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Blackwell brings extra sandpaper too! Love his playstyle.
do we get Copp to play with Engvall and Spezza on the 4th line? Kase may be concussed. The ask is 2 seconds but I think Dubas can get her done with 2 3rds and a 5th in 2024 if Appleton just went for a 7th lol
Yeah he'll play good with Kampf and Mikheyev
Keep up the great work Andrew!
The way I see this trade breaking down is leafs added the third for cap retention. Wish they have of added an additional pick to third team for another 50% retention. To leave them room to go after Jakob Middleton type for third pairing. Pushing holl to depth. So uou could run with Reilly-lyibushkin, gio - Brodie, sandin - Middleton. And when/if muzzin comes back for playoffs uou can add him in on third pairing subbing sandin in when needed. Never have too many nhl caliber defenceman. Next year uou can decide if uou want to trade muzzin and sign Middleton as he is rfa. Maybe gio takes a soezza deal for a year . Or maybe you trade liljegren. Point is now they would have more options.
@Mark Smith Yeah that might work. You might be right about that gag order. Sometimes i wonder if DUmBASs even knows how to skate. Watching Cliiford play and Simmonds before that looks to me they wont be too much of a liability on the ice. They dont even have to instigate fights...their presence just need to deter any stupidity against any of our top 4 forwards. I think if our 4 forwards know they have protection...they will free wheel even more. I just noticed that against tough teams, possession of our top 4 guys drop drastically. They want to pass off as soon as they get the puck so they dont get hit.
@Vincent Lee Spezza will get moved to the wing beside Blackwell who slots in as a defensive centreman.Blackwell is a huge upgrade over both clifford and simmonds.Simmonds and clifford both lose their effectiveness because Dubas probably has a gag order on fighting.
@Rawlee WThats been my read on DUmBASs. But his addition of Lyubushkin and Giordano...theyre on right track and a big yes on Middleton. I wonder if Blackwell can play in between Simmonds and Clifford... spezza moments is becoming less and less. Simmonds Clifford and Middleton in lineup should make our softer players feel safer and play better in playoffs.
You see, Middleton does this thing called playing physically. Kyle Dubas does not understand the value of this. Which is why the Leafs are currently set to enter playoffs with the least amount of physicality of any team for the 3rd straight year.
Just think a muzzin Middleton third pairing for the playoffs. Or perhaps uou go Middleton and lyibushkin. We could actually have a true shut down tough pairing to play against
Finally Andrew lol. The leafs make an actually trade.Right on ! Dermont gone Mzarek on waivers .Now a forward and maybe a goaltender?
The way you speak and with your knowledge if you covered the whole league you'd blow up. I'm a wings fan have no interest in the leafs but love your videosGio not as good as he once was but he's as good once as he ever was ~Toby Keith
Hope Knies gets a chance this year. I would like to see what he can do with his size
@james newman I think they should at least give him some game time before the playoffs start to see where he’s at
a little late to bring him in for the playoffs. Next year for sure he will be playing
Dubas doing amazing here. Gio and Blackwell for 2, 2nd rounders, we got our 3rd back with Dermott, actually better because it's Winnipeg's. We aren't done
There is a possibly that the leafs could go after Tyler Motte for the 4th line as per rumours. Simmonds was a healthy scratch for some time and maybe he is traded but I’m hoping they keep him
Hmmm. I think Simmonds has a NTC, and his value is low. He had his 1000 game ceremony, and is home. Perhaps he retires if he goes to the Marlies. Given the curse of injuries come playoff time perhaps he is kept as insurance and is bought out in the off season?
they still need another defenseman this isnt enough
@Allen Tam Jacob chychrun would require you to literally empty everything. Robertson ,1st, knies, 2 3rds . All this because you'd also need salary retention.
@kevin b Prefers he stays out of lineup so we have room for another tough D and also use his cap space to improve somewhere else. Muzzin's cap hit of $5,625,000 is just too high and makes him in my opinion most over rated over paid dman in league. Muzzin is also probably slowest Dman in league and his play has been depreciating in last couple of years.
