Maple Leafs should consider Scott Clemmensen after Penguins land Tomas Vokoun

The Leafs didn’t sign Tomas Vokoun for goaltending insurance. Pittsburgh traded for his rights from Washington and then signed him to be Marc-Andre Fleury’s backup next season. That means Brent Johnson, a UFA on July 1, will be moving on.

It’s the kind of move many believe the Leafs will be making to add some veteran goaltending insurance to their roster. Vokoun, at 35, is not the perfect guy — he was injured, then lost his job in Washington to Braden Holtby — but he was one possibility. The Leafs, in fact, looked at him last summer but were disinclined to offer a two-year contract.

There are quite a few other UFA goalies coming on the market. The best for the Leafs might be Scott Clemmensen, who they’ve had before and played very well for Florida both this year and in the playoffs. Clemmensen is a solid citizen who might be the perfect and very affordable stabilizing element while the Leafs continue to evaluate the progress of Scrivens and James Reimer. A similar choice might be Johan Hedberg of the Devils, although he’s 39 while Clemmensen is 34.

That, of course, is one of the issues at hand if the Leafs were to try and swing a deal for Roberto Luongo. They’d essentially be writing off the futures of Reimer and Scrivens as possible starting goalies because Luongo would take the position for at least the next five years.–cox-maple-leafs-should-consider-scott-clemmensen-with-penguins-landing-tomas-vokoun

108 Responses to Maple Leafs should consider Scott Clemmensen after Penguins land Tomas Vokoun

  1. nordiques100 says:

    Been there, done that. No thanks.

    A true short term solution that actually upgrades the Leafs goaltending is Nik Backstrom. He is a proven starter, has shown he can put up some really good numbers and is only signed for 1 more year leaving Reimer/Scrivens to perhaps take the reigns a year from now.

    Getting Clemmensen is pointless. I rather see Reimer/Scrivens play together.

    That’s just getting a veteran for the sake of having a veteran. A veteran who has really accomplished nothing.

  2. reinjosh says:

    I hate the new look. It’s much, much worse than the old one.

    • mojo19 says:

      ya and I can’t log in under the login page. I can only write my comment with name and e-mail here. But couldn’t any imposter simply write any username and e-mail and write a comment as another user?

      Trademan, help please. And whatever happened to Mikster?

      • frankinboltonleafs says:

        Funny…I thought you were behind this Mojo to get rid of me LOL! I don’t like thos format either.

      • Mojo19 says:

        I change my mind, as mojo I love the fact that anyone can pretend to be me. Also, I love jerking off to pictures of my family.

        • JoelJoel says:

          On the plus side, I can get my old banned account name back.

          Also, turns out it isn’t always the grapes. I changed my mind, this new forum isn’t fcuking awful I’ll totally keep commenting and writing articles for free!

        • mojo19 says:

          See, it started already. I obviously didn’t write that, trademan. It’s the one issue with the new system. Otherwise I like it, I think it will promote more comments overall.

  3. reinjosh says:

    Why did the Leafs turn down Vokoun for a 7th rounder and 2 million a year? That hardly seems like a large price. Plus the term would be perfect, let the team figure out who is a starter and who isn’t. It had no risk and the Leafs turned it down.

    What to make of it? James Mirtle seems to think both the Leafs and Lighting (who also turned that deal down) are looking at younger goalies, guys like Schneider. He suggest maybe they are going to offersheet someone.

    It’s an interesting thought. Before I get the natural “Burke doesn’t do offer sheets” I’ll say that’s not true. He just doesn’t like the way Lowe did that offer sheet. It’s well known he used the possibility of an offer sheet to get Kessel, so he has no problem using them.

    So I think you have two main options. Go with Schneider and offer him 5 million dollars. It only cost’s a 1st and a 3rd. The biggest issue is we don’t know if he could handle the weak defense. Or go and offer Price a 7.8 or 8 million dollar deal (last year’s compensation had the limit at 7.8 million, so it will likely be pushed up to 8 million) for years and give up only 2 first rounders, a 2nd and a 3rd.

    Would you do it?

