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11 Jul 2019 02:17:01
Hockey Trade:

Vegas Golden Knights trade:
(W) Nikita Gusev [RFA]

Edmonton Oilers trade:
(W) Jesse Puljuarvi

- Vegas acquires a gamble of a player, who hasn’t fully panned out in Edmonton, and at cheap, could be a useful depth acquisition on a deep team at forward. As for Edmonton, they acquire the more proven, older scorer, who would likely be a stud alongside McDavid. VGK don't have the cap for Gusev pm a potentailly 4x2, so i feel like this is a win for both.


1.) 11 Jul 2019 15:01:46
Vegas. Ishtar want more. Puljujarvi is a huge gamble compared to Gusev. Can Edmonton afford this trade?



02 Jul 2019 00:06:39
Kadri and Rosen for Barrie and Kerfoot

Steal for Toronto. Imma miss Naz so much.


1.) 02 Jul 2019 00:42:09
Ya a total steal for Leafs. hmm almost seems like all the GMs are doing all these favors for the Leafs. I've never seen any team have everything go there way . Whatever Dubas is doing, I guess keep doing it, cause it seems to be working. I'll give the kid GM credit , he's doing a good job.

2.) 02 Jul 2019 00:48:41
I think it’s pretty even honestly, good job for both teams. Colorado is looking deadly.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 00:54:48
avalanche retain 50% on barrie, kerfoot rfa.

4.) 02 Jul 2019 00:57:35
By looking at the names it looks like a steal cause I'd sooner have kerfoot then Kadri to be honest. But it also means they will now have another dilemma next year. Who do we keep muzzin or Barrie? Or can we keep either one? It's an awesome. trade for this season cause the lineup for this year just got considerbly better.

5.) 02 Jul 2019 03:31:02
Do they still intend on keeping Ceci now?

6.) 02 Jul 2019 10:52:35
Ya idk what they do with Ceci now. If they have cap space they might sign him just for a year.

7.) 02 Jul 2019 15:31:30
Cap space is still going to be tight though depending on what everyone wants I guess if he takes a pay cut it will be ok to sign him.

8.) 02 Jul 2019 15:41:38
Definitely a good trade for Toronto. There were people on this site saying Kerfoot was as good as Kadri straight up. I think Kadri is better but Kerfoot is much younger and should be cheaper. They may only get one year of Barrie as he’ll probably cost too much.

9.) 02 Jul 2019 15:43:26
Remember that these are good dilemmas to have. I wonder if biasjoe still thinks Dubas is getting schooled.

10.) 03 Jul 2019 23:16:13
Aren't all leaf trades a steal? Lmao.



01 Jul 2019 14:14:40
Brown+Zaitsev+Carcone for Ceci+Harpur+Luchuk+3rd.


1.) 01 Jul 2019 14:32:15
Love that from a leafs POV honestly i could see Ceci being better then Zaitsev 1 year deal at 4.5 million for him.

2.) 01 Jul 2019 15:03:35
I mean, we all said Brown was worth a 2nd/ 3rd, so Brown for a 3rd&Luchuk, Carcone for Harpur and Zaitsev for Ceci.

I can't see Ceci being much worse than Zaitsev was, and even if he was 1x4.5 for Ceci is much much better than 5x4.5 for Zaitsev.

Surprised ee didn't give any value in the trade. Good trade.

3.) 01 Jul 2019 15:22:08
No Sandin/ Liljegren in the deal Rambo? Wrong again!

4.) 01 Jul 2019 20:15:08
Rambo won't talk for 2 months now.

5.) 02 Jul 2019 14:07:18
I think Ceci is a upgrade on zaitsev he has upside yes he had a rough couple years but he has upside is still young and is a ufa next year.

6.) 02 Jul 2019 14:09:06
It’s pretty funny that 4 leafs from last years roster will be in Ottawa’s starting line up. I can’t wait to hear how good these guys are. I do like Brown and he may get a chance in a top 6 role. I loved Hainsey but not for that price. Zaitsev and Ennis I could care less about.



06 Jun 2019 01:19:13
Just a little tidbit,
Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reported that Jack Roslovic had fired his agent, and he had also requested a trade during the season due to a ‘lack of playing time’

Could Trouba and Roslovic potentially both be on the move?


1.) 06 Jun 2019 14:38:03
The Roslovic rumour was proved as false within the hour.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 15:01:48
I hope to see Roslovic centering the 2nd line between Ehlers and Laine which lessens the need for a trade involving Trouba for a 2nd line center. Only if Maurice would give Ross a chance.



