a change.



12 Jul 2017 01:51:16
Edm- draisatl
NYI- taveres

Taveres wants to win and Edmonton is a contender. He'll probably get s bit more money than drai but maybe he takes a discount to play on a good team. Islanders could lose taveres for nothing to free agency, this way they get a very capable younger top tier center to replace taveres. Also both players go to different conferences so they won't play each other often. Then;

Carolina- McKeown

Edmonton gains cap space while also gaining a good RHD pick moving def man. Strome slots in as 3rd line centre. Carolina gets a very good centerman that can push the offence who also plays good defensively. They can also afford his contract while giving up defence prospect who is further down in their defence latter.

How'd I do?


1.) 12 Jul 2017 02:59:21
Uhhhh pretty horrible actually. First trade obvious no from Edmonton from age difference (I do love Tavares but no way that works) . Carolina trade is pathetic for Edmonton :/ come on you literally say why it's brutal for oil to make it.

2.) 12 Jul 2017 03:48:50
RHN for McKeown is almost as laughable as The Taveres deal .

3.) 13 Jul 2017 02:03:52
RNH>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>X100 over who? lol

tavares value (not skill) >>>> over draisaitl

Edmonton loses sooooo much value.

4.) 14 Jul 2017 04:35:59
Tavares with contract>>Drais. Drais>>>Tavares without contract.

5.) 14 Jul 2017 04:59:18
Even if the draisatl trade couldn't happen why would you want to pay 6 million for RNH to play 3rd line centre when they have a much cheaper fully capable Strome to fill that role? Isn't that what Edmonton wants/ needs is a RH puck
Moving defence? Just cause McKeown isn't at the top of carolinas loaded defence pool doesn't mean he has no value and I guess it's just my opinion and probably a similar opinion of most non Edmonton fans that RNH isn't going to fetch you as much as you Edmonton fans think given his salary and production. If NH was traded for a d man who do you honestly think you're going to get for him?

6.) 14 Jul 2017 06:18:21
Obvious no from the Islanders. 26 year old Tavares has led that team and averages close to a point a game even though he has little support unlike Drai. He would light it up to a whole new level in Edmonton. I'm sure the Oil would love to dump Nuge but they may find offense a little tougher to come by this year.

7.) 14 Jul 2017 13:57:09
Remember when Taylor hall was traded for Larson and all oilers fans were pissed cause they got ripped off and now Larson is arguably their best defenceman and oikers fans on this website are suddenly high on Larson and think he's the greatestt. Point is RNH doesn't have as much value as hall, I guarantee you oilers fans that if he goes get traded the return won't be as good as you think. RNH is expendable do they're dealing out of strength to get something they need. a pick moving RH d man, which McKeoen is. Just because McKeown isn't st the top of a defence pool that is loaded doesn't mean he isn't good or will be good. Carolina could add a 2nd to sweeten the deal. Point is it's 2 teams dealing outta strengths to solve needs. Not to mention that trading NH they'll gain cap room after signing drais.



12 Jul 2017 01:49:38
Islanders -taverese

Traverse wants to win, Edmonton Is a contender also gets him out of the east so they're not playing against him often and he could be extended for not much more than draisatl wants. Gives Edmonton a proven 1-2 punch. New York gets a younger top centerman to build around who can contribute now and for the future.

Edmonton then trades RNH to Carolina for MCKeown. Edmonton gains cap space to sign taverese, gives strome the opportunity to play 3rd line centre and gives Edmonton s RH puck moving defencemen that in a couple years could be top 4. Carolina gets a very good centerman that's young and that they can afford.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 08:56:46
who is t (r) averese is he any good?



12 Jul 2017 01:37:19
Nyi- taverese
Edm- draisatl

One for one trade. Islanders clearly aren't winning any time soon so this gives them a younger impact centerman to build around. Edmonton get top centerman who they could re sign for close to what draisatl is going to want. That gives Edmonton a proven 1-2 punch (possibly better than Crosby/Malkin) which gives them more depth for the playoffs.


1.) 12 Jul 2017 15:34:05
Umm I think McDavid, Draisaitl combo would be better than McDavid Tavares.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 12:11:17
I think Edmonton adds. Maybe toss in a goalie prospect.



22 Feb 2017 02:24:35
TB needs to shed salary and have s few good scoring forwards who are going to rfa's after the season. Carolina has lots of defence prospect depth and is in a position to make a trade from a position of strength.

Car: hanifin and maybe a '17 mid round pick

TB: Johnson and palat

Carolina would gain 2 young guys that fit into their rebuild that can score and they have cap room to sign them both. TB doesn't gain cap space but probably can't afford both of them and in exchange gets a top 4 defence men who they won't need to protect in the vegas draft.


