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23 Apr 2019 21:43:30
Oilers- 5th round

Penguins- Jarry

Hes mainly played in the AHL and pitt was currently using DeSmith as back up. Not sure if pens want to part with him but I think he can potentially be the back up in edmonton.

Unless oilers choose to get an experienced NHL back up.

23 Apr 2019 01:02:41
#1 Trade -

Tampa Bay Lightning :
(C) Anthony Cirelli (ELC)
(2019) 31st Overall Selection
(D) Erik Cernak (ELC)
Winnipeg Jets :
• (D) Jacob Trouba (RFA)

Stats :

- (C) Anthony Cirelli 82GP 19G 20A 39Pts 25+/-
- (RHD) Erik Cernak 58GP 5G 11A 16Pts 25+/-
- (RHD) Jacob Trouba 82GP 8G 42A 50Pts 8+/-

#2 Trade -

Tampa Bay Lightning :
(LW) Alex Killorn (4.45M x 4y)
(LHD) Mikhail Sergachev (ELC)
(RW) Ryan Callahan (5.80M x 1y)
Pittsburgh Penguins :
(RW) Phil Kessel (8M x 3y)

Stats -
- Alex Killorn 82GP 18G 22A 40Pts 22+/-
- Mikhail Sergachev 75GP 6G 26A 32Pts 12+/-
- Ryan Callahan 52GP 7G 10A 17Pts 7+/-

- Phil Kessel 82GP 27G 55A 82Pts -19+/-

Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines 2019/20

Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov
Yanni Gourde - Brayden Point - Phil Kessel
Cedric Paquette - Carter Verhaeghe - Mathieu Joseph
Andy Andreoff - Tyler Johnson - J.T. Miller

Victor Hedman - Jacob Trouba
Ryan McDonagh - Callan Foote
Cameron Gaunce - Ben Thomas

- Anton Stralman 4.50M
- Braydon Coburn 3.70M
- Dan Girardi 3M
- Jan Rutta 2.25M
- Adam Erne 800K
- Danick Martel 715K

(Tampa frees up 14,965,000M)


Tampa then has enough to resign Brayden Point, Cedric Paquette & Jacob Trouba.

What do you guys think...

23 Apr 2019 05:38:37
I think they’ll be picking 23rd if I’m not mistaken. Either way not enough for Trouba. Also Pittsburg trade might be close if Callahan wasn’t in it.

23 Apr 2019 13:24:29
Kessels cap hit is 6.8 mil as 1.2 million was retained by Toronto. Not even going to comment on the trades.

23 Apr 2019 14:29:29
Yup, you would need to take out some of the quantity and add a little quality to get into the Trouba game.

23 Apr 2019 14:51:35
If the Jets resign Myers than I see Trouba being traded at the draft, but not for this poor TB package. Trouba will get a better return than this one. Detroit, Philly, Florida, NYR and the Leafs are only 5 teams that would love and need a player like him.

23 Apr 2019 19:12:21
Now way Pittsburg adds 3.25 million in salary, they barely under the cap next year.

23 Apr 2019 19:22:32
This poor TB package? Sorry, but you clearly have seen neither Cirelli nor Cernak play. Both are almost guaranteed to stay, imo, very important contributors and esp important to TB because they are cheap for now. No way TB does that Trouba deal.
PIT deal is bad as well, no way we trade Sergachev.

With a big exodus on D already (Stralman, Coburn, Rutta, etc. ) why would TB trade it's two young, cheap and good D in Cernak and Sergachev? Makes no sense at all.

