Leafs and Oilers talking trade about the 1st pick?

Among the most troubling aspect of the Brian Burke rumours: They are being avidly spread by people he would consider friends and professional colleagues … Apparently, the Maple Leafs want to move up in the draft and Edmonton may want to move its No. 1 pick. A deal, one that could involve Luke Schenn, is not out of the question here. There’s also been talk that Montreal’s new management crew would like to move out of the No. 3 pick, which is an old Rick Dudley trick, and drop back, pick another player, and cash in on the early choice with an additional asset … Would any other team in the NHL come down to a choice between Michel Therrien and Marc Crawford for its head coaching position? Really, two guys coming off unsuccessful runs: has it become that desperate for Les Canadiens? … Television doesn’t show Darryl Sutter at his best. The better you know him, the more you realize what a sensible, grounded, funny, man he is. But about that Dion Phaneuf trade?

Never mind … Sutter, by the way, was slightly troubled/embarrassed by what sat behind him in Game 4 in Los Angeles. The porn lady may have been behind Peter DeBoer, trying to throw off the New Jersey Devils, but Sutter was hoping no TV cameras would close in on him, where a guy dressed up as a woman (for attention only) was flashing behind him. “Someone,” he said, “should have kicked that guy out.” … Devils assistant coach Larry Robinson has been putting on a line-changing clinic with his defence corps in the Stanley Cup Final. And because he’s Larry Robinson, he gets away with more than he should when he doesn’t have last change.



14 Responses to Leafs and Oilers talking trade about the 1st pick?

  1. realistic_leafs_fan says:

    This is what would like to see. Never happen, but I would still do it.

    Go big with trades and a few signings.

    1) To Toronto
    Jordan Staal
    Brooks Orpik
    Paul Martin
    Pasqual Dupuis

    To Pittsburgh
    Phil Kessel
    JM Liles
    Colby Armstrong
    Kolbanian Holzer

    2) To Toronto

    To Philadelphia
    Luke Schenn
    Mike Brown

    3) To Toronto
    Blake Wheeler

    To Winnipeg
    Clarke MacArthur
    Matthew Lombardi

    4) To Toronto
    2012 2nd

    To New York Islanders
    Tyler Bozak
    Mike Komisarek

    5) To Toronto
    Rick Nash

    To Columbus
    2012 1st
    2012 2nd
    Nazem Kadri
    Cody Franson
    Tim Connolly

    Josh Harding 2yrs (4.5 mil)
    Nik Kulimen. 2yrs (5.5 mil)
    Jay Rosehill 2 yrs (1.5mi)
    Matt Frattin 3 yrs (5.25 mil)
    Sheldon Souray 1yr (1.5mil)
    Travis Moen 2yrs (3.8 mil)
    Justin Schultz????




    Payroll-$58,0000 approx.

    • FACE says:

      What’s realistic about any of these trades? Nice try though. LOL!

    • Realistic Leaf fan not so realistic. 🙂

    • blaze says:

      Brutal. Why acquire Staal if you poseur only pure goal scorer Toronto has. The Leafs don’t need to ditch Kessel because he’s one dimensional. They need to insulate him with a team.

      They you go on to make the next best Leaf, Lupul, a healthy scratch. The hypothetical top line looks good but it’s 3 shoot first guys. The rest of the team looks very weak. The D in particular look very bad.

      • realistic_leafs_fan says:

        Lupul was obviously an oversight when I was playing around for fun.
        The trades are not that far off what could happen actually happen per trade, not all would happen as I stated. I could explain the logic behind why, but I really can’t be bothered. Some of you guys took it waaay too serious.lol
        It’s a way better team than what we have especially with Lupul in the mix.

    • Gambo says:

      That team doesn’t look any better than the current leafs.

  2. Shoelesshobo says:

    Why on earth do we need to trade up to Number 1 and get Yakupov? I mean we have Kessel as of right now do we really need to sink more assets into another scoring winger? Can we please for once just get a center to finally replace Sundin and maybe look at finding stable goaltending?

    • blaze says:

      Mostly agree. While getting a first-line center would be nice who is available. It’s not like teams are lining up to give them away. Maybe Jordan Staal could be had but it’s hard to say if it’s only a rumor. After him it’s pretty much Statsny or bust.

  3. glotz_99 says:

    Here’s a realistic trade: 2nd rd pick for Justin schultz. Burke helps Anaheim recoup their 2nd rd pick that isn’t going to sign there and burke gets a real solid dmen that is supposed to be good enough to jump right into the nhl, which is hard to find with 2nd rd picks. Leafs sign him to a entry level deal with bonuses, similar to what bozak got in his first year.

    • blaze says:

      Why give up a 2nd though? He’s clearly already picked the team he wishes to sign with. It could be Toronto in which case why waste assets when we could get him for free? If it isn’t Toronto then why give up assets for nothing?

      • mojo19 says:

        I agree, ideally we could try to get him as a free agent, but there could be a bidding war. I wouldn’t wanna move the 35th pick in the draft, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to move something for his rights and get the inside track

  4. mojo19 says:

    Why would Toronto want to grab Yakupov when we have Kessel? Championships are built around having only 1 guy who can snipe, not two or 3. Besides we need a C, just because theres a unique situation this year in which the best player in the draft could be made available, and we have so many needs its hard to count, why should we try to acquire anything except a centre? I just don’t get it.

    Wake up guys.

  5. puckrunner says:

    There is also the possibility that they deal that first rd pick off to CBJ for Nash…either way i don’t see Edmonton dealing the 1st pick.

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