Trading Nylander Is A Difficult Task

I know what you’re thinking and you’re right, Nylander has value on the trade market and to open up the capspace to improve the blueline to the degree that you’d want to improve it, you basically HAVE to include Nylander in any deal. Full NMC’s for John Tavares, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner would leave … Read more

Some Bits

Somebody thought it was a good idea to re-sign Sheldon Keefe to a multi year contract. I’m not sold on Keefe in Toronto, but hope I’m wrong: There’s something about his inability to adjust on the fly during the playoffs that drives me insane. He has also had “his guys,” like Justin Holl, play far … Read more

PTO Options for the Leafs

My first thought when discussing adding players on PTO’s is this: if they do well, can the Leafs even keep them? They’re so close to the cap ceiling and have few to no players that are waiver exempt. It’s a tough task, but it’s possible for sure. First off, any player that earns a standard … Read more

The Old Dog

I’m calling it. These are the dog days of summer, where very little happens and nobody seems to care. There’s little news to report, other than Ilya Samsonov’s salary arbitration case, which is scheduled for July 21st. By simply filing for arbitration Samsonov opened up a second buyout window for the Leafs, which they’re expected … Read more

About The Defense….

Rumours are still circulating that the Leafs aren’t done remolding their team. More specifically, it’s the defense that’s lacking in elements that new GM, Brad Treliving prefers, which is a bigger, sturdier, nastier group to play against. This would be in stark contrast to what was built under the previous GM, Karl Dumba, or something … Read more