Funny seeing what some Leaf fans expect to get in return for JVR when they only gave up L. Schenn to get him. I love how Leaf players quadruple in value as soon as they put on that blue and white jersey.
Burmistrov is comparable value for JVR
Absolutely no interest in Burmistrov.
Kane, Ladd, Scheifele, Pavelec, Enstrom, Byfuglien , Trouba, Bogosian, Wheeler (to some extent) all interest me. Unfortunately most if not all are untouchable.
I don't believe jvr will be traded, but one thing to keep in mind is that one of Nonis' interviews, Snet or Tsn can't remember, he said that he and Burke disagreed on players they should bring in at times. If there was a way to package him with someone and bring in e. Kane then you do it.
I can't imagine there being anything truthful to this rumour. The Leafs just acquired him... unless Burke has already been judged for that deal before JVR has even laced his skates up... which would be insane...
Leafs need an upgrade at C or in G... Winnipeg can't exactly address that. They wouldn't move Pavelec, and even if they did Pavelec isn't a particularly good starting goalie. Scheifele is the only somewhat intriguing name at C, and even he has only played reasonably well in Junior. Certainly not at the level you would expect from somebody you expect to play as a top C.
Why wouldn't you do jvr for Lou? Lou makes us a playoff contender. Jvr does not.
Lou makes the Leafs a playoff contender.
JVR can help make the Leafs a SC contender down the line, and contribute for much longer.
No reason to rush to get a goalie, we should be building slowly, acquiring pieces of similar age who can compete together for a long time. Not just doing a mish-mash of anybody who's available. That's how you end up spinning your tires in the longrun.