    • nordiques100 says:

      maybe Allaire isnt huge on Vokoun, or perhaps any vets in goal.

      That didnt seem to bother Sean Burke who got Mike Smith and turned him around.

      • reinjosh says:

        I don’t know. I just don’t get why they wouldn’t sign him. He was the perfect fit for the team and he wasn’t even expensive.

        I’m sort of disenfranchised with Allaire but at the same time he’s had a big impact on Scrivens, or so says Scrivens.

        • nordiques100 says:

          they’ve all said they love him as a coach and he’s helped.

          but i dont know. i am not a huge fan and really tired of seeing projects.

          and, i would be pretty discouraged if i was right.

          i mean he made the call on Bryzgalov. he didnt want him here. forget about how he played and his contract. Its the him making the decision on who should be playing goal with the leafs that bothers me, especially if he limits the field to these robot goalies.

          i would love to see them land Bernier, but he may be too small to be that blocker Allaire prefers.

          • reinjosh says:

            I hear yeah. I sort of suspect that Smith’s success is more due to the system and Sean Burke than Smith himself. So I’d say don’t bet on Harding being a Smith.

          • mojo19 says:

            Josh, I’m a huge Mike Smith supporter. I really don’t think that his great play is purely a result of Dave Tippett’s system/Sean Burke’s goalie coaching. Although ya, it definitely helped and got Smitty’s head in the right place.

            Still, I’ve always been a fan of Smith since his early days with Dallas. He was one of the best up and coming goalies in the league, but for whatever reason he couldn’t get it together in Tampa. Maybe he just needed a change of scenery to anywhere.

            But look at how he played down the stretch for the Coyotes, the man was red hot, seeing everything, and talk about confidence handling the puck (something which was epitomized as he went for the empty net goal at the end of the Nashville series). Hell of a tender, and 2014 team Canada candidate (albeit, a bit of a long shot.)

    • nordiques100 says:

      meh, teams just match anyways so i think offer sheets are pointless.

      i hope the next cba finds a way to make teams have some hope an offersheet will go through.

      right now though, out of spite and principle, teams match all of them.

      i think Burke can make a trade. there are others if its a youngster. Jonathan Bernier, Anders Lindback come to mind.

      But they would have to move either Scrivens or Reimer if they bring in a kid….or in other words, a kid takes their spot long term.

      as would getting Luongo because of his contract.

      I wonder if he just goes and tries Josh Harding short term to hope and pray he is the next mike smith.

      i still say a proven guy is needed, like a Backstrom.

  4. shaun says:

    Not really liking the new format. The older format was way easier to read. Whats with the colour scheme? Thanks for all the great articles in the past, I doubt I’ll be returning. Just to hard to read now. A little glare on my screen and suddenly I can’t really make out what is on the page.

    Good luck with the site. Goodbye

    • reinjosh says:

      don’t do it! don’t do it!

    • nordiques100 says:

      i wonder who that was in terms of nickname?

    • Trade Man says:

      I am working to fix this. People have to be patient. Remember … HTR is FREE.

      • reinjosh says:

        I do appreciate trying to use a more stable system, and the desire to try and improve it, so I don thank you for that. It’s just my initial thoughts are not good ones lol.

      • JoelLeafs says:

        Force registration. There isn’t a respectable forum out there that allows random people to adopt any name (including taken ones) and say whatever they want.

        Let the comments expand horizontally with the browser. I know it’s a bit more work as you can’t use a canned standard such as the present scheme, but it makes reading and comment browsing much easier.

        Get rid of the fucking censorship. I highly doubt any impressionable children will stumble upon the site and be so terrified by the word ‘circumvent’ that their lives will be destroyed. We’re talking about hockey, something way more terrible to consume for a young mind than a few swears.

        I’m glad it’s free and all, but so are all the alternatives. Except that the alternatives offer original content on a regular basis. For the love of whatever god/gods/goddess you prescribe to, no more tweet articles.

        There is a good thing going, just needs some tweaking. This format seems conducive to casual readers(maybe that’s what you want, I don’t know) but not the real, repeat readers.

