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02 Feb 2024 13:01:14
New York Rangers:
- RW Kaapo Kakko ($2,100,000 pending RFA)

Detroit Red Wings:
- C/LW Robby Fabbri ($4,000,000 until 2025)
- Conditional 2024 3rd round pick (becomes 2024 2nd round pick if Detroit make the playoffs)

Drury is listening to offers for Kakko, and with Filip Chytil out for the remainder of the season, NYR will need more stability in their center depth as they push for playoffs.

Fabbri is a versatile forward that can be used at center or on the wing and can be used in a top 6/top 9 role and has another year of term on his contract after this season.

NYR have no picks in the 3rd round this year, at worst they gain a pick in the 3rd round and at best they potentially make playoffs this season with a 1st and two 2nds in the upcoming draft.

As Kakko is a former 2nd overall pick that hasn't quite performed up to the expectations that came with how high he was drafted.

I'm not quite sure what his trade value would look like at this point but I tried to look at what NYR's needs are at the moment as well as the opportunity here for Detroit to gain younger talent in the locker room while they continue to trend towards being a future contender in the next few years.


1.) 02 Feb 2024 13:36:49
- I think this is a clever, under-the-radar kind of trade.

- It will be very interesting to see what Kakko's eventual trade value is. A trade might be just the thing to turn his career around.

2.) 02 Feb 2024 14:14:24
I guessing depends on what NY is looking fore in return. Fabbri is, above all else, a sniper/ finisher. He has an accurate wrister with a quick release. His other attributes are OK, but nothing special.

3.) 06 Feb 2024 13:09:07
Just looking back at some recent high draft flops like Glass, Patrick, Puuljarvi Juolevi etc, I would think that the price is too high for Kaako, considering that Fabbri is the better player.



20 Jun 2023 16:14:26
DET: DeBrincat

OTT: Zadina, Wallinder, 2023 2nd round pick (STL)

DeBrincat signs with Detroit for 8x7.875m aav = 8 year $63million contract similar to Fiala and Bratt's recent contracts


1.) 21 Jun 2023 00:30:32
Debrincat will require more in a trade, and command a higher salary, than this trade proposal. (My guess is he signs for no less than 9M)

2.) 21 Jun 2023 02:37:14
Has to be a Detroit involved, NOT a 2nd. DeBrincat carries way too much value to get that little in return. Wallander is OK but he ain't enough to tip the scales. Not even close. DeBrincat is a 2 time 40 goal scorer and had Ottawa stayed healthy and he got the chance to play all year with Norris or Stutzle like he was brought in to do, and had Ottawa got Chychrun sooner instead of wasting minutes on Holden and Zaitsev, he'd likely be a 3 time 40 goal scorer.

3.) 21 Jun 2023 21:48:52
From Detroits perspective, this is already an overpayment. No Wallinder at all. At this price, Ottawa can keep the Cat.

4.) 22 Jun 2023 13:18:57
He'll never hit 40 again without kane on his wing, mediocre offensive skills and can't play a lick of defence.

5.) 22 Jun 2023 21:42:26
Contract is good but value is off probably. I think they get more unless literally no one wants to sign him for that money.



01 Mar 2023 03:39:23
Detroit Red Wings:
C/LW Robby Fabbri ($4m cap hit through 2024/25)
C/RW Oskar Sundqvist ($2.75m pending UFA)*
*Detroit retains 50% of Sundqvists salary)

Carolina Hurricanes:
2023 1st round pick
2024 3rd round pick

Carolina would have $1,731,667 cap space remaining after the trade.

Svechnikov - Aho - Teravainen
Fabbri - Staal - Necas
Martinook - Kotkaniemi - Puljujarvi
Stepan - Stastny - Sundqvist




01 Mar 2023 03:24:54
Detroit Red Wings:
LW/RW Tyler Bertuzzi ($4.75m pending UFA)*
*Detroit retains 50% salary

Dallas Stars:
- Conditional 2023 2nd round pick
(If Dallas advances to the Western conference finals, the 2023 2nd round pick becomes a 2024 1st round pick)
- 2025 2nd round pick

Dallas receives Bertuzzi at $2.375m cap hit (Dallas would have $530,557 remaining in cap space after the trade).

Detroit receives either two 2nd round picks or a 1st and 2nd for a top 6 rental.