21 Apr 2019 01:59:42
3 way trade

Calgary Flames -
• (LHD) TJ Brodie
• (C) Mikael Backlund
• (2019) 30th Overall Selection

Pittsburgh Penguins -
• (RW) Phil Kessel
• (2019) 54th Overall Selection
• (RHD) Justin Schultz
Nashville Predators -
• (RHD) P.K Subban
• (RW) Eeli Tolvanen


Calgary Flames acquire (RW) Phil Kessel & (RW) Eeli Tolvanen

Pittsburgh Penguins acquire (LHD) TJ Brodie, (RHD) PK Subban

Nashville Predators acquire (C) Mikael Backlund, (RHD) Justin Schultz, (2019) 30th Overall Selection & (2019) 54th Overall Selection

Projected Line Ups :

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Phil Kessel
Matthew Tkachuk - Sam Bennett - Elias Lindholm
Martin Pospisil - Mark Jankowski - James Neal
Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway

Mark Giordano - Rasmus Andersson
Hoah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Josh Healey - Michael Stone

Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist
Bryan Rust - Evgeni Malkin - Dominik Simon
Zach Ashton-Reese - Nick Bjugstad - Jimmy Hayes
Jared McCann - Matt Cullen - Garrett Wilson

Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
T.J Brodie - P.K Subban
Jack Johnson - Erik Gudbranson

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Wayne Simmonds
Calle Jarnkrok - Mikael Backlund - Craig Smith
Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Brian Boyle

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Justin Schultz
Dan Hamhuis - Dante Fabbro

21 Apr 2019 05:12:55
Preds get bent over.

21 Apr 2019 10:51:26
How do the preds get " bent over " loool exageration much

21 Apr 2019 15:20:58
Backlund is a 2/ 3 C and on a strong team like the leafs he’d be a 4th line C. Schultz is probably equal to Tolvanen. So a 3rd line C ( Turris And Johasson would both be above him ) imo he holds little value and two non 1st round picks for Elite franchise altering deffensman. It’s closer if you switch Backlund to Mohnahan lol.

19 Apr 2019 05:55:02
I think this might be fair
To Pit- kailer Yamamoto, 2019 1st, 2020 2nd, Milan lucic
To EDM - Phil kessel
No retention, pits sheds 750,000 cap roughly gets a pick In the first round which they don't have and lucic who could protect Crosby etc.
Maybe I'm way off but I think it works

19 Apr 2019 06:11:16
You’re way off lol.

19 Apr 2019 16:12:59
Basically Yamamoto for kessel? Cause the draft picks would be for taking lucic. And pens would be looking for cap space, not taking on an anchor contract. Sorry, not well thought out at all.

19 Apr 2019 21:00:56
Pittsburgh has a 1st round pick?

21 Apr 2019 02:00:16
For Edmonton they are in a rebuild even though they have 2 of the Top forwards in the NHL.
Kessel is not a good move where they are at, I would Trade McDavid to start the rebuild properly, they need a lot and the only way to do that without wasting McDavids years is to Trade McDavid and they would get a ton for him.

19 Apr 2019 05:22:59
Crazy trade:

Pens create more cap space this way (almost 5 million) .
Also, Pens haven’t had any 1st round picks in a few seasons and no 1st round this year. Finally, Pens could use some toughness.

Oilers need a goal scorer and 3 line Centre.

Oilers: Lucic + Yamamoto or Puljujarvi + Bear or Jones + 2019 1st round pick

Pens: Kessel + Bjugstad.

19 Apr 2019 02:17:26
TOR: Nazem Kadri, Connor Brown, 1st or 2nd 2020

PIT: Phil Kessel

Just cause I want maximum chaos and this would light Toronto and Toronto media on fire. Especially with a Toronto lineup of

Johnsson - Matthews - Kapanen
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Marleau/Moor - Nylander - Kessel
Marleau/Moor - Gauthier - (Marlies or new version of Ennis)


19 Apr 2019 19:43:19
Why? To all of this. Why is Kessel on the third line? How would this work with Toronto's salary? Kessel's contact has a NTC and a NMC clause, why would he want to go back to Toronto were the worst years of his career were?

