I think Nylander will be the odd man out... .which I now think has lower trade value than during the holdout. Would have been smart to trade him then.
They are definitely not trading any of those guys.
And if they do, you can be sure they would want two of Provorov, Hart, or Patrick.
Good luck prying Marner or Matthews away....it's been 5 decades since the Leafs have been relevant (other than 1 or 2 seasons) and they now are. Those two are gods in Hockey Central. As Brelic mentioned...start with Provorov and Patrick and add. Then you've got a bigger hole than you started with.
I think the Giroux experiment back at center is an indication that we need a better plan next year. His line is not working very well, and he's been a lot less effective since moving back.
The Lindblom/Coots/Voracek line is fine as a 1st line next season - they're good defensively and seem to have some chemistry.
After that, it gets tricky. Assuming we get Stone, I'd prefer to see something like
If Frost isn't rea
I'm quite the opposite.
Neither is happening, but I'd go for Marner many times before Matthews.
I think Marner is actually the guy who stirs the drink there.
And that's not meant to be a knock on Matthews.
But I don't trade what it would require for either. We'll be fine without.
I have NO IDEA what deals may or may not go down between Toronto and Philadelphia... nor honestly, does it hold much interest to me at the moment..
But I am chiming in here because I agree 1000% that Mitch Marner > Auston Matthews...been saying that for a while now...and like you, Rux, I don't mean it as a slight towards Matthews.
I just feel Marner is a fantastic all around, smart player (and getting better all the time) and I think eventually, history will bear that out, barring any m
I forgot to mention buying out Mac (which does seem likely) gets them 3+ million back as well. So 86-87 million.
I think Provo hopefully does that that big deal rather than a bridge, but hopefully longer term helps keep his cap hit lower.
its Likely a d man gets traded. Someone we don’t want to see leave too probably.
Myers and Sanheim are looking like potential studs and I still think Morin is a sleeper.
So so that leaves Ghost and Haag and