1.) 22 Feb 2017 03:17:45
That's interesting but I'd imagine Carolina wanting younger players since hanifan is 20.

2.) 23 Feb 2017 11:22:00
I'm probably going to get tore into for saying this, but what about Faulk for Johnson and palat. Faulk is 24 years old so roughly same age as J and P. with the depth of the hurricanes def, Faulk is more expendable. What do you think if Drouin replaces palat, would that make it more even you think?




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30Jun 2017 19:24:16
What would it take from the leafs to pry Ilya samsonov from Washington. If Washington is in win now mode and already has holtby signed long term would a trade for let's say JVR, dermott and maybe a 2nd round pick for samsonov and maybe orpik or another plug as a cap dump. Anderson is good but st 28 years old by the time the leafs are contenders he'll be on the wrong side of 30. How far off am I?


1.) 30 Jun 2017 21:25:34
Jeez Jvr dermott AND a second? for a good goalie prospect AND a crappy cap dump? no thanks from the leafs that's way too much.



19 May 2017 10:27:23
Without trying to sound bitter about oilers winning mcdavid still cause it is what it is. I was just thinking that if the oilers did not get mcdavid and let's say got the 3rd overall they were meant to get (strome or hanifin, whoever they'd have liked more ) would they still have made the playoffs this year? Draisaitl and nuge as their 1/2 punch do you think they'd still be as competitive as they were? Not asking out of spite or anything just curious to see what others thought?


1.) 19 May 2017 11:23:54
not a chance, i'm sorry edmonton. its the same as the leafs without matthews. and edmontons depth isn't too fantastic, its fine, don't get me wrong but its not playoff calibre.

I don't know if drais would have had the year he had if he was playing against top competition every night, no shots at him you don't just fluke 70 pt seasons (unless your jordan eberle HA, sorry)

2.) 19 May 2017 14:02:41
Lol. If the Leafs didn't get Mathews, Would the Leafs still have made the playoffs? Who knows.
Without McDavid they wouldn't have been as high as they were in the standings, but they would have at least been playing meaningful games with 20 to go in the regular season anyways. Weather they could squeeze in or not is anyone's guess and only straight up opinion. No one knows! This post will just create a ton of hate.
There's 30 other teams in the league now, why is everyone here so obsessed with the Oilers it seems? I just find that funny. And annoying at times I guess. Haha.

3.) 19 May 2017 16:07:50
honestly, idk bout edmonton. probably doesn't make it.

but by this, buffalo wins the draft lottery, and gets mcdavid (cause edm goes to 3). imagine that. lol.

4.) 19 May 2017 17:14:48
Does Buffalo make it with 100 point McDavid?
Know one will ever know.
Oilers without McDavid would at least have been playing meaningful games come the last month of the season I believe, mayyyybe making it in but probably not. But they would at least not been completely out of it by December like years past. They still would have had Talbot, a solid D for once and Maroon, Kassian, Lucic bringing good grit like they did all this last season. A massive change from teams in years prior.

5.) 19 May 2017 19:49:09
but yup. remember many if those things happened because of mcdavid.

lucic was signed for mcd.
maroon trade maybe.

and idk.
i don't know if the oilers would be playibg that well, cause mcd had 100 points, and inflated his linemates points (cant deny that)

if talbot steals games maybe. but without mcdavid, the offence isn't thefe.

6.) 19 May 2017 20:32:44
They would have been playing meaningful games for the last month of the regular season without McDavid. That's just my opinion and it doesn't mean crap about Fuk. Lol.
They would have had more points than buffalo this season if both teams didn't have McDavid. I truly believe that.

7.) 19 May 2017 22:27:00
Anyway. it is what it is. i'm actually happy McDavid is playing for a Canadian city. Same with Mathews. all these what if are jus what ifs . So the reality of it all is they have him. every generational talent has been able to bring a cup to there team. Orr, Gretzky, Lemuiex, Crosby, Howe and Richard. so. can't wait to see McDavid do it for Edmonton. jus not if they ever meet my Habs in the final.
Would they have made it this year. hard to say., do they bring in Lucic, Talbot, trade Hall for Larsson, or would they still be in rebulid mode .?

8.) 19 May 2017 22:40:45
If Oils didn't have McDavid they would've had a lottery pick this year and probably be drafting Patrick.

9.) 19 May 2017 23:15:23
Chiarelli still would have made moves to be competitive. McDavid just sped it up.
Chiarelli wasn't going to approach this as still being rebuild move. Especially with a new arena. Him and the organization knew they had to make moves to be competitive and the goal was playoffs win or without McDavid. No more rebuild especially with Chiarelli aboard Need to make fans happy in the new arena after ten years of hurt.