19 Apr 2019 19:58:32

1. He'd want to go back to Toronto to win 2. He wouldn't have a choice cause I would assume Toronto is not one of the 8 teams on his no-trade list. Kadri and Brown are basically the equivalent of Kessel's salary, and Kessel is a top RW in the league which Toronto would love to have. He's on the third line because Matthews is a scorer and putting two snipers on one line wouldn't work, Nylander is more of a playmaker and would probably work well with Kessel.

19 Apr 2019 21:19:22
Cap space from the leafs POV makes it a no go. Trades will need to be made to replace/ Make space for the following.

-Mitch Marner ( 10+ million )
-Jake Gardiner ( Dermotte takes his spot but someone needs to play on the third pairing )
- 1RD to replace/ resign ( Hanisey )
- Kappanen ( around 5 mil )
-Johanson ( around 4 mil )

According spotrac. com the leafs will have roughly 27 million in cap space so this could be manageable but it’ll be cutting it close.

19 Apr 2019 23:25:27
Vbbb use cap friendly to get your info it's much more accurate.

20 Apr 2019 07:21:39
Cap friendly doesn’t know what players will sign for habby.

20 Apr 2019 14:06:51
Capfriendly only show cap for this season and I wasn’t feeling like doing the calculations myself.

20 Apr 2019 19:54:01
Did you ever look at it? It shows the caps for 7 seasons on my devices. And leafs 17 who said they would show what players will sign for? They are a cap site not a magical wizardry site.

20 Apr 2019 21:30:33
Well maybe it’s different on the computer.

20 Apr 2019 22:33:49
I don’t know what I was thinking habby. I read something backwards. My apologies, I thought maybe you did think cap friendly was magical.

21 Apr 2019 01:35:23
It's the same on iPad too vbb not sure about on phone though.

18 Apr 2019 22:16:06
Nashville: PK Subban And Elli Tolvanen

Pittsburgh: Phil Kessel, Justin Schultz And 1st 2019

Nashville- Gets Kessel whom would debatably be their best forward, a 1st round pick and a replacement for Subban. Subban is apparently unwanted in Nashville and Tolvanen looks like he doesn't fit in their system. This makes Nashville a better team today and possibly in the future.

Pittsburgh- Subban is coming off a bad season but is still a 1D. Defence is currently Pittsburgh's weakness and the addition of Subban improves that. Tolvanen is a replacement for Kessel and could be a huge future addition. Kessel seem to be the piece for to go for a shakeup

19 Apr 2019 03:19:02
I'm wondering if Nashville would be more inclined to make a deal to free up some cap room with this trade they take back slightly more I think.

19 Apr 2019 06:12:45
I see zero reason why Nashville would make that pick. Zero.

19 Apr 2019 06:12:51
That trade *.

19 Apr 2019 21:03:21
For one Justin Schultz is looking like a stud and could replace what Subban brings. They dump Subban who they don’t want. And they get a star forward who is better then Forsburg currently imo.

19 Apr 2019 21:03:56
But Habby you make a extremely valid point.

02 Apr 2019 04:24:06
A few trades and changes to the oilers that might help! Oilers need to clear cap space.

Oilers: puljujarvi + Lucic (possibly add 3rd round pick or B Prospect)
Sens: Pageau (Sens need to get to the cap + puljujarvi is a good prospect for a rebuilding team. Also, Sens can retain 50% of Lucic’s salary and trade him to a team that needs toughness like Pitts or Canes or other team that need a defender against Tom Wilson)

Oilers: Benning
Leafs: Brown

Oilers: 1st Rd + Russel
Habs: 1st Rd + Shaw (Shaw has one extra season signed to + Oilers 1st is higher most likely)

Oilers: 1st from Habs + Bear
Avs: Barrie

Resign: Chaison 2m x 2 yrs

Sign Free Agent: Carr or Pirri (Vegas)
Mezark or Nilsson

Line Up:
Drai (8.5) - McDavid (12.5) - Kassian (2)
Brown (2) - RNH (6) - Chaison (2)
Ganger (3) - Pageau (3) - Shaw (3)
Khaira (1) - Brodziak (1) - Carr (2)
Cave (700) - Currie (700)

Klefbom (4) - Larson (4)
Nurse (3) - Barrie (5.5)
Sekera (5.5) - Jones (650)
Gravel (700)

Koskinen (4.5)
Mazerk (2)

Shy of $80 m which leaves 3 m room for a trade during season if needed.