@Allen Tam i have a better term for Dubas which ive been using....DUmBASs. Surprised hes making moves in right direction with this and Lyubushkin. Too bad it took him this long to realize we need shanny hockey instead of his shinny hockey.
@Allen Tam But he is captain material with a lot of experience...maybe he can help young leafs sandin and lilgren learn.
At least another defensemen who doesn't mind showing some muscle
i can totally see Mrazek getting picked up by EDM or BUF
Hi cap hit for what he's showing this season isn't worth it. Honestly though if he does go and get picked up I'd say they're planning to go big for a goalie anyways.
If only Holl gets traded for Chara I think Leafs will be set for playoffs
@Edward Robelo Dude can hardly skate though
That would be great, I dont care how old he is, no one can clear the front of the net better than Chara! :D
Business not done yet 👍 Holl and Mrazek will be next no doubt. Go Leafs
Probably kerfoot too
mrazek is on waivers
Andrew Copp to the leafs would be huge
1st time I've heard of Blackwell!!!!
@rivahkillah seen one highlight reel from his play think we have a winner!!!
He was one of the more notable players for the Kraken when they came to Toronto a couple of weeks ago
Let's hope this works out better than the Foligno trade. Dubas track record at trade deadline is not impressive.
Trading for overrated old guys
they should get Parise and Chara
Damn, Jersey woulda took a 2nd and 3rd for Chara
Andrew do you think we will acquire a goalie ??
I still want Chychrun and or Middleton.Plus JT MillerPlus maybe Luke Schenn.Plus Dylan Strome.
When is Simmonds going on waivers??? Seems they have a replacement in Blackwell
Blackwell on the leafs could be a Bunting
Excellent Move By Dubas/Toronto
Oh wow…Gio and Brodie reunited.
2 x oldies but goodies.
I know we sent Robertson down… do you guys think he’s coming back up? Kids a stud but really never got the chance
he's not ready yet . needs to absolutely dominate in the AHL. Knies will be playing before him
Leafs their AHL team borrow is his services I believe until the smoke clears with the trade deadline.. I don't think Dubus wants to trade him as he is a top future prospect of the leafs.
I'd say he got a pretty fair chance. He got some time playing on the 2nd line as well as power play minutes. I don't think he's NHL ready
This is exactly what the leafs needed to do. Now, I don’t think they’re done because it’s a big question mark on whether or not Mrazek and Clifford clear waivers. Though I don’t see anyone picking up Mrazek, if someone does, that would free up an additional 2.5 mil (approx.) close to the closing bell of the deadline. Could be room for another decent acquisition.
So the $ conversation even if Mrazek clears we save 1.1mill and around 1 with Clifford being waived. that's about 2.1mill. Now say we are blessed with Mrazek gets claimed, that's 1mill plus full Mrazek contract 3.85. Alas I have a bad feeling Mrazek squeaks through and we lose Sateri like Jared McCann. Either way though we aren't done, we have 8 D no way Sandin sits/Lily for I think Holl goes.
K so Mzarek clears.. we save 1.2mill Clifford clears 1mill saved. Mrazek doesn't clear that's 3.8 saved. We signed Harri Sateri at 750k has to clear first. I feel Sateri gets claimed though. Anyway worst case we have 2.1mill left. @ 2pm Monday, wild scramble at the end
Don’t forget we can still trade holl. That will clear up 2 mill in cap space and we still have a 1st rounder worst comes to worst.
Cupboard is getting pretty bare if Gio doesn't help them win a round. Dubas absolutely had to do something though but I guess we'll see how this works out.
What they really need is a long term RHD that can solidify the second pairing I think what Dubas is hoping for though is to sign gio to an extension at a discount.
is it enough? not sure it is. there always next year.
They should trade Holl for Braun now
Was really looking forward to this update but no sound arrrrggghh
@DIPIT 2TIMES it's on your end dawg
Lol im still not hearing anything
Omg there is sound lol
I'd like to move Holl for a defensive defenseman that can play with Morgan
Hill for Braun
@michael ching true
Ilya is probably going to move with Reilly Gio will play with TJ
Got it now
Tp 4 , let’s say top 2
Should’ve got a right handed defender. idk where Sandin is going to fit when muzzin comes back he’s terrible on the right side
Great another oldtimer on the team, haven't we leaned nothing yet. We be lucky to get out of first round
finally someone with knowledge..leaf fans get so excited about names n forget his best hockey days are over..
