Winnik or Condra could be good fits on the Island

Islanders’ Needs At Trade Deadline – By Katie Strang | – Pending unrestricted free agents Daniel Winnik (Toronto) and Erik Condra (Ottawa) are both versatile and cost-effective.

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13 Responses to Winnik or Condra could be good fits on the Island

  1. leafy says:

    With Lupul injured and Kessel and Phaneuf hard to move at mid-season because of logistical issues, there are many who think Winnick will be the only guy traded. Unless there’s a really good offer for Polak.

    • LN91 says:

      I can see that, makes sense.

      I can only see Winnik, Booth, Holzer, and Jokinen being dealt. Winnik will fetch the biggest return, and if someone wants, they can claim the others for a 5th-7th round pick.

      • nordiques100 says:

        Yes i agree, the UFAs will be likely the ones moved.

        I would take anything for them. Even if its 7th rounders for Holzer, Booth and Jokinen.

        The Leafs grabbed one of their better prospects in Andreas Johnson in the 7th round. You just never know. Its better than keeping those 3 who will not be part of the future.

        • LN91 says:

          Drafting in the later rounds is about quantity and not quality…So, a diamond can be found potentially

          Especially the Leafs, who have done a fine job from drafting out of Sweden in the later rounds.

          If I was a team, I would go after Booth…1 million for a 5-7 round pick, that could surprise and being an impact.

        • Steven_Leafs0 says:

          Yeah if I remember correctly there is something like a 20-30% chance of 5th-7th rounders of making the NHL. Grab 3 more to go with our current 3 and statistically we should draft one NHL player.

  2. doorman says:

    I think the Leafs will get a fairly good return on Winnik and everything else is just a bonus, right? I am not looking to trade Polak, unless it is an overpayment. His value trade wise may never be higher, but he is a calming presence for Rielly. As for Bozak, well I could care less about now or the draft really. Certain pieces will stay and some will go, just hope that those who stay don’t screw things up by starting to play well.

  3. leafs_wallace93 says:

    I’m not totally against forcing out big assets by the deadline, whatever we could do to sink into a top two pick will be worth in the long run.

    • doorman says:

      I hear what you are saying but with it not being a sure thing that we get a top two pick I would rather let the cards draft wise fall where they may. Then maximize our return on other assets through trade. Now if McDavid or Eichel was a sure thing at 2 then ya I would agree.

      • TmLeafan says:

        Ya I think a lot depends on the draft. If we win the lottery then this will be a very short rebuild. You would probably hang on to Kessel for example and try to move up with Nashvilles pick and grab a d-man earlier in the first round.

        If we draft Hanifin then wouldn’t be surprised if Gardiner gets traded.

        Sounds like Winnik will get us a 2nd rd pick plus a 3rd rounder or a decent prospect. Not bad for a guy nobody seemed to want at the start of free agency.

        • doorman says:

          Ya, same with Santo netting us essentially Leipsic. Add in the 1st and what ever Joikinen gets us for Franson and its a good start for sure. I for one am trying not to get hung up on McDavid as we will get a nice piece for the future. Truth be told as odd as it would be I would love to see McDavid or Eichel not playing in the NHL next year, I really don’t think a year of growing hurts either player!!!

  4. leafs_wallace93 says:

    If we finish worse than Phoenix and not in the top two….

    Nyander + 1st

    OEL + 1st

    I’m cool with Strome, Proverov or Hanifin.

    OEL – Phaneuf
    Polak – Gardiner

    Good looking blueline

    • Steven_Leafs0 says:

      I don’t know if a swap of (at best) 3rd for 5th is enough for Arizona to move OEL for Nylander. But even if it is I don’t know if Toronto should move their best prospect for a player that can opt to leave in 4 seasons.

      Not a bad deal value wise but it is unlikely to happen especially if you assume that Arizona is further along in their ‘rebuild’ than Toronto is (which has just begun).

    • LN91 says:

      Once again, OEL is not being sold…

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