Leafs are making Kadri available for trade

32 Responses to Leafs are making Kadri available for trade

  1. doorman says:

    Not sure I agree with this, but am interested in what he would be worth.

  2. leafy says:

    Huge blockbuster brewing.

  3. leafy says:

    No Bobby Ryan on team USA. A bit strange.

  4. leafy says:

    Where are all the trades? Nonis has to make another deal.

  5. realistic_leafs_fan says:

    I know many don’t believe this, but it is an attitude problem with Kadri that is the reason he is being made available. As I have said before, the Leafs are getting tired of his crap and the Holland trade was meant as a shot across the bow to Kadri not just a ” we need a centre” trade. I watched very little of 24/7, but Kadri was called out a few times by the coaching staff because he wasn’t paying attention in on ice and off ice meetings.
    He’s arrogant, he’s lazy and he is not showing that he wants to learn or listen. This is why he is on the block.

    What could Kadri be moved for? Many possibilities. Straight up for another young but unproven or one that hasn’t reached potential yet.
    As a main piece in a package to a big move.
    For a couple of vets.

    Some ideas for conversation

    To Buffalo
    To Toronto

    Both are underachieving on their current clubs. Buffalo would have Hodgson, Kadri and Grigerenko down the middle for the future and have lots of young d prospects. Toronto gets a possible long term partner for Phaneuf.

    To Toronto
    To Winnipeg
    Kadri, Raymond, mid-high prospect

    To Toronto
    2014 1st(top 3 protected)
    To Calgary

    To Toronto
    Oleksiak, 2014 2nd
    To Dallas

    To Toronto
    Savard, Jenner, 2013 3rd
    To Columbus

    • leafy says:

      There’s truth to that I think.

      • LN91 says:

        No doubt Josh is going to call this absurd…But he was always known as an arrogant, lazy, and selfish player.

        I don’t give a crap how much skill a player has…Alexander Semin is one of the most skilled player in the leagues, does not mean he’s god.

        • leafy says:

          NHL General Managers also consider skill to be only PART of the story. The rest is character, brains, hard work, and attitude.

          • LN91 says:

            Oh, I agree…And Kadri receives a low-mark for the rest of those scores.

            Does it have to do with his contract? He seemed so sour with the deal he got, and it’s like he’s rebelling against the team for it.

            He was unreal this year, but their’s a difference between a player that is struggling and providing no impact in a game…And he’s not doing anything in the last 15 games.

            • leafy says:

              I agree too. But I’m going to cut him some slack because he’s still fairly young (though I doubt he’ll ever be a “stud” forward).

              One thing I DON’T want the Leafs to do is make another Steen/Colaiacovo for Lee Stempniak trade, whereby they trade him away for nothing tangible in the long term. Instead, I want a Lupul/Gardiner type deal. A deal where WE win!!

              • doorman says:

                I am not sour on kadri but he needs to figure it out. All that skill and he is wasting away his opportunity to be a very good player

                • realistic_leafs_fan says:

                  Some are not sour on him, but I will say the Leaf brass are. I will go as far to say that Kadri is good as gone if the Leafs feel the return is worth it. Unless he has a Patrick Kane moment, he is out of here.

  6. leafy says:

    Did anybody read Brian Burke’s comments on why Bobby Ryan was left off the US Olympic team?

    Here’s what he said:
    “He is not intense. That word is not in his vocabulary. It’s never going to be in his vocabulary. He can’t spell intense.”

    Kind of harsh, no? And even if that’s true, not very classy of Burke. He’s a very good GM, but not the nicest dude in the world.

  7. leafy says:

    Not a good night for the Oilers and the goalie. Trade Yakupov to the Leafs already.

    • 93killer93 says:

      I’d rather trade for their 1st, and pray that they finish low enough for us to draft Aaron Ekblad.

      • doorman says:

        That would be super, however I don’t see the Oilers making that deal. They have a plethora of highly skilled smaller forwards, not saying they wouldn’t want him, not just for their first.

        • realistic_leafs_fan says:

          I don’t see Kadri as a fit for the Oil. He brings nothing to the table that they don’t already have.
          As for the leafs, I think they are happy with what they have seen from Bozak, Bolland, Holland and McClement. Happy enough to move Kadri. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kadri gets moved for something other than a centre, but I doubt he goes to Edmonton.

        • 93killer93 says:

          I didn’t mean trade Kadri for their 1st. Just that if we were making a deal with them I would prefer we target their 1st rounder as opposed to Yakupov.

          • doorman says:

            makes sense, my bad

            • While that would be great for the leafs, they really have nothing to offer Oilers for that pick.

              The untouchables aren’t getting moved. With that said, Oilers wouldn’t trade their first for anybody else straight up. A package deal, maybe, but you would give up Reimer and Gardiner for their first? They won’t trade their first for just 1 of them, not at the current rate that #1st is gong to be.

  8. leafy says:

    Lupul is fined $10K, but no suspension. Good news.

  9. mojo19 says:

    On the Oilers first round pick comments from above:

    I think its interesting. The Oilers have been stockpiling young assets for so long, and we’re all well aware of their situation. If any team in the league, destined to finish near the bottom this year is willing to trade their 1st, it would be Edmonton. On top of that, there is no McDavid this year, no Stamkos, Crosby, Tavares, Hall calibre stud prospect who has been scouted out for years before his draft eligible year.

    This year’s draft is kind of wide open, with Sam Reinhart as the favourite for #1. But with a relatively shallow year with no phenom’s in the mix, this feels like a recipe to go after a 1st rounder from the Oilers. It all seems to add up.

    I would move Reimer for Edmonton’s 1st if they’d do it. Then hope that this draft isn’t like the 1999 draft. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1999e.html check out that year. Pretty slim pickings outside of the Sedin twins.

    • realistic_leafs_fan says:

      Although I agree EDM first may be available, I think it would take more than Reimer. It would be a blockbuster though…getting their first pick.

      Speaking of blockbusters…these are for Leafy.lol

      To Calgary
      Kadri, Reimer

      To Toronto
      Monahan, MacDonald

      To Edmonton
      Kadri, Reimer, Gunnarsson, 2014 1st

      To Toronto
      RNH, Petry

      To Colorado
      Kulimen, Fraser, 2014 3rd

      To Toronto

      • Gambo says:

        Avs hangup and never answer another call from the leafs again.

        Value for the EDM seems fair, but out of all the young talent the Oilers have, I think Nuge is the least likely to be traded.

        Calgary one is meh for both sides, they wont trade Monahan and he isn`t really an upgrade on Kadri.

      • mapleleafsfan says:

        My thoughts. Monohan one makes no sense. He’s just a hyped up prospect over a good first few games. He’s gonna be a good player, but who knows if he’s going to pan out better than Kadri. I’d rather have what we know. I’m open to moving Kadri if the offer is great, but that’s trading two solid pieces for potentially not even an upgrade (and a downgrade for sure this year).

        The edmonton one I’d do for sure, but I doubt edmonton would. They’d be a better team now, but overall it’s a downgrade for them. Depends how urgent they got. I’d love to poach RNH somehow if it’s possible. Kids elite. It’s a good proposal though.

        Colorado one: LOL ya right, I wish. Love kuley, but that would be a fleecing and a half.

      • lafleur10 says:

        not a chance in the world will you get monahan for that… and for statsny the av’s would laugh you off the phone with that offer edmonton would most likely trade eberle …but it would take more than reimer and kadri as that’s a down grade…but i can see eberle getting moved out of there ,out of the big 5

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