30 May 2019 23:28:51
As per Friedman&McKenzie, Zaitsev has requested a trade, and the Leafs are attempting to facilitate one.

According to McKenzie, the Leafs don't want to retain salary, however, there are 'multiple suitors' for Zaitsev.

The return is likely to be minimum, barring an insane move, but this kinda confirms that, potentially, Toronto could get out of Zaitsev's contract without having to offload a ton of prospects/ picks/ roster players. Like, we speculated that it would cost at least a 1st to get rid of him, and tbh, after these reports, I doubt that's the case [Gudbranson got traded for Pearson, so guys who we perceive as negative value may still have value to certain GM's].

I could imagine a team like Ottawa taking on Zaitsev, with a sweetner of like Connor Brown and a 3rd for some minimal piece. Cause although there are suitors, I don't think Toronto will be able to squeak away without retaining salary. But, even without retaining, it is possible that none of Bracco/ Liljegren/ 1st go to facilitate a Zaitsev move.


1.) 30 May 2019 23:42:57
The biggest problem with getting a team to take Zaitsev is that he has 5 more years on a contract he isn't worth. As a 6/ 7 d-man earning $4.5 mil per he will become a millstone around the neck of any rebuilding team in years 3, 4 and 5.

2.) 31 May 2019 01:18:26
Anyone know why he asked to be traded? Seems a little weird doesn't it?

3.) 31 May 2019 01:50:22
As much flak as Zaitsev gets for being overpaid, the Leafs are so devoid of defensive depth on the right side I’m not sure they are better off without him. Hainsey is 200 years old, and I don’t even know who else they had on the right side (I remember they tried Muzzin for a bit but it didn’t really pan out and they need him to replace Gardiner’s minutes on the left side) .

4.) 31 May 2019 03:39:45
I'd rather take back phaneuf.

5.) 31 May 2019 03:42:45
but with dorion and melnyk running the show i guess anything is possible.

6.) 31 May 2019 04:04:28
That’s interesting to me. He got over paid and he’s the one that wants out?

7.) 31 May 2019 11:06:22
Apparently he has issues with how he’s being used (sounds like he’s not the biggest Babcock fan) . If the Leafs can’t find a suitable trade and he bolts back to the KHL then you know there were bigger problems there than what was reported.

8.) 31 May 2019 14:13:03
He’s underrated because he’s overpaid he’d crack any roster beside maybe Columbus/ Carolina as 5/ 6th dman.

9.) 31 May 2019 15:03:13
VB that’s fine but people aren’t going to pay to take on an overpaid bottom pair d man, they’d need incentive. Personally I think a first is a lot to give up to move a contract without a decent pick coming back.

10.) 01 Jun 2019 09:03:32
Bruh to take on zaitsev the sweetener won’t be just brown and a 3rd lol it’ll be more substantial than that. He’s pretty brutal and leafs sure kicked theirselves in the butt giving him that contract. I honestly can’t even think of any team who would want him tbh similar to looch 😂.

11.) 01 Jun 2019 09:16:08

From what I read, Zaitsev does not like how critical Toronto media is. But media is only critical because he plays so very bad. Is ok he doesn’t make points if he plays good defense. But he doesn’t play good defense either.




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10 Aug 2019 01:24:36
Changing the NHL Top20 Centers List
(Using the mentioned players in nhl. coms list, so no Toews, Couturier, Kopitar, etc. )

1. Connor McDavid
2. Sidney Crosby
3. Nathan MacKinnon
4. Patrice Bergeron
5. Alex Barkov
6. Steven Stamkos
7. Auston Matthews
8. Evgeni Malkin
9. John Tavares
10. Ryan O’Rielly
11. Mark Schiefele
12. Jack Eichel
13. Brayden Point
14. Sebastian Aho
15. Tyler Seguin
16. Evgeny Kuznetsov
17. Nicklas Backstrom
18. Elias Petterson
19. Sean Monahan
20. Logan Couture.


1.) 10 Aug 2019 05:31:05
Matthews - Lower
O Rielly -a little Lower

2.) 10 Aug 2019 05:31:22
Draisaitl got snubbed hard

3.) 10 Aug 2019 06:28:30
I will hope for their sake that they somehow stupidly counted him (Draisaitl) as a winger since he played quite a bit of wing last year, too.

Also, I think Tavares is the best C on TOR.
I also wouldn't know how Scheifele and Eichel are better than Point, but maybe that's just me.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 11:33:46
Tavares is not even close to Mathews have you watched the leafs lol.

