^ i wasn't aware of that. I wonder what that contract is.
Originally Posted by Wade n Fade
If we trade Reimer, I don't mind taking Brodeur for the cheap to be a backup to Bernier.
Originally Posted by alexander_37
No way he would be a huge headache/distraxtion.
Originally Posted by LuckyLuke2
Originally Posted by MoneyBall20
Winnipeg hasn't done nothing in there conference,leafs should talk them and c if they can somehow steal Evander Kane. I just got a gut feeling Winnipeg or Edmonton will make blockbuster deal with maple leafs. The pieces that Toronto needs Winnipeg and Edmonton have,vise verse.
Kane and then Burmistov's rights are about the only things I want out of Winnipeg. Wheeler would be amazing, but would take way more than the Leafs should be willing to give up. I would put a decent package together and with Gardiner not signed at the moment, the Leafs could actually trade for Kane without shedding salary (so a package of specs) because they have about $5.8 million in space if you cut the forward core down to 14 like it will be when the season starts (sending down Orr and Smith). Then you obviously have to move Franson once Gards is signed, but a top 6 of:
-should be more than enough reason to give Granberg a decent shot next season and get whatever you can for Franson.
John Davidson is pulling the most awkward sell job lol on PTS to try and make sure people know RyJo is being a diva.
He`s a great kid
But he`s not being fair
He`s a talented kid
but we want people to know we`re not low-balling him
He`s a character guy
But he won`t meet us half way
He`s so important to our teams future
But it`s not about one player and enough is enough
He should be paid fairly
But he`s still asking for too much
Just trade him to us and let us deal with the headache
I don't like Johansen with those two at all. Big center who likes to shoot and crash the net. Seems awfully similar to the others on that line.
CBJ will likely match whatever Toronto offers.
Cody Franson for Michael Ryder + 3rd makes some sense
Jvr is the only guy on our team that crashes the net. Jvr also does not have the greatest shot. RyJo`s is much better. Bozak is a non-shooter. RyJo receiving dishes from Kessel would be fabulous and JVR would clean up the garbage in front of the net.
Johansen doesn't nearly deserve what he's asking for though. 2Y 8M is correct.
Before the cap goes up. 8 years $6 million for a 1C (i think he is and it sounds like JD thinks so too) would be a steal. It`d be a steal now. The only thing i could say no is if he`s already asking for $7 million. Anything under $6.5 million is just enough to make it worth it to get him locked up before that cap rises. He`s 22, 8 years is all of his prime. He`s not signing for $5.75 million for his whole prime hockey career. Now that i see it like that, i wouldn`t even accept $6 million if my career were shaping up the way RyJo`s is. Plus look who he plays with. I`m legitimately surprised he hit 60 points on that team
He likes to shoot - That's what Kessel does.
He likes to xlcrash the net with Size - JVR
I just don't get the logic for him there. Bozak is the perfect piece as hr is excellent at working off the puck. Line is damn comparable to Vancouver's big line of the early-mid 2000s.
Toronto needs some secondary scoring which Johansen makes sense for IMO.
Kessel is a great playmaker too, not just a shooter. And he shoots because he has too. Bozak doesn`t shoot much and Jvr`s shot is weak. Now that JVR is with Kessel, Phil is not just a rush threat... he can hold the puck and dish.
Lupul would be an upgrade in RyJo`s linemates (offense wise) but i still like him with Kessel because RyJo rarely creates. He has a great shot, he either scoring on the rush or off a pass.
I`ve seen so much of RyJo. If he gets an above average passer he will blow up. Lupul is above average but Kessel is an elite playmaker.