Some players here can play up and down the lineup depending on who is hot or not.

02 Apr 2019 07:26:04
Every trade is good except the colorado one. Colorado isn't in rebuild mode and if they were Barrie would get more

02 Apr 2019 14:17:26
Tbh it really depends on how high EDM 1st is for MTL to do that trade as Shaw has rebounded and is fitting in nicely and is around a pace of 60 points if he played the whole season. Yes I agree that’s not what’s expected from him but is it unreasonable to expect 40? Plus he plays with grit and heart. While Russel is basically another Alzner. And habs have enough of those 5-7 D don’t need one for 4 mil per year.

02 Apr 2019 15:19:25
Who is Mazerk? Is that supposed to be Mrazek?

02 Apr 2019 16:45:39
Not a chance Oil move back in the 1st to go from Russell to Shaw.

02 Apr 2019 17:39:19
Oilers are not moving their 2019 1st.

02 Apr 2019 18:42:11
Leafs said no to Brown for Benning + Khaira, so Benning alone does not get Brown, no. Is no good trade.

Why Oiler’s want Barrie? He’s free agent, yes? We must needs just players to stay. No rentals. Can we afford to sign Barrie next year? I dong think so.

02 Apr 2019 21:44:48
I have a hard time believing the Leafs turned down Benning and Khaira for Brown. Those are two depth guys for the Oilers that actually have value IMO. There both young, physical and inexpensive.

02 Apr 2019 22:05:19
Bro there is no way Leafs turned down both Khaira and Benning. The actual offer was Brown for Benning, but Toronto was interested in Khaira instead. As per TSN twitter.

03 Apr 2019 16:24:39
how does that help the oilers you still got bottom 6 players playing on the 2nd line with rnh.

04 Apr 2019 03:54:25
I did not make this up, no. I am not so smart to make this up. Benning plus Khaira or Kassian. Toronto says no. I read it several times. LWOH.

05 Apr 2019 16:54:49
I just don’t think there’s anyway they’d say no to Benning and Kassian. Kassian would be awesome for the leafs. Love him as a player.

05 Apr 2019 22:20:44

They probably would say no, not bc value, but because of cap. If we’re trading Brown, we want next to no salary coming back, not more, even if the value is good.

24 Feb 2019 23:01:43
Toronto Acquires:
Jason Pominville [5.60 Million x 1 Year]

Buffalo Acquires:
Gabriel Gagne [700K x 1 Year]
2019 3rd Round Pick
Conditional 2020 5th Round Pick **Becomes a 2020 4th if Toronto advances past Round1.

Buffalo is currently 6 points back of Carolina/ Pittsburgh, and has struggled as of late. Pominville hasn't been as good as he was in the beginning of the season, so Buffalo could be looking at moving him. If Hagelin [with retention] brings back a 3rd and a 5th, Pominville with none should bring back a 3rd and a 5th as well. For Toronto, they acquire a bottom six vet who could prove handy in the playoffs against tougher teams like Boston.

25 Feb 2019 00:12:05
I think Toronto could put that money to better use.

22 Feb 2019 09:36:27

1st in 2019
Marcus Pettersson
3rd in 2020 Conditional if Pittsburgh makes playoffs in 2019

22 Feb 2019 15:58:04
easy no from pens.

20 Feb 2019 20:51:02
Ottawa Senators:

•) Mark Stone

Pittsburgh Penguins:

•) 1st Round Pick 2019

•) 2nd Round Pick 2019 (1st if Resigns)

•) Bryan Rust


20 Feb 2019 21:46:04
I like it a lot!

21 Feb 2019 00:19:54
It’s probably about the right price. I don’t know ow if Pittsburgh s willing to lose such a big chunk of assets for a rental like Stone though. They got Kessel for less.