Robertson - Hintz - Pavelski
Benn - Seguin - Bertuzzi
Marchment - Faksa - Dadonov
Kiviranta - Johnston - Glendenning




01 Mar 2023 03:08:40
3 team trade:

Anaheim Ducks:
RD John Klingberg ($7m)*
*Anaheim retains 50% salary*

Edmonton Oilers:
LD Philip Broberg
2023 3rd round pick

Detroit Red Wings:
2023 5th round pick
*Detroit will retain 50% Klingbergs remaining salary*

Anaheim gets Broberg and a 2023 5th round pick

Detroit gets a 2023 3rd round pick for retaining part of the salary

Edmonton gets their final defenseman and a right hander for $1.75m salary cap (Edmonton would have $312,500 in cap space left after this trade.)

New D corps would look like:
Nurse - Ceci
Ekholm - Klingberg
Kulak - Bouchard


1.) 01 Mar 2023 12:17:03
Take out Broberg and it’s close. Lol.

2.) 01 Mar 2023 13:21:01
No way Klingberg is going to Ice-burg for Broberg.

3.) 01 Mar 2023 13:23:38
Literally. I honestly think a 5th probably lands Klingberg at this point. But since barrie is gone Kling makes a ton of sense.

4.) 01 Mar 2023 14:12:33
Of all the NHL teams currently in a playoff spot and in need of an upgrade on defense, Edmonton fits the most.

They're currently rolling out 4 leftys, Kulak would be on the 2nd pair on the right side. And although Ekholm is a great pickup, I dont think Edmonton is done with tweaking their defense.

If Broberg isn't on the block, it would take another prospect or a pick + cap dump to fit Klingberg in at $1.75m.

If Klingberg doesnt go to EDM, where else would you see him going? Winnipeg, Seattle and Colorado are the only contending teams that haven't made much moves yet and still have the cap space to fit in a rental.

5.) 01 Mar 2023 16:08:14
Klingberg would be tough for any playoff team to add. He's always been a guy whose offense offsets his defensive lapses. He just doesn't create enough offense anymore to make the gamble worthwhile, and this year he's been even worse defensively.




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27 Sep 2019 17:43:13
Laine signed 2 year bridge deal at 6.75m aav.

Hopefully this will put to rest the speculation of a trade, and brings some closure to what he's actually worth.


1.) 27 Sep 2019 18:07:47
$6M salary first year. $7.5M the final year. This deal would have been a lot better for more years that’s for sure.
Just shows how good a deal Point signed.
Read that Laine and Rantanen were on the same plane together heading back to North America today. Maybe He’s close to a deal too.
What’s he and Connor worth compared to this Laine deal?

2.) 27 Sep 2019 18:35:00
I’m still so shocked SJ have Timo $10M salary on his 4th and final year of the deal.

3.) 27 Sep 2019 20:02:05
Now does Connor get paid more than Laine? Is he worth more? Will Connor get a longer term deal compared to Laine?

The new questions now that his signing is finally done.

4.) 27 Sep 2019 20:42:38
Hopefully Laine will play with a chip on his shoulder after reading about him wanting out of Winnipeg and how he's a lazy, uninterested, one dimensional, selfish player. Glad he's back with the Jets.

5.) 28 Sep 2019 10:51:55
He is pretty 1 dimensional and I’m saying this as a huge fan of his.

6.) 28 Sep 2019 16:37:58
Who here thinks Timo Mier getting $10M in his 4th and final year of his contract, meaning his next contract has to start at $10M, Who disagrees with me and thinks that’s a great contract right now. Speak up. Lol. Curious to know who thinks that’s a good contract.

7.) 28 Sep 2019 20:58:15
Yupp, you've been drinking again. Mier got 6 mil a year over 4 years. Got 30 goals last year. Getting 10 mil this year must mean he got 14 mil the first 3 years right? 4 million is pretty cheap for a 30 goal guy.

8.) 29 Sep 2019 00:51:49
The Mier deal is fine. that’s approximately what he’s worth. Strong, goal scoring power forward. Perfect for the Sharks. I’d give him the same deal.

