NHL Draft Week!

NHL Draft Week!

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NHL Draft

A dearth of links to share in Leafs news, but things are going to heat up this week headed toward the buyout period and the Draft.

Something that could speed up the wait – the Bruins losing out tomorrow night. They’re in big trouble, on the brink and likely without Bergeron.

A good read from a few days ago – Leafs prospects gain playoff experience in time of transition.

Here is the latest from Nonis, if you missed it. It’s hard to tell if he’s suggesting a Bernier acquisition is in the cards or if he’s just doing his due diligence. He far from dismissed the possibility, though.

One of the less talked about centers tabbed to go in the early second half of the first round – Alexander Wennberg.

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283 comments
itsagameson
itsagameson

Bernier holds no cards. Any team signing him foir over 3.5 mil would owe the leafs a 1st and 3rd pick. If I'm the leafs then I sign some old timer and bank the picks for my own free agent run or trade ( Yandle ). I expect though he'll sign for something decent quick so he can get into camp and establish himself. Remember when  this team had old goalie fading and questionable prospects. Is this better?

Cameron19
Cameron19

Oh, and fuck, we have to sign Bernier post-haste, too.  We may end up overpaying for him on his contract.  He holds all the cards now.  We risk exposing him to an offer-sheet from Philly and others if we wait, now....

Cameron19
Cameron19

Now for the buyout trades Dave!

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Liles to the Islanders for DiPietro + _________ + 1st

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Komi to the Lightning for Lecavalier +_________ + ____________

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Current forward group, before UFA signings (assuming RFAs are signed):

JVR - Grabo - Kessel

Lupul - Kadri - Kulemin

D'Amigo? - Colborne - Ashton?

McLaren - McClement - Orr


That bottom-6 is terrifyingly atrocious. 

unclejakescards
unclejakescards

ok , so .........

do the flip to oilers for 7th overall pick please .....

thebigbokowski
thebigbokowski

I actually really like this trade. Scrivy was not going to be a number 1. Bernier and Riemer both have the ability to become franchise goaltenders. Who ever runs away with the job over the next couple season, go with them and trade the other. Sets us up very well for the future i believe. 

gunner_36
gunner_36

I wonder what the MSM will say about Scrivens now that he's with LA. 

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

Losers at PPP are already throwing a tantrum and threatening to take their ball home.

ProfessorRance
ProfessorRance

Wow. Surprised why it couldn't wait till after the Cup finals. Nonis must love his Sunday trades.

mike_84
mike_84

Any word on if he's been signed?

MLHS_Luke
MLHS_Luke

Ha - from another site:
"Nonis makes his first Nono.."

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Nonis... just wow. We have to re-sign Mac, now, even if we are going for Clarkson or another UFA wing. What an insane trade. A top-9 forward and a 2nd just to upgrade our current back-up goalie... fucking ridiculous. 

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

The people who are going to cry and moan about this will be the same people who cheer and go nuts when we have a lights out goaltending tandem next.

We gave up a 3rd liner and a 2nd round pick. No big deal.

mcloki
mcloki

Just got this trade through TSN tradecente not really happy about it.

maple1967leafs
maple1967leafs

I guess Nonis seen that pic with Bower and figured Scrivey could use a little sun

Tommy Cat
Tommy Cat

Must be true cause Ek had 4 teams listed as being in on Bernier and the Leafs weren't one of them. 

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

LOL - for all you non fans of MacA, looks like we'll be seeing more of him in Blue and White.

gunner_36
gunner_36

Wow, Bob Mackenzie hasn't tweeted shit, so I thought phook was fucking with us.


mcloki
mcloki

That's a bit much for a backup goaltender. Fuck NoNo. I blame " Quest for Glory" Tim Liewikie and his meddling.

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Cameron19 

That was my concern earlier in this thread.  I don't love the trade but I'm okay with it, but it has the potential for disaster if Bernier tries to fuck us over by signing an offer sheet.

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@-Keon- Yes. I didn't feel Scrivy's game. Overall I like it.

gunner_36
gunner_36

@-Keon- Well when you trade Slaney and Lebda for Frason and Lombardi, you don't really have to look down the road. But other than that totally agree.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- If Bernier is what people think he is, then we've secured an elite tandem for a long time. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@DeclanK This shouldn't be surprising.  We've been in on him forever, it seems.  Last year, when he was available, he himself said, somewhat cryptically, that he was going to get traded somewhere "close to home". Aside from Montreal, we're the closest team.  Ottawa maybe, but they have no goalie issues.

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

@TheCanucksnaphook surprise. That seems like the reaction from (insert player name) traded for/signed (insert player name/$amount term)

tmlfan
tmlfan

@DWCMLHS Why is it we have to re-sign Mac? I like him being here but there are players out there that could replace him

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jay_Berg I'm fine with the trade. It's an overpayment, but the pick will be the 2015 2nd, and we'll find a way to replace it before then. 

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Having said that, Frattin could be playing on a line with Richards and Carter next year.  He could be a 25/20 man in that situation, easily.

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

K2l: just signed on again. I'm no fan of Mac. May I ask your source, link?

MikeGartner11
MikeGartner11

@Knights2Leafs I think moving Frattin is an indication at least one more experienced winger and hopefully a center are coming to Toronto.

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

@tmlfan @DWCMLHS Guys we would have to trade for? Or UFAs we'll have to overpay for, or may not even want to sign with the Leafs?

gunner_36
gunner_36

@Cameron19 @Jay_Berg It's not as bad as I was hoping it wasn't. I would have preferred to pay less, but if Bernier and Reimer both turn into no.1s and we trade one of them for a far bigger return we will be laughing.

And yeah Frattin could be killing it in LA.

Jay_Berg
Jay_Berg

Maybe he will but he wasn't going to be a top 6 winger on the leafs. Could be a trade that works for both sides.

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Waiting4LSC 

Just idle speculation.  We've lost Leo and Matt, two of our better bottom 6 guys and we can't turn over our forward roster too much.  Pretty sure we haven't signed Clarkson or Bickell or anyone else yet/

gunner_36
gunner_36

@Waiting4LSC Bernier to Leafs for Frattin, Scrivens and a 2nd. With Frattin gone, much much more likely we sign MacA.

Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

@Pent_House

Leivo is obviously taller but he is not now much bigger and may never be.  Frattin was a tank that could go through people.  I have high hope for Leivo's game, but that is not his game.