Didn't Toronto pick up a new goalie from Europe make a video
holl for braun
Just a veteran rental
lol over paying for this bum Dubas needs to go can't wait for us to lose in rnd 1 so these guy get the boot.. he was to young to run this team n is killing this team now n for the future with these terrible trades
Blackwell is he a winger?
Center I believe
Girardano with Brodie or Sandin.If Muzzin is healthy Girardano Holl or Lijirgren Reily with Lybushkyn Holl with Brodie or Dzucka not sure if that spelling is correct.Need a 3rd line winger ?Nylander for Forsberg
it's going to be Reilly, Lybushkin / Gio, Brodie / with the last line likely Sandin Holl. This is a massive upgrade to what it has been and Sandin and Holl can concentrate on being a better version of what they already are and are good at. It's all players who have played together for years except for Reilly Lybushkin and they seem to fit together very well. They have been pushing Holl to add some offensive capability to his game and he's suffered defensively because of it. This will give him a chance to roll that back a bit and concentrate on shutting down the ice in a game he's used to with a partner he knows.
Jeez you’re fired
*nylander for gibson*
Gio in and Dermott out, that is a improvement. No Clifford and not playing Simmer, we need a LOT of sandpaper and a Goaltender before Monday evening!!! If Canucks lose tonight, does Dubas trade nylander + + for JT Miller and Schenn? Positive moves so far, finish the job Dubas!!
@Michael It was a sloppy game last night by most of the team. All the teams have figured out, if you hit Willy on the boards once, he is done for the night. Willy hasen't shown up for the past 20+ games. He is lazy and easily gives the puck away...this is NOT a good thing in the playoffs.
@Tiash Mitra I never thought about Garland, but that would add speed to the 2nd line to go with JT Miller.
@Dave Gray one of the reasons leafs lost last night was all the giveaways from the whole team in 1st & 2nd. Leafs had shots on goal but instead passed the puck and preds got the puck.
@Tony G I meant good lol
@Tiash Mitra he wants to have a food 2nd line where does food come into play ?
Now i got sound lol
38 yr old Giordano…lol
@Jim in Fla yet here you are obsessed with what the Leafs are doing. 🤡
@Bhaw1 As a Penguins fan I have nothing to cry about. Winning multiple cups will do that….something Leafs fans will never enjoy…🤣🤡
@Jim in Fla cry more
cry baby stop it little girly
:: pinches bridge of nose :: aging stars again, I see? Sheesh…..
Yeah, let’s hope he protects whatever goalie we got
An old guy and a small guy not that big a deal.
Its not a huge trade it's a safe trade
Really making some moves that will NOT prevent yet another first round exit, book it!
Lol a 38 year old left side defenseman and another 5'9 190 lb depth forward. Lol yea HUGE TRADE.
@Clay M Not to mention huge retention on Gio's salary. They basically paid a 2nd and a third for GIo and another second for 50% retention. That's fantastic value.
@Clay M 5'9 190lbs. Not the physical presence the Leafs need. Similar acquisitions like? What other team is tasking 21+ minutes of playoff hockey to a 38 year old. What other team paid 2 2nd round picks a 3rd for that.
@Rawlee W Despite his size, Blackwell actually lays the body quite a bit. So by no means is he another “weak small forward.” He puts up good points and is a great depth acquisition. Gio has been playing well above over 21 plus minutes a night, and has still looked good on a terrible Seattle team. Put him on the 2nd line with Brodie and that’s a great shutdown defensive pairing. If you look at what other teams had to give up for similar acquisitions, the Leafs gave up virtually nothing. This is a great trade for the Leafs.
STOP CRYING YOU LITTLE GIRL HABS FAN
HUGE TRADE??? there is NOTHING huge about 38yrs old trade, they just wasted round picks, this is just smoke and mirrors they are not look to play for stanley cup or first round. this is a nothingburger..move on and forget about the toronto maple laughs