Nazem "the bust" Kadri
47 GP 18 G 26 A 44 Pts 21st in league scoring
I don't think the Leafs should take any more gambles on overpaid, under preforming players. Build a core through the draft and then look to add complimentary pieces
I agree. How's the quick-fix been working for us the last decade?
If he's undervalued as an asset its worth a shot if you weigh the cost.
Trading for potentially elite players is a good idea. The Phaneuf trade hasn't realyl worked in hindsight but I'd stand by that decision by Burke. It was the right sentiment.
Statsny is a quick fix. It's a Phaneuf situation. Not a bad player not an old player but not near worth what he's paid. Also we wouldn't be trading Stajan, Hagman, and the hotdog vendor to get Statsny. We'd be giving up real assets we probably can't afford to peddle considering where the teams at. It's time to do this thing right and quit setting ourselves back one more year after one more year. It's getting real old after a decade
I really doubt Colorado's GM is as stupid a GM as Daryl Sutter. Good coach, dumb GM.
Possible idea. What if you find a team like Tampa Bay with a player like Vinny who cant afford to compete on FA's with that contract but cant afford to buy him out. Could the buds swap grabovski and komi for Vinny and Connolly and buyout Vinny cause we can afford too and re sign him for cheaper (if he agrees with us). Is there a rule against buying out players that your team didnt negotiate a contract with? Might be a bad example but I think you understand my point. Rich teams trading for overpriced players and making the handcuffed team add a top prospect. Would give us more cap to sign Getzlaf and Perry and give us a chance at Vinny. And open Kessel and Mac up for a trade for a goalie
JVR/Vinny ?or Kadri /Connolly
Basically Helping eachother out in an unconventional way. Tell me if im crazy
He's only got two years left on his deal anyway.
Its all about costs vs benefit and risk vs reward. There's no conventional method of building in the NHL. Great GM's take advantage of great opportunities and get some luck.
You can't resign somebody you buy out for a calender year or an entire season I'm pretty sure. Anyways I don't really think Lecavalier is the direction this team needs to be looking in.
Yeah I mean even though the Leafs are a cash cow it's still tough to go into the board room and say "can you write a 60 million or so cheque so I can pay this guy I just traded for to go away? We got an ok prospect out of it."
Can't imagine that going over too well even if Nonis explained why in detail to them.
What would it take to get O'Reilly from COL do you think? A decent spec and a 2nd (which would be 31-37th in 2013)? Maybe they would take a guy like MacArthur/Bozak even? That would really round out our top six.
Lupul - O'Reilly - Kessel
van Reimsdyk - Grabovski - Kulemin