5.) 10 Aug 2019 11:34:29
Also it’s probably because they’re intelligent like me and know Drais is a product of McDavid.

6.) 10 Aug 2019 11:41:09
Ever the train wreck of thought, vb once again batting a thousand 😂😂😂.

7.) 10 Aug 2019 14:57:54
Yeah, I def think Drias is counted as a winger in this scenario.

8.) 10 Aug 2019 19:52:30
I love how the craziest part of that sentence is that you're calling yourself intelligent and not that Draisaitl is a product of McDavid.

Also, for anybody else thinking Draisaitl is a product of McDavid, how come he's like PPG for Germany? He is like the sole reason they're good.

9.) 10 Aug 2019 20:03:52

Yeah lol, Eichel is better than Point. Schief is on the same level.

10.) 10 Aug 2019 22:43:51
maybe don't listen to me about Point because i had the coldest take of all time and said Dvorak will be better than Point.

11.) 10 Aug 2019 23:12:26
lol what does division 3 world hockey have to do with the NHL.

12.) 11 Aug 2019 00:49:01
The fact that as you said, it's ''division 3 world hockey'' and Draisaitl carried his entire country on his back and scored 19G 35A 54P in 53GP.
If you're saying he gets carried, who carried him on the Germany team?

AND he's has the all-time best PPG % on the German National team (! )
put that in your pipe and smoke it vb.

13.) 11 Aug 2019 07:23:46
Lol I remember you indeed saying that Dvorak thing. Aged well lol

Just saying, Eichels career high is 82 points which he got in his 4th season. Point got 92 in his third season. Yes, he's on a better team but he's also a big reason why TB is better than BUF.
So, I'd argue that offensively they are at least even.
As for defense, Point is clearly superior. Two Top 10 Selke finishes in the last couple years speak for itself I guess and that while being kinda overlooked in TB behind Stamkos, Kuch, Hedman, Vasy, etc. and TB players generally only getting recognition and therefore trophies if they are REALLY good.

14.) 11 Aug 2019 10:11:17
So the all time leader on team Mexico must be a star in the nhl to right?

15.) 11 Aug 2019 19:11:07
If he’s a point per game against the other top countries there’s a case to be made VB. Why do you have to over exaggerate everything? That’s why you don’t get taken seriously. I appreciate it’s always good for conversation you just don’t come out on top very often.

16.) 11 Aug 2019 22:19:28
I’m come out on top every time because everything I say comes true or is accurate and there is not a case of me ever being proven otherwise.

17.) 12 Aug 2019 07:42:52
This must be comedy by now.

18.) 12 Aug 2019 07:43:17
How did "Laine will score 80+ goals" turn out for you? Just to name one of a million indrecibly stupid and inaccurate things you said.

19.) 12 Aug 2019 11:41:51
Ive never said that to anyone on this site I've said that to idiots during trade negotiations on the fantasy league to bost his value.



20 Jun 2019 04:11:05
Anyone want to take a guess on the biggest riser for next season?

I’d easily put my money in the Rangers. If they buyout Staal/ Smith they’d have enoigh money to sign a toptier free agent. I think they’re going to be a major threat down the line.


1.) 20 Jun 2019 13:48:54
Rangers will be a bottom 5 team imo. The Panthers, Devils, Sabres And Flyers will all be better and those are just 3 teams in the East that should make playoffs that didn’t last year. Rangers will be better then Ottawa and Detroit next year but that’s it in the east.


For fallers I have: Islanders, Carolina and Columbus In the east

For risers I have Florida, Buffalo and Philadelphia with New Jersey just missing playoffs. IMO the last wildcard spot will be a battle between Buffalo and Montreal.


For fallers I have Vegas

For risers I have Vancouver.

2.) 20 Jun 2019 14:35:41
At the risk of getting burned for like the 4th year in a row, I’d pick the Panthers (especially if they make some helpful splashes in free agency) .

3.) 20 Jun 2019 19:16:52
Sabres. I think they’re 2-3 solid pieces away from being an excellent team.

4.) 20 Jun 2019 23:57:13
VB Rangers have added Trouba Fox Anderson Kakko and Kravtsov over last year already and are rumoured to be taking a run at guys like Panarin in free agency. Far from a guarantee but they look poised to take a big step forward this year or next.

5.) 21 Jun 2019 00:28:14
I agree with NYR. Even if they don't sign Panarin or another good FA.
They're doing the rebuilding thing right and I think it'll start to pay off for them this season. Kakko doesn't hurt either.