10.) 19 May 2017 23:29:26
lmao @HGB.

11.) 19 May 2017 23:43:24
Jeez well I would disagree with that HGB completely.
Chiarelli isn't nominated for GM of the year for winning a McDavid lottery. He made some great moves to improve the team. They would be a lot better than buffalo was this year. Probably maybe miss playoffs but at least have been meaningful games for the first time in so many years. Not out of it when December rolls around like many years previous.

12.) 20 May 2017 00:05:24
This is all hypothetical nonsense! Edmonton did win the McDavid draft and made the playoffs. Good for the organization and their fans. Why do you want to change the past of live in the past. Like yup wrote, you will never know what might have been.

13.) 20 May 2017 17:19:51
Holy smokes Vancity! This was an absolute golden time for you to Oilers hate! And you didn't.
Big congrats to you. That was refreshing from you man. Good work.



17 May 2017 18:55:32
I think winnipegs Myers would be a good target for the leafs. Big defensive d that can contribute offensively but is more defensively responsible, young enough to fit in with the rebuild and on a reasonable contract. What do you think it'd take from the leafs to get him? I was thinking dermott, and torontos 1st this year. That would give Winnipeg a needed left handed defence and a mid round 1st. I know the leafs are rebuilding but with this draft class I think they could afford to trade the pick away. Would that work or you think peg would want a more established left handed defence?


1.) 17 May 2017 19:50:58
no thanks, i'm not doing this from the leafs stand point

dermott is probably making the team next year and i'd rather not give up our first and if we do i'd rather give it up for a better player.

2.) 17 May 2017 20:01:18
Before or after the draft?
Before your deal would probably work jets will either have to protect 4 d or lose Myers to lv. After they'd probably want a more established bottom pairing young Lhd with potential to be top 4.



12 Mar 2017 12:55:09
Wondering if a deal between TB and Car can be made. I was thinking

TB- stamkos
Car- Faulk

Stamkos when healthy is a top scoring forward which Carolina needs and He brings leadership. Carolina can afford his contract. TB gains cap relief to resign drouin, palat and Johnson. With Point developing nicely I think stamkos could be expendable.

Stamkos is 27 and has history of injury issues, but if he can stay healthy like I said he's the scoring threat Carolina needs to be competitive. Faulk is 24, is a top 2 defencemen on a good contract. Maybe there could be some mid round picks involved but I think given the needs of both teams it's a good base


1.) 12 Mar 2017 15:09:10
Nah I just don't see Stamkos leaving Tampa.

2.) 12 Mar 2017 15:35:28
Clear no from the bolts. Trading Stamkos is definetly not the way to create cap space, unless there's an massive overpayment for him.

3.) 12 Mar 2017 16:24:37
It would be like Hanfin and Faulk for the bolts to consider and Carolina would never do that.

4.) 15 Mar 2017 00:32:19
Stamkos didn't just walk away from more money to play for leafs, wings, and rangers only to end up in Carolina a year later lol he has final say what happens, he won't leave Tampa but if he ever did, won't be to play in Carolina.

5.) 15 Mar 2017 15:57:26
Um what?



02 Sep 2016 21:20:39
Islanders wanna win now or in the near future, Toronto is rebuilding. How about JVR and kapine mm for Pulock and a 1st. Gives islanders a winger to play with taverese with a good contract and is in his prime. As well as a decent prospect. Toronto gets a young Rhd to fit the rebuild and with lots of upside yet and a 1st for the rebuild. Thoughts.


1.) 03 Sep 2016 04:22:50
Pulock won't be moved moved he means to much to there future 2 corps.

2.) 03 Sep 2016 21:02:11
dont think pulock will be a top 2 guy but a good 3/ 4.




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14 Nov 2017 23:11:42
Are you aging new, dzingel is like 25 or 26 and has peaked as a nhl player. Rantenen is 21 still has loads of potential and is 4 years younger and is already better than dzingel.




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14 Nov 2017 23:06:22
That’s a good joke. thank you for thst.




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14 Nov 2017 18:44:18
Colorado is rebuilding, they aren’t trading one of their top young players for a aging phaneuf and a 3rd line winger.




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13 Nov 2017 23:29:01
Imo, I don't think columbus’ gm would be too crazy about Stan bowman trading away one of his d man.




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12 Sep 2017 01:21:11
I hope you're not talking about Eric Karlson! If you want Eric Carlson you'd better start with Hischier and 2018 unprotected 1st and go from there. In other words. no one is getting Karlson unless they grossly over pay.





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