        Finally, as you can see from the comments here, people have opinions. Ever think of a thread dedicated to suggestions, announcements, and ideas? I’m sure if you simply asked us we would all have been more than happy to give our input.

        Sorry if my tone is a bit cranky, but particularly to my last point: as someone who has been commenting for years and written dozens of articles that have garnered tens of thousands of hits (combined) I feel I deserve some kind of input–it’s not like I’m asking for compensation, just membership and input.

        Rant over… hope HTR lasts, caus I can’t stand most of the fucking idiots on the HF boards.

        e: also, the preview button was nice. I wouldn’t mind seeing it again.

        • reinjosh says:

          Agreed with everything.

          Force membership. HTR is strong because of it. If you don’t you can get idiots pretending to be others, etc etc.

          Censorship appears to be gone haha. But yes the vircumvent thing was annoying. Same with Hitchcock. It’s like that story where that Chruch site changed Tyson Gay’s name to Tyson Homosexual.

          And again, yeah it’s free, but HTR isn’t HTR without the readers. I think we should have some say with the changes. If most of your user base doesn’t like it? MAybe it wasn’t a great change.

          I won’t be able to deal with the usual HFBoards droll without HTR. HTR is where I come for the good hockey discussion from intelligent people. I would hate to see it dei because of this change.

          I still don’t like the new look either. It looks cluttered.

          AND WHY DO I HAVE TO CONTINUE CLICKING FRUIT AFTER REGISTERING! One of the most annoying things about the old format was having to prove I was a human everytime I logged in. Now I have to do it every friggin time I post? Come on.

          • reinjosh says:

            Also, why is it that you restricted the number of replies? Was that on purpose or just a programming misstep? Because I want to reply to some comments but can’t. It’s frustrating.

          • JoelLeafs says:

            I assume the restriction on replies is due to the horizontal restriction that is inherent with a WorPress blog. It needs to stay clean and thin so that ads and such can appear on the right side. If we could reply forever, the paragraphs would get so thin they would be near unreadable.

            Time to click some fruit!

  5. 93killer93 says:

    I’m not sure he would have accepted 2mil from Toronto, I think he took that because he wants to win a cup. I would do the offer sheet for Price. He’s young and already one of the top goalies. I don’t think Montreal would let him go though. They have 25mil to sign 5 forwards 3 defense and a goalie. If the amnesty clause comes in they buy themselves another 7.35mil from gomez.

  6. reinjosh says:

    What do people think of acquiring Bouwmeester to play with Phaneuf? Before people jump down my throat, hear me out.

    Yeah he’s expensive, but he’s only signed for two more years. He gives us top end depth that allows our younger guys to mature without being pushed into a role they aren’t ready for.

    Bouwmeester is also underrated. He’s a strong, steady defender who can put up huge minutes and still be solid. He’s not physical but he would allow Phaneuf to lay out players more often and not have to worry about being caught up on the ice. He also isn’t offensive in Calgary because he hasn’t been placed in the role as much. He could improve if he’s given a chance on a more offensive team (although 40ish points is likely his top end).

    He wouldn’t come free, but he might be an interesting trade target.

    What do you think albertateams? Who would you want from the Leafs?

    • nordiques100 says:

      they would have to take back Connolly or some other hideous contract.

      I am wondering if they should try Gardiner with Dion.

      and then have Gunnarsson on a truer shutdown pair.

      Maybe with Brad Stuart, or with Schenn if he stays, or maybe they acquire Hjalmarsson who is said to be available rather on the cheap too.

      • reinjosh says:

        Connoly would be interesting I think. There is some potential he could fit with Iggy, and make them both that much more attractive at the deadline.

        They could get a pretty good return for a Connolly that played with Iggy.

        We’d have to give them something of value with Connolly though. Franson/Gunnarsson mayeb, plus McKegg maybe?

        • nordiques100 says:

          Oh no doubt, it can’t just be TC.

          but, TC has just 1 year left, JBo has 2.

          you know another pretty good player who i think Toronto could get cheap when/if the Rangers buy out? Wade Redden.

          I think he would be a good player to add because i think he would come very very cheap and I think he can still play. He is an upgrade over Komisarek.