22 Feb 2019 14:55:03
This is so bad it should go on 1 of those late night shows to be roasted on how bad a proposal it really is lol no way Ottawa gives Pittsburgh one of the games best defensive forwards for a fourth line tough guy, a 2nd rounder, and a 3rd rounder (possible 2if resigned) . Rofl NO WAY AT ALL!

19 Feb 2019 09:22:51
Toronto Trades

Pittsburgh Trades
1st Round Pick 2019

Leafs get a 1st Round Pick to either use in a deadline trade or keep it to get this year's 1st Round Pick back.

Pittsburgh needs a Top 4 Defenceman to make a push for the Playoffs and Gardiner would fit in with there Team.

Thoughts ?

19 Feb 2019 17:30:11
I don't think Pit does this as a pure rental. If they move Kessel out and clear space to re-sign him, I could see this from their end. TOR isn't going to trade Gardiner when they are a favorite for the cup. They need him.

20 Feb 2019 00:12:28
They aren’t the favourite for the cup they need a star RHD.

20 Feb 2019 00:42:46
You don’t need a star RHD if you have a star LHD lol.

20 Feb 2019 01:08:47
Pittsburgh is also a conference rival. If Gardiner does get traded, it will be to a team in the west.

20 Feb 2019 15:15:15
They just don’t have as good as a team as Pittsburgh or Tampa imo. If they added Karlsson they would be better imo.

20 Feb 2019 17:16:28
I think they stack up a lot better against Tampa than they do against Boston.

18 Feb 2019 09:19:20
Toronto Trades

Pittsburgh Trades
1st Round Pick 2019
4th Round Pick 2019 (Sabres Pick)

Thoughts ?

20 Feb 2019 01:10:20
Gardiner seems to be getting more valuable with every post.

18 Feb 2019 09:12:21
Pittsburgh Trades
1st Round Pick 2019
6th Round Pick 2019

Toronto Trades

Pens get a big push getting a Top 4 Defenceman.
Leafs get both a 1st Round Pick plus Cap Space to add a few more pieces to there Cup run.

Thoughts ?

19 Feb 2019 17:36:04
I'm sorry. but Gardiner is not a top 4 dman.

19 Feb 2019 20:56:06
Gardiner isn't worth a 1st rounder lol.

20 Feb 2019 00:14:29
He’s a 50+ point dman. He’s basically Keith Yandel.

20 Feb 2019 02:40:40
Was just reading a article that saying last 40 games Gardiner has been Toronto's 2nd best defenseman according to advanced stats. Think he just makes some pretty big mistakes that people remember but seems pretty solid other than the brain cramps.

21 Feb 2019 19:59:39
Gardiner has 28 points in 56 games and is a plus 15 #balsam8 yes he is a Top 4 Defenceman with those stats.

21 Feb 2019 21:40:29
Almost any Rental is a 1st Round Pick to start #ThatguyG.
You must be a Leaf hater with that response, Ferland starts with a 1st Round Pick plus and Defencemen are worth more in Deadline Trades.

22 Feb 2019 16:19:25
Who flipping cares already about Gardiner or any other leaf trade for that matter, there's 30 others teams out there that have more interest than a Gardiner trade you leaf fans need to wake up and stop dreaming!

18 Feb 2019 02:05:30
Trade proposal that might still be in talks with Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers

Columbus gets Forward Mike Hoffman, Forward Derrick Brassard, Goalie James Reimer, and 2019 2nd round draft pick (acquired by Pittsburgh)

Florida gets Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky

Columbus would get a top goal scorer in Mike Hoffman to help them in the playoffs as well as Derrick Brassard in the 3rd of 4th line. 2nd rounder added to take James Reimer.