9.) 29 Sep 2019 18:04:02
What? Timo deal is 4 years x $6M AAV. But salty for the fourth and final year is $10M. Meaning his next deal will have to be qualified at $10M.
Tkuchuck and Points final year salary is $9M. They will have to be qualified at $9M now.
Lianes deal is like $6.75M AAV but salary is $6M first year and $7.5M next year. So his next deal has to be at least $7.5M.
These bridge deals can be alright, but the biggest thing to look at is the final years salary, not AAV. This is only an issue of the player is still a RFA when bridge deal is up.
I’m surprised I have to teach some of you this and you don’t understand what I’m saying.



21 Sep 2019 14:26:11
Interesting opinion I read online today, just wanted to share for context because we throw around a lot of Laine trades these days.

31 Thoughts Rumor Roundup
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: It is believed that Dustin Byfuglien's ankle hasn't healed as much as they had hoped. The Winnipeg Jets would have traded Jacob Trouba anyways, but they would have planned differently with regards to Byfuglien. There will be trade rumors involving Justin Faulk and Rasmus Ristolainen.

The Jets were interested in Ben Hutton but had to wait and the Los Angeles Kings were ready to sign him.

Trading Patrik Laine for a defenseman would be a hard trade for the Jets to win. Laine will be looking for more than $6 million on any two-three year deal.


1.) 21 Sep 2019 15:50:54
Likely if Byfuglien retires, the Jets will just stand pat and play the young guys to get more experience for them. Then next summer they'll have a better idea of what kind of defenseman they need to add and sign one from the bumper UFA crop next summer. The Jets were the 2nd or 3rd youngest team last year, so there is no need to throw away young talent on aging vets that won't make much difference to our playoff chances.

Faulk and Risto may be options for this year, but only if they come cheap. If the Jets trade for one of them, it won't be for Ehlers, Laine or Connor. Unless it was part of a much larger deal.




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19 Apr 2024 15:37:55
I'll take Lyon over Woll to stay in Detroit. I'm sure Husso is available though if the Leafs want him for a 3rd round pick.




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19 Apr 2024 15:27:42
Hi Mr. Yzerman, I hope this letter finds you well.

My name is pinball. The Make A Wish foundation has granted me one wish and I'm using it to be GM of the Leafs for one day. My one and only wish is to see the Leafs win 7 playoff games instead of 6, and I think you can help me make this possible.

Would you please trade me your best defenseman Moritz Seider in exchange for 4 RFAs that I don't think can win with our team? If that's not enough, I'll even give you our 2026 1st round pick since I don't think it's worth much to the Leafs.

If you could please help me out I'd really appreciate it.

P. S. I love you.




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19 Apr 2024 14:55:14
"Hi Steve Yzerman, my name is pinball. The Make A Wish foundation chose me this month because I only have 3 months left to live. My one wish is to see the Leafs win 7 playoff games instead of 6. Would you please trade your best player for 4 RFAs? I'll even give you a 2026 1st rounder because I won't be alive to see who gets drafted anyway. P. S. I love you"




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19 Apr 2024 14:41:17
Seider isn't on the trade block and if you called Yzerman with this offer, he would personally drive up to Toronto just to spit in your face and then drive back to Detroit laughing the whole way.

Get it through your head the league isn't operating with 31 other NHL teams that are here to help Toronto with charity trades because of their own cap situation.

You could offer Marner and a 2026 1st rounder the answer would still be no.




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19 Apr 2024 14:38:11
Adding Chychruns $4.6m would put the Leafs salary at $72.89m for players already signed til next season, out of a possible $87.7m.

You've offered 3 RFAs so there's no salary being sent back to Ottawa, and that's also 2 extra roster spots to fill out on the team.

Which means the Leafs would have $14.81 million left to complete their 22 man roster. They still don't have a starting goalie signed, they'd still need 1 more NHL defenseman, and they'd still need 5 more NHL forwards (10 forwards, 4 defenseman and 1 goalie are already signed for next season. )

$14.81m to sign 7 players, unless the Leafs want to ice AHLers to fill in those gaps which I'm sure you can agree would make them worse than they currently are.

Marner needs and extension, Tavares needs an extension, Knies needs an extension, Woll needs an extension. Oh, and Chychrun will need an extension after next season.

Lastly with this trade the Leafs would have no 1st round picks in the next 2 years which is brutal since they already have no 2nd round picks in the next 2 years. No cap space to extend and keep all the talent already there, and not enough quality prospects to fill in the rest of the gaps.





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