          He isnt as good as JBO, but if we’re talking about low term, limited cap hit, i think Redden would be it. I seriously believe he will be bought out this summer….especially if there is an amnesty clause.

          Otherwise, i like Brad Stuart. He is a better skater than Komisarek but of course you can say that about 95 percent of the league.

          I think if they got rid of Komi, he’d be a great option as well because he is good two way and can be physical and brings leadership.

          • reinjosh says:

            I’m willing to take on the extra year. The potential it could really work out is enticing.

          • JoelLeafs says:

            Not sure why I can’t reply to the below comment. ugh

            Anyways, we have so-damn-many D-men already, I don’t really see a reason to take on another and deny ice time to a youngster. Jbo is interesting but risky considering the current log-jam situation. What we been is a keeper and size. Luongo is a terrible idea, IMO. So is grabbing another young goalie that might be good or might be shit. STABILITY!!

      • mojo19 says:

        If Hjalmerrson might be available I’d kick some tires. He plays a lot like Gunner.

    • 93killer93 says:

      I would be ok with it as plan B. If they can’t sign Suter, than i would make that trade as long as they take one of Lombardi, Connolly, or Komisarek back.

    • FlamingHomer says:

      Phaneuf played his best hockey with Roman Hamrlik. That’s who the Leafs should go after.

  7. glotz_99 says:

    What do u guys think of josh Harding, he’s always put up decent numbers and would be a cheap back up option, probably around 1.5 mil per season, this way they wouldn’t have to give up any assets to get him either

  8. LeafsFTW17 says:

    I don’t mind this format, I’ll give it a shot. But like most people, I don’r like change especially when it was going well before. I’m basically saying this because I couldn’t sign in and want to see if my comments post still. lol

  9. LeafsFTW17 says:

    On a serious note, someone already said this I think but I’d like to point it out.

    It’s pretty obvious why Toronto didn’t get Vokoun, he want’s to win the Stanley Cup. That’s why he signed with Washington for low salary and that’s why he waived his NTC to go to Pittsburgh. As a leaf fan, I completely understand that we aren’t going to win the Stanley Cup in the next two or 3 years and Vokoun knows that too.

    I say, as much as I have hated Luongo and how much I hate that contract, he is one of the best goalies in the league, get him. The salary won’t be that big of a deal, we have paid bums like Toskala 4m a year, why not take on Luongo’s cap hit of 5.3m and get into the playoffs. When he isn’t capable to be a starter anymore Reimer or Scrivens can take over and we will still have a veteran, competent goalie as a backup. Beside he was the captain of the Canucks, he must be a good leader.

    • AvsNATION says:

      With Luongo the leafs actually have a shot at the playoffs, sorry but they aren’t good enough without a goalie who can have at least .920

  10. AvsNATION says:

    Just want to say thank you to whoever runs this website. I’ve been trying to make an account on here for a while now, but it never seemed to work. This new format let me make an account finally! Doesn’t seem like I’m going to be liked very much on here though seeing as I’m not the biggest leaf fan.. but I look forward to lots of controversy with all of you 😉

    • Trade Man says:

      thank you for the kind words.

    • AvsNATION says:

      Oh, we always need more non leafs to counter balance our nonsense. Though I have to say the lack of registration–tho tragic that you were unable to join the conversation before because of (presumably) tech difficulties–is, IMO, bad for the site. For example, though I’m not you, this post seems to have originated from you. ugh

  11. timthebone says:

    Yeah trademan, initially it was a shock and i hated the change but I’ve warmed up considerably to the new format … Mainly because I can finally post using my mobile devices…but I’m still bummed about the lost articles from the past few days… I had some real dingers of comments going on Haha….

    But well done and thanks I think is in order !!!

  12. Dumbassdoorman says:

    the format does not bother me, I am and always have been here for the chat. All in all this is far and away the best group of hockey fans around. This is the best run site and always at least listens to it members unlike some other sites. KEep up the good work. GO LEAFS GO, and oh ya no wasting time on Price he is going nowhere….watch for them to pry a goalie from somewhere like San Jose

    • I was always here for the chatter too.