18 Feb 2019 03:43:50
I like it, florida gets some time with bob to possibly sign extension or at least negotiate and he gets a trial till end of season to see if he likes it type thing.
columbus gets some pieces to help them compete in playoffs. i'd imagine this would be around the right package for bob.
Only concern i'd have is does columbus have cap space for this deal?

18 Feb 2019 04:15:55
That’s a lot coming from Florida, so iffy on that one. Don’t think they are that desperate to get just Bob but oh yes from Columbus.

18 Feb 2019 07:02:42
Don’t see how this even close and I don’t understand the Bobrovsky and Panarin trades to Florida. Why would they trade a 60 point player with term left for a UFA goalie when there 10 points out of a playoff spot?

18 Feb 2019 16:30:06
Between Panarin and Bobrovsky I think Bob’s is the one Columbus really wants to keep.

14 Feb 2019 21:00:44
Pittsburgh Penguins:

•) Olli Maatta

•) Dominik Simon

•) 2nd Round Pick 2019 (if Stone Resigns - 1st Round Pick)

Ottawa Senators:

•) Mark Stone.

14 Feb 2019 22:14:32
Nowhere near enough for Stone. Even as a rental it’s going to cost you a 1st and a good prospect.

14 Feb 2019 22:57:19
I know it’s a bit of an underwhelming return but I like it. Maybe change Simon to Jarry?

15 Feb 2019 01:06:03
I think Ittawa will insist on a 1st regardless.

09 Feb 2019 15:26:30
Trade option 1:

NYR: Namestikov + Vesey


COL: Shane Bowers + JT Compher


NYR: Namestikov


PIT: Hallander

09 Feb 2019 18:13:30
I can see the penguins trade happening, fair deal imo.

09 Feb 2019 23:03:31
Unless I’m missing something, then Bowers is still in Ottawa, so the first trade isn’t going to happen. The second trade could be a possibility if Penguins can afford it. Although Namestnikov does have an extra year on his contract still, so he’s not a true rental. Penguins might pass if they can’t afford to keep him next season. Look for a pending free agent instead.

10 Feb 2019 10:19:16
Bowers was part of the duchene deal, so he is in Colorado's system.

What about Rust and Hallander?

10 Feb 2019 15:25:54
Zamboni, Bowers was traded last year in the Duchene trade to Colorado.

01 Feb 2019 18:09:17

Penguins trade

A second rounder and two fourth rounders

Panthers trade


01 Feb 2019 18:41:58
And I think florida will flip brassard and sheehan too. Could end up being a good haul for bjustad and McCann.

01 Feb 2019 23:01:29
great pick up for pitts.

01 Feb 2019 18:04:46
PIT: Brassard (UFA), Sheahan (UFA), 2nd, 4th, 4th

FLA: Bjugstad, McCann

Confirmed Trade

31 Jan 2019 01:55:03
Pittsburgh: Phil Kessel, Tanner Pearson

Columbus: Artemi Panarin

Pittsburgh are going to have some issues this summer with the extensions that they've signed and players they have to resign. Bringing in a guy like Panarin who you could possibly resign with the salary that will be sent to Columbus could work really well. They could also just free up the cap space to make an additional add this summer (maybe someone like Duchene or Stone if they don't resign?)

Phil Kessel has had issues with the Pens before and I don't think he'd have Columbus on his no trade list. Tanner Pearson is a cap dump and someone who could fit in well on Columbus' bottom 6 or maybe on the second line. I understand that they are in the same division, but this situation could be way too good for those two GMs to pass up.

I'm curious to see what you guys think. Is it fair value? Too much or too little? Which side?

31 Jan 2019 12:22:13
If Pitt is going to have issues resigning players how does resigning Panarin for the money shipped out in this trade help that? I think it’s an interesting proposal because Columbus will need a legit scoring forward after he’s gone.

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