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07-31-2012, 02:10 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs - 4 Minor Trade Makeover [Chi/Nyi/Phx/Sjs]

Leafs 12/13 Roster - Before

Lupul - van Riemsdyk - Kessel
Kadri - Grabovski - MacArthur
Kulemin - McClement - Frattin
Komarov - Steckle - Brown

Gunnarsson - Phaneuf
Gardiner - Komisarek
Liles - Franson


I read through the most recent trade proposals on HFB involving the leafs and found four small trades, no big names, no blockblusters, no 3-way deals, no quality for quantity just small time, hockey trades, which it seems a good chunk of posters on here are okay with from both fan bases.

Trade A

Matthew Lombardi

Kyle Chipchura

Inspired by:

Reasoning:Lombardi took big strides in his recovery last season and began playing well as a depth scorer, but from top six depth on wing in Toronto [Kessel/Lupul/MacArthur/Kulemin/Kadri/Frattin], and Toronto not willing to play an offensive 3rd line, Lombardi might have a hard time fitting in next season.
Chipchura just resigned for cheap and is an effective bottom six winger, something the Yotes have a fair amount of.

Yotes have ridiculous cap space, so can afford to use it to upgrade to get some needed scoring depth.

Trade B

Mike Komisarek

Conditional 7th Round Pick

Inspired by: Multiple threads, this idea has been tossed around for awhile

Reasoning: Komisarek is over paid, is a serviceable 5th d-man right now, who has crumbled in the Toronto spot light. Komisarek played well in MTL in space where he had less expectation and was paired with a smart puck mover.

Isles need to get to the cap floor, Komisarek is a Long Island boy, the NYI would benefit from some help on D, and Komisarek can play with a few different mobile D-men on the Island.

Trade C

Clarke MacArthur
2013 TOR 3rd

Ryane Clowe

Inspired by:

Reasoning: A lot of talk around these two players being swapped. Sharks add a playmaking winger, Leafs add a grittier one.

Trade D

Tyler Bozak
Korbinian Holzer

Niklas Hjarmalsson

Inspired by: Lost the thread, but someone mentioned if the Leafs want Hammer they did to be willing to give up Bozak and Holzer which they wouldn't be willing to do. But I think they would be. Hawks need a C, get one. Holzer fills in for Hammer, Hammer steps into leafs top 4.

Leafs 12/13 Roster - After

Lupul - van Riemsdyk - Kessel
Kadri - Grabovski - Clowe
Kulemin - McClement - Frattin
Chipchura - Steckle - Brown

Gunnarsson - Phaneuf
Gardiner - Hjarmalsson
Liles - Franson


Final: In the end, not a drastic change. Besides the Komi dump we have...


Clowe, Chipchura, Hjarmalsson


Bozak, Holzer, Lombardi, MacArthur

Other teams address some important needs, such as depth scoring, a second line C, more points down the wing. While the leafs address one major issue for there club, a lack of size.

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