      I gotta say though, unless your real name is Trade Man, how can you justify your claim that HRT listens to its member? I don’t remember any announcement of a format change. I don’t recall a request for input. I do, however, recall people bitching about the lack of decent articles and the flood of nonsense tweet articles that contained no content or real reason for discussion. I’m sure trade man has some tweaking to do, but I’m not a fan at this point.

      If people care enough to join the conversation, they care enough to take the 3 minutes it takes to register.

  13. mojo19 says:

    Not getting Vokoun is a big piss off for me. His numbers were more than respectable last year, and he’s been pretty much consistent for about a decade now. Would’ve been relatively cheap and effective. Look at Florida, no way they make the playoffs last year without signing the cheap Jose Theodore, nothing special but gets the job done.

    Scotty C would be a terrible move, so would Alex Auld, or Brent Johnson, or (name any other journeyman backup). We need a guy who can still be a #1 if we need him to, and one who won’t cost us a ton. The only way I would want an expensive goalie is if its for one of the top goalies in the league like Nik Backstrom, as Nords suggested above.

    And if we get a choke artist like Luongo I will not be a Leafs fan, mark my words. I will cheer for the Red Wings until Luongo and Burke are gone. That’s a promise.

    • reinjosh says:

      I’m confused as to why Burke turned down Vokoun as well. Clemmensen also would not be a great option.

      But I disagree with you on Luongo. Dude’s an unreal goalie and really gets a bad rap as a choke artist. It was his team that choked on him, not the other way around last year. He’d be great for us. I’m mostly concerned about that long ass contract.

    • nordiques100 says:

      Personally I wouldnt mind Luongo because I think his addition alone could get Toronto into the playoffs.

      Granted, they’d probably get killed in the 1st round, hence for something more.

      But, to me, Backstrom is ideal because he is only signed 1 more year, he is a proven starter, and i think would be the perfect short term solution that shouldnt impact Reimer or Scrivens a year from now.

      Luongo comes in and he’s Toronto’s starter for at least the next 3-5 years. Where would that leave Toronto’s young goalies?

      If Toronto decides to go with more youth instead, I think Lindback would probably be the best fit.

      He is the kind of big blocker that Allaire likes. and if he isnt going anywhere as the Leafs goalie coach, there seems to be little point to get someone young whom he doesn’t want to work with or doesn’t necessarily fit his mold.

  14. mojo19 says:

    They were discussing on TSN 1050 about an hour ago the possibility of Burke having a discussion this summer about Tim Thomas. There is always that odd possibility that Timmy has some kind of change of heart, or that this whole odd situation is simply a “trade me or deal with the cap space” ultimatum given by Thomas. In which case, with 1 year left, he could be a perfect stop gap.

    Although the thought of Burke getting back into the ring with Chia is a bit scary, really the Bruins don’t hold any cards here, Thomas has given the B’s very little leverage.

  15. mojo19 says:

    Another stop-gap goalie could be Khabibulin. Haven’t checked but I think he only has a year left on his deal. He probably wouldn’t fetch much of a return in a trade, especially at $4 million, so maybe the Oilers would even take a little salary back.

    I’d move them their choice of Lombardi, Connolly, Komisarek, or Armstrong straight up if the Oilers felt like they could get use out of one of those guys. All are on expiring contracts except Komi.

  16. timthebone says:

    Hahahah…. I found a comical quote from 2010 by leafsnation… Check it out!




    I believe

  17. TheLeafNation91 says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA…That’s bad. Wow, people need to now understand why I’m so critical of the Leafs now.

    Also, really shows how much work Burke has had to do since over 50% of that roster is not here anymore.

    • I’m a pessimist. Also, I secretly hate hockey and especially the leafs. This is exemplified by my complete lack of hockey knowledge.

      Heh, I kid. It’s Joel, but this new ability to pretend to be whomever you want is quite fucking stoopid fun!

      • reinjosh says:

        For the love of all that is HTR, please please let this idiocy of posting as another user die. Or just make registering mandatory again. This will get incredibly annoying

  18. TheSexyBitch91 says:

    Kadri sucks…

    Guess who?

