Trade interest in Kulemin

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  1. leafy says:

    Build a huge blockbuster trade around Kulemin and Franson.

    • I’m not sure a huge deal is coming back for an RFA and UFA. Maybe adding a first would get you a good return with that package, depending on what you’re looking for.

      Personally, I’d do Boyle and Girardi. For Kulemin, Holzer/finn, Franson/Gunnar (I’m not sure who plays right side for you). Kulemin and Girardi are both UFA’s. I just feel that Girardi could net a little more than Franson/Gunnar by himself.

  2. reinjosh says:

    I suspect the Leafs will take the opportunity of open roster spots in the wake of injuries to audition some young guys like D’Amigo and Leivo, and see if they can handle NHL time soon. If the Leafs continue to slide, I’d bet heavily that Nonis moves guys like Kulemin/Raymond and maybe even Bolland for picks and brings in some youngsters as replacements.

    • leafy says:

      Assuming that scenerio (ie, the Leafs continuing to slide), I’d keep Raymond (try to resign) but move Bolland and Kulemin for picks, as well as Phaneuf and Gunnarson. And if at all possible, Bozak.

      You can’t get half pregnant. Either you get rid of expensive contracts and bring in young players, or you don’t.

      Personally I think the Leafs defense needs a complete overhaul, but I’d keep the youngsters regardless (Gardiner and Reilly) and allow them to keep growing.

      I think of the Leafs add to their existing core (Kessel, JVR, Lupul, Clarkson, Kadri, Gardiner, Rielly), they should be okay in a year or two. The core is not too bad.

      • reinjosh says:

        Honestly I don’t see the sense in moving Phaneuf for picks. He’s not likely going to see a raise anywhere north of 500 000 dollars a year, and he’s clearly the best dman available for now and for the foreseeable future. Moving him is a step backwards. He should absolutely be retained as part of the core moving forward IMO. I struggle to see how this team competes in the next 4 years without him.

        Kulemin, Bolland, Gunnarsson I’m all for trading, as much as I love Kulemin. They’re more or less replaceable. I’d love to retain Bolland but I think that his injuries, his likely asking price, and his value to other teams make him a more valuable trade asset.

        Resign Phaneuf, add someone to the system in the draft, and build around the core of Lupul, Rielly, Kadri, Kessel, JVR, Gardiner, Phaneuf. I’d love to move both Clarkson and Bozak but I think they are here to stay. Bozak might be moved for a guy like Bieksa maybe. He’s not awful value currently, just not great. Try to resign Reimer for around 3 million, allowing us at least one more year to decide between Reimer and Bernier (5.9-6.5 million would actually be an average amount to spend on goalies in the league).

        Then if Bozak is moved, hopefully sign a guy like Stastny as a replacement. Add a nice piece in the draft in the first round to broaden the system and continue to build from their.

        • LN91 says:

          Can Toronto add pieces (including Bozak) for Stastny?

          No doubt there is some Bozak-Denver connections as well.

          Colorado would probably also want a defencemen…So Gunnarsson or Gardiner would have to go as well.

          • lafleur10 says:

            we could easily top that rumor has it we are zeroing in on stastny

            • mapleleafsfan says:

              Who would you be willing to offer for Stastny?

              • lafleur10 says:

                lars eller ,nathan beaulieu,1st rd pick for stastny erik johnson ( the 1st would be conditional)if we resigned stastny

                • lafleur10 says:

                  for got to add bournival in that package

                • mapleleafsfan says:

                  There’s literally 0 chance Colorado trades their number 1 D without a number one Dman coming back (which obviously isn’t happening).

                  The first being conditional is bad. Say he doesn’t resign, Colorado loses Stastny AND their number 1 D, for Eller (who’s solid, but a downgrade), bournival (solid young guy, but still a 3rd liner), and a prospect? That in no way improves the Avs.

                  You gotta think Stasnty, even as a rental, would grab at least a first + a good prospect, based off of what players like Gaustad have returned.

                  So Say 1st + Bealieau for Stastny.

                  Eller + Bournival for their top Dman. Doesn’t make sense for them.

                  • lafleur10 says:

                    bournival is no 3rd liner he’s another gallagher type for us that you can use on any of our lines ellar is a good addition right now and wouldn’t be that much of a down grade but that’s why i said eller beaulieu ,bournival and a (conditional 1st) or we could give them diaz with ellar and a 1st we have stuff to get him

                    • mapleleafsfan says:

                      You could get Stastny.

                      You couldn’t get EJ. Not with pieces you’d be willing to give up.

                      Even if Bournival ends up being a 2nd line winger, why would any team trade their 1D for a 2nd line winger and a 3rd line C (which he wouldn’t end up being on Colorado, no knock to Eller). It wouldn’t happen. Look at it from Colorados P.O.V. Are they a better team after that trade?

                • LN91 says:

                  EJ is going nowhere…He has been incredible this year.

                  Also, Montreal needs to add more salary going the other way.

  3. leafs_wallace93 says:

    Kadri sucks, lol…

    This Smith kid is proving to be a great depth fill in.

  4. mapleleafsfan says:

    Outshot 50-24.. Pathetic, how many times can we give up 40+ shots this season. Hell, we’ve hit 50 a few times now. We had no business winning that. Nonis needs to do something quickly.

  5. leafy says:

    Liles has been called up. Maybe a trade is materializing, no?

    • mapleleafsfan says:

      A huge, blockbuster trade perhaps?

      • LN91 says:

        Or maybe they just realized the need some veteran experience back there?

        He’s played very well with the Marlies, and the Leafs do know what he can bring and what he will struggle on.

        • mapleleafsfan says:

          Wasn’t being serious haha.

          Yea, can’t hurt. I don’t really understand why Liles hasn’t been playing to be honest. He’s gotta be an upgrade on Fraser and Ranger, although he makes our blue line even softer.

          Before his concussion, Liles was actually a really solid 2-3 Dman.

          Not happy with scratching Reilly though. If he’s not going to be playing, whats the point in keeping him up.

          • Gambo says:

            I’m hoping Rielly goes to the World Juniors. Liles can replace him right now no problem. I’d really like to see Liles given another shot, plus he can play right side. Who knows, maybe him and Ranger could have some chemistry. Wouldn’t mind seeing him with Fraser either. Anything really, this defense needs some change. Only one pairing is competent in their own end.

            • mapleleafsfan says:

              I agree. Let him go dominate the world juniors and get some confidence back.

              • TmLeafan says:

                World Juniours is not going to do anything for Rielly. He is currently playing with NHLers getting coached by NHL coaches while his minutes are at a manageable level. I don’t understand this notion that he needs to go.

                Best thing for Rielly would be for Moose Jaw to get eliminated early so he can play for the Marlies, hopefully play in the playoffs in the AHL he may learn something.

                • Gambo says:

                  Exactly what mapleleafsfan said, to get his confidence back. He will be one of, if not the best out there. Having him dominate for a while will only help. Hopefully he would be a leader there, developing leadership qualities is always good and hopefully Canada would win, experience in high pressure games also helps a lot come playoff time.

                  The Leafs don’t really need him right now, so might as well let him play on the big stage.

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