Possibilities, Possibilities..

Most Leafs fans right now have been blowing around quite a lot of trade rumors. So I just thought I would conjure up some possible (sensible) trades that John Ferguson Jr. could do (and probably won’t because he’s John Ferguson Jr.)

1.To Toronto: Kris Draper + conditional draft pick(s)
To Detroit: Andrew Raycroft
-this trade would be a plus for both teams, and it makes sense: The Leafs get a reasonable player who has been proven to be a leader. Also, why keep Raycroft? I’m no Rayzor hater but why else would Fergie sign Clemmonson? And in return Detroit gets a 37 game winner, to help if injury prone Hasek does another Ottawa, and misses most of the season. Or if Detriot wants to dump Osgood.
2.To Toronto: Richard Park+ 2 draft picks.
To Islanders: Pavel Kubina
-This trade again makes complete sense: Toronto needs cap money, NYI need a defensman. Toronto has plenty of rookie defensman ready to take the step, and Richard Park is replaceable. See how it all fits?
3.To Toronto: Ryane Clowe
To SJ: Bryan Mccabe+ conditional pick(s)
– Again, nothing but sense. It’s obvious that Toronto has a really hard time grasping the whole rookie prospect: If you get a rookie, don’t trade him before he has a chance to prove himself! So anyways, SJ needs a defensman, Toronto needs some good rookie talent. Perfect trade. You just have to find a way through Caber’s no trade clause.
4.To Toronto: 2+4 round draft picks
To Washington: Mat Stajan
-Caps need scoring, and already have a fluent rookie system. Toronto needs Cap space, and well rookies. Stajan’s been given his chances, and only proved to be mediocre/average. Send him on his way, and make room for Peca.
5.To Toronto: Marian Hossa
To Atlanta: Bryan Mccabe, Matt Stajan + 2 round draft pick
-Atlanta has showed some interest in trading star Marian Hossa. Atlanta also needs a defensman, and adding some third line scoring never hurts, plus picking up some draft picks. Toronto on the other hand, gets a star in Hossa, and a scary dangerous 1st Line:
Blake-Sundin-Hossa
And it all makes sense under the salary cap figures.

Any who, like I said none while probably happen with this Management, so don’t get hopes up. What player do you think Toronto should trade for?


13 Responses to Possibilities, Possibilities..

  1. sundin_500 says:

    Lol wishful thinking except for the stajan trade i would

    Send Stajan robbie Earl and a 3 round pick

    For

    Semin and a 5th

  2. aneesh2K7 says:

    LA gets: Raycroft+ and second
    Tor gets: Calimeri

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    i commend you for making reasonable trades, not likely but very fair.

  4. Cimolini says:

    Kubina and Raycroft for Marleau??
    Is this ridiculous??
    I mean we already got a goalie from SJ, so the Raycroft thing might be way off, but a package including Kubina might make sense… SJ may need another big D-man after losing Hannan to COL.

  5. KingCanada says:

    Omg dude, some of those trades are pretty horrible and unrealistic sorry, some are ok.

    Why would the leafs give up a great goalie tandem for a OLD washed up player, bad trade.  The leafs arent trading young goalies for wash ups anymore.

    Ryan Clowe?!? WHO?? yess i know who he is but he is NOT worth McCabe and ontop of that a pick? ur crazy, as many mistakes that he makes he scores alot too and is a big part of the team.

    And if the Leafs are trading away Matt Stajan, its in a package to get back some value like in ur Hossa trade.  Were not going to trade him for picks thats stupid.  By needing cap space you DONT trade one of your most INEXPENSIVE players hahaha omg… numbers people numbers…look at them..

    With that said i really like ur last trade though!  And the Kubina trade is OK if the draft picks are high, as expensive as Kubina is he still have lots of value.

  6. mapleleaf92 says:

    would be nice, but not ganna happen

  7. the_next_agent says:

    I DOUBT VERY MUCH THAT THE MAPLE LEAFS WILL TRADE FOR AN OLDER PLAYER UNLESS THAT PLAYER WILL HELP OUR PK.  I THINK OUR DEFENCE IS GOING TO STAY THE SAME AND THE SAME WITH OUT GOALTENDING SITUATION.  THIS TRADE I CAN SEE HAPPENING

    TO DALLAS: STAJAN, HARRISON, POHL, THIRD OR FOURTH ROUND PICK

    TO TORONTO: JOKINEN AND HALPERN

    THIS TRADE COULD HAPPEN BECAUSE HAPLERN HAD A SO CALEED "OFF YEAR" AND JOKINEN HAS BEEN RUMOURED TO BE COMING OVER TO THE LEAFS.  HALPERN WOULD HELP OUR PK AND HES A LEADER, WHILE JOKINEN IS A YOUNG STAR AND GOOD IN THE SHOOT-OUT. 

    STAJAN  ISNT MOVING PASSED TO THIRD LINE CENTER ON THIS TEAM, POHL IS GOOD BUT WHEN YOU CAN GET HAPLERN, HES AN EASY PILL TO SWALLOW, HARRISON WELL LIKE MANY OF OUR GOOD YOUNG DEFENCMAN,
    IS EXPENDABLE. 

    THIS WORKS OUT FOR BOTH TEAMS TO.  DALLAS GETS YOUNGER AND TORONTO GETS HELP IN THE SPECAIL TEAMS ASPECT OF THE GAME. AND ASWELL THE CAP ISNT REALLY EFFECTED BECASUE THERE ALL WORTH THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY.  THE LEAFS LINEUP WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS.
               