  19. TheLeafNation91IsABitch says:

    Not sure.

  20. What in the fuck happened here? Good to see it looks like every blog in the word I don’t read. Might be done with this site…

  21. TradeWoman says:

    June fools! This awful non registration thing, along with the restricted tables that force long comments into long, ugly blocks–regardless of your browser size–are only temporary. I wouldn’t alienate my base that foolishly.

    Seriously though, seeing as this is a discussion forum, maybe ask some input from those who frequent the forum… ugh

  22. TrollMan says:

    Trololololololololo… RIP, but seriously, one of the strengths of this site was the lack of trolls (well, we trolled each other, but within reason and we knew who was whom). Anyways, troll away friends.


    • mojo19 says:

      We trolled eachother, but we also policed eachother. And we did a good job of weeding out the trolls too (ie the bbruins and that Swedish Pens fan)

  23. Mystifo Leafs (I sure hope so.) says:

    First post on the new format. So before I get into my actual comment I want to say this can you please add different color schemes Trade Man I mean I don’t mind this it is just I am really hating the brightness of the screen making me not want to read posts.

    Now as for the leafs when it comes to goal I think we have three options that will get us into the playoffs next year and in no order what so ever here they are….

    1. Kipper – We have seen what he has done for Calgary and I am 100% sure he could do it for Toronto. He may cost a heavy price but if Burke’s job is on the line he should really consider bringing him in.

    2. Luongo – IMHO in forms of assets I feel he would cost the less but at the same time he could hinder Toronto the most. He would get the leafs into the playoffs and I am sure he would love to have the chance to try and bring another Canadian team to glory. Despite the contract he is still my favorite only because in a system like Florida where he was facing a lot of shots he out up amazing numbers and lets face it Toronto faces a lot of shots every night.

    3. Backstrom – He has been one of those goalies who have been in the shadows for a long time but he puts up great numbers but with Harding hitting FA it seems I highly doubt they look to shop him now if they are out of the race near the deadline I could see it being more of a possibility.

    • reinjosh says:

      Kipper would be gold. He’d cost a lot but he’d definitely be a goalie that gives us chance to win every night regardless of how the team plays. He’s my choice, and really I’m a huge fan.

    • nordiques100 says:

      I just dont see Kipper being available anymore after they’ve hired Hartley in Calgary.

      The Flames look like a team that thinks they can compete next year.

  24. reinjosh says:

    I have no desire to be a dick or a whiner but I really, really don’t like these changes trademan (and I’m not talking to the idiots posting as him. Stop being childish).

    I love HTR and the posters. It was a great site. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of these changes at all.

    You need, need, need to make it mandatory that to post a comment you need to register. Otherwise you have idiots like above (and sorry to those that did that, but come one really?). As someone above said, one of this site’s biggest strengths was the lack of trolls. That was because of the mandatory registration. Please bring it back.

    I applaud the effort to improve it and thank you for doing it. However you risk alienating your user base without informing them and without listening to suggestions they have. I seriously wouldn’t blame people for leaving because of this. You need to not only make some changes to fix this, but keep the discussion coming about changes your going to make.

    I’ll try not to be a dick but I do feel like HTR is some part mine. HTR wouldn’t be anything without it’s posters (who quite honestly, are some of the best on the internet for a hockey forum). I feel we deserve some say in this.

  25. 93killer93 says:

    Quote from Igor Larionov, Galchenyuk and Yakupov’s agent.

    “[Oilers GM Steve] Tambellini told me: ‘We like him [Yakupov]. We want him. But we’re going to make a decision the day before the draft’. I also know the Habs want to get one of my guys — either Nail or Alex [Galchenyuk]. So do the Leafs. It is possible that the Leafs are going to trade their draft pick and get both of them. There is a possibility like that. Nail and Alex went to New Jersey for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. After this they met Leafs GM Brian Burke. Then Nail met with the Habs.”

    The idea of drafting both is crazy but let’s just entertain it, What does everyone think it would take to grab both Yakupov and Galchenyuk?

