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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.
Dusty Byfuglien is who i'd want out of Winnipeg
It`s about that time again... go after Ryan Johansen Nonis!
CBJ offered 2 years at $3 million per
and a 6 year 32 million deal ($5.3 million)
and a 8 year 46 million deal ($5.75 million)
RyJo and co. rejected all of them
So $6 million probably gets it done. I think RyJo is a 1C, and he showed it last year. Plop him down with Kessel+Jvr and ohmaigawd son you got a stew going https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr2PlqXw03Y
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
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
Leaf fans at the start of every new season...
We've been through tough times, man.
Johansen doesn't nearly deserve what he's asking for though. 2Y 8M is correct.
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.
One 12 point seaskn, then a 63 point season.. He's asking for 6.7 which is insane. I get CBJ not willing to do that, especially if its a bridge deal.
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.
Would you trade Kadri in a deal for RyJo? I certainly would..
Columbus get's Kadri in a contract year (I see a big year points wise) and Leafs hopefully get RyJo on a bridge deal so they only have to focus on locking up Bernie this offseason.