    BLAKE         TUCKER           ANTROPOV            KILGER
    SUNDIN       WELLWOOD     HALPERN               BELL
    STEEN         JOKINEN          PONIKAROVSKY      BATTAGLIA
    KABERLA     McCABE           GILL
    KUBINA       COLAIACOVO   WHITE                  TOSKALA
                                                                      RAYCROFT

    THE ONLY REASON WHY THE LEAFS ARENT CUP CONTENDERS IS BECAUSE WE ARE THE LEAFS.  WE HAVE GREAT GOALTENDING, A GREAT SPECIAL TEAMS AND GREAT LEADERSHIP, WHAT MORE CAN U ASK FOR

  8. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Heres an idea:

    Trade Kubina and Pohl to Chicago for their 2nd round pick 08

    Sign Markov 1 year 3.5 mil
    Sign Peca 1 year 2.5 mil
    Sign Friesen 1 year 2 mil

    Blake-Sundin-Steen
    Poni-Wellwood-Tucker
    Bell-Stajan-Antropov
    Kilger-Peca-Friesen
    Battaglia-Devereaux

    Kaberle-McCabe
    Markov-Colaiacovo
    Gill-White
    Woz

    Toskala
    Raycroft

    Cap hit 50 mil

    PP:
    Tucker-Sundin-Wellwood-Kaberle-Mccabe

    Blake-Antropov-Poni-White-Colaiacovo

    PK:
    Peca-Friesen-Gill-Markov

    Stajan-Kilger-Kaberle-McCabe

    Friesen, Peca, Markov will instantly improve our dreadful PK, plus we keep all depth at scoring.

  9. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Heres an idea:

    Trade Kubina and Pohl to Chicago for their 2nd round pick 08

    Sign Markov 1 year 3.5 mil
    Sign Peca 1 year 2.5 mil
    Sign Friesen 1 year 2 mil

    Blake-Sundin-Steen
    Poni-Wellwood-Tucker
    Bell-Stajan-Antropov
    Kilger-Peca-Friesen
    Battaglia-Devereaux

    Kaberle-McCabe
    Markov-Colaiacovo
    Gill-White
    Woz

    Toskala
    Raycroft

    Cap hit 50 mil

    PP: Tucker-Sundin-Wellwood-Kaberle-Mccabe

    Blake-Antropov-Poni-White-Colaiacovo

    PK:
    Peca-Friesen-Gill-Markov

    Stajan-Kilger-Kaberle-McCabe

    Friesen, Peca, Markov will instantly improve our dreadful PK, plus we keep all depth at scoring.

  10. hatterson says:

    1.) Despite popular rumors, caps lock is *not* cruise control for cool.

    2.) Great goaltending?  cmon.  I'm as big a Leafs fan as they come but I'm not calling it great.  I'll give you above average or good, but not great.

    3.) Great special teams? We had the 27th ranked PK and 16th ranked PP.  Granted the PP would have been better with Tucker and Welly not being injured and the PK would have been better without Peca being injured, however, even with those guys back (this is assuming Peca signs which is far from a lock) and with the addition of Blake, our PP may get in the top 10 in the league but won't break top 5 and our PK will maybe get into the top half.  Again, I'll give you slightly above average, or decent, but not great.

  11. hatterson says:

    Blake is also a good PKer and would add some depth to that position.

    Also, rumors are the Peca would be signing for somewhere in the 1.5 range rather than the 2.5 range which would give some wiggle room for the deadline.

  12. wadeaminute says:

    Ryan Clowe:
    sure 58 games with 34 points, and he's young. He's so terrible…

  13. Barongoalie says:

    First of all I'll post some rumours that I have heard about recently.

    1) I heard that the Leafs are in fact having talks with Peter Forsberg's agent. The problem with that of course, is cap room as we have filled our cap space with defencemen salaries. So if Forsberg is ever coming to Toronto, I would think that we will have to move Kubina (the Islanders are interested in him I've heard) or give up prospects like Stajan and Coliacovo. Right now we are in no position to give up our young guys. Its time to realise that we need to bulk up our rookies and draft picks to make a solid team from the ground up. Still, the possibility of getting Forsberg is slim, but what a hell of a thrill it would be if we could get it done properly.

    2) I have also heard that the Curtis Joseph is still interested in coming to Toronto, and we are working on making it happen. The rumour is that we are looking to trade Raycroft to Ottawa to give a spot for Cujo, and also we create some cap room, and get a prospect or future draft pick from Ottawa. Talks of Joseph coming back to the Buds is always exciting, but we have to make a practical trade to make it worth while. Don't forget, we traded away Tuukka Rask for Raycroft, we sure as hell better get a prospect just as good as Rask back for Raycroft.

    Line combos:
    Tucker – Sundin – Steen
    Blake – Wellwood – Bell
    Kilger – Stajan – Battaglia
    Antropov – Pohl – Ponikarovsky

    Kaberle – Kubina
    McCabe – Coliacovo
    White – Gill

    If Kubina should be traded, move Coliacovo to the top line, and bring up Wozneiwski, Kronwall, or Harrison. Wiat a while before bringing up Stralman as he will probably end up replacing Gill come the end of next season (im pretty sure he only signed a 2-year)

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