    • Mystifo Leafs (I sure hope so.) says:

      Starts with Jake Gardiner. I have the feeling that Tambo would want him for the sole fact he is one of the main reasons Toronto has such a good chance at signing Schultz from there 2013 first along with the likes of Kadri. I mean expect to overpay. It is a crazy pipe dream and Burke has done it before with the Sedins but I don’t think he can do it again without trading the 5th overall.

    • timthebone says:

      Well first off from the sound of it you would need both the #1 and #2 or 3 picks… get number one overall you’re looking at:

      TO: 1st overall
      EDM: 5th overall, Gardiner, Kadri, Mckegg (at the very least)

      TO: 3rd overall
      MTL: 1st round next year, colborne, Franson/blacker/gunner (at the least as a habs fan) I wouldn’t want anything less

      So really to me I see you guys depleting your depth and pick pool for next year to land both yakupov and galchenyuk…

      The bidding war for yakupov will be high and tambo did say it would have to be a significant offer for him to consider the trade

      • 93killer93 says:

        I think they would have to get 1 and 2 because i doubt that Montreal would trade with Toronto. If it happens i would think they would trade 5 up to 2 and they would grab another pick in the 10- 15 range and put it in a package with Schenn to Edmonton. That way Edmonton can draft another defenceman like Dumba, Reinhart, or trouba.

        Again it’s very unlikely it happens and the leafs would have to give up alot, it was just something I found interesting so I though I’d share it.

  26. 93killer93 says:

    Also from the Pittsburgh tribune, it says Crosby’s contract is expected to be a minimum of 7 years. It could end of being 10 or more.

  27. Brode says:

    I think Toronto should sign Brent Johnson this summer because if Toronto’s young goalies: Reimer, Scrivens and Rynnas all don’t perform then Toronto needs that reliable veteran like Johnson to back them up.

  28. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Okay…I’m the real one. I’m reading some of these comments (Joel) and do not know which one is me anymore.

    Anyways, TradeMan, the new format is great. But fix the whole ‘comments’ app. The whole replying to comments is kind of confusing as well.

  29. TheLeafNation91 says:


  30. Mystifo Leafs (I sure hope so.) says:

    You should write a book….

  31. dumbassdoorman says:

    Ok, I am officially calling for a stopping of the posting as another and saying stupid ass stuff. Seriously grow the FAWK up. I for one can say if it keeps up I will probably not come back much. It is dumb, and is a complete disrespect to those who run the site and it’s members. If you have something to say, then say it as you to who you are pretending to be. I dunno maybe I am just getting old, but it is annoying, especially thos posting as trademan.

  32. dumbassdoorman says:

    Well I guess the offseason officially starts tomorrow….lol. Here is hoping the best for my Leafs, I think we get Schultz, Harding & I hope Gal….if the Habs get him, well he is the best player in the draft & I will cry. If we do not get gal, I hope we trade back.

  33. Trade Man says:

    I have changes the commetn settings. Please let me know if they are any better.

    • JoelLeafs says:

      Personally I always prefer newest comments to go at the bottom, which kind of makes people see the whole discussion before commenting. I find it less conducive to repetition.

      Also, not sure if you can remove the limit to the relies possible on a single comment (as in comment, RE:comment, RE:RE:comment, RE:RE:RE:comment, etc.). I suspect it has to do with the wordpress layout which limits how wide we can make the comment section, but if possible it would make longer strings of conversation more clear and readable if we can RE: forever.

      Again, thanks for registration and getting out input.

  34. puckrunner says:

    I do believe free agency will unofficially begin tonite.

  35. puckrunner says:

    Also keep hearing Luongos name as in a deal has already been consumated by the Leafs and Canucks…guess we will find out soon..

  36. glotz_99 says:

    So since Burke has said he wants a bigger tougher team this season, you know he is going to add a guy like Moen, Parros, or another scraper. who would you guys like to see in the blue and white? Another guy with links to burke is dustin penner, he had an awful season but has been solid in the playoffs, I wonder if the kings are interested in keeping him after this season.

  37. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Jarret Stoll is a stud…

  38. TheLeafNation91 says:

    Kings flopped.

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