Three trades that turn Toronto into a legit eastern threat
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08-14-2012, 11:15 AM
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I'm not a Toronto fan, so no bias here. Just thought up a way to make TO a much better team next year without losing a ton of youth.
Toronto 2013 first rounder + Reimer for Jay Boumeester + Calgary midgrade prospect. Make this deal first before other improvements, Calgary accepts as the pick could be lottery and they need a younger goalie.
Jake Gardiner + Toronto 2013 2nd rounder + Calgary mid-grade prospect for Bobby Ryan. Gardiner's a stud, but with Boumeester incoming and Reilly in the wings he's expendable, and Ryan is a beast and still young.
Lupul + Biggs for Luongo. Vancouver is in win now mode, this provides them with a playmaking winger to play with Kes and booth, and a nice prospect too.
Kessel - JVR - Ryan
Kadri - Grabovski - Kulemin
Top 4 D
Bouwmeester - Phaneuf
Reilly - Komisarek
Um...you don't do that first trade first because what if that 3rd trade doesn't happen, the Leafs only have Scrivens and Rynnas who have never played a full season. Even at that, the Leafs wouldn't do that trade. I don't see why you take on 6.5 mil. dollars in contract when your giving up a first-round pick and as of the moment, your #1 goalie.
The second trade I don't even want to comment on, I do agree that Ryan is a beast but really you don't want a top 4 D involving Komisarek and a recently drafted rookie Reilly. So that trade would make the Leafs be going in circles or getting worse. And on a side note, I think Liles and Franson are top 4, not Reilly and Komisarek.
That third trade is an
deal, but I just don't think it's the right one for either team.
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