6.) 21 Jun 2019 03:45:50
Yah I mean they’re definitely better but New Jersey is also getting better especially considering the Hart trophy winner in 2018 only played 37 games. Florida is a team that should be a cup contender with Tampa, Boston, leafs etc when they get Bob and Paniran same with Philadelphia imo. Buffalo has just been gradually improving and Next year I think Dahlin will really breakout showing he’s a top 5 dman in the game. ( maybe it’s my bias because I have him on my fantasy team but I think he’ll score about 70 points.

7.) 21 Jun 2019 07:00:59
If FLA gets Bob and Panarin, they def make the playoffs. Their D is still iffy, tho. I like PHI as well, but no way they're a cup contender (yet), imo. They have goalie trouble, too.
And to answer your question: Yes, it is your bias.

8.) 22 Jun 2019 02:33:23
Well Yup shares the same opinion so I’m to sure. Carter Hart is also a stud he’ll be the best goalie In the game. He’s Canada’s future in net. I’d Trade Freddy Andersson for him.



18 Jun 2019 01:03:29
Ohhhh, i'm going to savor this one boys.

#20 and Neal Pionk, a 4-5D on NEW YORK goes to WPG for Jacob Trouba.

HAHAH wheres Ekblad, Reinhart, Provorov, Nolan Patrick, Veleno, Hronek and the rest of the gang? Hell even Kadri wouldve been a better get 🤣🤣.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 02:50:43
Can’t wait to hear how the winnipeg homers spin this

Mental gymnastics incoming!

2.) 18 Jun 2019 04:10:43
You’ll soon find out from the jets boys that Pionk is next Bobby Orr.

3.) 18 Jun 2019 08:59:06
Poink for Patrick and Ghostsphere.

Memarcus Joe- that’s a good base maybe Philly adds a second.



06 Jun 2019 01:52:25
2013 Top15 Redraft? It's been 6 Years, so it seems like a good enough time to do one:

1. Nathan MacKinnon
2. Alex Barkov
3. Seth Jones
4. Sean Monahan
5. Bo Horvat
6. Max Domi
7. Elias Lindholm
8. Jake Guentzel
9. Shea Theodore
10. Jonathan Drouin
11. Darnell Nurse
12. Brett Pesce
13. Rasmus Ristolainen
14. Anthony Mantha
15. Josh Morrissey

HM: Pulock, Butcher, Burakovsky.


1.) 06 Jun 2019 07:43:17
Personally, I'd hands down take Guentzel and probably also Lindholm over Domi. Nurse and Mantha, too, possibly.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 20:31:21
5. Guzentzel
6. Horvat
7. Domi
8. Lindbholm
9. Ristolainen
10. Pesce
12. Morissey
13. Drouin



03 Jun 2019 00:43:51
Patrick Marleau [33.5% Retention: 4.5M x 1 Year] + Connor Brown [2.1M x 1 Year] + 2020 2nd Round Draft Selection to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Kyle Clifford [1.6M x 1 Year]

Los Angeles was interested in Marleau, and perhaps, he is willing to waive his NMC since his family is moving back to the West Coast, and LA is likely to trade him to a contender at the trade deadline. They pick up Connor Brown and a 2nd for taking the contract; compared to Clifford, in an elevated role, Brown is likely to produce.

As well, since LA is unlikely to make the playoffs, if LA retains half of Marleau's salary at the deadline, [2.25M contract], they'd likely be able to acquire positive value for the player.


1.) 03 Jun 2019 05:23:19
Don’t understand why leafs retain it’s not like the extra cap space helps the kings they’re a bottom feeding team.

2.) 03 Jun 2019 12:36:50
@Vb, just to make another trade easier in the future. If the Kings trade Marleau, if they retained 50% on an already 30% retained player, they’d get more value than if it was just 50%. Entices LA to do the trade moreso.




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21 Oct 2019 11:09:50
NOt even close for Benn lol.




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16 Oct 2019 02:18:29
If Nashville trades Josi, that once formidable blueline would be down to just Ekholm and Ellis. No from Nashville, they need Josi, and Josi's better than Hall.




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06 Oct 2019 01:06:33
Aight Marcus, stay with Kulikov on your top pair eh.




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22 Sep 2019 17:45:57
‘Im disappointed in you’

Who asked for your seal of approval lmfao.




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19 Sep 2019 15:41:05
Holy s*** Marcus, you’re such a homer lmfao.





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